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Psychotropic Drugs and the Elderly

Amanda Powell

Health care professionals see more and more prescriptions for psychotropic medications with the elderly. In the community setting, older adults are 7 to 18 times more likely to...

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Psychotropic Drugs and the Elderly, elderly, senior, seniors, older adult, drugs, medication, psych drugs, prescriptions, prescription, Rx, Rxs, pills, mental health, depression, bipolar, anxiety, chronic pain, dementia

Addiction Problems Among Older Adults

Amanda Powell

According to Erik Erikson’s theory of development, an older person is faced with achieving ego integrity of despair...

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Addiction Problems Among Older Adults, drugs, alcohol, alcoholic, substance abuse, illicit drugs, prescriptions, Rx, misuse, drug misuse, Rx misuse, Prescription misuse, depression, loneliness, isolation

Dear Home Care Family

Barbara Byers

Days are getting notably shorter by the week and we’re wrapping up summer activities. At Western Illinois Home Health Care, we are so blessed ...

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Dear Home Care Family, Barb's Letter, Agency Update, Ageny Letter,  committees, workgroups, social networking, social media, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, Pinterest, inservices, workshops, continuing education,

Older Adults and Intimacy

Amanda Powell

Intimacy is a close feeling between two people. It is not just sexual activity but emotional, social, spiritual, and physical connection. In our society ...

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Older Adults and Intimacy, sexuality, emotional, social, spiritual, socialization, isolation, sexual activity, loneliness, physical health, mental health, depression, SCM, Senior Care Manager, Senior Care Management, Supportive Services, support services, support, seniors, elderly

Senior Care Management: A Valuable Resource

Amanda Powell

People ask me all the time what Senior Care Management is. Instead of listing all the tasks I’m able to help the family with, I usually tell them that Senior Care Management is a premium service that can be tailored to meet any needs ...

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Senior Care Management: A Valuable Resource, SCM, Social Work, Home Health Care, Home Care, Caregiver Resources, Geriatric Assessments, Support, Companionship, Hospitalization, Hospital Discharge, Family Issues, Family Dynamics

Delirium, Urinary Tract Infections, and the Elderly

Amanda Powell

I often hear families say their mom or dad suddenly got dementia or they state their loved one with dementia declined rapidly over just a couple of days...

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Delirium, Urinary Tract Infections, and the Elderly, UTI, Dementia, Older Adults, seniors

Take Time to Reminisce

Amanda Powell

I have talked in the past about doing meaningful activities with loved ones who have dementia. After losing my grandmother recently, I have been thinking about the activities ...

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Dementia, activities, heritage, reminisce, Take Time to Reminisce, family, friends, elderly, older adults, seniors, loved ones

Opioid Use in Seniors

Amanda Powell

Many of you have probably heard all of the talk on the news about the opioid epidemic, but how many of you associate that problem with seniors? Between 26.4 million and 36 million people worldwide are abusing opioids ...

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Opioid Use in Seniors, Medications, Opioids, Medication Management, Med Management, Prescription Drug Abuse, Vicodin, Oxycodone, withdrawal, elderly, older adults

Tips for Caring for a Person with Dementia

Amanda Powell

Dementia is syndrome that is usually progressive and is caused by a variety of brain illnesses. It affects memory, thinking, behavior, and the ability to perform daily tasks. Dementia is the blanket term for many brain illnesses ...

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Tips for Caring for a Person with Dementia, Caregiving, Alzheimer's Disease, Vascular Dementia, Lewy Bodies' Dementia, Parkinson's disease, Frontotemporal Dementia, behavioral health, mental health Restoring Wholeness at Home

Medication Management to Remain Independent at Home

Amanda Powell

Medication adherence is often a deciding factor to a person remaining in their home. Medication mistakes can occur due ...

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Medication Management to Remain Independent at Home, Med Management, Meds, independence, Home Care, Home Health Care, Stay at Home, older adults, seniors, elderly

Malnutrition in Older Adults

Amanda Powell

The number one concern I hear from families about their aging loved one is their nutrition. Children have a hard time understanding why mom or dad are not eating ...

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Malnutrition in Older Adults, nutrition, appetite, depression, anxiety, mental health, behavioral health, Restoring Wholeness at Home, seniors, elderly

Senior Care Management Services Can Help You and Your Loved One

Amanda Powell

Care management for older adults is a growing trend. This service is especially helpful for out-of-town family members who are concerned about an aging loved one. You may hear these professionals called Geriatric Care Managers, Care Navigators, Elder Care Coordinators, or Senior Care Managers. The role of this professional ...

