A Family Caregiver’s Medication Management Checklist

A Family Caregiver’s Medication Management Checklist

by Alicia Schwartz, R.N. and Care Coordinator, VNSNY CHOICE Health Plans Picture this: Your elderly father lives alone and sees a doctor for several chronic conditions, but his latest checkup has you troubled. His high blood pressure has been creeping up again, chronic pain seems unmanageable and,

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Fall Allergies Are Nothing to Sneeze At For Seniors

Fall Allergies Are Nothing to Sneeze At For Buffalo Seniors By Alicia Schwartz, MSN-Ed, PCC, CCM, RN of VNSNY CHOICE Health Plans While Fall allergies aren’t fun for anyone, they place an extra burden on older adults, many of whom live with preexisting medical conditions that can

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The Importance of Caring for Family Caregivers

By Beth O’Keefe RN Care Coordinator with VNSNY CHOICE Health Plans, from the not-for-profit Visiting Nurse Service of New York It is November; the weather is getting colder and the days are growing shorter. It seems like only yesterday when we were complaining about summer’s heat. Already

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COPD Awareness – Tips for Breathing Easier

November is COPD Awareness Month—Tips for Breathing Easier By Alicia Schwartz, RN, VNSNY CHOICE Health Plans November is National COPD Awareness Month, and according to the COPD Foundation, there are 24 million chronic obstructive pulmonary disease sufferers in the U.S., but fewer than half are aware they

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Stopping Slips, Trips and Falls: Simple Home Fixes to Keep Seniors Safe

By Beth O’Keefe RN Care Coordinator with VNSNY CHOICE Health Plans, from the not-for-profit Visiting Nurse Service of New York September 22nd is the first day of fall and the beginning of National Falls Prevention Week. This is the perfect time to remind older adults and their

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A Tribute and a Thank You To Nurses: Five Things You Didn’t Know About Nurses in Your Community

A Tribute and a Thank You To Nurses: Five Things You Didn't Know About Nurses in Your Community

By Beth O’Keefe RN With so many changes in healthcare the expanded role of nurses nurses has become vitally important to a health care team’s success. Managed Long Term Care Nurses, as well as Home Health Care visiting nurses, are often the unsung heroes who keep our

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