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Frontline Homecare Professionals Make a Difference in Keeping Diabetes In Check

From: The Huffington Post
With type 2 diabetes rates continuing to rise, understanding how to prevent and control the condition through lifestyle changes and proper medical care is more important than ever. VNSNY’s EVP and Chief of Provider Operations, Marki Flannery, discusses the important work nurses, home health aides, diabetes educators, and community-based clinicians do to combat the diabetes epidemic. By visiting people in their homes, frontline homecare professionals, including those from VNSNY, come to understand the less obvious, real-life barriers that exist, and can help patients bridge the gap between advice they receive from medical professionals and taking steps to apply this advice to their daily lives.
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At End of Life, “Home Is Where the Heart Is”

From: The Huffington Post
Rosemary Baughn, SVP of VNSNY Hospice and Palliative Care, shares the story of Fazil Khan and his family, who were cared for at the VNSNY Haven Hospice Specialty Care Unit. The Haven is a warm, welcoming facility providing short-term pain and symptom management for patients at the end of life, in a homelike environment designed to promote dignity, comfort, and quality of life. The Khan’s story exemplifies the expertise and compassionate care the VNSNY Haven Hospice team provides, and their commitment to meeting patients and family where they are—physically, emotionally, spiritually.
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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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