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Senior Care Management Can Help You and Your Loved One, SCM, Social Work, Home Care, Home Health Care, Stay at Home, Transition to Assisted Living Facility or Nursing Home, ALF, NH, Companionship, Support, Caregiver Relief, Hospitalization, Hospital Discharge, Family Issues, Family Dynamics

Social Isolation Increases Health Risks in Older Adults

Amanda Powell

I frequently hear people say they’ll do everything they can to stay in their home, but they are often times lonely and struggling to keep up with day-to-day tasks...

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Social Isolation Increases Health Risks in Older Adults, loneliness, disability, falls, dementia, hospitalizations, poorer health practices,psychological distress, neglect, exploitation, homebound, stress, anxiety, depression, elderly, seniors

Founder's Syndrome: When handing over is hard to do

Amanda Powell

It can be hard for some people to give up their jobs, businesses, and hobbies due to aging. Unfortunately this becomes a reality with the aging process. I think it is important for people to think positively about this new chapter in their life and how their business legacy ...

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Founder's Syndrome: When handing over is hard to do, anxiety, small business owners, family farms, selling, retirement, retiring

Cost and the Growing Aging Population

Amanda Powell

Living in rural America, it is hard to imagine overpopulation, but our world is struggling with population growth. A particular concern is with the growing aging population...

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Cost and the Growing Aging Population, Census, Rural America, Economy, Long-Term Care, Nursing Home, Assisted Living Facilities, Medicare, seniors, older adults, elderly

Welcome Judy Lee as New Senior Care Manager

Joel Newman

Western Illinois Home Health Care announced today that Judy Lee has joined the agency as Senior Care Manager. Lee comes with considerable clinical and behavioral health experience ...

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Welcome Judy Lee as New Senior Care Manger, Press Release, News, Growth, Behavioral Health

Aging with Technology

Amanda Powell

As I prepare to start my online Masters in Social Work program in a few weeks, I am running into many challenges with technology. I am in my 30's and thought of myself as pretty tech savvy but now ...

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Aging with Technology, isolation, email, communication, long-distance caregiver, elderly, seniors, older adults

Aging in Place: Making Your Home Safe and Accessible

Amanda Powell

It is very important that risk factors in a home are looked at and reduced if a senior wants to be successful and remain safely in their home. We all know the majority of seniors have a goal to remain home and making a home safe and accessible ...

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Aging in Place: Making Your Home Safe and Accessible, safety, accessibility, independence, Stay at Home, falls, accidents,

Moving is Stressful for Older Adults

Amanda Powell

When you look around at your home that you have lived in for so long, would it seem overwhelming to think about packing and moving? Imagine being elderly with health issues ...

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Moving is Stressful for Older Adults, anxiety, change, elderly, seniors

Exercise Keeps Us Happy and Healthy at Home

Amanda Powell

We frequently see on the news how we need to exercise on a regular basis. Exercise for some people sounds too time consuming and difficult to do, but exercise is important for everyone, including older adults. It sounds even harder ...

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Exercise Keeps Us Happy and Healthy at Home, senior exercise program, HEP, movement, physical activity, therapy

Some Older Adults Ashamed for Being Old

Amanda Powell

Aging is a process that we can’t avoid or stop, right? I work with older adults every day and it is not uncommon for me to spend time at visits trying to reassure someone that it is not their fault or they shouldn’t feel ashamed over something related to their age...


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Some Older Adults Ashamed for Being Old, depression, feeling unproductive, embarrassment, elderly, seniors

Senior Care Management: Offers Valuable Level of Care and Expertise to Families

Amanda Powell

I receive calls every day from older adults and their families inquiring about the types of services available in the home or the options they have in transitioning to a higher level of care. With the growing aging population ...

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Senior Care Management Offers Valuable Level of Care and Expertise to families, SCM, Social Work, Home Health Care, Home Care, Caregiver Resources, Geriatric Assessments, Support, Companionship, Hospitalization, Hospital Discharge, Family Issues, Family Dynamics

Seniors Are in Need of Mental Health Care

Amanda Powell

Seniors commit suicide at a higher rate than any other age group. There are many different reasons for this. They are facing physical health problems, sometimes memory loss, death of loved ones, loss of social interaction, loss of independence, and at times are no longer able to stay in their home. The scariest part about all of this ...

