How Can Modern Media Make Grandma’s Holiday Happy?

November 27, 2019 | Blog Post

Design a Gift Experience that Crosses Generations   As people age, they tend to realize all the stuff they have. Stacked in the cupboards, stashed in the attic, or shoved in…

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Memory Care Respite is Where New Memories are Made

October 15, 2019 | Blog Post

The Gift is to be Present to One Another By Colleen Harvot, Director of In-Home Care at Valley VNA Senior Care This blog was originally posted by the Oshkosh Area…

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The Delightful Benefits of Doll Therapy

June 10, 2019 | Blog Post

People with Alzheimer’s, Dementia Benefit from Calming Effects, Caregiving There is something instinctual about how an adult immediately begins to sway and gently pat a baby’s back as soon as…

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The Non-Negotiables

February 7, 2019 | Blog Post

How to Search for a Quality, Caring Senior Living Community By Tara Pichelmeyer, Senior Living Advisor, Valley VNA Senior Care Emotional, physical, financial, and geographical factors all impact the choice…

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Personhood and Spirituality Amidst Dementia

June 22, 2016 | Blog Post

By Rev. John McFadden, M. Div., Valley VNA chaplain Up to half of us are likely to experience varying degrees of forms of dementia, so it is unfortunate that the…

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Good Ideas For Gardening With Seniors

June 7, 2016 | Blog Post

By Gina Larsen, guest I recently spoke to a chef who can trace his passion for food and culinary pursuits all the way back to his Sunday after-church walks with…

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The Meaning Of Memorial Day

May 23, 2016 | Blog Post

Three years after the Civil War ended, General John A. Logan of the Grand Army of the Republic issued General Order No. 11 on May 5, 1868, after observing families…

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4 Reasons Your Feet Need A Foot Care Nurse

April 29, 2016 | Blog Post

By Joy Lautenslager, RN, Valley VNA Foot Care Nurse Wiggle your toes. People don’t really think about their feet until they can’t reach them. Valley VNA is the longest consistently…

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All Seniors (In High School!) Should Have Signed Power Of Attorney For Health Care

April 15, 2016 | Blog Post

By Teri Metropulos, CSW-MAC, hospice manager, ThedaCare At Home We are quickly approaching National Health Care Decisions Day on April 16, a day set aside to educate and empower people…

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8 Great Reasons To Bubble Pack Prescription Medications

April 8, 2016 | Blog Post

By Jeff Cushman, R.Ph., Hometown Pharmacy in Neenah Managing complex medication regimens for a loved one can be both time-consuming and stressful. Caregivers often have to interact with multiple prescribing…

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