Entries by Physicians Choice

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Keeping Your Parent at Home

Keeping Your Parent at Home Conventional wisdom is that seniors want to stay in their home but this is often not feasible due to the cost involved with providing in home care. Most articles compare the costs of in home health care vs. assisted living or nursing homes. These articles are filled with gloom and […]

Why Do Caregivers Leave?

Why Do Caregivers Leave? Caregiver Turnover isn’t only a problem for a home healthcare agency. It’s a problem for patients and their families looking for consistent care. In the article “40+ Reasons Caregivers Leave and the High Cost of Caregiver Turnover” outlines an impressive number of reasons why a talented caregiver may leave an employer […]

Coping with Changing Caregivers

News to Note These are some of the best links from our in home assisted living feeds. This month we’re focusing on the most important piece of caregiving – the caregivers. Specifically from the perspective of the patient. http://www.parentsinapinch.com/news/blog/coping-with-changing-caregivers/ Read this because it addresses changes kids have to deal with in changing caregivers. There is […]

Choosing the Best Caregivers for Your Parents

Choosing the Best Caregivers for Your Parents A common question from clients is “How can we make sure we get the same caregiver every time? My parents are very particular and dealing with new caregivers is stressful.” It’s a great question. It reminds me of the story about Helen Keller and her faithful teacher Anne […]

Nursing Life Hacks

Here’s a favorite article from http://nurseslabs.com that we love and you’ll find helpful! Nursing is a tough job and apparently, there are no shortcuts to providing good and quality care. However, this doesn’t mean we can’t make our lives easier while doing our job. Here’s list of nursing life hacks that can show you exactly […]

When Less Medicine Means More Health

By John Henning Schumann, MD from NPR Six months ago, an octogenarian patient told me he’d been having light-headedness. For decades, he’d taken a combination pill (two medications in one) to keep his blood pressure below 140/90, numbers proved important in preventing heart attacks, strokes, and kidney failure. Light-headedness is common among older people on […]

John and Anne Hall Testimonial

  John and I are so grateful for the extended time and effort you have provided over the past few months. Your insights and strategies were invaluable. This is a journey and your guidance has made it less stressful and manageable. We particularly appreciated your focus on Kay – as a person, not just as […]