Familiy honors late mom in very special way this Mother’s Day

This Mother’s Day takes on special meaning for the family of Linda Murray, who spent her final days at McClure Miller Respite House last October. Linda’s children, Brenda Roberts and Norm Morrill, pictured being interviewed by WPTZ-TV, were so thankful for the care their mother received that they wanted to...

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Phased reopening of Adult Day Program begins June 8

South Burlington Location To Welcome Participants Next Month The University of Vermont Health Network – Home Health & Hospice Adult Day Program, which provides critical care and therapeutic services to the community, will reopen its South Burlington site on June 8, based on guidance from the state of Vermont. Statewide,...

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Physical therapist Scottie Taylor receives Janet S. Munt Award

We join the chorus of those celebrating the work of our own Scottie Taylor, pediatric rehabilitation physical therapist, who received the Janet S. Munt Prevention Award at KidSafe Collaborative‘s 32nd Outstanding Service Awards ceremony last week. The Janet S. Munt Prevention Award is presented to “an individual working to promote...

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Celebrating our dedicated hospice volunteers during Volunteer Week

During National Volunteer Week (April 18 to 24), we join organizations nationwide in celebrating volunteer service and the gifts of time and talent individuals selflessly offer in support of others. This commitment is especially valuable and heartfelt in hospice, and especially noteworthy in this time of increased need in our...

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Evening with the Respite House May 13 invites connection, healing

Grief and loss have touched every one of us in unique ways over the past year. Join us for conversation and reflection to deepen our understanding, find nourishment through connection, and help make room for our experiences as integral parts of ourselves. During “An Evening with the Respite House: Finding...

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237 COVID-19 shots and counting delivered to homebound patients

Vaccinating homebound patients requires a high degree of precision, explains Gretchen Bates, vice president of Clinical Operations, who is leading efforts to inoculate eligible homebound Home Health & Hospice patients against COVID-19. Because of changing weekly quantities and vaccine delivery times — and new, vaccine-eligible patients continually admitted to our...

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Our virtual Fun Run returns in May; we hope you’ll join us!

Our annual Fun Run is back this year and we hope you can join us in supporting our beloved Respite House. With health and safety concerns, we will again be hosting this event virtually.  Learn more or register here. The McClure Miller Respite House, Vermont’s only Medicare-certified inpatient hospice facility, has served our...

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COVID-19 vaccination updates for our patients

Home Health & Hospice is following guidelines set by the State of Vermont that determine when Vermont residents are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Right now, the vaccine is available to those who are 75 and over. If you are in this age group, homebound and a current Home...

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Three new members welcomed to agency’s board of directors

Scott Comeau, Jan Demers and Pam Mackenzie bring deep experience to organization COLCHESTER, Vt. – The University of Vermont Health Network – Home Health & Hospice is pleased to welcome three new members to its 2021 board of directors. The trio — Scott Comeau, Pam Mackenzie and Jan Demers — brings...

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Volunteer sewists create ‘Little things that mean a lot’

“I wanted to share a nice story about something that’s happening within the Community Hospice team,” Clinical Manager Melissa Byrne writes. “We have several staff members who are working in facilities and homes of clients with COVID-19. While wearing a head covering isn’t part of our standard PPE, we know it...

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