RVNAhealth Offers Advance Care Planning Support to Community Members

A man and a woman review Advance Care Directive paperwork

One of the many important services that the RVNAhealth ComfortWELL team delivers year-round is help and facilitation with Advance Care Planning – the process of guiding individuals to make plans about their future health care choices.  An Advance Care Plan provides direction to healthcare professionals when a person is not …

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Keri Linardi, RVNAhealth Chief Clinical Officer

Keri Linardi, RN, BSN, PHN, CHPCA, — above, a few months back — is RVNAhealth’s Chief Clinical Officer. Which makes her a very busy person right now.  Nonetheless, we stole a few minutes of her time for a question.

Q: What do you tell patients and families in your care

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RVNAhealth Introduces… The Model Workstation

A woman working from home, on her couch, with a laptop on her lap and toys scattered at her feet and on the couch.

Ok, so maybe your work-at-home situation isn’t quite this bad. But chances are, your setup and habits could probably use a pinch or two of ergonomic guidance.

With recent measures requiring all non-essential employees to work remotely, you may find yourself without the benefit of an ergonomically-correct workspace. You can …

It’s Quality Business as Usual at RVNAhealth

An elderly man and RVNAhealth home health aide playing checkers on a patio outside.

RVNAhealth is pleased to announce that the Department of Public Health of the State of Connecticut has renewed RVNAhealth’s Home Health Care License for the period from April 1, 2020 through March 31, 2023,  the maximum period for a license renewal. The renewal was awarded to RVNAhealth following a site …

Local Rotarians Treat RVNAhealth to an Upgrade

Pictured here are several area Rotarians with members of the RVNAhealth leadership team and the newly purchased laptops

Above: Rotarians with members of the RVNAhealth leadership team and the newly purchased laptops: (left to right) Joe Cleary; Ralph Passarelli; Joel Third; Mike Anderson; Keri Linardi, RVNAhealth; M.J. Heller, RVNAhealth; Gigi Weiss, RVNAhealth; Geri Blair; Mario Boursiquot, RVNAhealth; Melissa Papish, RVNAhealth; Theresa Santoro, RVNAhealth President & CEO; John

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New Directors Appointed to Our Growing Team

Julissa Garcia-Perez, Director of QAPI and Compliance, and Sally Santana, MHA, Hospice Director

Above: Julissa Garcia-Perez (left) and Sally Santana

You don’t have to look very hard (or long) to count the recent milestones we’ve celebrated here at RVNAhealth. The opening of our Center for Exceptional Care (in 2016) – followed that same year by the launch of our onsite Rehabilitation & Wellness …

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Evaluating Caregivers and Caregiver Agencies

An RVNAhealth StayWELL client enjoys a game of checkers with a caregiver outside on a patio.

Not all non-medical caregiving agencies are created equal. There is a significant difference in quality across agencies, and there are significant differences in the qualifications and expertise of individual caregivers.

At RVNAhealth StayWELL non-medical services, caregiving is provided primarily by Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) and Home Health Aides (HHAs).  “It …