Cornerstone VNA Receives Grant from NH Charitable Foundation to Provide Alzheimer’s Education to Staff

Cornerstone VNA recently received a $5,000 grant from the NH Charitable Foundation through the Lisa Gelfand Family Fund to provide Alzheimer’s education to our Licensed Nursing Assistants (LNA) and Personal Care Service Providers (PCSP). Two lead staff members, Jenna Arsenault, RN and Sandy Powers, RN attended an Alzheimer’s Association “train the trainer” program on April 13. Through this very comprehensive training, they received the tools they needed to bring the program back to Cornerstone VNA and train all current LNA and PCSP staff. Alzheimer's Education Photo for Press Release

“Cornerstone VNA has developed a strong staff education program to be sure that specialized training and best practices are continuously reviewed and shared with clinicians,” states Chief Executive Office, Julie Reynolds, RN, MS. According to Jenna Arsenault, RN, “many of our patients have been diagnosed with dementia and the more knowledge we have on the disease to bring into the homes and share with the families, the better our care will be.”

The New Hampshire Charitable Foundation was created in 1962 by and for the people of New Hampshire, and is dedicated to strengthening communities across the Granite State. The Foundation manages a growing collection of 1,700 philanthropic funds created by generous families, individuals and businesses, and awards more than $30 million in grants and scholarships every year. The Foundation invests charitable assets for today and tomorrow; works with generous and visionary citizens to maximize the power of their giving; supports critical work happening in New Hampshire communities and leads and collaborates on high-impact initiatives. For more information, please visit www.nhcf.org or call 603-225-6641.

Cornerstone VNA is a non-profit home, health and hospice agency currently serving Rockingham, Strafford, Belknap and Carroll Counties in New Hampshire and York County in Maine. The team at Cornerstone VNA provides skilled nursing, rehabilitative therapies, social work as well as volunteer and support services through five distinct programs: Home Care, Hospice Care, Palliative Care, Life Care-Private Duty and Community Care. For more than 100 years, Cornerstone VNA has been committed to bringing services to people of all ages so that families can stay together at home, even when facing the challenges of aging, surgical recovery, chronic or life-threatening illnesses or end of life care. To learn more about Cornerstone VNA, visit www.cornerstonevna.org or call 800-691-1133.

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