Newfound Area Nursing Association has a team of professional, dedicated and experienced employees. Please allow them to introduce themselves below.
Patricia A. Wentworth, RN, MBA
Pat has 44 years of health care experience including 32 years in management with the last 27 years in home care. Specialty nursing areas include rehabilitation nursing and intravenous therapy. Pat received her MBA (Masters in Business Administration) from Franklin Pierce University in 2001. Pat joined NANA in 2004.
Home Health Care
Licensed Nursing Assistants (LNAs) help patients with activities of daily living, such as getting in and out of bed, walking, bathing, toileting, and dressing. Our LNAs also assist with light household duties, such as laundry, meal preparation, general housekeeping, and shopping. These important services often allow the patient to remain at home.
Occupational Therapists (OTs) work with individuals who have physical and/or developmental problems to help them develop strategies to perform effectively the general activities of daily life, such as eating, bathing, and dressing.
Physical Therapists (PTs) use specialized techniques to restore the mobility and strength of patients. They also teach patients and caregivers techniques for walking and for transferring in and out of beds or chairs. Pre-operative home safety evaluations help prevent disabling accidents such as falls. Pre-hab visits are provided, ordered by the patient's physician, to help prepare for hip and knee replacement surgeries.
Registered Nurses (RNs) work with patients of all ages to provide skilled care that cannot be performed safely and effectively by non-clinical personnel. These services include injections and intravenous therapy, wound care, medication management, clinical education, physical assessments, and pain management.
Medical Social Workers (MSW) and Speech Therapists (ST) are available through contracted services.
Elaine S., Occupational Therapist
Since 2000, Elaine has been an Occupational Therapist (OT) with NANA focusing on providing home therapy to enable community members to regain their ability to do daily activities that are important to them despite impairments, activity limitations or participation restrictions. She is a 1984 graduate from the University of New Hampshire with a Bachelor's Degree in Occupational Therapy. Her experience includes working in Alaska, Korea, Ohio, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire in settings of acute care, rehabilitation, skilled nursing facilities, outpatient, home care and speciality programs for hand and work related injuries. She has also been a member of the Loon Mountain Ski Patrol since 1996.
Virginia H., Registered Nurse
Virginia is of Lithuanian origin and has been living in the United States since 2001. She became a U.S. citizen in 2014. She joined the NANA team on March 4, 2014 with the hopes of helping patients in our communities to remain as independent as possible in their own care. She 'hopes to accomplish this by advocating for them, helping them manage medical hardships and support families according to their needs'.
Virginia is a graduate of the University of Connecticut with a Bachelor's degree in nursing. She has previous experience in medical, surgical, oncology and hospice nursing and most recently in labor, delivery, and postpartum nursing.
Newfound Area Nursing Association
214 Lake St
Bristol, NH 03222
Tel: (603) 744-2733
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