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Make a Difference! Red Cross Seeks Blood Donors.

The need for blood and platelet donations is urgent right now. Learn about the Red Cross's safety protocols and find local blood drives.
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Caring for the Front Line

for the professionals who have spent their days and nights caring for COVID-19 patients, on top of their own loved ones, grief and stress can run strong. RVNAhealth Hospice Social Worker Jana Wu, LCSW, LADC, leads support groups to help front-line workers navigate their feelings and dedicate a little time to themselves. .
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Speech Therapy: More Than Just Words

Our speech therapists help patients with medical conditions including ALS, stroke and Parkinson’s disease improve their speech, language and swallowing. A look at this rehabilitation specialty, in the words of two of our talented and thoughtful speech therapists.
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10 Points for Caregiving. 10 Points for Style.

RVNAhealth caregivers and clinicians bring joy to their patients in many ways. Through excellent care, kind words, taking time to truly listen, and now … with a pleasing dose of
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News and Updates on the COVID-19 Front

Recent updates from the CDC, WHO, FDA, State of CT, and other news sources.
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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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Keeping Your Distance to Keep Your Loved Ones Safe at Home

As we look toward easing restrictions and phased re-openings, RVNAhealth encourages you to resist the temptation to ease your own hygiene and distancing measures, especially around higher risk populations.
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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.