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Visiting Nurses open house to mark 40 years

Douglas County Visiting Nurses, Rehabilitation and Hospice Care is marking 40 years with an open house.

The event will be from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Feb. 2 on the third floor at the Community Health Facility, 200 Maine.

“We are so grateful that Douglas County community members have allowed us to come into their homes to care for them and their families for the past 40 years,” said Judy Bellome, VNA chief executive officer. “With continued support, we look forward to many more years of service.”

Looking to help? Visiting Nurses has a wide range of opportunities.

Visiting Nurses Association is need of volunteers for several opportunities. All volunteer positions require individuals who are caring, flexible and comfortable working with seniors. Volunteers work directly with hospice patients in home settings or care facilities by providing direct support and companionship to them through their hospice experience. No medical knowledge is required, but mandatory hospice training will be provided, and a minimum one year of service is required of all Hospice Patient Companions. If you’re a dog lover, consider working with Barney, the therapeutic companion dog who loves to visit nursing home patients. The Canine Companion volunteer is needed to take Barney on once-weekly visits to Brandon Woods on Monday or Friday. Volunteer massage therapists are also needed for one-time or regular once-weekly massage visits with hospice clients. Adequate training and experience in massage therapy is needed, as well as comfort working around patients’ physical restrictions and understanding of contraindications. For more information about any of these opportunities, contact Sarah Rooney at 785-843-3738 or

Visiting Nurses is looking for some hands on assistance

Agency: Visiting Nurses Association

Contact: Sarah Rooney, 785-843-3738 or

Visiting Nurses is seeking volunteers to help as hospice patient companions and hospice massage therapists. Companions will work directly with patients and their families by providing companionship, respite care, and/or relief for primary caregiver. No prior medical knowledge is required, and training will be provided. Massage therapists must have previous training and experience in massage therapy, must be comfortable working around patients’ physical restrictions and must have understanding of contraindications. Volunteer time requirement is flexible. For more information, please contact Sarah Rooney at 785-843-3738 or

Visiting Nurses receives visit from U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran and Marilyn Tavenner, Centers for Medicare

Marilyn Tavenner, acting administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran watch as Judy Bellome, executive director of Visiting Nurses in Lawrence, shows them how a telemonitor system works for patient Shirley Webb