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Fall Prevention Awareness Month

September is Fall Prevention Awareness month, an ideal time to assess your home and ensure it’s fall-proof. Are you wondering if you really need to be concerned? If you’re 65 or over, the answer is an unequivocal ‘yes.’ According to the CDC, falls are the leading cause of injuries for seniors, and they often result in fractures and brain injuries.…

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September is Self-Care Awareness Month

In these stressful times, self-care is more important than ever. And we’re not talking navel-gazing – self-care isn’t narcissistic. Quite the opposite, in fact. You know when a flight attendant explains the emergency procedures on a plane and advises parents to put their oxygen masks on first, before placing them on their children? That, in a nutshell, is why self-care…

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VNA Provides Compassionate Care in the Comfort of Home

After Thomas Terrell had a stroke last winter, he was referred to VNA Home Health services and was pleased with the compassionate care his team of nurses provided. “I became partially paralyzed on my left side, so they helped make sure my blood pressure and everything else was alright,” says Thomas. “I also had to have a walker so the…

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National Grief Awareness Day

Observed annually on August 30, National Grief Awareness Day is dedicated to raising awareness about how to cope with the loss of someone or something significant in your life or provide support for a loved one who has recently experienced an important loss. And loss is not relegated to a person or pet, but also things like the loss of…

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VNA Home Health Provides Hope for One Space Coast Resident

In the past year, retired Space Coast resident Warren Murray has been hospitalized a few times for various issues, a seemingly never-ending stressful ordeal. But there was one consistent bright light after every discharge, VNA. “Their caregivers were (always) very attentive in listening to all my problems and set up all my meds up with a dispenser and made sure…

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Hurricane Preparedness for Indian River County

It’s that time of year again, hurricane season, and the best way to weather the choppy seas and high winds is to be well prepared – and we’re going to help! We cover all the main issues to be aware of and ways to stay safe this hurricane season thanks to your wonderful questions below, so read on! Q. I…

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August is National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM)

As summer wraps up, it’s a good time to review what immunizations you and your family need, especially if you have young children. This is because immunizations are required for children entering kindergarten and seventh grade, as well as high school students entering college in Florida, according to the Florida Department of Health website. The Florida Department of Health in…

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Eating Healthy This Summer is DELICIOUS!

Summer is a great time to focus on healthy eating, not only to help you feel comfortable in your bathing suit, but to support your overall well-being. And the perfect place to start is to eat what’s in season. Seasonal eating is not only nutritious, it’s delicious! And that’s because fruits and vegetables grow better during their natural season. Some…

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July is Ultraviolet (UV) Safety Awareness Month – Time to Put on Your Sunglasses!

As a Floridian, you need to protect your skin year-round from the sun, and come summertime, it’s even more important. Whether you’re going to the beach or just running in and out of stores doing errands, be sure to guard yourself from the sun’s dangerous ultraviolet (UV) rays which can cause skin cancer, the most common type of cancer in…

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Preserving A Legacy

VNA & Hospice Foundation hosted its premier “Preserving A Legacy” ribbon cutting ceremony on April 13, 2022, to celebrate the recently completed renovation of VNA Hospice House and to honor the generous people who made it possible, including the very first person to support the project, Lorne Waxlax, who happily contributed $1 million dollars.  “I like to do a lot…

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