Share the Care

January 17, 2019 | Blog Post

Split Safety & Wellness Responsibilities for Aging Parents Julie Fries, RN, In Home Care Every family member has a special talent. You might be the handyman (or woman); some of…

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“Why is This Happening?”

December 20, 2018 | Blog Post

In-Home Care Nurses Help Families Solve Problems, Keep Spirits Up By Colleen Harvot, Valley VNA Senior Care Director of In-Home Care   I help lead a team that provides in-home…

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Gifts for Caregivers That Don’t Cost a Dime

November 29, 2018 | Blog Post

By Colleen Harvot, Director of In-Home Care  Family caregivers to seniors are people who step up and help their loved ones life safer, happier, and healthier lives. Their roles vary…

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Pre-Move Assessments are Essential for Seniors

July 16, 2018 | Blog Post

Individual Service Plans By Pat Hoogevoorst, RN, Clinical Services Director at Valley VNA Senior Care All residents who move into Valley VNA Senior Care Assisted Living have a comprehensive assessment…

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In Good Company

May 21, 2018 | Blog Post

Isolation & Loneliness is Unhealthy for Seniors Joelin Mueller, Life Enrichment Assistant Everyone likes quiet time alone for a refreshing nap, a good book, or a cup of coffee. After…

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The Journey of Dementia

February 27, 2018 | Blog Post

I was his wife again Betty King recalls the day she helped move her husband Gene to Valley VNA in 2014. “When we finished the move, I felt a powerful…

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When a Health Crisis Happens on the Road

October 6, 2017 | Blog Post

7 Tips for Handling a Hospital Stay in a Strange Town By Gina Larsen, guest blogger I regularly blog on issues of health care and aging. Many times I interview…

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When It Stops With You, You Save Others From The Flu

October 3, 2016 | Blog Post

By Colleen Harvot, Director of In-Home Care, Valley VNA Senior Services  The core mission of Valley VNA is to help keep seniors happy and healthy in their homes, whether their…

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Healthy Snacks For Seniors

August 26, 2016 | Blog Post

By Julia Ryan, Valley VNA Food Service Coordinator Valley VNA has its share of active gardeners. Many of our residents had large family gardens from which they harvested and preserved…

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A Night Out? Healthy Breaks For Caregivers

August 19, 2016 | Blog Post

By Colleen Harvot, Director of In-Home Care, Valley VNA Researchers have proven caring for a spouse between ages 66 and 96 can increase a caregiver’s risk of death by 63…

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