VNA to Host Hospice Volunteer Training Sessions

Lori McSorley

In the new year, many make resolutions. Some resolve to work out more or eat better, while others resolve to take up a hobby or do something good for others. Visiting Nurses is providing an opportunity for those who wish to help someone in a big way this new year. ...

VNA Hosts Educational Program for Veteran Caretakers

Lori McSorley

Visiting Nurses is hosting a teleconference, Thursday, November 14th from 1-4:30 at Visiting Nurses, 200 Maine Street, Lawrence, KS (3rd Floor). Three CEU's will be available, and registration for CEU's will take place from 12:30-1. The conference will cover many issues that veterans face when faced with an illness or ...

Grief Camp for Children and Teens Offers Unconventional Coping Methods

Lori McSorley

Three local organizations are teaming up to fill a need in the Douglas County community. On Sunday, November 10th from 1-5pm, Keepsake Day will commence at Midland Care Center. Visiting Nurses Hospice, Midland Care and Rumsey Yost Funeral Home have come together to offer a grief day-camp for children, teens ...

Tailgate Fundraiser to Benefit Visiting Nurses- Honoring Coach Don Fambrough

Lori McSorley

Visiting Nurses has served the Douglas County Community for over 44 years. In this time, they have served individuals in areas of Home Health, Rehabilitation, Hospice and Private Duty. Thousands of patients have been helped through these services, many of which have not had the ability to pay. Visiting Nurses ...

SkillBuilders Fall Session Educational Series is Back

Lori McSorley

SkillBuilders is an educational series sponsored through Visiting Nurses, Lawrence Public Library and Douglas County Senior Services. SkillBuilders is intended for widows, widowers or anyone experiencing significant life changes. SkillBuilders offers classes both in the Fall and the Spring, with the Fall session occuring every Thursday between September 12th and ...

SkillBuilders Educational Series is Back

Lori McSorley

What is SkillBuilders? SkillBuilders is an educational series sponsored through Visiting Nurses, Lawrence Public Library and Douglas County Senior Services. SkillBuilders is intended for widows, widowers or anyone experiencing significant life changes. SkillBuilders offers classes both in the Fall and the Spring, with the Fall session occuring every Thursday between ...

Visiting Nurses Provides School Supplies

Lori McSorley

This is the 4th year that Visiting Nurses has done an employee school supply drive. This year's donations will be presented to the Ballard Center to benefit children in the area. Pictured here are some of the employees who donated to the drive. From left to right, Mitzie Gimblet, Pat ...

Local Hospice Nurse Recognized for Outstanding Care

Lori McSorley

Hospice care provides comfort, not only to patients, but also to families of patients who are terminally ill. One nurse providing this care, Ginger Hayes, knows first-hand how hospice care can affect someone’s life. “The genuine care and compassion that comes from caring for a hospice patient is such a ...

Local Hospice Nurse Recognized for Outstanding Care

Lori McSorley

Hospice care provides comfort, not only to patients, but also to families of patients who are terminally ill. One nurse providing this care, Ginger Hayes, knows first-hand how hospice care can affect someone’s life. “The genuine care and compassion that comes from caring for a hospice patient is such a ...

Local Hospice Nurse Recognized for Outstanding Care

Lori McSorley

Hospice care provides comfort, not only to patients, but also to families of patients who are terminally ill. One nurse providing this care, Ginger Hayes, knows first-hand how hospice care can affect someone’s life. “The genuine care and compassion that comes from caring for a hospice patient is such a ...

Life After Loss

Lori McSorley

Have you experienced grief and loss? We welcome your participation in the Life After Loss group which is forming now. Discover you are not alone in your grief experience, share memories of your loved ones, and help others as you help yourself. Life After Loss Group will meet six Wednesdays, ...

Four Lifestyle Changes Families Notice during the Holidays

Lori McSorley

For many people, the holidays are marked with expected seasonal stressors such as social obligations, travel hassles, holiday decorating, year-end deadlines, crowded malls, money worries and family gatherings. But despite the added pressures, many people cherish the holiday season because it represents valuable time spent celebrating with family and reconnecting ...

Visiting Nurses is Tailgating for a Good Cause

Lori McSorley

Visiting Nurses would like to invite the community to join us Saturday, September 1st for a tailgate fundraiser honoring Coach Don Fambrough. The Fambrough Fans Tailgate Fundraiser will include commemorative KU t-shirts, beer mugs, and more for purchase. You also won't want to miss out on food and beer from ...

Plan 9 Emergency Planning

Lori McSorley

When a Tornado strikes- are YOU prepared? And WHERE is your emergency kit? Living in Kansas comes with many great aspects! We “normally” get to experience all of the seasons, midwest hospitality, cheap cost of living and don’t forget Kansas BBQ! However, living in Tornado alley we need to take ...

