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May 6 - 12 is Love Our Nurses Week
If you know a nurse (and most of us do) you know nobody works harder, longer, or is more likely to be selfless. The purpose of National Nurses Week is to recognize their tireless and often thankless work.
Nurses Are Patient People
Most nurses work 12-hour shifts and even multiple shifts with few breaks. And since nursing is required around the clock, many nurses work the holidays we take for granted. In addition to the extensive education and training needed, the work is physically and emotionally demanding.
Spread Some Love
This week, please make a special effort to support the nurses you know. A card, a kind word, or a special act of kindness to make them smile will let them know they are appreciated.
Help Make a Difference for Nurses
Did you know that The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has cut funding for home health care by almost 4% and intends to cut it further? This lack of funding comes at a time when home care and hospice nursing is proven to be the better alternative to institutionalized care. Please be aware and actively support nurses by helping to lobby your state and federal government representatives for better funding of home health initiatives.
Did you know that Visiting Nurse Association of Northern New Jersey (VNA) is the longest-serving VNA in the state of New Jersey? So we know a thing or two about helping seniors “age in place” to avoid hospitalization and nursing homes, and also what services people need to recover from illness and surgery at home. We suggest that you learn more about our home health care services and make a plan to age at home before you have a health emergency.
Medicare and supplemental insurance often do not cover all the care our patients and caregivers need. If you would like to help, please visit vnannj.org/donate or call VNA Foundation: 973-451-4148.
The Visiting Nurse Association of Northern New Jersey (VNA) is a leading provider of comprehensive home health care services in Morris, Hunterdon, Sussex, Warren, Somerset, and Passaic Counties in Northern New Jersey. Established in 1898, generations have known that just one call to VNA opens the door to quality, patient-centered home health care solutions that allow patients to remain in the comfort of their homes with dignity, health, and independence.
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