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Health Tips

VNA Care's home health, wellness, and hospice staff share their tips, advice, and resources on a variety of health topics. 

 

Getting Started with Advance Care Planning: Conversations and Documents to Make Your Health Care Wishes Known

Kerry O'Connor, APNP, palliative care nurse practitioner, decided to ask her parents the same question she asks many of her patients. What kind of health care would they want if they were ever unable to speak for themselves? "I was completely shocked by their responses," said Kerry.  (read more

 

Spring Cleaning: How to Safely Dispose of Unused Medications 

Does your medicine cabinet contain medications that are past the expiration date or simply no longer needed or wanted? Taking care in disposing of them brings more benefits than additional shelf space.  (read more

 

Take Steps to Reduce Your Risk for a Fall and Fall-Related Injuries

Three million older adults are treated for fall-related injuries each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Checking your home for common hazards is one way to reduce your chance or becoming part of this statistic.  (read more

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