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 … [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
Meet Michael Watt, a nurse on our Private Duty Nursing team in our St. Louis region! "I grew up watching the Television show Rescue 911 with my grandmother who was a former nurse. I loved that show and vowed that I wanted to help others when I grew up. After exploring different fields such as being an EMT, I decided I wanted to be a nurse because of all the time they get to spend with their … [Read more...] about Michael Watt, Private Duty Nurse
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
Meet Sheila Wilson RN BSN! Sheila is an RN in our Springfield region. "I have the passion to do what I do because God called me to care for children as a teen. I followed that call for over twenty years teaching in private Christian Schools, and as a pastor's wife. While teaching children, my life was forever changed. I had the privilege of working with special needs children and became a home … [Read more...] about Sheila Wilson RN BSN