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VNHCH Recognizes US National Caregivers Day

February 10, 2023

Visiting Nurse Home Care and Hospice of Carroll County and Western Maine (VNHCH) wants to shed light on the hard work and dedication of caregivers on February 17, 2023, US National Caregivers Day. The day honors individuals who selflessly provide personal care, and physical and emotional support to those who need it most.  Jennifer Grise, […]


Make A Resolution to Create or Update Your Advance Care Directives

January 10, 2023

Many make New Year Resolutions to exercise, eat better or break bad habits. But Visiting Nurse Home Care and Hospice of Carroll County and Western Maine has another suggestion for 2023 – create an advance care directive, or review and update directives you created in the past. It’s a great way to bring peace of […]


Local Family Supported In Many Ways with Home Care and Hospice Services 

November 29, 2022

Each November the home care and hospice community honors the millions of nurses, home care aides, therapists, and social workers who make a remarkable difference for the patients and families they serve. These heroic caregivers play a central role in our health-care system and in homes across the nation. Here in Carroll County and Western […]


Physical Therapy Services in the Home Helps Patients Reach Their Personal Goals

October 31, 2022

Most summers, Thom Perkins can be found on his sailboat off the coast of Maine. But in 2022, his sailing plans were in peril after breaking his tibia skiing at Cranmore in March, followed by back surgery in May. Suddenly, dreams of an active summer were taking a back seat to getting back on his […]


2022 MWV Caregiver Expo offers support and resources

October 1, 2022

Visiting Nurse Home Care and Hospice of Carroll County (VNHCH) is once again offering caregiver support and more at the MWV Caregiver Expo, Saturday, October 22, 2022, from 10am – 2:30pm.  The event will be held at the Mount Washington Valley Adult Day Center, 987 East Main Street, Center Conway, NH. This free event is […]


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 […]