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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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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When I Grow Up, I Want To Be A Valley VNA Knitting Lady

February 12, 2016 | Blog Post

By Gina Sanders Larsen, guest The knitting ladies, plus one rogue needle worker, meet every day on the second floor of the Valley VNA residence in front of the fireplace….

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How To Be A Good Neighbor To An Elderly Person

January 15, 2016 | Blog Post

By Colleen Harvot, Director of In Home Care, Valley VNA Senior Services One of our core missions is to help seniors stay happy and healthy in their own homes. Our…

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