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BAVNAH Hospice Volunteer Training

Have you ever considered volunteering for a good cause? It takes very little time to make a positive impact in the life of someone in need. The Bennington Area VNA & Hospice (BAVNAH) will be holding a volunteer training course starting in March. This 9-week course will help teach you the ins and outs of volunteering […]

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Future Of Home Health

Huffington Post releases article about the growing need for home health care for baby boomers and beyond: The focus of current reform efforts has centered on insurers, hospitals, physicians, and employers. Home-based care has been left out of high profile national policy conversations, despite the fact that most older Americans prefer to stay at home […]

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Easy IRA Charitable Rollover

There is good economic news for seniors interested in making a charitable gift to Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice of the Southwest Region (VNAHSR) thanks to a recent tax code amendment that included a permanent extension of the IRA charitable rollover. Donors age 70½ or older can now make tax-free charitable gifts of up to […]

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Study: Vermonters use hospice care less than most Americans

BURLINGTON, VT – A new study by the Dartmouth Atlas of Health Care finds Vermont has the fifth lowest hospice utilization rate in the country. Just 32 percent of Vermonters use the end of life care. New York is even lower at 31 percent. But almost half of the people in New Hampshire use hospice. […]

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