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Supporting Home Health Aides in Their Vital Work Assisting America’s Seniors

From: The Huffington Post
VNSNY’s EVP and Chief of Provider Operations, Marki Flannery, discusses the invaluable role that home health aides (HHAs) play, particularly in caring for the elderly and infirm. Supporting HHAs in their essential – and challenging – job so that they can deliver consistently high-quality care to patients and clients is one of VNSNY’s top priorities. Specifically, VNSNY’s private care affiliate, Partners in Care, provides comprehensive skills training, up-to-date technology and administrative support, schedules to optimize earning potential, and opportunities for career advancement.
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Caring for LGBTQ Older Adults with Dignity and Respect

From: The Huffington Post
It is estimated that there are more than 3 million lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Americans age 55+, with that number expected to double in the next 20 years. Susan Northover, SVP of Intake and Patient Care Services at VNSNY, highlights the key ways in which VNSNY is working to ensure inclusive, respectful, and culturally sensitive care for LGBTQ older adults. This includes recent recognition from SAGE at the highest credentialing level (Platinum), and completion of SAGECare training in cultural issues, sensitivities, and best practices.
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Inspiring a Ray of HOPE

From: BronxNet TV
BronxNet TV features VNSNY’s Hospice Outreach program, Project HOPE, in an interview with program director, Michelle Drayton, and VNSNY Faith-based Leader, Jo-An Owings. Michelle and Jo-An highlight the importance of raising awareness about hospice and palliative care, particularly in communities that utilize hospice the least, and speak to VNSNY’s recent initiatives to help educate the community about what hospice is, the benefits it provides, and how to address common misconceptions.
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From the Front Lines of Hospice Care: “Embrace It with Compassion and Warmth”

From: The Huffington Post
Rosemary Baughn, SVP of VNSNY Hospice and Palliative Care, shares the inspirational experiences and career path of Claudia Paul, Hospice Nurse and team manager at VNSNY’s Shirley Goodman and Himan Brown Residence. Learn about the expert and compassionate care Claudia brings to those at the end of life, as well as how she and VNSNY are working to increase access to hospice care within minority communities, where the benefits of end-of-life care are often misunderstood and underused.
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Value-Based Care: A Health Care Concept Both Political Parties Agree On

From: The Huffington Post
VNSNY’s EVP and Chief of Provider Operations, Marki Flannery, discusses how value-based care has been embraced by both major political parties in their policies, as it‘s been shown to be the most effective approach for slowing the rise in health care expenditures while also improving patients’ outcomes and overall healthcare experience. These benefits are why value-based care will be an essential part of any future health care plan, and why a growing proportion of care provided by VNSNY involves value-based models.
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Al Roker’s Road to Recovery After Knee Surgery Leads Him Back to TODAY

From: TODAY
The TODAY Show features VNSNY Physical Therapist Billy Campbell, who has been helping Al Roker with his recovery after having knee replacement surgery. Through a series of exercises, Billy is helping Al regain his strength, balance and agility, enabling him to quickly transition to an outpatient setting to continue his recovery and return to work, less than two weeks after his surgery.
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