National Nurses Week: Balancing Mind, Body and Spirit
May 11, 2017
When we think about self-care, we often think of caring for our physical body. But the nurses at the Visiting Nurse Home Care and Hospice (VNHCH) in N. Conway will tell you that it’s so much more. This year’s theme for National Nurses Week is “Balancing Mind, Body and Spirit”. May 6 through 12 is National Nurses Week and a great time to thank a nurse for caring for us – mind, body and spirit. National Nurses Week always begins on Florence Nightingale’s birthday, May 6th.
“At VNHCH, our nurses experience the benefits of home health care for our clients,” said Sandy Ruka, MS, RN, Executive Director of VNHCH. “Having the ability to age in place or recover from illness or an injury in the familiar and comfortable environment at home is as important to the mind and spirit as it is to the body. They are all essential parts of overall health.” Studies have shown that the loss of independence from no longer living at home can have serious emotional effects which, in turn, effect overall health.
There are a wide variety of services offered by VNHCH in North Conway to meet the needs of the community. Recovering from an illness or injury can be much more comfortable at home surrounded by loved ones and in a familiar environment. Skilled nurses are available for services such as wound care, post-surgery care, and chronic disease management. Aging in place is possible through a range of services from light housekeeping and other routine household tasks to more hands on personal care services such as bathing, dressing and eating.
As we celebrate National Nurses Week’s theme of Balancing Mind, Body and Spirit, think about how that may improve your overall health. What are the stressors in your life or in the lives of your loved ones? Contact VNHCH at 603-356-7006 or 800-499-4171 or visit www.vnhch.org today to find out how the professional and compassionate nurses and staff can help you decrease your stress and increase your health.