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Little Known Way to Validate a Durable Power of Attorney Saving Time & Aggravation

Like many of my peers these days, I am navigating the challenging world of caregiving for my parents. On top of their physical and emotional needs, I have come up against some legal obstacles in my caregiving journey – for…

Conquering the Medication Challenge

During one of my visits with my mom, I observed small collections of pills on the counter that should have been taken several days ago. When I asked her why these medicine piles were on the counter, she didn’t know. I knew…

3 Ways to Unleash the Power of Rituals in Dementia Care

Imagine worrying about forgetting your past while also having a hard time remembering new events and information. Pretty scary, right? This is something that many individuals with dementia face every day. Fortunately, routine and consistency may help alleviate some of these challenges….

Residential Staff Story: ‘I Was Glad I Was the One There to Help’

The nurses and therapists of Residential Home Health are healthcare experts — their first priority is delivering superior medical care. But their care is emotional and interpersonal as well, generously providing support and empathy in times of fear or frustration. This story…

Strategies for Recognizing and Avoiding Compassion Fatigue

Years ago, I found myself working for Family and Children Services in rural North Georgia. I investigated reported claims of child abuse. It was a never-ending, highly emotionally charged job, but I was good at it. My compassion to help vulnerable families…

Newfound Hope for Dementia Caregivers Inspired by The 36-Hour Day

Although we all realize our parents will eventually need our help, we never really know when or how quickly they may need us to intervene. And, while we notice changes occurring, it’s hard to know when to get additional help if the…

Home Health Care on a Mission: ‘The Care Is Indeed Universal’

At Residential Home Health and Residential Hospice, we’re tremendously proud of the staff and clinicians who give their all to deliver extraordinary patient care. Today we’re featuring one nurse’s story of making an international difference, in her own words. Currently a triage…

Residential Staff Story: ‘The Importance of Medication Reconciliation’

At Residential Home Health, we’re tuned in to the concerns affecting our patients and the potential pitfalls that can threaten their health and independence at home. But as people, we are also patients ourselves — and vulnerable to the same issues. Mario…

Residential Patient Story: ‘They Helped Make the Impossible Possible’

At Residential Home Health, we pride ourselves on recognizing patients’ unique needs and helping them achieve life-changing goals through superior care. Today we are fortunate to hear from a former patient about her Residential experience, in her own words. Thanks to Jana…

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