Jessica, RN

Jessica, RN

Home Health Aide Supervisor and Chronic Care Manager

Hometown: Newtown

About yourself:  Wife and mom to two boys. Lucas 8 years old and Jaxson 6 years old.

Why and when did you choose your profession? Years ago, I traveled to El Salvador to …

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Glove-Wearing by the General Public

It is a common sight these days to find people out for essential errands wearing disposable gloves.  Disposable gloves are currently in high demand from the general public.  This is exacerbating an urgent shortage in the medical community.  The CDC has not made a recommendation for glove-wearing by the general …

Call for iPads and iPhones

RVNAhealth is seeking iPad and iPhone donations to support our Telehealth services, which enable our clinicians to conduct patient visits virtually using FaceTime. This service is especially valuable during this time.

If you have an iPad or iPhone in good working condition that you would like to donate to RVNAhealth, …

Babysitting Help for RVNAhealth Staff

To help our essential staff provide care for our patients during this time, RVNAhealth is offering daily babysitting services to team members through Selina Rodriguez, daughter of Community Health Nurse Manager, April Rodriguez, RN.

Selina, who typically works at the Westport Weston Family YMCA, is keeping the young ones busy …

Flu and Pneumonia Immunizations

Flu & Pneumonia Immunizations

If you have not already received your flu vaccine this year, or are due for a pneumonia vaccine, the CDC is currently recommending that you do so now (despite that Spring has just begun). The CDC guidelines are: everyone 6 months or older should receive an …

RVNAhealth: Call for Personal Protective Equipment

As you may know, there is presently a nationwide shortage of PPE, Personal Protective Equipment.  PPE is used by healthcare workers to prevent the transmission of infections and viruses.  While the administration is addressing this at a national level,  RVNAhealth is also seeking local help. While the numbers are …

RVNAhealth 2020 Spelling Bee Postponed

The 9th annual RVNAhealth Spelling Bee is being postponed until Monday, June 1, 2020 at 7:00pm at the Ridgefield Playhouse.  It was originally scheduled for Wednesday, March 18.  

As a healthcare organization, RVNAhealth must operate with caution and care. Given the progress of Coronavirus, RVNAhealth is not comfortable encouraging contestants, judges, families, friends …

Coronavirus Information

Coronavirus symptoms

Updated Monday, March 30, 2020 — 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 care protocols both within the RVNAhealth building as well as with our field team, …

Essential Health and Travel Safety Precautions

There is currently no vaccine for the 2019-nCoV infection. During this Novel Coronavirus situation, as always, you should practice essential safety and travel precautions:

Methodical Hand Washing: wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds frequently, especially if you have been shaking hands, shopping, before …

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Novel Coronavirus 2019-nCoV Basics

A graphic showing the CDC's recommendations for reducing risk of being infected with coronavirus

The 2019-nCoV is a novel strain of a common family of viruses called coronaviruses. Coronavirus infections are most prevalent during the winter months and range in severity from the common cold to more virulent strains.

The Coronavirus presents as a mild to moderate upper-respiratory tract illness like the common cold. …