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Stories of Care – Every Encounter is a Story

Every day, our dedicated staff provide hands-on, expert care to New Yorkers who need it. These are their stories.
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A Lifetime Fighting for Equal Rights

A Lifetime Fighting for Equal Rights

Activist Frances Goldin advocated for other people all her life. Before her death, her VNSNY Hospice care team was part of a robust system working to support her and her family. Read More
VNSNY Provides Specialized Care for Gender Affirmation Patients

VNSNY Provides Specialized Care for Gender Affirmation Patients

Traveling from one gender to another is a big change, and VNSNY provides medical and emotional support to patients after gender affirmation surgery. Read More
Respectful Communication Helps Patients Take Control of their Health

Respectful Communication Helps Patients Take Control of their Health

Knowing how important it is to encourage and educate those in her care, one VNSNY nurse is patient, compassionate, and persistent in helping them connect the dots between their actions and their health. 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
Pediatric Palliative Care: Support for Children and Families

Pediatric Palliative Care: Support for Children and Families

Pediatric palliative care helps children with severe illnesses avoid hospitalization, and provides emotional and educational support for their families. Read More
Start Hospice Early for the Most Benefit

Start Hospice Early for the Most Benefit

When a patient was told that continuing treatments could involve discomfort and recurring hospitalization, she decided this was not how she wanted to experience the final chapter of a life well lived. Read More
Ensuring the Right Care After Hospital Discharge

Ensuring the Right Care After Hospital Discharge

A VNSNY Intake Nurse talks about the steps needed to make the transition for hospital to home safe and seamless. Read More
Home Care Takes a Team

Home Care Takes a Team

A VNSNY nurse advocates for her patient, allowing her to stay at home instead of being hospitalized for a pressure ulcer. Read More
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