VNA Northwest will be offering flu shots at the agency office on Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00p.m..
Inidividuals are asked to wear short sleeves and bring insurance cards if you have Medicare Part B, Aetna, Anthem or Connecticare.
Cost without insurance: $35 for flu and $100 for pneumonia .
Fall Prevention Program
VNA Northwest will be offering a series of programs related to fall prevention utilizing a grant from the Connecticut Collaboration for Fall Prevention.
There is no charge to participate, however, registration is limited.
Please visit our the calendar of events for a complete lisiting of all programs being offerred.
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 email@example.com if you are interested.