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Protecting the Homebound from COVID-19

Visiting Nurse Home Care and Hospice Starts Vaccine Outreach to Home Care Patients NORTH CONWAY, NH — Visiting Nurse Home Care & Hospice of Carroll County and Western Maine (VNHCH) has a mission to enable independent living and to keep seniors in their homes as long as possible. That’s why they recently started a COVID-19 […]

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Kathleen Sheehan Memorial Award Scholarship Applications Now Being Accepted

Applications are now available for the Visiting Nurse Home Care and Hospice of Carroll County (VNHCH) Kathleen Sheehan Memorial Award, as part of Memorial Hospital’s healthcare scholarships. The scholarships awards support students in the community pursuing careers in health-related fields.  The program specifically assists students within the hospital’s service area, towns served by SAU 9, SAU 13 and MSAD […]

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VNHCH Receives NH Charitable Foundation 3-Year Grant

Visiting Nurse Home Care & Hospice of Carroll County (VNHCH) recently received a 3-year $60,000 grant from the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation’s Anna B. Stearns Fund, First Page Fund, Jessie B. Cox Fund for Health, Nutrire Fund, Robert and Alexandria Lowe Fund. The grant will cover the agency’s general operating expenses to help further their mission to provide exceptional home health care enabling independent living and quality of life for their clients and families.

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November is Home Care and Hospice Month

This November, join Visiting Nurse Home Care and Hospice of Carroll County, and the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC), by celebrating National Home Care and Hospice Month. This month honors the many professionals who make a remarkable difference for the patients and families they serve. This year, special recognition is given to the administrative and support team at VNHCH who facilitate home care and hospice services.

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In-Home Physical Therapy and Rehabilitative Services Continue Despite COVID-19

When COVID-19 first came to call in spring 2020, Visiting Nurse Homecare and Hospice (VNHCH) experienced a drop in client visits as patients were concerned about having people enter their homes. Over time, VNHCH and their patients realized that in-home care, such as physical therapy and other rehabilitative services, could safely be delivered following safety protocols. The agency wants to build awareness that rehabilitative services like physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy can still take place from the comfort of home. In fact most of their staff therapists say that it’s their preferred place to provide care due to its effectiveness and positive outcomes for their clients, even during COVID-19. During a time of pandemic, these home-based services are both invaluable and practical, as it allows the patient to receive care without leaving the house.

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Caregivers at Heart, Nursing Assistants Bring Smiles to their Patients’ Homes

National Nursing Assistants Week, June 18-24, is dedicated to recognizing the efforts of Nursing Assistants – LNAs (Licensed Nursing Assistants) and CNAs (Certified Nursing Assistants). With much of its patient care provided by these compassionate and dedicated professionals, Visiting Nurse Home Care & Hospice sees it as a chance to highlight these caregivers and how much they mean to the patients and families they support.

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Nursing, Always a Rewarding Career, Evolves During COVID

On the frontline of a world health crisis, nursing professionals need our support now more than ever. Their skill and commitment during the coronavirus pandemic make a lifesaving difference every day. Nurses have played a major role in healing humanity—from war, disease, poverty, starvation. They continue to steadfastly do as they have always done—care for the ill, the injured, the infirm, the dying. The American Nursing Association has designated May as Nurses Month. May was selected as May 12 is Florence Nightingale’s birthday. This recognition seeks to honor the individuals known as the heart of healthcare.

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Visiting Nurse Home Care & Hospice Serving Community’s Homecare Needs Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic

Sandy Ruka, Executive Director of Visiting Nurse Home Care & Hospice of Carroll County, wants to assure the community that their team of nurses, therapists, home health aids, social workers and other helpers are still hard at work despite the challenges presented by the COVID-19 epidemic.

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Let Your Wishes Be Known on National Healthcare Decisions Day

Modern medicine can do amazing things, but that can also require some very difficult decisions. Your loved ones can’t act on your wishes unless they know what they are. It starts with a conversation, talking about your values and experiences, and what’s important to you. It can be a bit scary at first, but it’s a great gift for the people who care about you.

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