Articles on "Home Care"

P-B Health Home Care Agency–Real Life Story
March 14, 2014 7:07 pm

P-B Health Home Care Agency–Real Life Story

Throughout her life, Mrs. Georgia Dunlap stressed the importance of education and earned both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in this field. During her studies at Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina, she became a tireless advocate for young people to get a degree from that University. As a result of her efforts, her only child, Eleanor Golden, graduated from that same school. In the spring of 2012, the family celebrated the 3rd generation to graduate from Winston-Salem when [...]

January 27, 2014 7:59 pm

New Survey Examines Public’s Views on End-of-Life Medical Treatments

At a time of national debate over health care costs and insurance, a new Pew Research Center survey on end-of-life decisions finds most Americans say there are some circumstances in which doctors and nurses should allow a patient to die. At the same time, however, a growing minority says that medical professionals should do everything possible to save a patient’s life in all circumstances. When asked about end-of-life decisions for other people, two-thirds of Americans (66%) say there are at [...]

December 18, 2013 3:14 pm

Avoiding Unnecessary Hospitalizations

Hospitalizations can be necessary and appropriate, but in some instances may be avoidable. Unnecessary hospitalizations are not only costly but can also slow down the recovery process. Evidence from multiple studies suggests that repeat hospital stays can be avoided through more effective transitioning of the patient from hospital to home, and with health coaching, education and support to enable the patient to self-manage their condition. Most hospital patients are anxious to return to the comfort of their home, but they [...]

October 24, 2013 6:49 pm

Home Care Association of America Announces National Caregiver of the Year Winner

The Home Care Association of America (HCAOA), formerly the National Private Duty Association (NPDA) the national voice of private home care agencies, has announced its 2013 Caregiver of the Year. Keli Peebles of ResCare HomeCare in Baxley, Ga. was selected Caregiver of the Year out of a vast pool of candidates from more than 1,300 private duty agencies. Nominees were evaluated based on their demonstration of exemplary commitment, compassion, empathy and respect to their clients and client families and their [...]

Real-Life Story–Access Nursing Services
October 14, 2013 8:02 pm

Real-Life Story–Access Nursing Services

“I don’t really think of them as employees; I think of them as family,” said Linda Eisenbrandt of the team of caregivers from Access Nursing Services that cares for her son, Brian. Brian has Duchenne Muscular Distrophy, a rare disease that strikes boys around the age of 13. Brian’s muscles slowly started to disintegrate as a result of the disease. Now 30, he is paraplegic and needs a variety of respiratory and physical therapies to help him remain as active [...]

Loving Life–Right at Home
October 14, 2013 8:01 pm

Loving Life–Right at Home

By Christy Brudin She was the love of his life. He was the husband of her dreams. Now, she honors his memory by loving life. “I married the perfect boy. He was wonderful to me,” Mary Elizabeth “Sweets” Summers said of her late husband, George Maynard Summers. “I really couldn’t have had a better husband.” At 97, Sweets is still active and involved in the local community. A fiercely independent woman, she is committed to remaining in the home she [...]

Time to Connect–Seabury Resources for Aging
August 14, 2013 5:46 pm

Time to Connect–Seabury Resources for Aging

By Christy Brudin Whether you are forging a friendship or building a business, creating strong bonds is hard work. In a world filled with quick solutions and easy fixes, the act of building relationships still requires perseverance. Connecting takes time. Seabury Resources for Aging has been taking the time to connect with older adults in the greater Washington, D.C. area for nearly 90 years. The private, nonprofit organization focuses on providing personalized, affordable services and housing options to help older [...]

August 1, 2013 1:13 pm

Study Seeks Providers in Northern Virginia

You are invited to participate in an employer survey for the Northern Virginia Health Care Workforce Study. The study is directed ONLY to providers in the following Northern VA counties and cities: Fairfax County, Loudon County, Prince William County, City of Alexandria, City of Fairfax, City of Fall Church, City of Manassas, and the City of Manassas Park, VA. This workforce study is being conducted by Jobs for the Future for NoVAHealthFORCE, a partnership of the region’s leading health care and [...]

Right-at-Home–Real Life Story
June 24, 2013 3:04 pm

Right-at-Home–Real Life Story

Mary Afrookteh loves her home in Catonsville, Md., and that’s where she wants to stay. However, a year ago, a fall that resulted in a broken hip made living at home more difficult. That’s when her family decided to hire Right-at-Home, an In-Home Care & Assistance company, to help Mary maintain her independence, but with some extra help. Mary was born in Lossiemouth, Scotland (home of the Loch Ness Monster). While her Mom was visiting her grandmother, Mary was born. Six [...]

P-B Health Home Care Agency–Real Life Story
June 24, 2013 2:51 pm

P-B Health Home Care Agency–Real Life Story

Mrs. Ardis Watkins is a 96-year-old widow who enjoys a comfortable and peaceful retirement in the Evergreen neighborhood of West Baltimore. She was born in Chester, South Carolina on January 4,1917, to Thomas and Dora Buckson. Her mother was a teacher, while her father commuted to Baltimore to work at Sparrows Point. As a young woman, Miss Ardis Buckson moved to Baltimore City to start her adult life. Here, she met and married Mr. Norbon Watkins, and from this union [...]