VNSNY in the News
Medium has featured VNSNY CEO and President Marki Flannery in an article that highlights the resilience and often undervalued role that home health care workers have played, and continue to play, in the American health system's response to the coronavirus pandemic.
From: Annals of Internal Medicine
The VNSNY Center for Home Care Policy & Research has published a new research study about the recovery of Covid-19 patients in home health care, which included 1409 home health care recipients, received from 64 hospitals, and cared for by the Visiting Nurse Service of New York.
The study shows statistically significant improvements in clinical and functional status for COVID-19 patients who received skilled home health care services following discharge from the hospital. Read More
Medium has featured VNSNY Senior Vice President of Patient Care Services Jennifer Brullo in a piece that provides important information about the flu vaccine that can help families and vulnerable seniors make informed decisions about their health amid widespread confusion and skepticism about progress in developing a coronavirus vaccine. Read More
In this article on Medium, Arthur Fitting, RN, VNSNY LGBTQ Program Director, is joined by Mark Brennan-Ing, PhD, senior research scientist at Hunter College’s Brookdale Center for Healthy Aging. In this interview, Arthur and Mark discuss the challenges older adults living with HIV/AIDS face in maintaining strong mental health, especially in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The conversation underscores a need to expand capacity in the healthcare system and reduce barriers to behavioral health care through community outreach efforts like the work done by VNSNY. Read More
Medium has featured Partners in Care SVP Jim Rolla in an article offering tips and strategies for family caregivers who are part of the “sandwich generation” to help them maintain optimal physical and mental health as they handle the dual responsibilities of raising their own children and providing care for their aging parents during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More
Medium has featured VNSNY LGBTQ Program Director, Arthur Fitting, RN in recognition of National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day on September 18th. Arthur interviewed Stephen E. Karpiak, lead HIV and Aging researcher with Gay Men’s Health Crisis and Director of the National Resource Center on HIV & Aging, as a key expert to address wide-ranging issues members of the LGBTQ community are faced with as they age, including reduction of stigma and access to culturally competent health care. Read More