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News, Opinions and Advice regarding the U.S. Home Health Care Industry

Archive for September, 2006

Thoughts of the day

September 25th, 2006 by RespiteMatch.com

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THE DAILY MOTIVATOR
Monday, September 25, 2006

Well on your way
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Keep your eyes on the goal and your feet on the path. Let the long-term consequences of your efforts encourage you forward as you give your focus to the task at hand.

Any achievement is within your reach because the next step is always accessible to you. You can take that step any time you decide to do so.
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Spinach contamination crisis

September 22nd, 2006 by RespiteMatch.com

- Chronicle staff report
Friday, September 22, 2006

Thursday’s developments:

– The number of people sickened by E. coli climbed to 157. Of those, 83 have been hospitalized and 27 have suffered a form of kidney failure. One person has died.

– Investigators searched three farms in the Salinas Valley for possible contamination and expected to search at least five more over the next several days.

– Growers and processors in the region announced plans to develop their own safety standards to prevent future outbreaks in spinach and other leafy green vegetables.

– The Food and Drug Administration said that depending on results of the investigation, new regulations may be necessary to protect the safety of the food supply.

– The FDA said it continues to work with growers in regions outside the Salinas Valley to get spinach back on the market and convince consumers that it’s safe.

Source: Chronicle staff report

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Thoughts of the day

September 22nd, 2006 by RespiteMatch.com

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THE DAILY MOTIVATOR
Friday, September 22, 2006

Choose today
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Choose today to face the challenges, and you’ll come away stronger. Decide that you will find a way to do what you know must be done, and the value you create will endure long after this day is over.

Rediscover the sense of real, honest and irreplaceable fulfillment that comes from moving in the direction you know is right. Experience the satisfaction of knowing that you are truly making a positive difference.
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Driving

September 21st, 2006 by RespiteMatch.com

Questions to Ask

How often is the person driving? Where? Why?
Have there been incidences of getting lost or not arriving?
Have there been accidents or near misses? (Check car frequently if possible for new marks or dents)
Is there a vision problem that can be corrected with glasses?
Are the driving problems related to illness?
Would a change in medication help? Read the rest of this entry »

Driving

September 21st, 2006 by RespiteMatch.com

Key Word
driving

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In 1996, about one-half of seniors living in private households (1.7 million) were driving a car, mini-van or light truck. Driving is not just a matter of getting from point A to point B; it is a matter of freedom, independence and mobility. However, if an individual’s driving skills have decined due to age or illness, the driver’s right to independence can’t outweigh the risk to individual and public safety. Getting someone to agree to stop driving can be a stressful and emotional undertaking for the driver and the caregiver. Read the rest of this entry »

Thoughts of the day

September 21st, 2006 by RespiteMatch.com

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THE DAILY MOTIVATOR
Thursday, September 21, 2006

Surely here
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It only takes a moment to be renewed and refreshed. In one small, exquisite moment you can reconnect with the best of life.

A touch, a scent, a pleasant and gentle sound can start the ball rolling. Or it could be nothing more than an affirmative thought.
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Locating a Support Group

September 20th, 2006 by RespiteMatch.com

Questions to ask

Is this the right group for you? Does it address your concerns?
Do you need to meet face to face with others?
Will telephone or online support suffice?
Are you comfortable sharing your intimate feelings with others?
Are you willing to listen to other people’s difficulties?
Are you deriving benefit from the group? Read the rest of this entry »

Support Groups/Self-Care

September 20th, 2006 by RespiteMatch.com

Key Words
support group, self-help group, mutual aid group, mutual support,self-help organization, self-help clearinghouse, self-help network, caregivers’ network

Glossary
Support group: Two or more people who come together to deal with a shared concern or problem.
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Thoughts of the day

September 20th, 2006 by RespiteMatch.com

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THE DAILY MOTIVATOR
Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Choose the direction
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There is energy available to you in every situation, every encounter and every moment. And you can direct that energy in whatever way you choose.

That’s how it is possible, and can even be quite likely, for a tragic situation to give rise to a beneficial opportunity. Read the rest of this entry »

Home Care

September 19th, 2006 by RespiteMatch.com

Glossary
Home care: A group of services that help people receive care at home when they are ill, disabled, recovering from illness or surgery, or dying.
Key Words
community care, home care, home support, palliative care, respite care, supportive care, telehealth, tele-home care
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Thoughts of the day

September 19th, 2006 by RespiteMatch.com

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THE DAILY MOTIVATOR
Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Point your hope
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Let hope encourage you to take action. Don’t let it be a substitute for action.

To have hope in your heart is more than to merely wish. The power of hope comes from the effort and commitment it inspires.

Hope can give you a reason when no other reason is there. Read the rest of this entry »

Incontinence

September 18th, 2006 by RespiteMatch.com

Questions to Ask

Is incontinence a sudden, recent experience?
Has incontinence been an ongoing problem?
When do “accidents” occur?
Is the person constipated?
Does the diet include fibre Read the rest of this entry »

Incontinence

September 18th, 2006 by RespiteMatch.com

Key Words
bladder control, bowel control, bladder training, bladder retraining, bowel training, bowel retraining, bowel management, constipation, continence, continence management, functional incontinence, incontinence, mixed incontinence, overflow incontinence, pelvic muscle exercises, stress incontinence,toileting, urge incontinence, urine loss, urine retention
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Thoughts of the day

September 18th, 2006 by RespiteMatch.com

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THE DAILY MOTIVATOR
Monday, September 18, 2006

Directly there
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The shortest distance between two points is a simple, direct line. The most effective, fulfilling way to live life is to live it directly.

When some particular task must be done, you could waste a lot of time and energy on resentment, anger, avoidance and procrastination. Or you can simply get busy and get it done.
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Stroke

September 13th, 2006 by RespiteMatch.com

Questions to Ask

What type of stroke was it?
How has stroke affected the survivor?
What stroke treatments and therapies (i.e. low-dose aspirin therapy) will assist with the recovery?
What types of treatments and therapies can be administered at home? Read the rest of this entry »