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Residential Home Health and Residential Hospice Receive Top Workplace Honor from The Detroit Free Press for Sixth Consecutive Year

Posted by RHHAdmin on Dec 7, 2016 12:22:04 PM

TROY, MI, November 28, 2016 — Residential Home Health and Residential Hospice, Troy, MI-based providers of home skilled healthcare and hospice services and subsidiaries of Graham Holdings Company (NYSE: GHC), together have been awarded a 2016 Top Workplaces honor by The Detroit Free Press. This is the sixth consecutive year in which Residential has been named a Top Workplace, a standalone achievement among Michigan healthcare providers. Residential is also pleased and proud to once again rank as the top healthcare employer in the ‘Large’ category (500+ employees).

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Topics: Residential News

For Fourth Consecutive Year, Residential Home Health Illinois Named a HomeCare Elite Top Agency

Posted by RHHAdmin on Nov 21, 2016 12:04:44 PM

TROY, MI, November 21, 2016 — Residential Home Health, a Troy, MI-based provider of home skilled healthcare services and a subsidiary of Graham Holdings Company (NYSE: GHC), is pleased to announce that Residential Home Health Illinois has been named a Top Agency of the HomeCare Elite®, a recognition of the top-performing home health agencies in the United States, for the fourth consecutive year. For more than ten years, HomeCare Elite has annually identified the top 25 percent of Medicare-certified agencies and highlights the top 100 and top 500 agencies overall.

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Topics: Residential News

Pain Control and Close Calls: Benefits of Wound Care at Home

Posted by Carolyn Harmer on Nov 11, 2016 10:21:47 AM

Residential nurse Jessica combined skilled attention and wound care with education and advocacy, easing her patient’s pain and restoring her outlook.Residential in the Real World

At Residential Home Health, we ask ‘What’s your health challenge?’ because our care is far from one-size-fits-all. Each patient’s health status and history informs what kind of care is appropriate for the situation, whether that be nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, medical social work, speech therapy, or often some combination. And beyond these different services, Residential clinicians may have extra training and specialize in a particular area of expertise or proven treatment — for example, certification in the LSVT BIG and LOUD therapies for patients with Parkinson’s or other neurological disorders.

Another area of specialization is wound care; Residential employs nurses who take on extra courses of study and certification and have become experts at wound dressing and healing at home. For one Residential patient, ignoring an injury allowed her wounds to progress and worsen, and more than dressing changes was needed to repair them. Read on to learn how Residential nurse and case manager Jessica combined skilled attention and hands-on care with education and advocacy, easing her patient’s pain and restoring her outlook.

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Topics: Real World Stories

Faster Joint Replacement Recovery — Setting Yourself Up for Success

Posted by Carolyn Harmer on Jul 21, 2016 4:00:02 PM

Having a successful joint replacement surgery goes way beyond the operating room. Prepare your home and care team for long-term recovery, faster.There’s no way around it: recovering from joint replacement surgery is hard work. At least as much as other procedures, the speed and success of your recovery can depend on the effort you put in and the tools and experts you draw on for support.

One major way to give yourself the fastest possible joint replacement recovery is to go into your surgery well-prepared. Read on for our tips on preparing your home and your care team for the road to recovery, and how home health care can keep you on that fast track toward restored function.

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Topics: Joint Replacement, Fall Prevention

When Stroke Is Suspected, Speedy Actions Save the Day

Posted by Carolyn Harmer on Jul 14, 2016 2:27:02 PM

RW-SuspectedStroke-600x480-150115.pngIn a perfect world, home health care would progress without any setbacks. Improvements would happen exactly as planned, on schedule, without interruption. And health scares — related or not to a patient’s chronic illness — would be unheard of.

In the real world, however, health is a little trickier to maintain, especially at home. There’s so much to manage: home hazards, medication dangers, financial matters….Even when someone’s health and strength is progressing well at home, there’s no guarantee that a sudden symptom or warning sign won’t pop up. For Residential physical therapist Kimberly, her patient was appearing to do just great, until, just as quickly, she wasn’t. But Kimberly's medical expertise and calm approach allowed her to recognize the red flags and summon emergency help. Her story of wise clinical judgment and speedy action shows the value of urgent treatment when a stroke is suspected, possibly even reducing the extent of injury.

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Topics: Real World Stories, Stroke