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Celebrating 30 Days of Care

There are many awareness months in November including National Hospice and Palliative Care Month, Home Care Month, and National Family Caregivers Month. In order to raise awareness and recognize our patients, caregivers, and staff, we’ve gathered this collection of stories and resources Celebrating 30 Days of Care.

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National Family Caregivers Month
Caregivers, this National Family Caregivers Month, make a pledge to take care of yourself and reduce stress.

Read 5 practical ways to reduce caregiver stress.

National Hospice and Palliative Care Month
There are many myths and misconceptions about hospice that can keep people from getting the help they need. Learn more about hospice and the compassionate care, expertise and support available for patients who need end-of-life care and their families.Read 5 myths about hospice care.

National Family Caregivers Month
The Sandwich Generation is defined as those in their 40s and 50s who find themselves caring for elderly family members while they still have children at home.

Read 5 tips for sandwich generation caregivers.

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Home Care Month
It can be scary to come home after being released from the hospital, but nurses like VNSNY’s Neely can put fears to rest.Read Easing Fears at a First Home Care Visit
American Diabetes Month
VNSNY nurses treat thousands of patients on any given day, and one third of them have diabetes. Diabetes nurse specialist Yael steps in to help nurses, patients, and caregivers learn how to manage this chronic illness.Read The Diabetes Nurse Specialist
Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month
Memory Loss: Is It Alzheimer’s, Dementia, or Normal Aging?
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COPD Awareness Month
November is COPD Awareness Month and if you or a loved one has been diagnosed with COPD, it can be overwhelming. Watch the video How to Make Living with COPD Easier for your Spouse or Parent and find out about VNSNY’s new program for patients with advanced COPD.

National Family Caregivers Month
Caregiving is not an easy task, so our Caregivers’ Cookbook includes a selection of recipes to help you plan meals that are healthy and easy.

Look through our Caregivers’ Cookbook

National Hospice and Palliative Care Month
Social workers like Marilyn are part of the VNSNY hospice care teams that help patients and their families manage end-of-life care.Read The Role of Hospice Social Workers
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Home Care Month

Sunitha J. is a physical therapist who sees the value of being able to provide care directly in patients’ homes, saying, “I’m much more involved in improving my patients’ quality of life in home care than in hospital or rehab settings.” Learn more about how VNSNY’s rehab therapies can help.

Read about available VNSNY Rehab Services.

National Hospice and Palliative Care Month

Today is Veterans Day, and at the Visiting Nurse Service of New York, we salute those who are serving and who have served. For patients with advanced illnesses, this is a particularly special time to recognize and honor their service.

Read VNSNY Veterans Hospice Care: Saluting Those Who Served and meet VNSNY’s new Hospice Veterans Liaison.

Home Health Aide Week
“One of the best things about hospice work is that by the end you’re family.” —Doreen, a hospice home health aide.Read A Hospice Home Health Aide
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Home Health Aide Week
National Family Caregivers Month
Today is Caregiver Appreciation Day, but at VNSNY we appreciate caregivers every day as our partners in helping loved ones heal or age at home. To support caregivers in their critical role, we have a range of online resources.
World Diabetes Day
“My father has been through many challenges with his health…You have been nonjudgmental, authentic, and patient. On behalf of my father and my family, thank you from the bottom of our hearts.” Learn how VNSNY nurse Huda cared for her patient so that he could manage his diabetes on his own.
Home Health Aide Week
Celebrating home health aides and the bond they build with their clients. “I love the people that I care for,” says Earlene J., who has been a home health aide at VNSNY’s private pay affiliate, Partners in Care for 19 years.Read The Strong Bond Between a Home Health Aide and Client
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Home Care Month
Home care is a team effort! Read about the VNSNY team who helped one patient whose medical condition required specialized expertise.

Read When Complex Wounds Need Extra Care.

Home Health Aide Week
“My health coach training taught me that it’s all about reaching the patient’s own goals,” says Sashana, a home health aide with VNSNY’s private pay affiliate Partners in Care.Learn more about how Sashana’s training allows her to better care for her patients.

Home Care Month
“Our goal is always the same: to transition the patient into the community safely,” says Natasha, lead VNSNY home care consultant nurse at New York Methodist Hospital in Brooklyn.

Read how VNSNY ensures the right care after a hospital discharge.

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American Diabetes Month
Home Health Aide Week
During Home Health Aide Week, a special thank you to VNSNY’s 9,200 home health aides, who work hard every day and not just during Home Health Aide Week.Learn more about VNSNY’s Private Pay Services.

National Hospice and Palliative Care Month

The holiday season is a time for family and friends to get together, honoring traditions and making memories. Learn how hospice can help a loved one with advanced illness get the expert care and compassion they need in the comfort and familiarity of their home, so they can celebrate these holiday moments surrounded by family and friends.

Read how VNSNY Hospice and Palliative Care can help.

American Diabetes Month
As the holiday season begins, learn how to make healthy choices, especially if you’re on a restricted diet.Read Navigating a Buffet on a Restricted Diet
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Happy Thanksgiving
At the Visiting Nurse Service of New York, we are thankful for our patients, our staff, volunteers and the family caregivers who inspire us every day!
Home Care Month
VNSNY’s physical therapists help patients build strength, develop flexibility, and meet challenges that allow them to age safely at home. PTs like Steven help their patients rebuild their confidence and overcome fears.Read Physical Therapy Combats a Patient’s Fear
National Family Caregivers Month
Caregivers, as your parents age, you want them to remain as independent as possible. However, there may come a time when you can’t give them all the help they need. This video can help you decide if, or when, it’s time for home health care.Watch How to Recognize if your Mom or Dad Needs Home Care
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Home Care Month
“I am writing to thank the VNSNY team who treated my 96-year-old father after he came home from the hospital in early January of this year,” noted the daughter of a Manhattan patient. “Leslie C. RN, Ling-Wai F., MSW, Levi E., PT, and Dina K., OT, are an exceptional crew who treated my dad with professionalism and gave him expert care. My dad was impressed by their warmth and kindness. I cannot speak highly enough of this team and I hope they know how much we appreciate their effective care and attentiveness.”
Home Care Month
Marzena, a clinical manager with VNSNY’s private pay affiliate, Partners in Care, explains why she enjoys working with patients. “One-on-one interaction is important to me. I love the touch, the eye contact, the uniqueness of each situation. There’s nothing like the intimate connection you have when you’re actually seeing that person face-to-face.”Read Personalized Senior Home Care from a Private Care Nurse
Giving Tuesday
Why give on Giving Tuesday? VNSNY’s charitable and community programs bring free and discounted home care services to poor, uninsured homebound seniors; provide assistance to young, low-income, first-time mothers and their babies; ensure that elderly, isolated residents in Chinatown are connected to the resources they need to age in place safely; offer community outreach programs to children and adults struggling with mental illness; and much more.Read how Support Changes Lives
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Home Care Month
Sometimes home care is not just about healing the body, but helping seniors cope with life. VNSNY’s PEARLS program provides screening and treatment for New Yorkers aged 65 and older suffering from depression.Read Helping Depressed NYC Seniors Reclaim Their Lives
Home Care Month
Meet Richard B., a VNSNY physical therapist for the last six years. Learn how he helps his patients reach their goals.
Home Care Month
Daniel D. is a Substance Abuse Counselor with VNSNY’s Community Mental Health Services. “I realized many of these people don’t have any family or support except for us… It’s such an awesome feeling—I’m so honored to work with VNSNY in this capacity, because we provide such an important service to people of New York.”Read more about VNSNY’s Community Mental Health Services
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