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When is the Best Time to Get a Flu Shot?

Concerns about a “twindemic” - a fall/winter COVID-19 spike coinciding with flu season - have many wondering when is the optimal time to schedule flu shots.
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Opening Day 2020. Flu Shot Season Begins.

We had a full line-up of appointments on opening day of Flu Season 2020, which introduced COVID-compliant processes and protocols, and went off without a hitch.
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RVNAhealth to Join Forces with Bethel VNA and New Milford Visiting Nurse & Hospice

We are proud to announce that RVNAhealth is merging with Bethel Visiting Nurse Association and New Milford Visiting Nurse & Hospice. The collective organization will be called RVNAhealth and will be headquartered at the RVNAhealth building in Ridgefield, CT, with the present New Milford location becoming a branch office. The anticipated close date of the merger is late fall 2020.
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It’s Tick Season (Again). Get Your Tick Kit at RVNAhealth.

Our friends at Lyme Connection distribute a free, compact tick kit, which you can pick up at RVNAhealth when you come in for your flu shot, or are just in the neighborhood during our headquarters hours.
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Sponsor Spotlight: Robert Half

Not only has RVNAhealth been the beneficiary of Robert Half's staffing expertise (see just a few of our Robert Half alumni above), they are also a dedicated RVNAhealth partner and sponsor.
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RVNAhealth and OrthoConnecticut present a panel discussion on joint replacement surgeries

In 'When to Say When,' a virtual presentation, John Dunleavy, M.D., Total Joint Specialist, and Hip and Knee surgeon with OrthoConnecticut, and Gigi Weiss, MSPT, Director of Rehabilitation Services at RVNAhealth, highlight the decision-making process and what to expect from joint replacement surgeries.
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Be Prepared for the Next Isaias

Many of us were not prepared for the intensity and consequences of Tropical Storm Isaias last month. But, with an “above-normal” hurricane season this fall, we are adamant — we won’t be fooled again!
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Helping Your Child Through Their Flu Shot

Here are time-honored strategies to minimize vaccine stress and ensure your child gets their “best shot.”
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Thimerosal and Flu Vaccine Safety

While RVNAhealth only offers thimerosal-free single-dose flu and pneumonia vaccines, it is important to understand the facts about thimerosal safety.
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Get the Dirt on Gardening Health and Safety

Follow these CDC-recommended precautions for safe, healthy (and hopefully fruitful!) gardening.
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Sponsor Spotlight: On The Mend

On The Mend and RVNAhealth have been partners and friends for several years, and share a dedication to the health, comfort and safety of their patients and customers.
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Be Safe

With many towns reporting significant numbers of their utility customers still without power, cell coverage spotty, and fallen trees and power lines making some roads still dangerous, we would like to stress that your No.1 job is to stay safe.
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Volunteer Spotlight: Kerry Anne Ducey

An RVNAhealth supporter for over a decade, Kerry Anne has played many different roles for the organization, always acting as a true ambassador for our mission and a champion of our team.
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RVNAhealth Adds In-Home Private Duty Nursing to its Service Lineup

Because Private Duty Nursing operates outside of the realm of insurance, access to services can be immediate and flexible, offered in-home or at a patient’s facility, with no limitations on time or length of service.
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Yet Another Reason to be a Green Bay Packers Fan … (even if you live in the Northeast)

When Duane Larsen, a Ridgefield resident and RVNAhealth hospice patient, could not find his treasured Green Bay Packers cap, his nurse sounded the alarm to the RVNAhealth Wishes team.
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What’s the “Big” Deal? Physical Therapist Kris Greco Shares.

In this interview, Kris explains what brought her to RVNAhealth; why she finds it gratifying to share the LSVT Big therapy program with patients living with Parkinson’s disease; and why you might not want to get in a rhyming contest with her.