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Category Archives: Home Health

Living Your Best Life with Parkinson’s Disease

April is Parkinson’s Awareness month and now is the perfect time to bring to light some facts many may not realize about the disease. The Mayo Clinic tells us Parkinson’s Disease is a progressive nervous system disorder that affects movement. Patients living with Parkinson’s Disease will tell you there’s more to it and that no two days are the same.…

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A Day in the Life of A Social Worker

When we’re faced with circumstances beyond our control, when our lives have changed and we feel everything is upside down, we need someone who understands, who can help us navigate through the storm. There is hope, help and there is guidance.   March is National Social Work month and we want to thank you, the men and women, who are…

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Answer Nurse – Heart Health

February is American Heart Month. According to the CDC, heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women; however, heart disease can be prevented and managed. Here are some answers to common questions related to heart health and heart disease. Q: Is it possible to prevent a heart attack? A: There are things you can do…

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Making Plans in the New Year

2020 was unprecedented. We made plans, changed them, cancelled them and made new ones. We found telehealth for doctor’s appointments, Zoom for socially distanced family gatherings. This year, you may have a necessary project on the back burner calling for your attention which doesn’t involve any social distancing…creating a living will. A living will, a type of advance directive, is…

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And the Band Played On

Hailing from the big city lights of New York, New York, Ron Lombardo has been entertaining audiences most of his life. Moving to a warmer climate, this snowbird started performing his shows more than two decades ago here in Vero Beach becoming a household name among our Treasure Coast towns. Not even a hip replacement in 2018 could keep him…

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Start the year with positive goals!

Everyone participates in New Year’s resolutions. What are some good resolutions for seniors? New Year’s resolutions are a good way of incorporating good habits into our daily lives. For seniors, it’s an opportunity to promote healthy living. Here are some ideas of resolutions to help seniors improve the quality of life. Resolution #1 – Create a safer home environment Falls…

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Congratulations, Abaco Binkley! Here You Grow Again!

Abaco Binkley, an Advance Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) for VNA, recently received her Advanced Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner certification. She is now one of only 1,000 individuals nationwide to earn this certification. An integral part of the advance care planning team, she helps patients understand all the options available to them for their care, including hospice care,…

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Know Your Numbers

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month. Even with staying active, proper nutrition and regular check-ups, it’s important you know you could still be at risk. Diabetes is not a disease that only affects those who are overweight or obese, though weight is a risk factor. Actually, there are two types of diabetes: Type 2 Diabetes is a chronic condition that…

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Feel For Lumps. Save Your Bumps.

1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. While we can’t prevent cancer, we can be proactive. Performing a monthly self-exam can lead to early detection and that can save your life. Johns Hopkins Medical Center states, “Forty percent of diagnosed breast cancers are detected by women who feel a lump, so establishing a regular…

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Hands-on Healing

It’s October and that means it’s National Physical Therapy Month. Here at VNA, we are celebrating the men and women who help our patients achieve their highest level of independence possible, whether it’s working for a steadier gait, relearning tasks, achieving better balance or building strength and endurance. Providing care for patients at home means patients are more likely to…

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