Author: Pat Rippon

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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doctors choice

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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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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Doctor’s Choice Home Care, Inc. Achieves Five Star Rating

DOCTOR’S CHOICE HOME CARE, INC. RECOGNIZED WITH HIGHEST RATING FROM THE CENTERS OF MEDICARE AND MEDICAID SERVICES Florida-Based, Home Health Agency Achieved 5-Star Rating for Patient Care FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Annelise Przywara (239) 221-2858 | annelise@getpushing.com SARASOTA, Fla. – July 31, 2019 – Doctor’s Choice Home Care, Inc. achieved a five-star rating for quality of patient care from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). This is the highest rating attainable...

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How a Behavioral Health Program Can Help Depression

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 health...

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What is Pulmonary Hypertension?

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 narrowed...

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Doctor’s Choice Home Care, Inc. Completes Three Acquisitions In 2019

DOCTOR’S CHOICE HOME CARE, INC. COMPLETES THREE ACQUISITIONS IN 2019 Company Expands to Provide Increased Accessibility to Home Healthcare Services  SARASOTA, Fla. – July 23, 2019 – Doctor’s Choice Home Care, Inc. continues to expand its offerings in the state of Florida by completing three acquisitions in 2019. The most recent property acquired was Nursing Plus, Inc. in Miami on May 31. Florida Home Care Specialists in Crystal River was acquired in April, while Sterling Home Care in Port...

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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."