Community Newsletter - Summer 2019
Message From Our CEO
The past few months at Cornerstone VNA have been very positive despite the dreary weather here in New England. I am very proud of the team at Cornerstone VNA for the amazing work we continue to do and congratulate our team on the Business NH Magazine recognition for Health Care Business of the Year. We are proud to be the leader in home health and Hospice care. We take great value in transforming the home health experience and work diligently to identify opportunities to provide the most advanced care at home as well as programs that promote healthy communities.

Each day I hear amazing stories from staff, patients, families and caregivers how we made a positive impact in their life or one of their loved ones. Each story is special and gives me such pride and determination to continue to lead this amazing organization despite the constant barriers that are placed before us. Our aging population, nursing shortage and inadequate reimbursement is what we are faced with today and into the future, but here at Cornerstone VNA we are doing what we can to keep up to meet the healthcare needs of our community members at home.

Healthcare is in a spin of constant change, but we continue to adapt to these changes in order to sustain our organization. Additionally, in an effort to prepare for the future, we support our staff through professional development and invest in healthcare technology. In doing so, we are able to continue advancing our mission by staying on track with the latest trends in home care and best practices.

Always remember that you have a choice in your home health and hospice provider and Cornerstone VNA is here for you when needed.

Infinite Best Wishes,
Julie Reynolds, RN, MS, CEO
2019 Health Care Business of the Year
Business NH Magazine awarded Cornerstone VNA the 2019 Health Care Business of the Year Award for our outstanding civic contributions and exceptional performance.
 
Cornerstone VNA was honored at a special awards ceremony in Manchester on May 30th. Congratulations to our amazing team on earning this prestigious award!
 
Seen here are Anthem's Maria Proulx with Julie Reynolds and Business NH Magazine's Matt Mowry.
Live Well Die Well Tour June 19 in Rochester
Cornerstone VNA is proud to host a free event June 19 at Frisbie Memorial Hospital's Conference Center from 5:30-6pm with Kimberly Paul, author of “Bridging the Gap” and podcast host of “Death by Design”. Traveling across the United States in her RV, Kimberly brings her Live Well Die Well Tour to NH. Kimberly will share her personal journey in an effort to empower individuals to reclaim death as a human experience and not as a medical event.  A limited number of copies of “Bridging the Gap” will be available for purchase and signed by Kimberly.

Click here to register.
Fabulous Find June Recipient
We are thrilled to be one of three recipients of proceeds from the June sales at The Fabulous Find , a boutique style resale shop at 139 State Rd (Route One) in Kittery, which partners with different worthy, local non-profit organizations each month. All profits are donated to whatever organizations are selected by their board for that particular month. The more sales they do, the bigger the check awarded will be at the end of the month. Click here for a list of suggested donations. Please encourage people to donate on our behalf and shop there in the month of June!
Hannaford Helps Bag June Recipient
Cornerstone VNA has been selected to be a part of the Hannaford Helps Reusable Bag Program. For the month of June, each time a $2.50 reusable Community Bag is purchased at the 290 North Main Street, Rochester NH or 26 Lilac Mall #2, Rochester NH , $1 will be donated to CVNA. Please help us spread the word!
Telehealth Program Honored in New Jersey
Our Telehealth Clinical Coordinator, Anne Carle, RN, was invited to be a featured presenter at the Health Recovery Solutions’ “Advancing Healthcare with Telehealth” in New Jersey on April 26. Anne presented on the video conferencing functioanlity of Telehealth and the many advantages it offers our patients.

We are proud to share a recent blog post about how our Telehealth Clinical Coordinator, Anne Carle, RN, is helping patients like Marie stay at home with this advanced remote monitoring system!
National Nursing Assistants Week
The 42nd Annual National Nursing Assistants Week is June 13-20. The theme of the week is Creating a Community of Caring.
Nursing Assistants bring wisdom, patience, humor and caring to the daily lives of patients.
 
According to Christine Riley, LNA, Home Care, " I find it very rewarding taking care of people. You can learn a lot from them, it's always a joy to listen to what they have to say." Seen here are Florence DeBenedictis, LNA, CHPNA, Renee Ames, LNA, Marie Stickles, LNA, Ivelisse Ortiz, LNA, and Christine Riley, LNA.
Caregiver Cafes
Cornerstone VNA hosts two monthly Caregiver Cafés to support and educate caregivers.
Farmington Caregiver Café
Last Friday of the Month
10:30 am 
422 Main Street, Farmington, NH
Newington Caregiver Café
Last Thursday of the Month
10:30 am
328 Nimble Hill Road, Newington, NH
Join Our Team
Did You Know?
...that for as little as two hours a week you can join our volunteer team?

Our greatest need right now is for Companion volunteers and Hospice volunteers.
COMPANION VOLUNTEERS
Provide support, respite and
friendship to patients, families
and caregivers.
Call Ann at 603-994-6941or send an email here .
HOSPICE VOLUNTEERS
Provide companionship and
respite for caregivers through
end of life.
Call Nancy at 603-994-7041 or send an email here .
Support Cornerstone VNA