In the News

Opening Minds Through Art Program Starts July 28 

July 11, 2022

Dementia Friendly Community Initiative Seeks Volunteers and Participants   What if individuals with dementia were valued for their artistry and imagination instead of marginalized due to lost memories and skills? That is the premise behind Opening Minds Through Art (OMA). OMA is an award-winning evidence-based program for people with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of neurocognitive […]


Visiting Nurse Home Care & Hospice Invests in Technology, Training and Resources to Support Nursing Assistant

June 24, 2022

National Nursing Assistants Week takes place every June and 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 dedicated professionals, Visiting Nurse Home Care & Hospice recently announced new efforts to recruit and train LNAs through […]


During National Nurses Week, VNHCH Adopts New Strategies to Train and Recruit Nurses

May 9, 2022

National Nurses Week takes place May 6 – 12. It’s a special time set aside to thank nurses for their tireless hard work. National Nurses Week ends on May 12, which is the birthday of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing. She became well-known while taking care of wounded soldiers during the Crimean War. […]


Home Care More Important Than Ever 

April 5, 2022

“It’s been busy, busy, busy to say the least, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.” That’s how Executive Director Sandy L. Ruka describes the last two years for the agency she manages, Visiting Nurse Home Care and Hospice of Carroll County and Western Maine. “We haven’t closed down a bit since COVID started. […]


Visiting Nurse Home Care & Hospice Makes Headway in Palliative Care program, Dementia Capable Community Initiative 

February 23, 2022

In 2020, the Mount Washington Valley received a multi-year grant from the Administration for Community Living Alzheimer’s Disease Program to help create a dementia-capable community. Visiting Nurse Home Care and Hospice of Carroll County recently reported progress in developing a new palliative care program as part of that initiative. Partnering with Memorial Hospital, Gibson Center […]


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 […]