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Sounds of Gratitude

By Mabel Ortiz, MM, MT-BC, Music Therapist For many, the month of November is the start of a season of holidays and festivities. November is also known to be the month when we gather and celebrate with grateful hearts. But having an attitude of gratitude should not only be reserved for a season; it should also be cherished throughout the year,…

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Celebrating National Home Care and Hospice Month

Throughout the month of November, we celebrate National Home Care and Hospice Month which gives us the opportunity to thank and show appreciation for the dedicated professionals, those behind the scenes and on the front lines caring for patients, caregivers and families. It’s a team comprised of administrative support, physicians, nurses, home health aides, clinical social workers, counselors, therapists and…

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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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The Benefits of Private Care for those with Alzheimer’s disease

Alzheimer’s disease can cause even the most social individuals to shy away from activities, family and friends. It’s vital to maintain interests and foster relationships; however, this new responsibility can be daunting. Though it means being available 24/7, you are not alone. Resources and support are available. Q: Can private care make a difference in the life of someone living with…

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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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Love Notes and Music Therapy

Guest Post by Mabel Ortiz, VNA Music Therapist. At the end of almost every music therapy visit I complete with a patient or family, I finish saying goodbye with “it’s been an honor,” or “it has been my pleasure to be here,” which I wholeheartedly believe to be true. Since 2016, I have had the privilege to serve many as…

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VNA Offering “Shoo the Flu” Vaccination Clinics in October

Flu season is officially upon us, and the Visiting Nurse Association of the Treasure Coast’s (VNA) 26th annual “Shoo the Flu” vaccination program is underway. Public vaccination clinics will be held Mondays from 3 – 5 p.m. and each Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. at VNA Hidden Treasures Vero Beach (656 21st Street) thru…

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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 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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