Caregiver Stories

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Aurora and Coral

November is National Home Care Month. This month reminds us of all the great work our caregivers do for our patients. And it is a great time to give thanks for our home health aides! Working as a home health […]

A Heart for Service

In 1998, Elaine Willbanks, RN, joined the United States Navy Reserve. As a pediatric home care nurse and Navy reservist, Elaine was no stranger to sacrificing herself to help others. “To be honest,” Elaine shares, “being deployed after 9/11 was […]

A Nurse’s Calling: Patricia Vejar

After years of working at a local family clinic, registered nurse Patricia Vejar’s rigid work schedule eventually began to wear on her. When Patricia heard about private duty nursing, she jumped at the chance for a more flexible schedule. “With […]

A Nurse’s Calling: Joseph Lizon

When he finished nursing school, Joseph Lizon knew he wanted to work with pediatric patients. “When I was a kid, I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes,” Joseph explains. “I decided then that I wanted to help other kids in […]

A Nurse’s Calling: Shirley King

When Shirley retired from her work as a hospital nurse, she was more than ready for a break. “The hospital was wearing me out,” Shirley confesses. The hospital wasn’t right for Shirley anymore. But she wasn’t ready to give up […]

Me and My Nurses

This is a story about me and my nurses. My name is Clifford but all my friends call me C.J. The J stands for Jacob. I was born with a condition called Spinal Muscular Atrophy, a neuromuscular condition similar to […]

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A Nurse’s Calling: Devon Fowler

Devon Fowler knew from an early age that she wanted to help others as a nurse, but when she faced the challenge of raising a special needs child of her own, she found an even more profound way to care. […]

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How a Feeding Tube Changed My Life

By Jordan Robison MS, RDN, LD When I tell people that I have a feeding tube, most of the time I get looks of disbelief. They don’t see how an active 24-year-old woman like myself, could be dealing with something […]

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Five Practical Ways to Take Care of You

After years spent as an active field nurse, a nurse supervisor, a clinical leader, and a mom, Aveanna Clinical Operations Specialist Jacqueline Holland knows just how hard it can be to find realistic ways to take care of yourself. Jacque […]

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A Nurse’s Journey to Self-Care

Aveanna nurse Crystal faced her first breast cancer diagnosis when she was in her early thirties. It was milder then. Stage two. Less aggressive. Crystal went through treatment, but even then her health wasn’t exactly her first priority. With her […]