April 22, 2020

The OK’s of COVID-19: Validating Our Responses to the Pandemic

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Author: Kimberly Helsel
1. It is OK to have many feelings at once. On any given day, you may experience a multitude of feelings, such as feeling overwhelmed by all of the daily changes, angry at cancelled events, disappointed by missed opportunities, sad that you cannot spend time with family and friends, wary when you cro...
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February 25, 2016

Living With Heart Failure

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Author: Natalie Depto-Vesey
By Rhonda Trexler, MS, RN, COS-C, CCP WHAT IS HEART FAILURE? Heart failure, also known as Congestive Heart Failure (CHF), does not mean the heart has stopped working. It means that the heart’s pumping power is less than normal and cannot pump enough blood to meet the needs of the body or cannot fi...
January 11, 2016

Nothing to Fear: The Truth about Hospice

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Author: Natalie Depto-Vesey
For families considering care for a loved one whose health is declining, hospice is a scary word. Kathy Baker, Vice President of Hospice and Palliative Care for Home Nursing Agency, sheds light on hospice care and how it can benefit patients and families. Does enrolling in hospice shorten someone’...
December 29, 2015

Ostomy-What to Know

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Author: Natalie Depto-Vesey
What There Is To Know Before Ostomy Surgery by Leslie P. Wilson MS, RN, CWOCN, Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurse Research from Ostomy Wound Management (May and October 2015 issues) suggests adjusting to living with an ostomy benefits from what to expect before the surgery.  If you or someone you ...
December 15, 2015

Care for the Caregiver

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Author: Natalie Depto-Vesey
By Georgine Safko-Dodson, MSN, CRNP, CHPN, Hospice Family Nurse Practitioner and Clinical Nurse Specialist Caregivers are compassionate people who care for a chronically or terminally ill patient on a day-to-day basis. Both professional and lay caregivers may not meet their own needs as they try to ...