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The Value of Planning Ahead: Financial Tips with Juli Niemann
Financial planning in the wake of a loved one’s failing health can seem morbid. Instead, St. Louis financial analyst Juli Niemann explains that it’s considerate. Watch to learn more about how making these necessary preparations can help alleviate anxiety around the topic, and assist families in making the best decisions for their families. For more helpful financial planning tips, visit www.vnastl.org.
Throughout our many years, we’ve been lucky to have such extraordinary people cross paths with our organization. Advanced Illness Management volunteer and recreational pilot Cliff Bellone, joined Angel-Flights.com to give purpose to his flying skil
Throughout our many years, we’ve been lucky to have such extraordinary people cross paths with our organization. Advanced Illness Management volunteer and recreational pilot Cliff Bellone, joined Angel-Flights.com to give purpose to his flying skills. He then became an RN to help the patients he flies to and from medical procedures. Watch to learn more about Cliff and why he serves in this way:
The Weekly Medical Moment from The Visiting Nurse Association
Blues fans, if you want to keep up with 100 year old Marge Kirchhoefer you better sharpen those blades. Turning 101 in November, Marge, a senior in our Visit-A-Bit program, has been the subject of no small amount of media coverage. Frank Cusumano at Five on Your Side (KSDK), Emily Pritchard at KMOV-4, Art Holliday and Jennifer Blome at KTRS, the NHL, NBC Sports and The Blues website…all have featured stories on this wonderful, joy filled soul. Today on “The Weekly Medical Moment” we’ll meet with Marge and talk a little about The Blues amazing run through the NHL Playoffs but we’ll also find out what makes this century old young lady so content. She will make us all better players. For more information on this topic, weekly caregiver tips and the full range of services we offer at the Visiting Nurse Association, click on our website: vnastl.org
We Remember: Happy Memorial Day from the Visiting Nurse Association of Greater St. Louis
Today we celebrate the bravery of those who fought and died for us. We can never repay their sacrifice, but we can honor their memory. Watch World War II veteran and Advanced Illness Management patient, Thomas Tooke share why we should never forget: #HappyMemorialDay
Mickey's Story: How compassionate care made all the difference
When someone is facing the end of their life, they're often in need of a few different things. For our hospice patient Mickey, it was kind nurses who kept visiting him even when he was struggling to come to terms with his loss of independence. Watch our video with a current reflection from Mickey looking back on his experience first entering our hospice program back in 2015. To learn more about our hospice program, visit vnastl.com/hospice-care
Hospice volunteers make end-of-life a special time
The end of life is a precious time where many beautiful moments often occur. For Janelle, becoming a hospice volunteer allows her to take part of patients’ lives in a meaningful way during that special time. Watch to hear more about how her experience as a hospice volunteer has impacted her.
Young St. Louis Volunteers Share their Visit-A-Bit Experience
A visit with seniors or homebound individuals, not only brightens their day, but also gives an enjoyable, rewarding experience to volunteers. Watch how two young volunteers from De Smet Jesuit High School enjoy spending time with participants in our Visit-A-Bit program. Learn more about the program here: https://bit.ly/2xia4Lw
Students Jackie and Amy share their motivation for volunteering with hospice patients
We couldn’t be more grateful to those who heed the call of service. For two Missouri Baptist University students, helping others was something they’d always wanted to do. Watch to learn what inspired them to work with our hospice patients.
A Family of Caregivers for Advanced Illness Management Patient, Rhonda Crane
Some people say animals can sense things. For one of our Advanced Illness Management patients, Magpies St. Charles restaurant owner Rhonda Crane, this ended up being true. Watch the incredible story of how her cat, Eddie sniffed out her breast cancer. EXTRA: Visit our website, for a deeper look into Rhonda’s inspiring story, and the journey of being a caregiver through the eyes of her daughter, Maggie, for whom the restaurant is named. https://bit.ly/2R8qJ0L
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