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Dreu Adams

Manager of Strategic Outreach at Residential Home Health
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Outpatient Therapy, It’s Not For Everyone.

Posted by Dreu Adams on Oct 26, 2017 8:41:56 AM

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Are you preparing for orthopedic surgery? Depending on your specific situation, outpatient care might present some challenges and even put you at risk. For some patients, receiving in-home therapy with home health care means still working toward their health goals, but from the safety of home. The following is a true story of a scary experience told by a member of the Residential team.

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Topics: Home Health Care

Acknowledging All Who Serve Our Country to Defend Our Freedoms as Americans

Posted by Dreu Adams on May 25, 2017 5:52:36 PM

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What a privilege it is each year to celebrate Memorial Day and acknowledge all who serve our country to defend our freedoms as Americans. Special thanks to the many active duty and Veteran members of the Residential Home Health and Residential Hospice families, not only our employees, but also their family members.

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Topics: Home Health Care, Hospice, Bereavement

Unfaltering Responsiveness

Posted by Dreu Adams on Mar 2, 2017 2:39:58 PM

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Meet Our CEO

Posted by Dreu Adams on Mar 2, 2017 2:35:06 PM

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Protecting Independent Living for Loved Ones Might Just Save Their Lives

Posted by Dreu Adams on Jun 30, 2016 1:30:00 PM

GEN-BLOG-Living_For_Loved_Ones-600x460-062316.pngAs our parents age, we’d all like to see them continue the activities they love and enjoy independent living as long as possible. But did you know that helping them maintain that independence might just also save their lives? Although heart disease, cancer, and chronic lower respiratory disease remain the leading causes of death in seniors age 65 and older, would you believe that falling is the leading cause of injury-related death in this group? In fact, in 2012 and 2013, 55% of all unintentional injury deaths among adults over 65 were due to falls.1 Each year, one in three adults over 65 suffers at least one fall, and the likelihood of falling quadruples again by age 75.2

And while we can’t protect against every possible risk, the majority of falls can, and should, be prevented. The majority of falls occur while completing activities of daily living, especially when seniors have diminished physical capabilities but are still attempting the same tasks as before. The research of gerontologists Morse and Dixon indicates that 78% of falls can be classified as ‘anticipated,’ 8% as ‘unanticipated,’ and 14%  ‘accidental’ (that is, attributable to outside factors).3

To address that whopping 86% of falls that are likely preventable and ensure our loved ones’ safety and independence, we need to understand those factors that contribute to falls in individuals over the age of 65.

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Topics: Fall Prevention