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Hospice by RVNA Team Trains in Mind-Body Medicine

  In early May, Hospice by RVNA team members Ashley Hicks-Kiefer, LCSW and Betty Avery, RN, BSN spent four days at Ann’s Place in Danbury attending professional training in Mind-Body Medicine. They met and worked with leaders in the integrative medicine field as well as 100 coll
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What is Arthritis and Who Gets It?

Arthritis is very common and refers to joint pain or disease. It is the leading cause of disability in the United States. Risk factors include age, gender (more women than men experience it), genetics, weight, joint injuries or overuse, and infection. Common arthritis joint symptoms a
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Meet April Rodriguez, RN

If you chose RVNA for your flu shot last year, or travelled recently to an exotic locale and received your travel immunizations from RVNA, then it’s distinctly possible that you already know our Community Health Nurse Manager, April Rodriguez, RN. April delivers wellness and pre
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BLAST and Lyme Connection Keep You Safe this Season

So Spring has finally arrived and after the first moments of relief, disbelief and utter joy, we remember … Ticks … Lyme.  Oh my. Since running + hiding haven’t been proven to work, we recommend education + prevention.  Visit the Lyme Connection and BLAST for valuabl
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Come to “The Person Comes First: A Dementia Research and Caregiving Symposium” — Wednesday, May 9

Join RVNA’s Gigi Weiss, MSPT, Director of Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy and Cheryl Moyers-Rafferty, MS, CCC-SLP, Speech Therapist at “The Person Comes First, A Dementia Research and Caregiving Symposium,” on Wednesday, May 9 at Hotel Zero Degrees in Danbury CT.
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Meet the RVNA Nurses

Meet Jackie Belowich, BA, RN Jackie knows her way around the medical profession for sure. Although she became a nurse four years ago, she’s been in the medical field for more than 15 years. RVNA has been lucky to have her for the last three of those years! See how a part-time job in c
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What Do Occupational Therapists Do?

Occupational therapists (OTs) treat injured, ill, or disabled patients through the therapeutic use of everyday activities. They help patients develop, recover, and improve skills needed for daily living and working. OTs can treat patients of all ages from young children to the elderly
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RVNA Introduces Homecare Homebase as Agency-Wide Electronic Medical Record

  On Wednesday, April 25, RVNA implemented Homecare Homebase as our agency-wide electronic medical record. Homecare Homebase (HCHB) is the premier electronic medical record (EMR) in the field, lauded by health care agencies and clinicians for its power, flexibility, customizabili
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Join RVNA in Recognizing National Healthcare Decisions Day

We all make decisions every day, some more important than others. We decide where to live, what car to buy, what to have for dinner. Yet many of us postpone some of the most important decisions – our wishes for healthcare should we become unable to express them. National Healthcare De
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Making End-of-Life Care Decisions

If you would like to share your wishes for end-of life-care, it’s important to have conversations with loved ones to convey your thoughts and feelings.  The Conversation Project is a guide developed in conjunction with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement to help individuals think
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