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Stories of Care

Every day, we provide expert care to individuals from all walks of life. We invite you to meet some of them below.

Realizing Her Potential

princess and her child junior

One of nine siblings, Princess never had a mother or father figure to look up to. By her 11th birthday, she found herself in foster care.

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June 24, 2020

Connecting with Care

If you walked into an Omaha skilled nursing facility, odds are the staff would know Karen Wineinger. As a clinical liaison, she’s an important bridge between patients at these facilities […]

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April 29, 2020

VNA’s President Reflects on Historical Pandemic Experience

As we step up to take care of our patients during this pandemic, I’ve been reflecting on my previous experience during another uncertain time. When I worked in Chicago for […]

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April 10, 2020

COVID-19 Through the Eyes of a Hospice Nurse

Infection prevention throughout the community is something VNA’s staff has always kept at the forefront of our minds, even before this outbreak began. Hear one of our hospice nurse’s perspectives.

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March 19, 2020

Fitting in Fitness from the Comfort of Home

No gym? No problem! Healing Motion, the outpatient physical therapy clinic of Visiting Nurse Association, is here to provide some exercise tips for staying active from the comfort of your home.

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March 18, 2020

A Nutritionist’s Quarantine Grocery List

It’s important to boost your immunity during a virus outbreak. VNA’s nutritionist put together a list of some healthy, long-lasting foods that will help strengthen your immune system.

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March 17, 2020

Staying Healthy, Two Hands at a Time

You’ve washed your hands thousands of times — but are you as careful as a doctor? Now is an especially good time to practice scrubbing thoroughly, and it’s one of the easiest ways you can stay healthy.

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October 1, 2019

“Plastic 4 Pink” Campaign Supports Breast Cancer Patients

This October during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, VNA is launching a “Plastic 4 Pink” campaign, collecting gift cards to support its clients in the Breast Cancer Patient Assistance Program (BCPAP). […]

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September 10, 2019

VNA Flu Clinics

VNA offers flu immunizations through community clinics at VNA Headquarters at 12565 West Center Road starting Sept. 16. The clinics are held from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. every Mon. – Thurs.; no appointment is necessary.

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September 10, 2019

Join Us for VNA Take Out!

You’re NOT invited to an event you (sort of) don’t want to attend. Who has time for yet another fundraiser? We’re taking the hassle out of another fundraiser! At VNA, […]

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February 27, 2019

Five Tips for a Healthy Heart

February is Heart Month, an important time to reflect on what you can do to keep your heart healthy. VNA’s Clinical Dietitian Jordan Goldsmith, MS, RD, LMNT, LD, offers the following tips to help keep your heart healthy in February and throughout the year:

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February 15, 2018

And the winning recipes are…

In anticipation of VNA’s most delicious fundraiser, Art & Soup, coming up on Feb. 25, employees had a little soup competition of their own! Big congratulations to Rilla Eaton, whose Italian Turkey Burger Soup won Judges Choice, and Francie McNeil, whose Sicilian Peasant Stew with Asiago Cheese Soup won People’s choice. And congratulations to Dee Sepcenko, whose Algo Con Repollo won chef’s choice in Council Bluffs.

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November 21, 2017

Thanksgiving Cakes

Thanksgiving Cakes repurpose Thanksgiving leftovers in a fun, creative and delicious way. I don’t use a set recipe, but if you’ve ever made fritters or crab cakes, you are looking for a mixture of that same consistency.

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