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4 Daily Practices for a Healthy Heart

By now, you probably know that exercise and a good diet can keep your heart strong and healthy. But, did you know that there are other things you can do to help your heart work most efficiently? It’s never too late to incorporate these four daily practices into your life to promote good health and wellness. Don’t sit for too long. Recent studies show that sitting for long periods of time is bad for your health, even if you get enough exercise for the day. After looking at 800,000...

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7 Tips for Healthy Holiday Eating

The holiday season is here! This means that temptation is everywhere, and holiday gatherings and traveling disrupt daily routines. You don’t want all your hard work to be lost over the next few weeks, so it’s important to continue making healthy choices. By eating just 200 extra calories a day, you could pack on 3 to 5 pounds over the holiday season. Yikes! Here are seven tips for healthy holiday eating. Track your calories using an app. Calorie tracking apps are a great tool to...

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Alzheimer’s Early Signs

Early Signs of Alzheimer’s You Do Not Want to Ignore Alzheimer’s is a common disease, affecting 5.8 million Americans. Even though there is plenty of information out there, not all cases of Alzheimer’s are easy to spot. Sometimes, the disease creeps up out of nowhere. Other times, the person hides their symptoms so as not to upset their family. Early intervention can be helpful in slowing the progression of Alzheimer’s symptoms. So, it’s important to be aware of the early signs of Alzheimer’s....

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Doctor’s Choice Home Care Hosts Back to School Backpack Brigade

Sarasota Area Companies that Care Doctor’s Choice Home Care, Inc. hosts Sarasota Area Fundraiser for Kids Author:  Doctor’s Choice Home Care, Inc., Sarasota, FL Doctor’s Choice Home Care, Inc. participates annually in the Tiny Hands Foundation’s Back-to-School Backpack Brigade. This year, the agency donated more than 1,000 school supplies to benefit local children. Doctor’s Choice embraces the communities they serve as an integral component of their core values of ”courage,...

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home health aide

3 Steps to Hiring a Home Health Aide

When a person needs assistance at home, there are a number of in-home options. One of them is a home health aide. A home health aide is responsible for helping patients heal and go through life. They monitor their patients’ conditions, help with activities of daily living and can even assist with cooking, cleaning or running errands. If you think that a home health aide is the right fit for someone close to you, here are some tips for choosing the best fit. Step 1. Define your needs. The...

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lung health

October is Lung Awareness Month

The month of October is set aside for lung awareness. Lung health is something that affects all of us, even people who don’t smoke. Certain things in the environment can harm our lungs, such as pollutants, toxins and allergens. Also, as we head into the winter months, people are more likely to experience difficulty breathing. October is a great time to remind ourselves of how important our lungs are and what we can do to take care of them.Below are some of the best ways to keep your lungs healthy,...

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Doctor’s Choice Chief Development Officer Meets With Key Lawmakers In Washington, D.C. Regarding Industry Legislation

Doctor’s Choice Home Care, Inc.’s chief development officer, James De Vriendt, met with several lawmakers in Washington, D.C. regarding the Home Health Payment Innovation Act (H.R. 2573). Introduced by Representative Terri Sewell (AL-07) in May 2019, the bill would significantly impact the home health industry by preserving Medicare recipients’ access to home care services and provide a foundation for expanding the use of these services. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)...

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Doctor’s Choice Home Care, Inc. Hosts “Core Values” Fundraiser, Raises Nearly $4,000

Doctor’s Choice Home Care, Inc. Hosts “Core Values” Fundraiser, Raises Nearly $4,000 Home Health Agency Gives Back in Communities Throughout the State  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Annelise Przywara (239) 221-2858 | annelise@getpushing.com   SARASOTA, Fla. – Sep. 1, 2019 – Doctor’s Choice Home Care, Inc. raised nearly $4,000 to benefit local charities through an internal “Core Values” fundraiser. Each Doctor’s Choice branch was given $100 to create a basket that represented and reflected...

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home health care

Florida Hurricane Preparedness List 2019

Home Health Hurricane Preparation Hurricane season brings with it a heightened level anxiety and fear. Regardless of an individual’s age, when someone mentions the word hurricane, it can send chills down the spine of even the most seasoned Floridian. Our senior population challenged with chronic diseases, must always be prepared and have an emergency plan prearranged. Those seniors receiving home healthcare are particularly vulnerable, and to help offset some of the fear and anxiety, Doctor’s...

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Core values:

Courage • Compassion • Commitment • Caring • Community

  • "Thank you for being awesome! A current patient called me this morning to tell me her physician is now recommending Doctor’s Choice because of the care you provided her."

  • "Thank you all for everything you do for our patients. We got a patient call to compliment each of you for going above and beyond in your care. Keep up the good work team!"

  • "I was very pleased with the therapist and the nurse.  My wounds were treated with the utmost of care.  Thank you"

  • "Thank you Shana for the caring and concern you have for your patients. You embody all the core values when you practice home health."

  • "Your staff - Terry, Carole, Mary, Diane and Lisa - were all excellent.  They are caring, knowledgeable, helpful in every way.  Terry is special among special people.  Congratulations on putting together such an incredible team!"

  • "Carol is a tremendous asset to your organization.  She embodies the utmost in knowledge, skill and compassion.  Arlene, Speech Pathologist, was very instructive.  She taught me a number of things to care for my parent, helped me secure items for Dad's wellbeing and taught me plenty for his care."

  • "Thank you for being awesome! A current patient called me this morning to tell me her physician is now recommending Doctor’s Choice because of the care you provided her."

  • "Amanda your attention to detail and hard work does not go unnoticed. Thank you for all of your hard work."

  • "I have to send a huge THANK YOU to Jennifer for her EXCELLENT communication between disciplines and to office staff to ensure the best patient care is being provided."