Hospice Care & End of Life Planning

Kristen Walker

Join local hosipce volunteers from Visiting Nurses in a brief presentation about hospice care and end-of-life planning. Sunday, Feb 5th - 1:00pm Unity Church 900 Madeline Lane

SkillBuilders-Fall 2011

Lori McSorley

Skill Builders is back with its Fall 2011 Session sponsored by Visiting Nurses, Lawrence Public Library, and Douglas County Senior Center. Skill Builders helps to provide education and support for caregivers, widows, widowers, and those experiencing life changes. The Fall SkillBuilders session will run every Thursday from September 8th to ...

How to Beat the Summer Heat and Stay Safe Outdoors

Lori McSorley

Summer is officially here, and the heat waves can be more than we can take sometimes. Did you know that more people die from heat waves each year than from hurricanes, lightning, tornados, floods, and earthquakes combined??? In fact, the Center for Disease Control estimates that between 1979-1998, there were ...

Prom Dress Donations for "Senior Prom" and dessert Pot Luck

Jeff Cuttell

There is a dessert pot luck at Medicalodges Eudora on Mother's Day. Great chance to get some tasty treats! This kicks off National Nursing Home Week. The rest of the week will have a different theme each day and ending with May 13th "Senior Prom". Medicalodges is still looking for ...

Fire in the Hole BBQ Cook-off to Benefit Visiting Nurses

Lori McSorley

The Fraternal Order of Eagles #309 annual Fire in the Hole BBQ Cook-off is coming up on May 20-21st. The funds from the Fire in the Hold Cook-off will go to Visiting Nurses to provide care for children who are termed “failure to thrive.” These children are underweight or born ...

Our 3d Fundraiser is Fast Approaching

Lori McSorley

Our annual 3d fundraising event, Dine, Dance, & Donate, is coming up soon! Come join us April 16th at the Oread's Griffith Ballroom for a Community Dinner Buffet at 6:30pm. At 7:30pm, join us for live music, dancing, live and silent auction, yummy deserts, a photo booth and more. Visiting ...

Skill Builders-Spring 2011 Schedule

Lori McSorley

Skill Builders provides education and support for caregivers, widows, and widowers, and it is back for its Spring 2011 session. This twelve week program given by Lawrence Public Library and Douglas County Visiting Nurses, Rehabilitation & Hospice is open to the public from 10:00-11:25 at Lawrence Public Library Gallery Room. ...

Brainstorming Strategies - People have access to healthcare (mental, physical).

Erika Dvorske

What needs to happen in our community for people of all ages to have access to healthcare in broad terms, including physical, mental? Would you be willing to post your ideas about what strategies in our community help to achieve this? Post here to help brainstorm! http://wellcommons.com/users/edvorske/photos/2011/jan/28/206755/

Community invited to severe winter weather forum Dec. 7

Karrey Britt

http://www2.ljworld.com/photos/2010/mar/20/188972/ Snow. Ice. Power outages. Yuck! Learn about severe winter weather and how to be prepared at a special forum next week. **The FREE community event will be:** • from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 7. • on the second floor of the Community Health Facility, 200 Maine ...

Test Your Breast Cancer Knowledge

Lori McSorley

1) More than ___________ breast cancer survivors live in the U.S. today. A)500,000 B)750,000 C)1 Million D)2 Million 2) About ____________ of women diagnosed with breast cancer have no known risk factors. A)25% B)30% C)50% D)70% 3)Women who get regular mammograms reduce their risk of breast cancer death by ____________. ...

Pain Management throught Palliative Care

Kristin Jones

Below is a link that we at Midland Care think you will find interesting! There are 3 videos (please excuse the commercials before the vid clips, Its well worth the extra 30 seconds!) The Clips discuss what palliative care is and who it can benefit. Its become increasingly more popular, ...

Douglas County Visiting Nurses to Host Flu Shot Clinics

Lori McSorley

We at Douglas County Visiting Nurses, Rehabilitation, and Hospice Care want everyone to stay healthy this flu season, which is why we would like to inform you that we are holding flu shot clinics beginning in September. Staying protected during flu season means fewer people at risk for infection, fewer ...

Brandon Woods at Alvamar and Douglas County Visiting Nurses, Rehabilitation and Hospice Are Working Together to Better Serve Senior Adults in Douglas County

Lori McSorley

Brandon Woods at Alvamar, a Five Star Senior Living Community and Douglas County Visiting Nurses, Rehabilitation and Hospice, two strong community organizations announce the opening of a Douglas County Visiting Nurses satellite office on the Brandon Woods at Alvamar campus. With the presence of Douglas County VNA on the Brandon ...

Skill Builders-Fall 2010

Lori McSorley

Skill Builders Fall Session is almost underway, and is scheduled to start September 9, 2010. This program, funded by a generous grant from Douglas County United Way and supported through Douglas County Visiting Nurses, Rehabilitation, and Hospice Care, Lawrence Public Library, and Douglas County Senior Services Inc., provides education and ...

Community Groups Support VNA

Lori McSorley

http://www2.ljworld.com/photos/2010/jun/04/193070/

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