RVNA is your VNA


Meet Maria Chann

RVNA’s  Maria Chann keeps many balls in the air at work. As a “paraprofessional coordinator,” she handles everything from scheduling, to payroll, and more. Even though she’s not in a clinical role herself, Maria’s favorite aspect of the job is connecting
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Meet Crystal Madyda, PT

RVNA’s Crystal Madyda, PT, was not named idly. Brilliant and strong, clear and reflective, Crystal is a true gift to those who know her, those who work with her, and, of course, those patients she treats. Meet Crystal Madyda. Where did you grow up and where do you live now? I wa
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Protect Your Eyes this Summer

Sunny days filled with outdoor activities are the highlight of summer. While most people understand the importance of protecting their skin from the harmful rays of the sun, that’s not always the case when it comes to protecting their eyes. Just as sunscreen should be a part of your d
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Introducing Sebastian Aldana

While he’s not a nurse himself, Sebastian Aldana seems to share many of the key qualities of the profession: enjoys helping others, likes to solve problems + make things better, and has what seems to be rather infinite patience.  (We’ve certainly done our best to test it!)
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Meet the Care Coordination Team

We all know the frustration of calling a company for help, only to be transferred from person to person to person. Or worse, never reaching a live body at all.  At RVNA, that’s not OK. “Our goal is to give our customers the help and guidance they need — right from the first phon
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From Hospital to Home to Rehab — All with RVNA

One Patient’s Recovery from Joint Replacement Surgery If you had spoken with Danbury resident Diana Barchi in early May, she probably would not have imagined she’d soon be walking laps around the RVNA grounds — relatively pain free. Her knee was that bad. But on May 9, the
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Older Adults and Depression

Clinical depression in the elderly is common, but that does not mean it’s something to be ignored.  It’s estimated that 7 million Americans 65 and older suffer from some form of depression, but only 10% of them receive treatment. Depression in the elderly differs from that in younger
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Meet Dena Davis, LPN

Dena Davis, LPN, is a nurse through and through. Drawn to nursing from an early age, it’s a core part of her identity. For Dena, life — and nursing — is about the people, the relationships, the sharing, the connection. Meet Dena for yourself! How long have you been a
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Thank You Ridgefield High School Interns!

They came, they conquered, they left! So it goes with high school interns. But we treasured the time we had, and sincerely thank our three Ridgefield High School interns, Sarah Cordisco, Rachel Johnston, and Katie Schoenherr, who joined us in May and helped us in ways too myriad to me
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Meet Kendall Krafick

For those of you who phone RVNA in need of our services, chances are the Centralized Care Coordination team has answered your call — literally and figuratively. And care coordinator Kendall Krafick may very well have been the friendly voice on the other end of the phone. Lucky f
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