NFP Stories

In the Words of our Patients and Loved Ones…

Patient Testimonial for Vicky Clifford I am writing to express my appreciation for the excellent service I have received from Victoria Clifford, [OTR, CDP, RVNAhealth Occupational Therapist] during my recovery
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Another Day. Another Wish Granted by RVNAhealth.

Every day, RVNAhealth team members do little things to brighten the days of their patients, clients, and colleagues. Here's a little sample ...
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Gen Fagan is Back in Action!

It was April 2021 and things were looking up. Spring was on the horizon, and COVID-19 vaccines were beginning to take hold, bringing hope for a return to life as we formerly knew it. But for Genevieve Fagan, known fondly as Gen, life took an unfair turn.
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A collage of Duane with the box that the Green Bay Packers sent him, a note signed by Aaron Rodgers, and Duane sitting in a chair with a Green Bay football and pennant in his lap

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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Felix, in his wheelchair, and his daughter, in front of the On the Mend van that contains his new recliner

What a Difference a Chair Makes!

Felix, 93, was due for a new chair, and when On the Mend heard that his chair often serves as his bed for comfort, they went the luxurious route.
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Pat Larson (center) celebrates being declared free of COVID-19 with her RVNAhealth ComfortWELL nurses Anne Felizardo, LPN, and Christine Palmer, RN, BSN.

Happily Ever Onward

Pat is one of the happier stories to emerge from the coronavirus pandemic. She was considered to be at high risk for severe illness from the virus, so our hospice services were recommended to care for her.
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Terri Alexander (prior to surgery) discussing the stairs at her Home Safety Evaluation with RVNAhhealth's Joe Naber, OT.

Hip Hip …. delay … Hooray!

Terri Alexander was among those who were in need of surgery just as COVID-19 started to impact Connecticut. Learn how she got back in action!
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Oh, What a Difference a Haircut Makes!

RVNAhealth hospice patients Felix and Giuseppe found themselves desperately in need of a trim during the COVID-19 pandemic. Enter the RVNAhealth wishes program, which works to grant hospice patients their special wishes, both small and big.
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On a tour of his boyhood in Danbury, Ed Siergiej look out the window of an ambulance at Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish, where he, his parents and brother were parishioners.

A Hospice Patient Revisits His Boyhood Past

World War II paratrooper. Educator. Grandfather. Loyal friend. These are just some of the words that come up in conversations with Edward Siergiej’s friends and family. In late 2019, he embarked on a special journey: A tour of some of places and sights from his boyhood in Danbury.
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