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Jul

4

2016

Visiting Nurse Health System Honors Veterans

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As Americans celebrate the country's independence, the July 4 holiday is a natural time to remember and honor the men and women who have bravely served in the armed forces.

Among those today are about 19 million military Veterans, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. About 3 million of those Veterans were active during World War II and the Korean War, and more than 9 million are currently over the age of 65.

With so many aging Veterans, it is perhaps more appropriate to pay tribute to them every day. Honoring

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Jun

29

2016

Visiting Nurse Health System Debuts Its All-New Website

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Digital media is changing the face of the Internet, and a dynamic online presence is more important than ever. Despite providing high quality, state-of-the-art healthcare services, our Visiting Nurse Health System website was looking a little stale and did not match up to the excellent quality of services we offer. Now, we are excited to show you our fresh, new, online look. Through a generous donation from a long-time supporter, vnhs.org has invested in a new online presence that allows us to provide compelling resources and to interact

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Jun

16

2016

Certified Nursing Assistants Play a Vital Role

Certified nursing assistants provide essential assistance to elderly and disabled individuals with daily healthcare needs. As healthcare professionals, Visiting Nurse Health System recognizes the value of the direct care that certified nursing assistants provide and is deeply grateful for the work they do to improve the lives of our patients. Visiting Nurse, Georgia's largest nonprofit home healthcare and hospice provider, employs nearly 40 nursing assistants.

Given the expanding need for person-centered care in the home or the place our patients call home, the demand for hands-on- care is greater than ever before.


What does a certified nursing assistant do?


 
The nursing assistant position was created by

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Jun

15

2016

Health Screenings and Tests Every Man Should Have

This is the week to wear your denim proudly, dress up with a favorite navy blazer, or pair a blue shirt or skirt with a pop of color, such as red or orange. By wearing blue, you will be sending a message to men and boys in your life that you want them to make their health a priority.

National Men's Health Week is June 13-19, a time when men can commit to a healthy lifestyle, take advantage of health screenings and learn about ways to return to health if they get sick.

On average, men live five fewer years than women, a gap that's

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