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.
The following press release was released on November 6th, 2017. To read the entire press release, click here.
Dealing with loss is always a difficult experience. However, 10-20% of bereaved persons experience a more complex kind of grief that impairs regular functioning for a prolonged period of time. This is called complicated grief.
Do you know someone who has recently dealt with a painful loss? Learn more about complicated grief: what it is, who it affects, and how to cope with it.
You don’t normally think of your home as somewhere that can be dangerous. But, in fact, more than 18,000 Americans die every year from home injuries, nearly 6,000 of which are a result of falling. Keeping your home safe for you and your family is your number one priority all year long. This August, there is a special week set to bring attention to home safety: National Safe at Home Week.
Are you a caregiver in need of respite? Would your loved one — who is living at home — benefit from nursing care, helpful assistance or increased socialization during the day? Community VNA’s Adult Day Health Care Centers may offer the solution you need!