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“Helping Our Veterans” Giveaway Winners

WINNERS – WINNERS – WINNERS – WINNERS Announced!
Announcing the Veteran WINNERS of the Shopping Trip Giveaway!!! Thank you all for nominating so many wonderful people! We were overwhelmed with how many we received and the stories we heard about these veterans.

We had so many nominations that we pulled even more names for a $20 gift card grocery shopping trip! Please be sure to email us the mailing addresses for our winners below to info@evangelinehomehealth.org. ALSO, each veteran nominated will receive a Certificate of Appreciation for their service in the mail; so be sure to send in their mailing addresses as well. Alternatively, you can call our office MONDAY with the address 888-769-9243.

1. Lafayette area $100 winner – Mr. John Smith
2. Lake Charles area $100 winner – Mr. James Skinner
3. Ville Platte/Eunice/Basile area $100 winner – Mr. Lyle Chauvin

AND $20 gift card shopping trip WINNERS are:
Mr. John Berry Coffman, Mr. Robert Ardoin, Derek Williams, Larry Thomas Jr., Mr. James Burleigh, Mr. Charles Ellis, Mr. Jay Ellender, Dr. Robert Brierty, Mr. Daniel Perry, Wilbert Deshotels, Hebert Mask, Herman Peterson, Mr. Robert Barragan, Cynthia Montes, Micah Crader.

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EHH Character Award August 2016

Evangeline Home Health announces the newest recipient of our character award “Louisiana Culture”, Jennifer Carter, CNA. Jennifer was nominated by her peers for her kindness and for the true spirit of Louisiana she shows daily through her hospitality and friendliness. Jennifer is from Elton, La. She has been a part of our team for 17 years. She loves everything about Louisiana…the people especially!

Jennifer, thank you for sharing the love we have for our culture with everyone you meet. It is truly why Evangeline Home Health considers this characteristic SO important to who we are!

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EHH Characteristic Award June 2016

The Evangeline Home Health Characteristic Award is an ongoing opportunity for our team to acknowledge the hard work of their coworkers by sharing the amazing things that make each person so special.

The characteristics that we will present an award for are those characteristics that we have defined make Evangeline WHO we are.
They are:

Clinical quality, Louisiana Culture, Trust, Compassion, Caring, Integrity, Community, Responsibility, Flexibility, Innovation, Steadfast, Dependable

Here is what we emailed to our employees to make the announcement:

Thank you all for participating in our first Evangeline Home Health Characteristic Award nominations. There were several people who recognized their coworkers and all had wonderful things to say about each! We are honored and proud to be a part of such a prestigious group who care so much for each other and the patients they serve.

The 2016 EHH Characteristic award for CARING goes to: Myra Vincent, RN

Please congratulate her for this honor!

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She was nominated with the following descriptions of her caring spirit…

I nominate Myra.  She is ALWAYS putting others before herself, showing compassion and love to every stranger.  She is smart, thorough, willing to teach or help anyone despite the time it requires and the risk of denying herself.  She is the true model of what a NURSE means.

Myra is my nomination for the Caring Nurse Award.  She always is concerned about the patient’s well-being and goes out of her way to help the patient, including buying things for the patient out of her pocket if they are indigent or getting community resources for them to get groceries.  She loves the patients!

Other wonderful nurses nominated were: Virginia Comeaux, RN, Cindy Reavill, RN, Frankii Files, RN, Dedra Dunn, RN, Kristi Pitre, RN and Cymonne Broussard, RN

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Rosewood Nursing Rehabilitation Center Parade

Rosewood Nursing Rehabilitation Center parade was a hit! Thank you to Lillian Chambers for organizing the parade. And thank you to Mayor Randy Roach for coming out to join us. The Parade was in honor of Nursing Home Week.

Rosewood parade 2016

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Mother’s Day Tea 2016

These ladies transform Tower Oaks Senior Apartments dining area to a fabulous place for all the Mother’s who live there. This years Mother’s Day Tea has a Princess theme with great food and picture props for them to enjoy! Thanks to the staff for their dedication. Annette Tritico, RN with Evangeline Home Health stopped by to bring some goodies for the tea! More pictures to come!

Tower Oaks Senior Apartments mothers day tea

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Vetattend Fun

2016-05-04 14.28.56 copy2016-05-04 14.28.56 copy2016-05-04 14.28.56Lisi Coleman,CEO and Annette Tritico,RN Clinical Liaison having fun sporting their patriotic attire for the Vetattend Program!

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Well Being Resolutions

Fun and Effective Resolutions for your Well Being From AARP.org
If you think you’re in for another rigorous regimen of dieting and exercise, think again. These resolutions — backed by scientific research — offer delightful and sometimes surprising ways to improve your health — from lowering your risk of heart disease, diabetes and cancer to reducing pain and improving brain health.

1.  Throw a Party
Research shows that people with a consistent, active social life are less likely to experience a decline in the ability to reason and remember.

2.  Adopt a Pet
People who own pets have healthier hearts and make fewer visits to the doctor. During times of stress, a pet can lower blood pressure.

3.  Choose Chocolate
Dark chocolate is rich in flavonoids, which help cells resist damage that may contribute to cancer, lower blood pressure and improve blood flow to the brain and heart. Eat dark chocolate that contains at least 70 percent cacao and limit yourself to no more than an ounce a day.

4.  Drink Coffee Daily
Coffee — regular or decaf — appears to lower the risk of dying from chronic illnesses such as diabetes and heart disease; caffeinated coffee may protect against skin cancer, liver damage, type 2 diabetes and Parkinson’s. Three cups a day also may protect against Alzheimer’s.

5.  Raise a Glass
A glass of red or white wine is heart-healthy, but new research says beer, too, is good for the heart. Both drinks also protect against diabetes and some cancer. But limit it to one glass a day for women, two for men.

6.  Listen to Music
Your favorite music may be good for your heart, help with sound sleep, boosts mood and reduces anxiety. Patients feel less pain and need less pain medication after surgery if they listen to music while recuperating, research shows.

7.  And One More Thing….
Living a healthy life has a lot to do with living an enjoyable life, says Richard Stein, M.D., of the New York University School of Medicine. So enjoy doing those things you love.

There are many other great suggestions for fun and effective New Year Resolutions. Visit aarp.org to read more of this blog.

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