1st Annual Healthy Living Expo Oct. 2, 2013

Cornerstone VNA presents the 1st Annual Healthy Living Expo-Here’s To Your Health at Tara Estates in Rochester, NH.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Admission is Free

Please see below link for more information or call us at 603-332-1133

Tara Estates Expo

Cornerstone VNA Welcomes DiPentima to Board of Directors

July 1, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Susan Paquette 603-332-1133 ext 109


ROCHESTER, NH: Cornerstone VNA welcomes Cathy DiPentima to its Board of Directors. Ms. DiPentima brings with her a wealth of home health care experience having served in a variety of leadership positions in home care during the span of her career. Her vast experience includes Director of Quality at Home Health VNA in Lawrence MA, Director/Administrator at Columbia Homecare, Parkland Medical Center in Derry, NH, Vice President for Home Care Services Portsmouth Regional Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice in Portsmouth, NH, Associate Director of Squamscott Home Health Care in Dover, NH and Executive Director at Rochester District VNA in Rochester, NH.

Ms. DiPentima also worked for the Hospital Corporation of America and was responsible for a home health acquisition, merger and start up, successfully working with the administration of two hospitals and a Fortune 500 company. “I am so pleased to have Cathy DiPentima serve on our Board of Directors,” states Julie Reynolds, CEO. “She has a deep and abiding respect for the philosophy that values patient independence, self sufficiency and involvement in determining their own care, as well as respect for the clinicians and staff who do everything they can to promote patient independence and involvement.”

Ms. DiPentima received her Diploma in Nursing from Citizen’s General Hospital School of Nursing in New Kensington, PA, Associate of Arts degree, Magna Cum Laude from Community College in Panama City, Florida, Bachelor of Science in Health Administration and Planning from University of New Hampshire in Durham, NH and a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from New Hampshire College in Manchester, NH.

Ms. DiPentima is currently a member of the faculty at Granite State College where she teaches business and healthcare courses including Healthcare Finance and Managing Diversity in the Workplace. She is the author of several healthcare presentations and published Educate Your Way To Success in the national publication Caring Magazine. Ms. DiPentima currently resides in Portsmouth with her family.
Cornerstone VNA is a non-profit home healthcare agency serving Strafford, Belknap, Carroll and Rockingham Counties in New Hampshire and York County in Maine. The team at the VNA uses the latest technology to provide the most highly skilled nursing, rehabilitative therapies, social work and support services in their service area. Specialty programs include Certified Wound & Ostomy care, Diabetes Management & Education, Mental Health Nursing, Intravenous Therapy and a Maternal Wellness Program including a Lactation Consultant. Other specialties include a Telehealth Program, a Life Care Program with private duty services, and a Hospice Program with a team of specialists providing pain and symptom management along with emotional and spiritual support to the patient and their families 24 hours a day.

The mission of Cornerstone VNA is to promote the optimum level of well-being, independence and dignity of those living in the community by providing trusted, compassionate and expert care. Cornerstone VNA is a center of excellence for home, hospice and community health care and has been named to the Top 500 of the 2012 HomeCare Elite™, a compilation of the top-performing home health agencies in the United States.

Cornerstone VNA Offers Home Care

Home care consists of Skilled Nursing & Licensed Nursing Assistants

A licensed nurse visits a client in home to care for and monitor the medical condition and assist with special health care needs.  A Licensed Nursing Assistant assists clients with personal care, home exercises and activities of daily living. Our staff can assist from nutrition monitoring to alzheimer’s disease care and much more. Click here to learn more about Home Care.

Cornerstone VNA Offers Hospice Care

Hospice is a holistic approach to caring for people who have terminal illness. It involves a team of trained specialists available 24 hours a day, who provide medical attention, pain and symptom management, emotional and spiritual support tailored to an individual’s needs and wishes. Hospice is not a place – it’s a concept of care that can be provided anywhere that a patient calls home such as in a private residence, nursing home, assisted living or hospital. Our hospice team also provides compassion and support to grieving loved ones during the illness and for up to one year beyond the loss.  Click here to learn more about Hospice Care.

Cornerstone VNA Offers Community Care

Cornerstone VNA provides health screening clinics monthly at a variety of locations and times noted below.

An RN will be available for blood sample screenings for diabetes, cholesterol, blood pressure monitoring, medication and diet counseling. The services provided are free, however, there is a small fee for a cholesterol screening and if noted. Unless otherwise noted, the clinics are open to the public.  Click here to learn more about Community Care.

Cornerstone VNA Offers Life Care

What is Life Caretm?   Given a choice, home is where we want to be…for people of all ages.  But if we are experiencing health issues or growing older, being home alone can be more difficult, even challenging at times.  At Cornerstone VNA, our Life Caretm Program can provide a full array of services for you, from private duty skilled nursing care and rehabilitative therapies to assistance with activities of daily living, homemaking or simply the comforting presence of companionship.  Generally these services are private pay and are provided in addition to services patients receive under Medicare or private insurance.  If you have Long Term Care Insurance, coverage may be applied to the cost of most services. Click here to learn more about Life Caretm.