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News and Updates on the COVID-19 Front

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Coronavirus Information

At RVNAhealth, the health and safety of our patients and team is always a top priority.  Amid the concerns around Coronavirus, we are ever-monitoring the situation, reinforcing our standard health
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A Week to Celebrate Nurses

In honor of National Nurses Day, Wednesday, May 6, the Police Benevolent Association (PBA) delivered lunch to the RVNAhealth team.
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Fairfield County Bank Matching Gift Program Extends Our Impact

We’re proud to support the community - and thankful for the community’s support. One way to support the work that we do is through Fairfield County Bank’s Feeding Fairfield County initiative. Fairfield County Bank will commit up to $10,000 in matching gifts to local charities, including RVNAhealth.
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On the Road with Theresa Santoro

One of a series, Daily Living with RVNAhealth -- glimpses into the daily and household processes of RVNAhealth's clinical team during the coronavirus. While many of us were unprepared for the level of caution and circumspection the virus would introduce into our daily lives, our nurses and clinicians were clearly ready to go.
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Pumping Gas with April Rodriguez

One of a series, Daily Living with RVNAhealth -- glimpses into the daily and household processes of RVNAhealth's clinical team during the coronavirus. While many of us were unprepared for the level of caution and circumspection the virus would introduce into our daily lives, our nurses and clinicians were clearly ready to go.
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To Market, To Market with Keri Linardi

One of a series, Daily Living with RVNAhealth -- glimpses into the daily and household processes of RVNAhealth's clinical team during the coronavirus. While many of us were unprepared for the level of caution and circumspection the virus would introduce into our daily lives, our nurses and clinicians were clearly ready to go.
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Caring for a Loved One with COVID-19

This week, RVNAhealth saw an uptick in our COVID-19 home health patient population -- an increase in those who are receiving care for the virus in their private homes and anticipate a good recovery. Many of our patients have family members caring for them. This calls for a reminder of the measures we must take when we have a COVID patient at home.
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Tick Time…Be Aware and Be Prepared

While many of us may be enjoying more of the great outdoors lately, be mindful that tick season is upon us. The CDC estimates over 300,000 people in the U.S. are infected with Lyme disease annually, with 96% of those cases concentrated in just 14 states, primarily in the Northeast and upper Midwest.
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A Tribute to our Team — and our Friends

In honor of our dedicated team who have stepped up in an unprecedented time of need – and our friends who have supported the work that we do in innumerable
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RVNAhealth Leads the Way in Coronavirus Home Health and Hospice Care

Since Coronavirus arrived in Conncticut in early March, RVNAhealth has cared for more than 100 COVID-19 patients, accepting and caring for those from all area hospitals, facilities, and physicians and treating them through home health and hospice services. New admissions continue daily, reflecting the expanding COVID population, and are expected to continue through the next several weeks, at least.
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Thank You Silver Spring Country Club!

Thank you Silver Spring Country Club for treating RVNAhealth to a delicious lunch on Friday, April 17th.
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National Healthcare Decisions Day: Start Your Care Plan Today

An Advance Care Plan provides direction to healthcare professionals when a person is not in a position to make and/or communicate their own healthcare choices, and it enables family and friends to follow a loved one’s wishes without the burden of trying to figure out what they are.
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There’s No Crying in Hospice

This essay was written by Keri Linardi, RN, BSN, PHN, CHPCA, chief clinical officer at RVNAhealth. In her role, Linardi oversees all of RVNAhealth’s clinical service lines – home health, hospice, rehabilitation, and community health -- as well as the Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement teams. With more than two decades of healthcare experience, Linardi is an accomplished clinical executive and practitioner who has managed multifunctional teams at large home health and hospice organizations, while never losing her dedication and connection to individual patients and their families
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Seniors: Stuck Inside Doesn’t Have to Mean Sedentary

Being stuck inside without access to our normal fitness routines is a challenge, both mentally and physically. For seniors, many enjoy the socialization that fitness routines provide. But without the routines and motivation from group classes at gyms, senior centers, and other social gatherings such as group walks, many of us are left to self-motivate.
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So Many Thanks

Joseph Cleary, MD, and Mary Ciarcia prepare bags of treats and PPE from The Chefs' Warehouse for RVNAhealth field staff.