Entries by Physicians Choice

Choosing the Best Caregivers for Your Parents

Choosing the Best Caregivers for Your Parents A common question from clients is “How can we make sure we get the same caregiver every time? My parents are very particular and dealing with new caregivers is stressful.” It’s a great question. It reminds me of the story about Helen Keller and her faithful teacher Anne […]

Nursing Life Hacks

Here’s a favorite article from http://nurseslabs.com that we love and you’ll find helpful! Nursing is a tough job and apparently, there are no shortcuts to providing good and quality care. However, this doesn’t mean we can’t make our lives easier while doing our job. Here’s list of nursing life hacks that can show you exactly […]

When Less Medicine Means More Health

By John Henning Schumann, MD from NPR Six months ago, an octogenarian patient told me he’d been having light-headedness. For decades, he’d taken a combination pill (two medications in one) to keep his blood pressure below 140/90, numbers proved important in preventing heart attacks, strokes, and kidney failure. Light-headedness is common among older people on […]

John and Anne Hall Testimonial

  John and I are so grateful for the extended time and effort you have provided over the past few months. Your insights and strategies were invaluable. This is a journey and your guidance has made it less stressful and manageable. We particularly appreciated your focus on Kay – as a person, not just as […]

Monroe Testimonial

Please accept my family’s sincere thanks for the care assistance that you and your Encompass Colleagues provided during our Dad’s home hospice care. You, Delra, Brenda, Barbara and Connie, were of immeasurable help to Dad, Melissa and me during a very difficult time. We appreciated the excelled way that you coordinated with Hospice of Southwest […]

Visiting Parents

Digging through old articles in my inbox led me to this gem from Caring.com. Holiday Spy Kit: 8 Clues Your Aging Parents Aren’t OK The 3 items that jumped out at me were: Give a big hug. Look for: Obvious weight loss. Anything from depression to cancer to difficulty shopping and cooking can be behind […]