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For 86 years, VNA Northwest Inc. has been providing trusted homecare and hospice to residents of Northwest CT. Our skilled nurses, therapists and aides can:

  • Speed your rehabilitation from surgery
  • Assist your aging parents in remaining home
  • Help manage chronic health conditions
  • Provide compassionate end of life hospice care
  • Administer vaccinations
  • Offer blood pressure screenings
  • Provide maternal child health care visits
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18th Annual Golf Tournament -

  VNA Northwest and Oliver Wolcott Library of Litchfield collaborate in Outreach Program
     
 

Complimentary Luncheon and Program

"Planning and Empowerment: Interventions and Solutions for Every Stage of Dementia"

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Is your group or organization seeking a speaker? VNA Northwest will prepare a 15-20 minute information session (including question and answers) on a timely topic. Presentations were recently held at:Bantam Cinema - prior to the showing of "Still Alice", Litchfield Area Business Association (LABA) and the Litchfield Rotary. To arrange for a presentation please call Bridget at 860-567-6000.

Hospice Volunteer Training Program scheduled for one afternoon each week, May 2 - June 20th

Volunteers are an integral part of the hospice care philosophy. A skilled team addresses the clinical, social, psychological and spiritual considerations of the patient and family. As part of the team, volunteers provide comfort and reassurance at a patient's beside, share a laugh and a smile, run an errand for family members, or provide assistance with tasks such as paperwork, laundry or meal preparation. Volunteers can fill the gaps between visits from loved ones and profesional caregivers to make sure the patient does not feel alone.

This spring VNA Northwest will be sponsor a Hospice Volunteer Training Program. Participants will learn how to provide support to terminally ill patients and their families. Featured speakers will include physicians, nurses, social workers, pharmacists, spiritual and bereavement counselors

Sessions will be held once a week from 1pm to 4pm from May 2nd through June 20th at
VNA Northwest, 607 Bantam Rd., Bantam CT.

Tuesday, May 2nd - Introductions and overview of Hospice

Tuesday, May 9th - Communication with patients and family members

Tuesday, May 16th - Advance Directives and Personal Awareness

Wednesday, May 24th - Medical Overview of a Terminal Diagnosis

Tuesday, May 30th - Pain Management, Pain Comfort

Tuesday, June 6th - Volunteer Responsibilities and Parameters

Tuesday, June 13th - Grief and Bereavement Support

Tuesday, June 20th - The Integral Role of the Hospice Volunteer

This is a wonderful training program for individuals who can commit to the volunteer training sessions, those who are good listeners, who are non-judgemental and who are respectful of differences in otehrs. It is generally recommended that those considering these sessions have at least a period of one full year since experienceing the loss of a significant person in their lives before beginning Hospice volunteer training.

fThis is a free program offered to members of our community.

Registration is required and space is limited.

Please call Kit Wright, Hospice Volunteer Coordinator, at 860-567-6000 or via email at kwright@vnanw.org if you are interested.

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Areas we serve:
Bantam, Barkhamsted, Bethlehem, Bridgewater, Cornwall, Colebrook, Falls Village, Goshen, Harwinton, Kent, Lakeville, Litchfield, Morris, New Hartford,
New Milford, New Preston, Norfolk, Northfield, North Canaan, Plymouth, Roxbury, Salisbury, Sharon, Terryville, Thomaston, Torrington,
Warren, Watertown, Washington, Washington Depot, West Cornwall, Winchester, Winsted, Woodbury