Health Check

3 Steps to Hiring a Home Health Aide

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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. ...

October is Lung Awareness Month

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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 hea...

How a Behavioral Health Program Can Help Depression

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How a Behavioral Health Program Can Help Depression Have you lost interest in the things you used to enjoy? Do you find yourself feeling hopeless or helpless? It’s possible that you are suffering from depression. Depression can affect anyone at any age. The symptoms can be mild or severe and impact your sleep, energy, appetite, hobbies and relationships. Sometimes, the symptoms of late-life depression manifest differently, so it’s important to be aware of the potential signs of this mental he...

What is Pulmonary Hypertension?

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What is Pulmonary Hypertension? Pulmonary hypertension is a rare type of high blood pressure that affects the lungs and the heart. There are many different types of pulmonary hypertension based on which arteries are affected. Though the condition is not curable, people can improve their symptoms and lead a higher quality of life with the right treatment. What Happens with Pulmonary Hypertension? Pulmonary hypertension occurs when the arteries in your lungs and right side of your heart become ...

Why Do Older Adults Lose Interest in Eating?

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Why Do Older Adults Lose Interest in Eating? Have you noticed that your loved one is losing interest in eating? There are many possible reasons for this, and determining the root cause can help you change things around for the better. It’s important for seniors to stay healthy and active, as this reduces the risk for certain diseases, certain cancers and cognitive decline. One thing to mention is that you should rule out serious health conditions or medication side effects. Some diseases, lik...

Coping with Late-Stage Alzheimer's Disease

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Coping with Late-Stage Alzheimer’s Disease The earlier stages of Alzheimer’s disease affect cognitive processes, such as memory, judgement and thinking. As the disease progresses, it affects behavior and physical functioning as well. By the time the disease reaches the last stage, many parts of the body are affected. People often have difficulty with motor coordination, bowel and bladder control and even breathing. This is why the last stage typically requires around-the-clock care. Let...

5 Best Foods for Senior Health

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5 Best Foods for Senior Health When people are younger, they tend to be open to trying new foods and cuisines. As people age, they are more set in their ways. If you don’t have much of an appetite, you might as well fill your plate with the foods you love, right? If you’re not eating a colorful, well-balanced diet, it’s likely that you’re not getting all of your nutrients. A healthy diet is important at any age because it can reduce your risk for developing certain diseases, maintain a health...

Sneak More Fluids into Your Diet & Prevent Dehydration

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Sneak More Fluids into Your Diet & Prevent Dehydration  Dehydration is a serious condition for older adults. In fact, it’s one of the most common causes of hospitalization for people 65 and older. Not only can dehydration cause uncomfortable symptoms like fatigue and shaking, but also it can lead to kidney stones, blood clot complications and lowered blood pressure. Now that summer is here, it’s especially important that you and those around you get enough fluids. Fortunately, you do...

Can You Get COPD If You Don’t Smoke?

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Can You Get COPD if You Don’t Smoke? Smoking is a significant risk factor for chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder, or COPD. However, you don’t have to smoke to get this condition. People who have never smoked can still develop COPD. The condition refers to inflammation in the bronchi and air sacs in the lungs, making it harder to breathe. While smoking can create inflammation and damage the bronchi and air sacs, this can also happen on its own. If you are concerned about COPD in a no...

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  • "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"

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  • "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."

    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."

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