National Nurses Week: No place like home for a Visiting Nurse

HEALTH- Every year from May 6th through May 12th people celebrate National Nurses Week, a time set aside to recognize the men and women who have dedicated their lives to the field of nursing. Here in the Bronx, home care nurses in particular work keep our aging population living safely and independently at home—avoiding unnecessary trips to the hospital.

Visiting Volunteers Bring Comfort—and a Dog named Chicken

HEALTH- April is National Volunteer Month, a time to recognize the more than 60 million Americans who volunteer their time year-round, including hospice volunteers who play an important role in end-of-life care for many individuals and families in New York communities. In fact, volunteers are such a vital part of hospice care, their presence is mandated by law and in keeping with the broader social mission to build a community of care at end of life.

Home Care Nurses Help Close the Gap in Diabetes Control

HEALTH- According to the American Diabetes Association, one in four Americans age 65+ now lives with diabetes—that makes it more important now than ever to find ways to bridge the gap in diabetes control.