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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. 

 

Flu Vaccination More Important Than Ever to Lower Risk, Protect Resources

This fall and winter bring the potential for yet another challenge to our health. Flu viruses will be spreading as we continue grappling with the virus that causes COVID-19.   (read more

 

Summer Safety Tips for Seniors to Avoid Heat Stress

As the weather heats up, seniors should try to keep cool to avoid heat stress and potential complications like heat exhaustion, heat stroke, heart failure and stroke.   (read more

 

Four Steps Older Adults Should Take to Prevent Falls

Falls do not have to be an inevitable part of the aging process.   (read more

 

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources and Frequently Asked Questions

Learn how to reduce your risk for getting the coronavirus and get links to state and national resources.   (read more

 

Know the Signs, Get Help FAST to Increase Chance of Recovery from Stroke

Time saved is brain saved for someone experiencing a stroke.   (read more

 

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

 

Adult Immunizations More Important Than Ever Before

Thousands of adults become seriously ill each year from diseases that vaccines can help prevent, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  (read more

 

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