According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the employment of registered nurses is expected to grow by 15 percent in the decade preceding 2026. That's more than twice the rate predicted for all occupations, and it's definitely a healthy leap in professional opportunities. With home health care's growing popularity with patients, doctors, and insurance companies, it's no surprise that many of … [Read more...] about Home Health Nursing Skills
As a nurse, you are a highly trained professional with valuable, in-demand skills. When selecting a career path, there are numerous directions open to you. Why should you consider entering the world of home health care? There are several compelling reasons to be a home health nurse. … [Read more...] about Top 10 Reasons to Be a Home Health Nurse
Describing a day in the life of a home health nurse can be a bit of a challenge because variety is the norm for these dedicated professionals. However, there is at least one constant for these highly skilled health care providers: Every day, their efforts make a difference. … [Read more...] about A Day in the Life of a Home Health Nurse
A bit of a giggle sneaks out of the office around the corner. Then . . . a collection of chuckles erupts, and finally a whole bunch of full-blown laughs echoes through the hallways. It’s a typical day in the Phoenix Home Care office of Branson, Missouri. It is a team of fun, others’-centered, positive, energetic, authentic people who love what they do and who find joy and moments to smile (and … [Read more...] about The Hometown Duo Breaking Records and Building Relationships
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
Testimonial from home health client … [Read more...] about Jim Quesenberry
A Note from a Former Client Dear Mr. Melugin, On April 8, 2015, I fell in the back yard, resulting in a huge hematoma. I was admitted to Mercy Hospital for surgery, where I stayed a week. Then we chose Quail Creek Communities for rehabilitation. I spent twenty days there and had to choose a home care agency. Several brochures were given to us. The upshot is that my wife informed the woman at … [Read more...] about When Harry Met Angie
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?
Meet Beverly Gouty, RN! Beverly is a nurse for our Springfield Private Duty Nursing team. She shares her love for working with PDN clients. We are so honored to have Beverly at Phoenix Home Care & Hospice. "I have always had the desire to become a nurse from the time I was very little. I decided to pursue my dream only after I became a widow and was left with three young boys. I wanted them … [Read more...] about Beverly Gouty, RN!
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
Meet Lori Ragan (pictured on right)! Lori is a nurse in the Independence area. "It gives me a lot of satisfaction to provide one-on-one care for a client. I am passionate about getting to know my client and take care of their specific needs. It's hard to understand why I'd choose one-on-one care unless you have worked in a nursing home. I choose Phoenix because of the office staff, leadership … [Read more...] about Lori Ragan