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
Amber Schrader, LPN in our St. Louis region, does an on-site interview with Catie Erickson, Phoenix Nurse Recruiter. Amber has been with Phoenix for 6 years and she shares with us what she loves about her career with Phoenix Home Care!https://youtu.be/hraWNYgL9Vo … [Read more...] about Amber Schrader, LPN
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 life … [Read more...] about How Does Hospice Care Work?
Whether you have chosen to work in the field of hospice or opted to embrace a career in home health care, being a nurse isn't easy, but it can be incredibly rewarding. Every day that you go to work, you will have a chance to be a positive force in the lives of your patients and their families as you provide vital support to people struggling to deal with trying times. Are you ready to get started? … [Read more...] about Tips for New Nurses
Pursuing a career in healthcare is a challenging, yet rewarding course. There are many benefits of working in the medical field, which is why it is no surprise that employment in healthcare occupations is projected to grow 18 percent from 2016 to 2026. This is faster than the average for all other types of occupations (source). And at the end of the day, all medical professionals can rest easy … [Read more...] about Benefits of Working in the Medical Field
Meet Amanda Bailey, an outstanding nurse in our St. Louis Region!"My passion comes from my clients. My clients drive me every day to provide the best possible care for them. Not only do they deserve the best possible care but they work hard every day to deal with their conditions, and for that they drive my passion to return to them the best care I can give them. If I can walk into a home and … [Read more...] about Amanda Bailey
Please help us in congratulating Jessica Pappan, a Hospice nurse in our Wichita region. Jessica was nominated for Honoring Kansas Nurses through KSN News for the month of January. There will be a $1,000 donation to the Kansas Nurses Foundation in Jessica’s name from Brad Pistotnik Law.Jessica will be honored this Sunday by KSN Channel 3 in Wichita at 10:00 PM for her outstanding nursing care … [Read more...] about Jessica Pappan
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?
Caring for infants, children, and their families during hard times is a meaningful, rewarding, and important responsibility. Often, those who pursue a career in pediatric nursing feel called to help this age group. The role of a pediatric home health nurse is a bit different from other pediatric jobs because rather than just helping babies and kids when they need hospitalization or routine … [Read more...] about The Role of a Pediatric Home Health Nurse
Meet Janet Dean, In-Home Caregiver for the Springfield Region!Janet has the passion to be a caregiver because she is a people person. Janet loves to care for clients and see them get better by helping them with anything they need. She loves her job as a caregiver at Phoenix Home Care & Hospice because it is rewarding and she can help them stay home where they are comfortable.Janet … [Read more...] about Janet Dean, In-Home Caregiver
Meet Kim Kotrosits! Kim is a CNA on the Private Care team in the Jefferson City region.Kim stated, "I love to help people. It is very gratifying to take care of people who can't take care of themselves. I enjoy improving their quality of life.""I chose Home Care because I wanted to help the clients in a one-on-one kind of way. I chose Phoenix because I love who I work for. This is the best … [Read more...] about Kim Kotrosits
Meet Jennifer Owens LPN is on the Private Duty Nursing team in the Columbia, Missouri region. She shares with us why she chose Phoenix and the path she has taken in her LPN career.“I’ve always wanted to work with kids. I just enjoy it. I worked with assisted living through nursing school and then have children of my own, so working with kids just kind of fell into my lap and I love … [Read more...] about Jennifer Owens LPN