Home Health Demystified: What in the world is RN delegation?

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As part of our Home Health demystified series, we are addressing the topic of RN Delegation. As a consumer it can be difficult to understand all of the terminology that is thrown around in the home healthcare world. RN Delegation is one of those frequently used terms.  So, what exactly does RN Delegation mean and what… Read more »

Home Health Demystified: The Difference Between Home Care and Home Health

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In a recent article Home Healthcare News, reported that one of the trends for homecare in 2019 would be consumer confusion around terminology and the differences between home care and home health. As both a home care and home health company, we want to help demystify some of the commonly used terms in home healthcare… Read more »

Feeling Blue? Here are some ways to lighten up this winter.

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  The shortest day of the year has come and gone, and we are on the upswing towards longer days. Even so, we still have several months to go of limited daylight.  Once the festive lights of Christmas are stored away, it is not uncommon to start feeling a bit down.  You may notice that… Read more »

Enjoying the Holidays When You Are a Family Caregiver

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The holidays should be a time to relax and enjoy the company of family and friends.  However, if you or a family member is carrying the responsibility of being a full-time caregiver, the holidays can sometimes have the opposite effect. It is also a time when adult children and family friends may notice that their… Read more »

In-Home Exercises for Maintaining Flexibility

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  No matter what age you are, exercising is always a positive step towards improving health.  There are different types of exercise: aerobic, strength training, stretching and balance.  In this post, we are focusing specifically on stretching and range of motion.  To find out more about the mechanics of stretching, we got together with CHCS’… Read more »

Relaxing When You are A Family Caregiver

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Providing on-going, supportive care is taxing in every way -physically, emotionally and mentally – and can be particularly difficult if you are still working or if you are a “sandwich” caregiver (meaning that you care for your own children as well as your parents).  The words “relax” and “de-stress” may not even be in your… Read more »

The Dangers of Heat Exhaustion and How To Prevent It

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  Last summer, my family and I were vacationing in San Diego and we decided to visit the famed San Diego Zoo. It was a beautiful summer day and the sun was front and center. I was so busy enjoying the exhibits and looking after my family that I neglected to fill up my water… Read more »

The Importance of Care Management

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  Who are Care Managers and why are they important? Think of a care manager as the “quarterback” of a client’s care team. They act as a personal advocate for their client’s health andwell-being and are responsible for ensuring that all aspects of care are coordinated and medical transitions go as smoothly as possible. Studies… Read more »

HOLIDAY HANDWASHING – A.K.A. “HOW NOT TO” CONTRACT A VIRUS

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It’s the holidays!  Everyone is out enjoying the season – purchasing last minute gifts, viewing Christmas lights and parades, spreading merriness, good cheer and…germs? Yes, germs, those microorganisms that love to cause viruses and infections. While washing your hands may not be the first thing on your “to do list” when you are standing in… Read more »