Information for Valley VNA Visitors

August 6, 2020: UPDATES Shared with Residents and Families

Residents and rickshaws are rolling! Thank you to Julie Roh, our volunteer pilots, and   everyone who worked together to make this happen. The process is working and we are hearing some good things from residents and families. Thank you!

You might see our rickshaws out and about—even without our residents. We are offering the use of them to our community partners: Fox Valley Memory Project, and Memory Care Respite Partners in both Neenah and Oshkosh. We hope more people will be able to take advantage and enjoy the outdoors.

When Picking Up Your Family Member

Please remember to mask up when you arrive at Valley VNA. All staff, residents, and anyone entering the building must wear a mask.

As a reminder, Governor Evers announced on July 30, 2020 the executive order:

“…mandating face coverings indoors or in enclosed spaces, other than when at home. We know that face coverings are an effective tool in fighting COVID-19, and we encourage you to do your part in protecting the health and safety of your fellow Wisconsinites by wearing a face covering and encouraging others to do so.”

“Staying home, limiting interactions, practicing physical distancing, and washing your hands thoroughly are still the most effective ways to stop the spread,” said Dr. Ryan Westergaard, Wisconsin’s Chief Medical Officer and the State Epidemiologist for Communicable Diseases. “But we learn something new about this virus every day. A growing number of scientific studies tell us that face coverings, when used correctly and consistently by a large percentage of the community, are extremely effective for preventing the spread of COVID-19 through respiratory droplets.”

Thank you for working with us to create a safe and healthy environment for everyone.

Theresa Pichelmeyer, President and CEO

 

 

July 31, 2020: UPDATES Shared with Residents and Families

We are happy to announce the Cycling Without Age program hits the road the week of August 3!

Julie Roh, volunteer coordinator, has spent time with some of our pilots this past week to ensure that everyone is up to speed on additional safety measures to ensure a safe ride for both our residents and volunteer pilots. Overall, the process followed in years past is the same with a few minor changes. One of the changes: the pilot will not have direct contact with our residents, so staff will need to be sure the resident is secure in the rickshaw and ready to go. We have added a clear plexiglass barrier between the pilot and rider, and the pilot will remain seated on the bike while the Resident Assistant assists the resident on and off the rickshaw. We are very excited to get this program rolling so residents can spend more time enjoying the outdoors!

You may have already heard about the recent mandate from Governor Evers. If you would like to read more, the full press release is available at evers.wi.gov.

Governor issues new executive order

July 30, 2020 Today Governor Evers announced a new executive order mandating face coverings indoors or in enclosed spaces, other than when at home. We know that face coverings are an effective tool in fighting COVID-19, and we encourage you to do your part in protecting the health and safety of your fellow Wisconsinites by wearing a face covering and encouraging others to do so.

Over the last month, Wisconsin has seen a surge in cases. This increase in cases cuts across the entire state with a significant majority of counties at high COVID-19 activity levels. Statewide action is necessary to protect the health and well-being of Wisconsinites.

Please know we continue to take the necessary precautions against COVID-19 to keep all of us safe and healthy at  Valley VNA.

Thank you for patience, support, and understanding.

Theresa Pichelmeyer, President and CEO

 

 

More Information

Submitted by: Valley VNA Staff

A Reminder for Valley VNA Visitors

A Reminder for Valley VNA Visitors

At Valley VNA the health and safety of our residents and clients is paramount. We welcome and encourage visits from family and friends; however, if you have a cough, fever, or are feeling unwell, please do not visit. We hope you understand and we thank you for helping us keep our residents and clients safe and healthy.

Submitted by: Valley VNA

Dear VNA Family,

Thank you for all that you are, all that you are, all that you did to care for my Mom, June, over the past year.  Your staff, Peggy, Nadine, Michelle and Gwen and more more were special caregivers and nurses, and she (my Mom) loved you all.

Gratefully, 

Submitted by: Barb R. & Family

Valley VNA Staff,

Thank you for the comfort ornament in rememberance of my dad, John S.  Your organization took very good care of my Dad and we would provide references to anyone wanting them.

God Bless,

Submitted by: Jay, Rebekah, Nathan, Christian, Amber, Jennifer S.

Dad never expected to be treated like he was special, but that how everyone made him feel.  So many would check on him and be concerned if he didnt show up for an activity.  He loved the camaraderie he developed with so many of you.  Thank yoiu to everyone – the love and care you gave Dad will never be forgotten.

Submitted by: Wally, Lana, Arno and Loretta - Children of Bob A. 

I am writing to announce that my last day will be September 4, 2015.  This was not an easy decision for me because of the passion I have for this job.  Over the past two years, I can honestly say that this has been the best job I have ever had, I love that I can say this about Valley VNA. When I took this position, I had very little experience caring for the elderly and others with special needs and in all this time, I have learned so much.  I have learned that what I do does make a difference.  Lastly, I have learned that the longer a person lives, the more reasons they find to be grateful for their life, so I should be grateful for mine and not take anything or anyone for granted. I have made special bonds and relationships with each of my clients in the Valley VNA In-Home Care program over the past two years, some more than others, but each holds a special place in my heart.  The endless laughter, old stories, and and even through the loss and bad times, is something I will take with me where ever I go and for those reasons, I feel like I am a better caregiver.  I want to thank the VNA for giving me this opportunity and just know that I would and do recommend the Valley VNA to anyone who is interested and I wish nothing but the best for everyone!

Sincerely,

Submitted by: Stephanie B., In-Home Caregiver

Valley VNA Team,

Thank you so much for all of the kindness and compassion you all showed our mom Lois O. Your staff and caregivers are highly skilled and professional people.  Your help allowed us to care for her at home which is what she and our Dad always wanted.  I can’t say enough thanks to show our appreciation!!!

Submitted by: From the Family of Lois O.