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November 2011 - Sevens Home Care
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Why the resistance to in-home personal Care? (Part 2 of 2)

Written by Francis LeGasse Jr., Co-Founder Sevens Home Care Continuing from yesterday’s post, my family after reviewing a few agencies found one that met their needs and soon began care.  The care plan that I wanted and tried to enforce was twice a day morning and evening.  My logic for this is that the morning [...]

By | November 29th, 2011|Caregivers, Senior Home Care|0 Comments

Why the resistance to in-home personal Care? (Part 1 of 2)

Written by Francis LeGasse Jr., Co-Founder of Sevens Home Care Over the last several weeks I have struggled to find an answer to this question.  My reasoning for being so engulfed by this question comes because of the passing of my grandfather, Alton.  My grandfather, who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 2009, passed away on [...]

By | November 28th, 2011|Caregivers, Senior Home Care|0 Comments

The Promise and Pitfalls of Palliative Care

Palliative care is a thriving medical specialty that focuses on a multidisciplinary approach, especially with the patient’s physical, emotional, spiritual, and social concerns.  It is a specialty that is appropriate for any patient in all disease stages.  Therefore, because it is such a promising specialty, many questions arise since there are so many uncertainties in [...]

By | November 25th, 2011|Palliative Care|0 Comments

Happy Thanksgiving!

At Sevens Home Care we want to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving! Hopefully you are able to spend this day with your family and all those you care about.  While there are certainly a multitude of things to be thankful for on this day we think it’s only fitting to list a few that we [...]

By | November 24th, 2011|Elderly Home Care, Senior Home Care|1 Comment

Meet Your Caregiver

Sevens Home Care is proud to introduce one of the newest features of our website.  Meet Your Caregiver.  The most common question we get from people looking for care is, who are these people coming to my home? Like most companies we emphasized our relentless dedication to selecting the brightest, friendliest and most qualified Caregivers [...]

By | November 23rd, 2011|Caregivers, Elderly Home Care, Senior Home Care|0 Comments

Seniors & Health Care Reform

With the recent news that the Supreme Court will hear arguments on The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, we thought it would be a good time to review exactly what benefits and changes the bill will provide for our seniors.  Certainly the bill has been a hot button for political activity since it passed [...]

By | November 22nd, 2011|Health Reform, Long-term Care, Medicare|0 Comments

A Shrinking Nursing Home – It’s still not a home!

The New York Times ran an interesting article on October 31st titled ‘A Nursing Home Shrinks Until It Feels Like a Home’.   The article describes nursing homes that are called, ‘Green Houses’.  The concept is designed to provide care to about 10 residents in a setting that is nothing like a traditional nursing home, but [...]

By | November 21st, 2011|Elderly Home Care, Long-term Care, Senior Home Care|0 Comments

Caregiver Survival Skills Workshop: Preparing for Difficult Decisions: Legal Issues

The Mountain Caregivers Resource Group presents a free educational series on a monthly basis that offers free education and support to caregivers.  The series is entitled “Caregiver Survival Skills Workshop: Preparing for Difficult Decisions: Legal Issues”.  The next opportunity to attend this will be 12/1/11.  Details from the Seniors Blue Book Website are as follows: [...]

By | November 18th, 2011|Local Events|0 Comments

Medicare Official Outlines Changes as Annual Open Enrollment Begins

By Laarni Bulchand, BSN Hopefully you know by now, but as of October 15, Medicare has begun open enrollment for beneficiaries to assess their benefits and change their coverage to suit their needs until December 7. Ms. Deborah Shelton, in an article for the Chicago Tribune interviews Medicare Chief Jonathan Blum, who addresses that there [...]

By | November 17th, 2011|Medicare|0 Comments

Hospice And Home Care

Home care and Hospice are often used together.  During this difficult time it is important for you and your family to have as much help and support as possible.  There is no more important time for families to be focused on being family members and not workers for their loved one.  Home Care and Hospice [...]

By | November 16th, 2011|Hospice|0 Comments