At its heart, hospice care is firmly focused on the quality of a person's life. It's about comfort, and spending time with family and friends can be a tremendous source of comfort for everyone involved. However, many people are reluctant to arrive for a visit empty-handed. While pleasant time together is often the best gift you can give, the urge to bring something physical can be strong. Are you … [Read more...] about Gifts from the Heart: Ideas to Bless a Person on Hospice
We owe a lot to our veterans. These heroic men and women have risked their lives for our safety and freedom. For that reason, we’re proud to partner with the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to make sure our veterans receive the best care possible during their golden years. From home health care benefits to caretaker respite, we’re passionate about educating veterans and their … [Read more...] about VA Home Health Care
The late stages of Alzheimer's can be challenging for patients and their loved ones. Oftentimes caregivers face serious health issues that have resulted from the amount of care required to care for a family member with Alzheimer’s. As sleep patterns change, dementia increases and other common behaviors such as wandering and increased paranoia surface, caregivers find themselves physically and … [Read more...] about Hospice and Alzheimer’s
The benefits of hospice care are substantial. Quality hospice care delivered by compassionate professionals can make a difficult time significantly easier and allow individuals diagnosed with terminal conditions to make the most of the time that they have left. … [Read more...] about Benefits of Hospice Care
Although people often use the terms hospice care and palliative care as if they were interchangeable, they are differences. Understanding the difference between hospice and palliative care will help you choose the form of care that is best suited to your or your loved one's needs. … [Read more...] about Difference Between Hospice and Palliative Care
As America's population ages, many families face a common conundrum: Seniors have their hearts set on remaining in their own homes, but their loved ones worry that they are unable to do so safely. While there is no one-size-fits-all solution, privately paid services can help support a senior's independence without compromising their health or safety. What are privately paid services? Could they be … [Read more...] about What Are Privately Paid Services?
Home health care workers are incredibly important members of the health care community. They enrich the quality of life of each and every patient by keeping comfort, integrity, and dignity at the center of care programs. Unfortunately, home health care workers can face unique risks based on the varied environments in which they perform their work. From back injuries to unsavory neighborhood … [Read more...] about Safety Tips for Home Health Care Workers
Did you know that people who are facing a life-limiting illness and receive hospice care tend to live longer than people who choose not to elect hospice care? AARP reported on a study that people who had a terminal illness and received hospice care lived longer-in some cases, almost three months longer than people who did not have the support of a hospice team. Hospice care truly focuses on … [Read more...] about How Does Hospice Care Work?
Love, support and joy. Regardless of your circumstance, each person’s end of life care should include these things. Often times, as people approach the final part of their journey, they and their families may have feelings of trepidation or fear. Uncharted waters can be scary and oftentimes overwhelming. However, there are experts ready to guide you and walk alongside you. Hospice is a specialized … [Read more...] about Why Be a Hospice Volunteer?
How well do you know hospice care? Unfortunately, there are many myths about hospice that keep families from seeking this form of medical care when it is most needed. If your loved one is seriously ill or facing a poor prognosis, explore your options. Hospice care is provided by doctors who are specially trained in hospice and palliative medicine, as well as a team of caregivers, including nurses, … [Read more...] about Common Myths About Hospice Care
You have been feeling unusually tired lately. Maybe you feel short of breath, are experiencing abnormal hair loss, or cannot seem to get rid of your headache. What is the deal? If you have been getting a sufficient amount of sleep and drinking an adequate amount of water but are still plagued with one or more of these symptoms, read on. They could be symptoms of iron deficiency. … [Read more...] about Symptoms of Iron Deficiency
Adaptive equipment and technology assistance are truly life changing for many children. Adaptive tools are designed for people with disabilities or special healthcare needs, helping them do more, experience more, and build on their abilities. At Phoenix Home Care, we understand the importance of this technology for daily function and quality care, especially for those dependent on ventilators or … [Read more...] about The Technology Assisted Waiver Program
Children with special needs are children first. And, like all children, they require a place where they feel physically comfortable, loved, and secure; opportunities to play and learn; people who care about them; and activities that allow them to be successful (source). Home care for children with special needs can help provide this ongoing support and medical care when families need it most. … [Read more...] about Home Care for Children with Special Needs
It's often said that there is no place like home. With home and community based services, qualifying people who need a little assistance with daily activities can get the help that they need without having to move to an institution like a skilled nursing facility. This assistance often makes it possible for older adults and people with disabilities to remain in their own homes and communities. … [Read more...] about Home and Community Based Services
At Phoenix Home Care, we are passionate about providing our clients with encouragement, help, and support. That's why we offer CDS home health care services to people with physical disabilities. With consumer-directed services (CDS), clients are given the freedom to hire and direct their own personal care attendant while acquiring the skills to live independently – all within the comfort of their … [Read more...] about CDS Home Health Care