Author Archive | Rachel McDonnell

Claremont Courier Talks with VNA’s Dr. Dauwalder

Claremont resident offers holistic approach to medicine: an interview with VNA's medical director Dr. Dauwalder. Mick Rhodes mickrhodes@claremont-courier.com Myriad factors come into play when a loved one is near the end of their life. Moral, med-ical, religious and monetary decisions are often thrust upon patients and families in their most intimate and fraught moments. Death can [...]
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Charitable Care Program Makes a Difference

Charitable Care Program Fills the Gaps for Patients in Need The recent experience of a hospice patient illustrates the vital role that the Charitable Care program plays in communities throughout San Bernardino and Riverside counties. A 69-year-old low-income hospice patient nearing the end of his life was recently discharged from the hospital to his home without [...]
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A Mother’s Story

Baby Nathalia (December 3, 2015 - February 18, 2016) “My daughter was on hospice since birth. She had a chromosomal disorder that affected her heart and doctors had given her few hours to live after birth. We were sent home with Hospice and I am at peace that it was VNA who came with us. [...]
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