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Category Archives: Hospice

Answer Nurse: Coping with Grief During the Holidays

  My husband passed away earlier this year, and I’m still coping with his death. My family is trying to cheer me up for the holiday season, but I’m not sure how I’ll feel about celebrating. What is some advice to get me through the holidays?   Although our families are well intentioned, grieving is a very personal process, and…

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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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Answer Nurse: What is the difference between palliative care and hospice?

  I’ve been diagnosed with cancer and am currently receiving treatment. My doctor said that I could benefit from palliative care. Is palliative care the same as hospice? It’s a common mistake to confuse palliative care with hospice. There are many similarities between the two care philosophies, but they differ on some key characteristics. What is palliative care? Palliative care…

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What is hospice (And what it isn’t)

What is hospice? After diagnosis of a terminal illness, what will matter most to you? Do you want to manage your symptoms and pain level? Do you want to stay at home with loved ones? Do you want to ensure that your family members are receiving the emotional support they need? The goal of hospice is to provide you the…

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VNA Hospice Volunteer Skip Wood Provides Comfort to Fellow Veterans

VOLUNTEER PROFILE Name: Skip Wood Years of Service to VNA of the Treasure Coast: 13 Area of Expertise: Skip is a Veteran Volunteer for VNA Hospice. He honors hospice patients who have served in the military with a special pinning ceremony – a task he joyfully takes on being a veteran himself. ABOUT SKIP WOOD Skip joined the military shortly…

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VNA Hospice Awarded Quail Valley Charities Grant for Camp Chrysalis

Since its inception in 2001, Quail Valley Charities has dedicated their funding to selected non-profit organizations and programs in Indian River County, which focuses solely on children and their education. The first year witnessed the creation of the Charity Cup, a two-day golf tournament, which raised a total of $120,000 – all of which was donated to 12 specifically chosen…

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Your gift offered comfort to a family in need

What makes hospice exceptional is its approach of not just caring for the patient, but also for the family. Hospice addresses their physical, emotional and spiritual needs. This surprised Fran Amy when her mother, Catherine, became a VNA Hospice patient after her mental and physical health declined. Like many, Fran assumed hospice was for the last days of life and…

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