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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

For Care with Consistency and Comfort, There’s No Place like Home

Posted by Carolyn Harmer on Nov 25, 2015 2:48:20 PM

National Home Care and Hospice Month

For National Home Care and Hospice Month this November, discover how extending care into the home can meet patients’ unique health needs.The National Association for Home Care & Hospice celebrates November as Home Care and Hospice Month. The theme for 2015 is ‘Home Care and Hospice Deliver Freedom’ — that is, the independence to remain living at home safely, and to stay out of the hospital.

Thousands upon thousands of skilled clinicians, including the exceptional nurses and therapists of Residential Home Health and Residential Hospice, make their way every day, in any weather, to wherever their patients call home. They deliver expert care, guidance, information, encouragement, and empowerment to maximize health and help patients and their caregivers manage chronic conditions. Read on to discover why care in the home is playing a growing role in health care, and how the Residential family is ready to meet the unique health needs of each of its patients.

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Topics: Home Health Care, Hospice, Palliative Care