Autumn 2016 Newsletter for Professionals

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Our recent newsletter for healthcare professionals focuses on Medication Reconciliation.  Download your copy here:

Professional Newsletter 2016 

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This newsletter also includes details on our upcoming education programs for healthcare professionals:

Difficult End of Life Discussions
Featuring Leslie Blatt, APRN, Director of Palliative Care
Yale New Haven Hospital
Tuesday, October 25, 8:30 – 10:00 a.m.
VNA Community Healthcare, 753 Boston Post Rd., Guilford
Do you or your staff struggle with talking to patients and families about the end of life? Join us for a beneficial program to learn how to: Respect a patients wishes, deal with symptom management, work with families about how to start difficult conversations, and transition from care of the sick to hospice.
Please share with your team – this program will be beneficial to many.
To register, call our toll free Helpline: 1.866.474.5230 or email DCalvert@vna-commh.org.

Motivation, Adherence and Rehabilitation in Medical Care
Featuring Dr. Barbara Greenspan, PsyD, MHSA
Shoreline Neuropsychology & Behavioral Health
Wednesday, November 9, 8:30 – 10:00 a.m.
VNA Community Healthcare, 2319 Whitney Ave., Hamden
Healthcare professionals often manage issues of poor adherence to treatment, which can have negative effects on patient health outcomes and healthcare cost. Learn about effective strategies, interventions and factors that are likely to influence treatment adherence to improve patient care, health and wellness.
To register, call our toll free Helpline: 1.866.474.5230 or email DCalvert@vna-commh.org.

Emotional Journey Through Dementia Caregiving
Presented by: Donna B. Fedus, M.A., Gerontologist & CEO, Borrow My Glasses
Two Chances to Attend!
Friday, October 14, 2016
VNA Community Healthcare
753 Boston Post Rd., Guilford

Thursday, November 3, 2016
VNA Community Healthcare
2319 Whitney Ave., 4th floor, Hamden

Registration fee of $79
Registration: 9:00 a.m.
Program: 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
2 Continuing Education Credits are available for Social Workers from NASW-CT
Join us to:
Discuss why it’s important to gain clarity about the emotional experience of dementia caregiving
Map the emotional journey through dementia caregiving, and the wide range of feelings typically felt
Describe new models and norms to both provide dementia care and to support dementia caregivers

To register online, complete form at: www.borrowmyglasses.com/register.html
Mail check payable to: Borrow My Glasses, LLC to P.O. Box 1099, Madison, CT 06443.
Questions? Email: contact@borrowmyglasses.com or call 203.318.8100