The goal of nearly 90% of people age 65 and older is to stay in their own home as they age. Often referred to as “aging in place” the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention defines this as “the ability to live in one’s own home and community, safely, independently, and comfortably.” What happens, however, when “living independently” is no longer an option?
Rewarding, in-demand, well paid, enjoyable…there aren’t too many careers that check off all of these boxes. Home Health Care is an exception though, and that’s exactly why it’s so popular as a career choice right now.
Attleboro, MA – Registration is now open for the 16th annual 5K Run/Walk to Remember, to be held Sunday, August 5. The event begins at 9:00 AM, with registration from 7:30 to 8:30 AM on the front lawn of the North Attleboro Town Hall, 43 South Washington Street, North Attleboro, MA.
Attleboro, MA – Thanks to the support of event sponsors, auction and raffle donors, and attendees, Community VNA’s 5th annual signature fundraising event, Spring Break, was a great success. This year’s event, held Sunday, April 29th, celebrated 35 years of Community VNA’s Hospice Care program. With nearly 200 guests gathered at Lake Pearl in Wrentham, MA, Spring Break raised a record-setting $28,000.
From the moment you walk into Doug and Beth Annino’s home, you know that family is the most important thing to them. Their 19th century converted one room school house in Mansfield is the epitome of a family home; filled with mementos of long ago trips and pictures of children, grandchildren and parents. It was from this house more than 25 years ago that Beth Annino, the self-proclaimed “family organizer,” learned first-hand the benefits of Community VNA Hospice. “When my dad was dying, we used Community VNA Hospice and we couldn’t have been more pleased,” she said. “The staff was amazing and made a difficult time much easier.”
In 2006, Al Bugeau’s wife of 55 years, Barbara, was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. “I discovered that Barbara had memory problems when she could not remember how to drive to the post office less than a mile away. She would also frequently get lost driving short distances over very familiar routes,” he said.
Did you know that February is “National Wise Health Care Consumer Month”? Part of the purpose of this month is to inform and empower people about making smart choices when it comes to their health care. Community VNA offers the 10 best tips for becoming a wise home health care consumer (based on recommendations from the National Association for Homecare and Hospice).
Grieving during the holidays is natural. Major holidays such as Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah and New Year‘s, or other occasions such as the date of a birthday or anniversary or Mother’s Day/Father’s Day, can be especially stressful for those who have lost someone and may be facing the first major holiday.
At a time when everyone is supposed to be happy and enjoying themselves, the bereaved can feel sad, lonely and depressed.
With the holiday season just around the corner, many people are busy thinking about shopping for gifts for their loved ones. The holiday season is also a time to be charitable and to have an impact on your local community as a whole. With Giving Tuesday, you can be a part of a global movement to celebrate the charitable season.
The following press release was published by Community VNA on 11/3/2017. To read the entire release, click here.