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Making the Rounds with a Home Care Nurse

Making the Rounds with a Home Care Nurse

One morning in the life of a VNSNY home care nurse, visiting four patients to make sure they have what they need to stay safe and well. Read More
Overcoming the Emotional Aspects of Parkinson’s Disease

Overcoming the Emotional Aspects of Parkinson’s Disease

A behavioral health nurse helps a patient with Parkinson's disease find new ways to take control of his health and well-being. Read More
Step-by-Step Guidance for a Life-Changing Journey

Step-by-Step Guidance for a Life-Changing Journey

Pregnant and still in school, a young mother gets services from Visiting Nurse Service of New York’s Nurse-Family Partnership where she receives the support she needs. Read More
Changing Communities by Caring for Families

Changing Communities by Caring for Families

The Nurse-Family Partnership provides care to at-risk young mothers and their infants, but its benefits are felt throughout families and across communities. Read More
Helping End-of-Life Cardiac Patients Avoid the Hospital

Helping End-of-Life Cardiac Patients Avoid the Hospital

To avoid unwanted trips to the hospital, a nurse with VNSNY’s hospice program for cardiac patients shows families how to manage their loved one’s symptoms at home. Read More
Overcoming Obstacles to Diabetes Care

Overcoming Obstacles to Diabetes Care

A Diabetes Nurse Specialist helps VNSNY patients and VNSNY CHOICE plan members keep their glucose levels—and their lives—under control. Read More
Easing Fears at a First Home Care Visit

Easing Fears at a First Home Care Visit

VNSNY home care nurse Neely B. takes charge of a patient’s transition from the hospital to his home where he can live alone and safely. Read More
Nursing in NYC During the AIDS Crisis

Nursing in NYC During the AIDS Crisis

New York City was the center of the HIV/AIDS pandemic in the 1980s. A VNSNY nurse remembers what it was like. Read More
Home Care Heals Minds and Bodies

Home Care Heals Minds and Bodies

Following a new behavioral health care model, a visiting nurse is able to help her patient who was suffering from depression. Read More
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