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18.08.2016
Safe Today, Healthy Tomorrow

Wellness Home Care’s Simple Fall Prevention Tips Falls in the home are a leading cause of hospitalizations for older adults. In fact, 60% of falls occur in the home, and, for frail seniors, a fall can be a life-altering event. Home modifications can be a huge help in fall prevention,…

27.07.2015
Private Duty Home Care Services and Patients’ Right to Freedom of Choice of Providers

In order to be appropriate for home health or hospice services paid for by any payor, including the Medicare Program, patients must either be able to care for themselves or they must have a primary caregiver. Patients’ family members or others may be willing to fulfill this role on a…

17.01.2014
Happy Holidays from our Wellness Family
17.01.2014
Do You Have Medicare?

Do you know about  the Medicare annual  wellness exam? In addition to the one-time “Welcome to Medicare” exam, you can get a yearly wellness exam if you have Original Medicare and if you have had Part B for longer than 12 months.  Do you know about Medicare preventive  services? Medicare…

13.11.2013
Breaking the News: How to Sensitively Start the Care Conversation

No one wants to be told that they can no longer care for themselves, but when a loved one is showing signs that extra care is needed in order to remain living safely and comfortably at home, it is important for loved ones to step in and have a conversation…

18.09.2013
Fran honored with the HCP Founders’ Spirit Award

Founders’ Spirit Award – Fran Schafer, COO, Wellness Home Care Fran has been honored by the New York State Health Care Providers Association with the Founders’ Spirit Award. “Fran is a woman of spirit and commitment to the home care industry, in keeping with this Award which honors individuals that…

23.08.2013
Congratulations to Carol Ryan!

Martha Scoppa, Chairperson of the Sullivan County Long Term Care Council and Fran Schafer, COO of Wellness Home Care, present Carol Ryan, Director of Sullivan County Public Health with a certificate of appreciate for her contributions to the Long Term Care Council at her Retirement Dinner. Carol, best of luck…

12.07.2013
Breaking the News: How to Sensitively Start the Care Conversation

No one wants to be told that they can no longer care for themselves, but when a loved one is showing signs that extra care is needed in order to remain living safely and comfortably at home, it is important for loved ones to step in and have a conversation…

27.06.2013
Sick & Tired: Managing Cancer-Related Fatigue

  Cancer itself is an exhausting disease. Radiation and chemotherapy treatments can be taxing and cause extreme fatigue, and cancer patients are also at risk for anemia, which can sap energy. However, family caregivers can help their loved ones manage fatigue in a number of ways. First, be on the…

07.06.2013
Assessing Needs After a Cancer Diagnosis

In the wake of a cancer diagnosis, you may need some basic information about what your loved one’s medical situation is, and it’s natural to want to learn as much as you can about your loved one’s specific type of cancer and how it will affect him or her. Some…

30.04.2013
Helping Persons with Muscle Disease Maintain Independence

Wellness Home Care knows that independence fuels a fighting spirit! There are many strategies that can help a person with ALS, or another muscle disease, retain the highest possible degree of independence. Here are a few of those strategies: • Be collaborative in decision-making. Remember that people with muscle disease…

10.04.2013
Parkinson’s Disease and the Heimlich Maneuver

Chewing and swallowing issues are some common problems that Parkinson’s patients face, particularly in the later stages of the disease. Because Parkinson’s patients are at an increased risk of choking, all caregivers and family members should know how to perform the Heimlich maneuver in case of emergency. A person who…

10.04.2013
Parkinson’s Disease: Important Caregiver Tips

Doctor visits make up a relatively small amount of a Parkinson’s patient’s care. Most care for the disease, particularly in the early stages, is actually done in the home either by a family caregiver or a professional caregiver from an agency like Wellness Home Care. If you are the family…

29.03.2013
Wellness Home Care Helps You Create a Safer Home for Parkinson’s Patient

People with Parkinson’s disease often experience problems with walking, balance, and/or vision that can increase their risk of falls in the home. The following are some home modifications that can help create a safer home for your loved one: Bedroom:   Have a firm chair in the bedroom to use…

29.03.2013
The 5 Stages of Parkinson’s Disease

There is no road map to how a person will experience Parkinson’s disease. While each person will have different symptoms and severities as the disease progresses, Parkinson’s does appear to present in five different stages.   Stage 1: During the first stage of the disease, also known as early-stage Parkinson’s,…

19.03.2013
The Many Benefits of In-Home Care

The Many Benefits of In-Home Care Aging in the comfort of one’s home is a top priority these days, and not just because it’s convenient. Studies have shown that receiving care in the home can help individuals heal quicker and reduces hospital visits. Home care also allows for maximum comfort…

06.02.2013
Well-Balanced: Exercises that Prevent Falls for Seniors

While some loss of balance is common as a person ages, it also makes the person more vulnerable to dangerous falls. Some simple exercises can help older seniors improve their strength and balance which will help protect them against falls. Ask your doctor if the following strength and balance exercises…

23.01.2013
Fall Prevention

Wellness Home Care’s Simple Fall Prevention Tips Falls in the home are a leading cause of hospitalizations for older adults. In fact, 60% of falls occur in the home, and, for frail seniors, a fall can be a life-altering event. Home modifications can be a huge help in fall prevention,…

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