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2020 Fazzi Associates Best Practices Award Winner

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Based on your overall survey results for the year 2019, Doctor’s Choice Home Care, Inc. – Ft. Myers has been named a national best practice agency by Fazzi Associates.    Agencies named as national best practice agencies are proven leaders and have excelled in one of the most important measures of an agency’s quality program– caregiver experience.  This is a significant accomplishment that you, your employees, and board should be incredibly proud of.    Bas…

2019 HomeCare Elite Award Winner

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For 14 years, the HomeCare Elite® recognition program has listed the top 25 percent of home health agencies in the country. Congratulations! We are proud to name your organization among the 2019 HomeCare Elite! Brought to you by ABILITYNetwork® and DecisionHealth, HomeCare Elite honors the top-performing agencies as measured by five categories: quality of care (outcomes), best practice implementation (process measures), quality improvement and consistency, patient experience (HHCAHPS)…

How to Make Your Home Safer for an Aging Loved One

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Many seniors prefer to age in place for as long as possible. However, living in the home alone can pose unique challenges. Even if Mom or Dad resists, it’s still important to push forward with a safe and accommodating home. If an accident occurs, your parent may need to be hospitalized. Always be proactive when dealing with safety. Below are some tips on how to make your parent’s home safe enough to age in place. Remove Trip Hazards Each year, roughly 36 million older adults fal…

Expert Tips for Staying Healthy this Winter

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The flu season is difficult enough on its own, but now we must account for COVID-19, which continues to be a rapidly evolving situation. Here in Florida, thousands of new cases are reported each day. While this isn’t the news we hoped to hear, it’s important to know that there are effective ways to keep yourself healthy this winter. Why are People More Likely to Get Sick in the Winter? Germs don’t disappear in the summer, but people are more likely to get sick in the winter. There …

5 Tips for Keeping Your Hips Strong and Healthy

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Your hips are needed for many important motions such as sitting, standing, running and bending. It’s important to keep active for as long as possible because this keeps the joints and muscles healthy and strong. Unfortunately, the hip joints can wear out over time, leading you to need hip replacement surgery. If you are concerned about your hip health, rest assured that there are many ways to keep these joints healthy and prolong or avoid the need for joint replacement surgery. Let’s …

Tips for Managing Fatigue from COPD

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It’s not uncommon for people with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) to suffer from chronic fatigue. COPD reduces airflow to the lungs, making breathing more difficult. It also reduces oxygen throughout the body, contributing to chronic fatigue and tiredness. Unfortunately, COPD is a progressive condition with no cure. This means that it will get worse over time, and this can have a major impact on your health. That said, there are ways to combat COPD fatigue so that you can…

Doctor’s Choice Promotions

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Deborah Strehan Dyer, RN Strehan Dyer will be responsible for leadership of the Sarasota, Broward, Miami and Stuart county providers, which include branches in Englewood, Port Charlotte and Sarasota. Tamburin will take charge of the Bradenton, Brooksville, Gainesville, Orlando and Palm Harbor providers, including branches in Bradenton. Strehan Dyer joined Doctor’s Choice in January 2016 as the executive director for the Fort Myers branch, and was promoted to regional director of ope…

Why is Obesity a Risk Factor for COVID-19?

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You’ve probably heard by now that obesity is a risk factor for COVID-19. This isn’t a rumor – it’s true. Since the pandemic began, dozens of studies have reported that many of the sickest people with COVID-19 have also been obese. Moreoever, a person does not have to be morbidly obese to be at a higher risk for severe complications from COVID-19. Even those who are merely overweight are at a higher risk. According to one study published in Obesity Reviews, it was found that people wit…

National Diabetes Month: Taking Charge of a Prediabetes Diagnosis

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November is National Diabetes Month! Roughly 30 million adults in the U.S. are living with diabetes, and 84 million have prediabetes. People with prediabetes are at a higher risk for developing type 2 diabetes, heart disease and stroke. However, diabetes can be prevented or delayed through a structured program that includes a balanced diet, regular exercise and weight loss. Even though type 2 diabetes is common, the symptoms aren’t always obvious. Many people walk around for years not…

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  • "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."