What is palliative care and is it the same as hospice? The definition of palliative [pal-ee-uh-tiv] care is “relieving or soothing the symptoms of a disease or disorder without effecting a cure.” Palliative care sometimes referred to as “comfort care,” is a specialized approach to the treatment of patients with a serious or life-threatening illness.…Details
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November 12 – 18 is Home Care Aide Week which recognizes those home care aides who help those remain living independently in their homes. Home care aides provide much-needed care services to the elderly, disabled, and infirm. If you want to make a difference in someone’s life while making an impact in the community, consider becoming…Details
November is National Home Care and Hospice Month, which recognizes the compassion and dedication of home care and hospice workers. Every day, nurses, aides, therapists, social workers, clergy, and volunteers deliver the care necessary to keep the elderly, ill and disabled of all ages living independently as possible in their own homes. Home health enables…Details
Since going public with his diagnosis in 1998, actor Michael J. Fox has become the face of Parkins on’s disease, a condition that affects over a million people in the United States. Fox’s public struggle with this progressive disorder of the nervous system has changed the way our country views the disease. When…Details
Below is a great article written by Dan Robinson of The Kenton Times about the recent Lunch and Learn at CHP Ada. Elderly abuse is commonly seen to be a problem in urban areas, but people in Hardin County and surrounding communities see it on a regular basis as well. “We see it happen all…Details
Sept. 17-23 is National Adult Day Services Week. Every year, this important week is recognized to honor the beneficial services adult day care centers provide to seniors, disabled individuals, and their overwhelmed caregivers. This special week has been celebrated annually since it was proclaimed on September 27, 1983, by former President Ronald Reagan to raise…Details
“Live United” is the slogan for the United Way of Van Wert County. But it means more than that for a Convoy man and his family, as they have been both on the giving and receiving ends of the community’s generosity. Michael Chesbro is in the midst of a battle with stage 4 esophageal cancer.…Details
Traditionally, seniors have relied on their children and family members to care for them as they age. But today more often than not, adult children live out of town or in another state; leaving family members concerned about their loved one’s safety and well-being. A medical alert system can give peace of mind for both…Details
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Below is a great article written by Josh Ewers of The Bryan Times about CHP’s Rays of Hope Camp in Archbold which will finished on July 20th. The jubilant sound of children playing is not a concept usually associated with the grieving process, but they go hand in hand at Community Health Professionals of Bryan…Details