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Get the latest news about our agency as well as helpful resources to guide your caregiving journey.

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    How Transitional Home Care Supports Recovery

    Transitional home care is a specialized service aiding patients’ recovery after hospitalization. 
    When an individual is discharged from a hospital or a rehabilitation center, like a skilled nursing facility (SNF), there might be a persistent need for specialized attention to ensure that their recovery is as seamless as possible. This service stands as a bridge, ensuring patients transition smoothly back to their everyday lives.

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    The 5 Must-Have Skills in Pediatric Nursing

    Dive into pediatric nursing and explore the five essential skills every pediatric nurse should possess. This comprehensive guide will enlighten, inspire, and set the stage for excellence in pediatric care.

  • Congratulations to Our Employee of the Month, Jennifer Mayo!

    Congratulations to Our Employee of the Month, Jennifer Mayo!

    August 8, 2023

    My favorite caregiving moments are when clients ask me “When will I see you next?” or “Thank You, for taking care of me.” My most favorite heartfelt remark from my clients is “I miss you already.” Hearing those words, lets me know that I’m providing meaningful quality services to the client.

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    Congratulations to Our Employee of the Month, Brenda Rojas-Hughes!

    Quinn is passionate about taking care of people and being there for people that are vulnerable and need assistance with their care. She also enjoys hearing clients share stories from their childhood, or past experiences in their life, and seeing the joy in their eyes when they remember the past.

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    Congratulations to Our Employee of the Month, Norma Tobar!

    June 13, 2023

    "I honestly could not have gotten through my mom's passing without Norma. She immediately knew how to do everything quickly. She was caring, patient, and such a blessing when my mom passed. I was so glad it was Norma that was with me. She was there, saying "How can I make this better?" She stayed with me till my Niece arrived so I would not be alone. She is an extraordinary woman, and the Best Caregiver anyone should hope to have.” - from an appreciative client

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    Making Mother's Day Meaningful The Importance of In-Home Care for Mom's Health and Happiness

    While chocolates, flowers, and gifts are all beautiful ways to show gratitude, providing in-home care is perhaps the most meaningful way to ensure that moms receive the support and assistance they need to live comfortably and happily. In-home care can help mothers maintain independence, improve their physical and mental well-being, and enhance their overall quality of life.

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    Raising Awareness for World Parkinson's Day: Understanding the Disease and Its Impact

    Though medical professionals have come a long way in terms of developing treatments for those with PD and have found various ways people can continue living healthy lives despite having PD – there is still much progress left to be made when it comes to preventing & curing this frustrating disorder that affects so many. So, in honor of World Parkinson's Day, let's break down more information surrounding PD so we can become more informed allies for those fighting against it every day!

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    Congratulations to our Employee of the Month, Dora Barajas!

    After caring for my mom with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP), I became familiar with the disorder in all physical aspects, such as mobility issues ranging from ambulatory to bedbound. The experience also showed me the emotional distress from this disorder. I also realized that caring for her around the clock was a job that someone would not be able to do without suffering burden and stress. When she passed a year ago, I felt the need to make a difference in people’s lives. I wanted to ensure those who need care have the opportunity of being in an environment where their needs are covered. 

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    The Benefits of Occupational Therapy for ADHD Patients

    In the field of occupational therapy, there is a growing body of research showing that it has significant benefits for treating patients with ADHD. While medication is the most commonly prescribed treatment for ADHD, occupational therapy can offer patients an alternative or complementary approach that can be extremely effective in addition to medication. By using activities and exercises that can improve focus, organization, and self-regulation skills, occupational therapists can help those with ADHD learn how to better manage their symptoms and lead more successful lives by helping them learn how to manage their symptoms. It is in this blog post that we will explore how occupational therapy can benefit patients with ADHD and some of the specific ways in which it can help them in this regard.

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    Congratulations to our Employee of the Month, Breanna Flinn!

    “Breanna has been an extremely reliable, very personable supportive caregiver to my 93-year-old mother for probably well over a year. Caregiving is all about matching personalities and needs and Breanna has a lot of skills that are extremely supportive for a person of an advanced age. Her caring voice and ability to turn on a dime when expectations or needs change and her hallmarks. She is deserving of being an employee of the month” - Andy K