Tag Archives: Home Health Services

Follow Up on Home Health Nurse

Recently I wrote about dad’s dizzy spells and how the doctor referred a home health nurse to come and check on him. The home health nurse visited dad several times a week for three weeks.  When I went to see … Continue reading

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Follow-Up on Dad’s Dizzy Spells

Last week I wrote about how I had asked to have someone evaluate dad’s dizzy spells and confusion in a post called “Watching Over Dad”.  As a result of my phone call to dad’s doctor, a home health nurse was … Continue reading

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Adjusting to an Assisted Living Facility — The first Few Months

As I wrote earlier in Sentinel Event – The Crisis that Changed Everything, mom had been to the emergency room with dehydration and hallucinations which led to the recommendation that mom and dad immediately move to an assisted living facility … Continue reading

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Sentinel Event: The Crisis that Changed Everything

As I noted in my last post, mom’s confusion and hallucinations led to an emergency room visit.  She had a follow-up visit with her doctor the following Monday.  This general physician who had been treating her for decades could now … Continue reading

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Eldercare Support Services; Gained and Tossed. Then the Crisis…

During the 3 months that I was near mom and dad’s winter home, I endeavored to establish a complete support system around them.  Using suggestions from the Area Agency on Aging and from the private Case Manager’s assessment, I obtained … Continue reading

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Using a Private Home Care Agency to Assess Eldercare Needs

I planned to spend 3 months near my parents’ winter mobile home assessing their needs and setting up Elder care support for them.  I took a shotgun approach — moving in several directions at once.  I wrote about calling the … Continue reading

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Finally – Eligible for a Case Manager and Eldercare through the Area Agency on Aging!

When mom and dad went south for the winter, I found myself again working to set up a care network around them.  I had previously found a way to get to get mom a pass for the senior transportation van … Continue reading

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