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Category Archives: Home Health

Let’s Face This Together

What you need to know about cloth face coverings Cloth face coverings play an essential part in slowing the spread of COVID-19 when combined with every day precautions including social distancing in public settings. It’s not enough to be careful when you are wearing one, you must also know how to keep it sanitary for continual use. Make sure you remove…

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Go Purple! June is Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month

June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness month. As we “Go Purple” and do our part to continually raise awareness and celebrate the advancements in medical research, it’s important to understand the disease.  The Disease: Alzheimer’s disease is an irreversible, progressive brain disorder. Over time, memory, thinking skills and the ability to carry out simple tasks is lost. Although the disease…

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Innovative Solutions

Music Therapy Finding Innovative Solutions to Serve VNA Patients Guest blogger: Mabel Ortiz, Music Therapist Many things have changed. Our routines have been disrupted. Normalcy looks different now. Connecting with others also appears different, and this is especially true at this time when we are faced by the unique limitations during the current pandemic. In addition to washing our hands…

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Recognizing Our VNA Family Members

In these unprecedented times we’d like to thank our ever-faithful VNA staff who are helping serve our community and patients in a less than usual role for themselves. We are so grateful for the work you’ve been doing ‘above and beyond’ your regular duties to help meet the needs of so many. Richard B., on the finance team, is a…

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VNA Answer Nurse: Basics in Parkinson’s disease

My husband was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. As his primary caregiver, what are some things I should know about his disease? After a Parkinson’s diagnosis, it can be overwhelming to learn about the different aspects of the disease and treatment. To acquire this information, I had to travel quite a few places, speak to doctors and speakers from the speaker…

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VNA Lands New Lord of the Ledgers, Dan Bach

The Visiting Nurse Association of the Treasure Coast (VNA) has named Dan Bach, MBA, CPA as its new Chief Financial Officer. Bach comes to the VNA with more than twenty-five years of financial experience in the healthcare industry. For the past 13 years, he has worked in the home health and hospice industry. “We are thrilled to welcome Dan to…

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VNA’s Fall Prevention Program Focuses on Frequent Fallers

Falling is a prevalent issue for seniors in Indian River County, so much so that preventing falls has become a top priority for the Visiting Nurse Association of the Treasure Coast (VNA). To keep seniors safe at home, the VNA has created the Fall Prevention Program, which includes comprehensive care planning for those who have fallen in the last six…

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VNA Joyously Joins List of United Way Funded Partners

The Visiting Nurse Association of the Treasure Coast (VNA) is pleased to announce that as of July 13, 2018 the United Way of Indian River County will begin funding the VNA’s Telehealth: Chronic Disease Management program in the amount of $60,000 spread over two years. “We are so grateful to the United Way, their Board of Directors and Citizens Review…

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VNA and SAFIR Partner to Promote Proper Disposal of 27,000 Prescription Pills

Thanks to a newly founded partnership with Substance Abuse Free Indian River (SAFIR), the Visiting Nurse Association of the Treasure Coast (VNA) has begun deploying Deterra pouches to provide patients and caregivers with a safe, convenient way to properly disposing of prescription pills. “We are excited to partner with VNA, our mission is to keep our community healthy, safe and…

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