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NATIONAL HOME CARE & HOSPICE MONTH celebrated by Visiting Nurse Home Care & Hospice, Senator Shaheen

November 29, 2021

With November as National Home Care & Hospice Month, VNHCH gathered on Fri. November 12 to recognize their staff who provide compassionate care to the community.  Senator Jeanne Shaheen’s representative Chuck Henderson presented VNHCH Executive Director Sandy Ruka with a letter of thanks to the organization to honor their contributions to community health. Shaheen’s letter […]


Physical Therapy Has Evolved

November 2, 2021

Physical therapists are movement experts who improve quality of life through hands-on care, patient education, and prescribed movement. Physical therapists treat people of all ages and abilities and empower patients to take an active part in their care. Every October is National Physical Therapy Month, an annual opportunity to raise awareness about the benefits of […]


Aging Well Is A State of Mind

October 4, 2021

As we age, health becomes more important.  Thanks to improvements in medicine and health, we live longer lives now.  As such, it’s even more important than ever before to develop healthy habits as we get older. September is Healthy Aging Month, which was designated in order to focus national attention on the positive aspects of […]


Visiting Nurse Home Care & Hospice of Carroll County Welcomes New Director

June 25, 2021

Visiting Nurse Home Care & Hospice of Carroll County (VNHCH) recently announced the addition of a new leader to their organization. Kelly Peckham, RN has been promoted to the role of Clinical Director. This position was created to support VNHCH’s mission to provide exceptional home health care enabling independent living and quality of life for […]


Chele Miller, Visiting Nurse Home Care & Hospice Volunteer, Recognized for Service to New Hampshire

June 25, 2021

Chele Miller, Volunteer for Visiting Nurse Home Care and Hospice (VNHCH), was recently named by The New Hampshire State Commission on Aging as one of this year’s recipients of the Older Adult Volunteer Awards.  These awards have been bestowed each year since 1962 during the month of May, coinciding with the nationally celebrated Older Americans […]


Long-time Employees Recognized by Visiting Nurse Home Care & Hospice of Carroll County for Years of Service

March 31, 2021

Visiting Nurse Home Care & Hospice of Carroll County recently recognized long-term employees for milestone years of service, with tenure ranging from 5 to 35 years. While their roles and responsibilities may vary, they share a common dedication to the community and a mission to provide compassionate care to those in need. These home care […]


Protecting the Homebound from COVID-19

March 26, 2021

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 […]


Kathleen Sheehan Memorial Award Scholarship Applications Now Being Accepted

February 27, 2021

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 […]


VNHCH Receives NH Charitable Foundation 3-Year Grant

December 15, 2020

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.


November is Home Care and Hospice Month

November 6, 2020

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.


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

October 5, 2020

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.