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Meet Kellie S.

I was born and raised in Neenah.  I’ve lived here all my life.  Mom and dad just had my brother and me.  Mom was born with a form of CP and was told she would never have kids.  You never told mom she couldn’t do…

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by Tammy Malewski | March 13, 2017

When You Help Move Mom or Dad into Assisted Living

By Theresa Pichelmeyer, Valley VNA President & CEO


We often feel guilty in the process of planning and moving our aging parents(s) into an assisted living community. Family and societal pressures have wrongly characterized these moves as “abandonment” or “disloyalty”…

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A Message of Love and Empathy for Caregivers
By Candice Freese, Valley VNA Wellness Coordinator

February is well known in the medical community as Heart Month, a time when people are reminded to think about their cardiovascular health and how to improve it. It seems crazy, right? That we…

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by Tammy Malewski | February 17, 2017

By Pat Hoogervorst, R.N., Clinical Services Director, Valley VNA Senior Services 

Six out of every 10 falls happen at home, where we tend to move around without consciously thinking about our safety. Sore muscles, broken bones, and painful bruises can be avoided by following these tips from the…

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by Tammy Malewski | January 25, 2017

Tips for Keeping Seniors Safe

By Colleen Harvot, Valley VNA Director of In-Home Care

As a neighbor to an elder, you’ve probably noticed that older people tend to have regular routines. Does the elderly gentleman next door always pick up his newspaper from the front stoop by 8 a.m.? Why…

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