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Navigating Tough Transitions with Personalized Care

Posted by Dreu Adams on Sep 2, 2014 7:30:00 AM

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 Providing patient-driven care means that our clinical team works with your doctor to provide a plan of care unique to you. 

Having a clinical team on your side that truly listens to your goals and wishes and works to accommodate you can make a huge difference in the type and quality of care you receive.

In the following story, Jennifer - a Residential RN, helped a patient and his family navigate a very difficult time. Jennifer provided continuous education for the patient, but she also listened and advocated for him. Ultimately, the patient directed his own journey while Jennifer provided the medical and emotional support necessary to address his wishes.

Read on to learn how Jennifer and the Residential team worked to deliver care while successfully accommodating the patient’s personal goals and individual journey.

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Topics: Home Health Care, Hospice, Real World Stories, Cancer, Bereavement

Study observes struggles of heart attack victims' spouses

Posted by RHHAdmin on Aug 22, 2012 8:36:00 AM

A heart attack can be a traumatic experience for all loved ones, particularly spouses of the victim. Now, a new study sheds light on just how emotionally draining it is for the spouse of a heart attack victim.

According to research published in the European Heart Journal, the significant others of people who have a sudden heart attack, otherwise known as an acute myocardial infarction (AMI), are at a higher risk of depression and suicide. The study's authors noted that these spouses have a harder time coping than the husbands and wives of people with other medical conditions.

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Topics: Health News, Heart Disease, Bereavement