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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

Durable Medical Equipment: The Fundamentals of a Home Care Essential

Posted by Carolyn Harmer on Jun 24, 2016 2:05:04 PM

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For people living with chronic illness or injury, staying safe and independent at home relies on getting the help they need. And help comes in all forms: caregiving from family and loved ones; expert medical assistance from home health clinicians; and services like food deliveries and yard work. For many seniors aging in place, one critical source of help comes in the form of devices that are designed to promote safety and disease management at home.

Known as Durable Medical Equipment (DME), this broad spectrum of devices ranges from walking aids to blood sugar monitoring equipment, and much more. This guide offers an overview of how DME is defined, how it’s handled by insurance, and who to turn to in order to get the right DME for your home and needs.

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Topics: Home Health Care, Aging In Place

What to Expect: 4 Questions Before Home Health Care Begins

Posted by Emily Lewis on Jun 16, 2016 1:32:42 PM

This basic guide addresses commonly asked questions and concerns about home health care and the kind of support provided through these services.After deciding that it’s time to start home health care, and before meeting their nurse or therapist for the first time, patients and their caregivers can have a lot of questions. This basic guide addresses commonly asked questions and concerns about home health care and the kind of support provided through these services. Patients and caregivers can feel more comfortable and confident about the days ahead after they find out more about what to expect.

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Topics: Home Health Care, Caregiving, Financial Health

The ‘Do-it-Yourself Vaccine’: Handy Reminders for Infection Prevention

Posted by Carolyn Harmer on Dec 10, 2015 5:01:43 PM

National Hand Washing Awareness Week

For National Hand Washing Awareness Week (Dec. 6 - 12), make clean hands a cornerstone of health — not only yours, but your loved ones’ as well.Disease prevention takes collaborative effort. If you avoid getting sick, you can help avoid getting others sick, and vice versa. As peak flu and cold season closes in, protect yourself and those around you by honoring National Hand Washing Awareness Week this December 7 - 12.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) call hand washing a ‘do-it-yourself vaccine.’ Read on to learn more about this irreplaceable task, and resolve to make it a cornerstone of health — not only yours, but the health of those around you.

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Topics: Home Health Care, Caregiving