Stories

December 20, 2019

Visiting Nurse Association pays tribute to retiring employee

On December 13, Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) held its annual staff meeting and paid tribute to retiring, long-time nurse, Liz Norris. When Liz announced her retirement earlier this year, staff were saddened. She has been a fixture with the organization for more than 40 years, starting with VNA under the […]
August 20, 2019

True Love to the End

Vernon and Roxana McAuley have been inseparable since they meet more than 32 years ago, and a stay at Blue Water Hospice Home was not about to change that. They became the first married couple at the Hospice Home to be admitted at the same time. Because they couldn’t stand […]
June 26, 2019

Quilt of Valor given to WWII veteran at Blue Water Hospice Home

Frank Bunyan was just 17 when his patriotic duty called him to join the Navy during WWII. As a resident at Blue Water Hospice Home, he was nominated for the Quilt of Valor by the Director of Hospice Home Jessica Martin, RN, BSN. “I nominated Frank for the Quilt of […]
May 20, 2019

Local veteran participates in the “Honor Flight”

Veteran Gerald “Jerry” Winn, 95, of Port Huron, took on a special mission on April 20, 2019, flying aboard the legendary Honor Flight to Washington, D.C. The Honor Flight Network takes World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War, or any terminally ill veteran to Washington, D.C. to visit military and […]
May 15, 2019

How to Select an Occupational Therapist

How to select a home care occupational therapist? It is not at all uncommon for patients to be treated by a home care occupational therapist following surgery or following some other medical event, such as a stroke or injury. What kinds of questions should you ask prior to hiring a […]
April 13, 2019

How to Select a Speech Therapist

How to select a home care speech therapist? It is not at all uncommon for patients to be treated by a home care speech therapist following surgery or following some other medical event, such as a stroke or brain injury. What kinds of questions should you ask prior to hiring […]
April 4, 2019

Volunteers Serve as “Backbone” to Visiting Nurse Association and Blue Water Hospice

The best things in life are not the gifts you receive, but rather the gifts you are able to give. The 59 volunteers at Visiting Nurse Association and Blue Water Hospice understand that principle better than most. “When someone is dying, they can teach you so much,” said BWH volunteer […]
March 19, 2019

Linsey Tabor: A Labor of Love

Charlie Denton loved the great outdoors. The nine-year-old, who attended Frostick Elementary School in the Croswell-Lexington Community Schools in Sanilac County, Michigan, loved to ride motorcycles, loved fishing, and he loved going hunting with his father, Chuck Denton. He also enjoyed a good scrap with his younger brother, Beau, just 24 […]
March 15, 2019

How to Select a Home Care Physical Therapist

It is not at all uncommon for patients to be treated by a home care physical therapist following surgery or following some other medical event. What kinds of questions should you ask prior to hiring a home care agency to provide physical therapy to you or a loved one? The […]