Lake Sunapee Region VNA & Hospice (LSRVNA) has welcomed two new members to its Board of Trustees—Anne Seger, MD, and Anthony Marino, MD, both of Sunapee. A retired internal medicine physician, Dr. Seger worked during her career as the medical director for several health plans, a physician at UMass Medical Center and an assistant professor of clinical medicine at UMass Medical School, among other roles. Dr. Marino is an orthopaedic surgeon at The NH Orthopaedic Center in Nashua and has worked at numerous affiliated hospitals and outpatient surgery centers.
Read MoreAfter thoughtful conversations with many, Lake Sunapee Region VNA & Hospice believes it must remain cautious and not hold large in-person gatherings until summer. Thus, the May 2022 Women Who Make A Difference Luncheon has been cancelled. This is such a difficult decision, especially knowing how much our supporters have missed the fun of getting together. But when we finally have our joyous Luncheon, we will do so without doubts or undue risk.
Read MoreRebecca Lacasse, DNP, APRN, has joined the team at Lake Sunapee Region VNA & Hospice as its Hospice & Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner, bringing with her 17 years of nursing experience. Lacasse holds a Doctorate in Nursing from Maryville University and a Master’s from Walden University and completed rotations in hematology/oncology and palliative medicine during her training. She has worked at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in orthoplastic and trauma, as well as in neuroscience and ENT surgeries. For the last three years, she worked in primary care at Mid-State Health Center in Bristol, NH.
Read MoreLake Sunapee Region VNA & Hospice invites you to its Annual Meeting to be held virtually on Thursday, March 10 at 4:00pm. The meeting will include a review of 2021, Board elections, a tribute to staff, and time for your questions. This is a great opportunity to learn more about our home health care agency, which serves people of all ages in 32 area towns.
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If you’re having trouble with routine foot care, Lake Sunapee VNA can help. Foot Care Clinics are available by appointment only in the following locations every month: Charlestown Senior Center, Claremont Senior Center, COA Chapin Senior Center in New London, Newport Senior Center and Upper Valley Senior Center in Lebanon. For a $25 fee, our clinic nurses provide a toenail trim and file, soak, clean and lotion. To schedule an appointment, call 603-748-1731. For specific locations and dates, visit https://lakesunapeevna.org/calendar?layout=weekly.
The New London Service Organization (NLSO) has once again made a wonderful donation of $1,000 to Lake Sunapee Region VNA & Hospice (LSRVNA) in support of the “Kearsarge Kids Christmas Program Elf Fund.” The program, a collaboration between many community partners that began nearly 20 years ago, helps local families in need of a little extra support during the holidays by providing holiday gifts and gift cards. “This generous contribution will bring joy to families, especially the children, again this year,” said Cathy Raymond, LSRVNA Development Officer.
Read MoreLoa and Steve Winter moved to New Hampshire from California in the late 1970’s and were instrumental in the introduction of hospice care to Lake Sunapee VNA and the region. As we celebrate National Hospice Month and the impactful hospice care provided by Lake Sunapee VNA over so many years, it’s an especially meaningful time for Loa Winter to have donated her artist’s rendering of Florence Nightingale.
Read MoreThe Lake Sunapee VNA clinicians that attended our on-site Wound Skills Days this past month enjoyed all the training and review that the educators of 3M/KCI provided. Sessions were held on three different days under tents in our parking lot to make it safe and convenient for staff to attend. These events helped equip our nurses with a new arsenal of wound dressings to optimize skills for improved patient outcomes and was an excellent review of the skills they frequently complete in the home. Thank you to our partners at 3M/KCI!
The time has come! After over a year of the program being on hold, we are excited to announce the relaunching of our Hospice Volunteer Program. Our Hospice Volunteers have served a vital role on our Hospice interdisciplinary team. They have a deep desire to give comfort, peace, and care to our patients. They do this purely out of the goodness of their hearts and their own free time. Volunteers have a significant impact on the lives of our patients, often connecting with them on a deep and personal level. This relationship benefits the patient and their loved ones, as well as the interdisciplinary team. Not only do they provide the team with particular insight into our patients’ lives, but through the volunteers' interactions, they are helping our organization maintain a high level of excellence in patient care. For more information about our volunteer programs, contact Elizabeth Gantner, Volunteer Manager, at 603-748-2225.
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