When is it Time for a Change?

“My mom had a stroke, she lives in an apartment with stairs.  She calls me at all hours of the day and night to come help her, I am frazzled trying to make sure her needs are getting met.  Help.”  “My dad passed a year ago, he was our mom’s primary caregiver, us girls have been taking care of her full time since he passed.  We have families, we have jobs, we just can’t do

What Hospice Truly Is

Imagine a team of professionals whose greatest concern is your complete comfort. Imagine being empowered and supported to have the conversations you’ve always wanted to have. Imagine that pain is no longer involved in your decision-making process. Imagine this is all available to you, a benefit for whenever it’s needed. This is hospice. Misunderstood and often not taken advantage of, hospice has become thought of as “where you go to die”. When actually hospice is

What Can Home Health Care Do For Me?

Home Health Care (HHC) comes in a variety of different services and agencies such as; Nursing services, Physical and Occupational Therapies, Homemaking services and sometimes Social Work. These services are often needed when discharging from a hospital or rehab or in the home when there is a decline in condition after a doctor visit. These types of short term services help to ensure you are progressing in a positive direction. Other services and agencies may

What Are My Options?

No one plans when sickness, disability or other common challenges in life will happen. Many plan for retirement but few adequately plan ahead for the issues facing millions of people across the U.S. every day.  Anyone who has navigated through the healthcare landscape knows that it can be challenging. When a challenge occurs, patients are potentially left to navigate through: Hospitals, short-term rehabilitation, home health care, and skilled nursing facilities. Those are only a few

Transitions

An employee shared his first child will be starting kindergarten in a few weeks.  Such an important milestone for a child. Shiny new clothes, haircut, and new superhero backpack.  Often a tear-filled morning for families.  I remember the kindergarten teacher giving all of us a cotton ball with a poem expressing eloquently the feelings of the day.  I carried around the cotton ball in my bag for a week….or maybe I still have it. I

The Myths of Hospice Care: What You Need to Know

When many hear the term “hospice care,” they are understandably apprehensive. The final months of a loved one’s life can be very difficult, but hospice care is a valuable resource that assuages some of these challenges and brings comfort to patients and their families. Here are a few myths (and facts) surrounding hospice care, so you can make the right choice for your loved one when the time comes: MYTH: HOSPICE CARE IS LIMITED TO