VNA Announces Speakers Bureau - Home Health Care Community Presentations

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Visiting Nurse Association of Northern NJ offers presentations by expert speakers on home health care planning for the elderly, plus caregiver support and resources.

Visiting Nurse Association of Northern NJ

“Going out into the community to educate the public, listen to their concerns and answer their questions is the most rewarding part of my job," Mary Curoski, VNA Community Outreach Coordinator.

Visiting Nurse Association of Northern New Jersey (VNA) believes it’s important to educate the community on health care changes and provide information on resources offered through VNA’s programs and services. To that end, they are pleased to announce their Speakers Bureau program, which offers, at no cost, home health care presentations to community groups and organizations throughout Morris and Hunterdon counties.

“The talks we give about home care options have never been timelier. The topic of home care is not just for seniors. There’s strong interest among younger audiences because so many people are assisting their parents and other loved ones,” said Mary Curoski, one of VNA’s Community Outreach Coordinators. “Our presentations include a lot of helpful information that can take the stress out of finding appropriate, high quality care”.

“Going out into the community to educate the public, listen to their concerns and answer their questions is the most rewarding part of my job. I’ve spoken to groups of all sizes at a variety of venues including libraries, corporate Lunch and Learns, churches and senior centers,” said Curoski. “Since our organization has been a provider of home care services and caregiver support programs for over 117 years, we’re happy to inform our community about the resources available to them and help them better understand the options available.”

VNA’s two most requested presentations are “Caring for the Caregiver & VNA Home Care Programs” and “Understanding Hospice and Supportive Care”. During these presentations, attendees learn how to more effectively care for the caregiver, find guidance on how to access grant-funded respite care and receive information on the benefits of home care.

Speakers Bureau presentations can be tailored to meet the needs of virtually any group and range in length from 20 to 45 minutes. To schedule a presentation or to learn more, please contact Mary Curoski at 973-451-4159 or mcuroski(at)vnannj(dot)org or Deborah Castro at 973-451-4161 or dcastro(at)vnannj(dot)org.

About the Visiting Nurse Association of Northern New Jersey:
Visiting Nurse Association of Northern New Jersey is a nonprofit organization with a distinguished 117-year tradition of service. VNA’s comprehensive services include skilled nursing, physical, occupational and speech therapy, certified home health aides, hospice care, caregiver support programs, private care solutions and Friendship House, a social adult day care center.

Statistics show Americans would prefer to age in place at home. However, few are factoring the cost of home care into their retirement planning. Each day, VNA of Northern New Jersey encounters seniors who need a helping hand to realize their best quality of life. Many with chronic but treatable medical conditions and routine symptoms of aging aren’t eligible for Medicare home care benefits. That’s why it’s imperative for those who haven’t yet reached retirement age to plan ahead for individual needs.

Visiting Nurse Association of Northern New Jersey has devoted more than a century to delivering home health services to the residents of Morris County, NJ and neighboring communities who want to return home following hospitalization or need a helping hand to remain in the comfort of home despite illness, disability or advanced age. For further information about VNA services and guidance in planning ahead for your home care needs, call 1-800-WE VISIT (1-800-934-4748) or go to http://www.vnannj.org.

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