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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7 Causes Of Poor Nutrition In The Elderly

March 11, 2016 | Blog Post

By Julie Fries, RN, Valley VNA Client Care Coordinator for In-Home Care Clients When an older person does not get the proper amount of nutrition or hydration, many times his…

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How To Use Music As Therapy For Older Adults

March 4, 2016 | Blog Post

By Christy Feuerstahler, Valley VNA music coordinator Music therapy for people with Alzheimer’s or dementia is powerful because a person’s rhythmic response is tied to the motor center of the…

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How Businesses Can Support People With Dementia As A Purple Angel

February 26, 2016 | Blog Post

By Renee Neumeyer, Valley VNA Business Development Director and Purple Angel Community Trainer Did you know 70 percent of people with dementia live in their homes in their communities? A…

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