• January 17, 2019

    Recovery at Home-After Hip Surgery

    Sue Speers, 88, had experienced joint replacement surgery before. But this time, she knew she was going home alone. Both she and her family were nervous and Sue recognized that she would need to rely on her home health providers. There were six in all – nurses, home health aides and physical therapists.

  • January 12, 2019

    Laura’s Story

    Our work is amazing because YOU are amazing.

    Laura was 98 when we met her in January of 2017, and turned 99 soon after. With an expectation that she had only six months left to live, she entered our Hospice Program. She was having a hard time at that point, on oxygen 24/7, and just plain aging. But with good care, stress and pain reduction, she soon “graduated” from the Hospice program. Laura found this particularly amusing when she was presented with a certificate, and graduated at 99!

  • January 5, 2019

    For Robin

    Central NH VNA & Hospice Team,

    Thank you Nancy, Dr. Crosby, and team for supporting us and getting mom home and comfortable during her last days with us. We are heartbroken to have lost her but so grateful that she was never afraid and that we were able to help her last days be comfortable and so full of love and dignity. Thank you all for the work you do – Blessed to have your guidance and support.

  • January 4, 2019

    Ginny's Story

    When Ginny first came to us, chronic illness was winning the day.  She was having a terrible time managing her diabetes, and combined with heart disease, she was finding it hard to walk.  Her legs were so filled with fluid that they were actually leaking water. She was already prescribed a massive daily dose of insulin – five times the average dose!  She had been in and out of the hospital as her symptoms worsened. Living alone, no family close by, what was Ginny going to do? The hospital wanted to release her, but she was going to need some help.

  • November 15, 2018

    Armand's Story

    Armand Maheux believed so strongly in hospice that he asked his care staff several times to give a testimonial. And we are so glad he did.  What follows is a synopsis of a long visit with Armand and Central VNA’s Director of Development.

    Armand is a charming man. With his hair neatly combed, and his pin-striped dress shirt crisply pressed, he was sitting up on his hospital bed waiting for my arrival.  When his daughter Bonnie answered the door and showed me in, Armand was clearly glad I had arrived.