Taking stock of essential workers: Meet Barbara, our supply specialist

Since joining our team in April 2017, Barbara Swiatlowski has carefully kept our ducks and personal protective equipment (PPE) in a row. As Home Health & Hospice’s supply specialist, she has always been foundational to the work our team does. Her organization and behind-the-scenes daily tasks, especially in this time...

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Teams unite to offer broad support throughout COVID-19 pandemic

Working quietly behind the scenes, members of our Spiritual Care, Hospice and Bereavement teams have been supporting patients, families and communities throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. In observance of Home Care, Hospice and Palliative Care Month, we salute their compassionate work and share this look at some of what they’ve done,...

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Home visits, care continue uninterrupted during outages

UVM Health Network is currently experiencing electronic system outages that affect access to the MyChart patient portal and patient wait times. We urge patients utilizing the Special Services Transportation Agency (SSTA) in the Burlington area to call ahead to confirm UVM Health Network appointments to prevent unnecessary travel and/or delays....

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Masks on and hats off to our infection prevention experts

International Infection Prevention Week (Oct. 18-24) celebrates the crucial role infection preventionists play in protecting public health. This job has never been more important in our lifetimes than now, during the COVID-19 pandemic. We’re fortunate to be in the presence of greatness, and great dedication, and salute Home Health &...

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Virtual Memorial Service Nov. 15 is a time to remember loved ones

RSVP by Friday, Oct. 30 to: Allyson.Parker@UVMHomeHealth.org so we may share essential log-in information and event details with you. We warmly invite you, your family, friends and loved ones to the 32nd annual Memorial Service of our Hospice & Palliative Care Program, to be held virtually this year. Please join us:...

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How to stay safe while voting in this election

More than six months into the COVID-19 pandemic, we have experienced changes in our normal routines and daily activities, with health and safety now top of mind. We have watched summer fade into autumn, and cooler days alert us of another significant activity just around the corner – Election Day....

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We celebrate Vermont’s Abenaki, others on Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Vermont, home of the Abenaki for 13,000 years, joins six other states in marking Indigenous Peoples’ Day today. Learn more about Vermont’s recognized tribes, the local observance’s origins, and how celebrities, including Sierra Teller Ornelas and Adam Beach, view the ways Native Americans are represented in film and media. “You...

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Gratitude Update: Essex Cares in a very big way

“We won’t forget, because Essex Cares.” For nearly four years, that motto has guided Essex Cares, founded by Phil Phillips and Vern Konzal to memorialize a close friend who received end-of-life care from Home Health & Hospice caregivers. The sentiment poignantly captures their aim of supporting neighbors in need. Essex...

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