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Gentle and Peaceful Activity Reduces Agitation, Increases Quality of Life

By Carrie Esselman, Therapeutic Recreational Specialist, Valley VNA

Namaste is a Hindu word that expresses, “to honor the spirit within.” It’s the perfect name for a meaningful and peaceful practice of accompanying elderly people through the final stages of dementia,…

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by Tammy Malewski | May 30, 2017

General John A. Logan crafted Logan’s Order on May 5, 1868, to establish Decoration Day, now known as Memorial Day, on May 30 of each year. It is believed that date was chosen because flowers would be in bloom all over the country, and they could be used to…

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by Tammy Malewski | May 23, 2017

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

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