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Seniors Are in Need of Mental Health Care, behavioral health, Restoring Wholeness at Home, depression, anxiety, dementia, Alzheimer's, suicide, suicidal, elderly, older adults

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

Amanda Powell

There are more and more grandparents taking on a parental role for their grandchildren.  The national census shows there are 2.7 million grandparents raising grandchildren and about one-fifth have incomes below the poverty line...

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Grandparents Raising Grandchildren, depression, anxiety, stress, drug abuse, elderly, seniors, older adults

Transitions From Hospital and/or Nursing Homes Back Home

Amanda Powell

I get a lot of calls from families who have a loved one who are at a nursing home or hospital and are preparing to go home.  There really is a lot to consider when a person has had a crisis or illness ...

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Transitions From Hospital and/or Nursing Homes Back Home, facility discharge

Home Care and Veterans

Amanda Powell

Veterans are often in need of services to help them remain independent at home. Unfortunately, the Veterans Administration system can be overwhelming and hard to navigate ...

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Home Care and Veterans, VA, Home Health Care

Music is Good for the Brain

Amanda Powell

Have you ever heard a song and it takes you back to a time or memory in your life?  Music is very powerful in remembering moments in your life, which is why it is used with people who suffer from different forms of dementia and other diseases...

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Music is Good for the Brain, music therapy, dementia, Alzheimer's, musical aptitude, appreciation, Parkinson's, rhythmic movement

Alzheimer's and the Holidays

Dr. Verna Benner Carson

Do you have happy memories of the holidays? What were those memories and how did your loved one who now has Alzheimer’s play into the creation of traditions that are so much a part of your past? ...

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Alzheimer's and the Holidays, dementia, caregiving, family, tradition

Risks of Hiring a Private Caregiver to Care for Your Loved One

Amanda Powell

I am regularly asked why a family should go with our agency rather than hire a private worker.  “It would be a lot cheaper” is a common concern. Objectively, I always explain to them the risk and benefits of both options...

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Risks of Hiring a Private Caregiver to Care for Your Loved One, caregiving

Loneliness and Isolation: A Real Problem for Seniors

Amanda Powell

We take for granted how busy and full of life our young lives are. Even in small rural areas such as ours, our lives are busy as we raise children and go to work. As we get older life slows down. During retirement age the slowing down often brings ...

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Loneliness and Isolation A Real Problem for Seniors, rural, cognitive decline, lung disease, arthritis, impaired mobility, depression, anxiety, mental health, behavioral health, elderly, older adults

Anxiety Later in Life

Amanda Powell

Anxiety might be the most frustrating illness I see in the older adults because it is so hard to explain anxiety and why people have it. I have met people who have ...

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Anxiety Later in Life, behavioral health, mental health, anxiety in seniors, elderly, older adults

Caregiving is a Man's Job, Too

Amanda Powell

I am lucky that I get to meet people and families every day in my career and see how they function after caregiving challenges arise. Traditionally, caregiving has been a woman’s role. Years ago, if a man had to provide care he usually turned to women he knew to help provide the caregiving. Times have changed ...

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Caregiving is a Man's Job too, family

Planning Your In-Home, Long-Term Needs

Amanda Powell

I talk to people regularly about the misconception that Medicare covers long-term care at home. Medicare, along with some other options, does support seniors in several different ways and it is important for planning purposes to be aware of the scope of services...

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Planning Your In-Home, Long-Term Needs, stay at home, home care, home health care, independence, medicare, medicaid, IDOA, Illinois Department on Aging, Insurance, VA Health Care System, Veteran's Association, Private Pay

Avoid Predatory Scams with These Helpful Tips

Amanda Powell

Our elderly population is extremely vulnerable to being taken advantage of.  I am in the homes of clients regularly and across the board seniors complain to me about the mail they get that they do not understand and about phone calls they receive trying to get them to elicit monetary donations or purchases...

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Avoid Predatory Scams with These Helpful Tips, Medicare, IRS, Grandparent Scam, Sweepstakes Scam

Aggression and Alzheimer's Disease

Amanda Powell

Alzheimer’s is a disease that causes behaviors that may make it difficult for caregivers to continue to provide care at home. I often meet with families who are overwhelmed and aren’t sure ...

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Aggression and Alzheimer's Disease, Dementia, mental health, behavioral health, Restoring Wholeness at Home, Anger, Escalation, de-escalation,

Caring For Someone with Alzheimer's Disease and How to Handle Incontinence

Amanda Powell

Incontinence is a difficult battle for a caregiver, and especially when the person they are caring for suffers from Alzheimer’s Disease. This area of care is sensitive, and can be very frustrating for a caregiver. In addition, it is imperative that this care ...

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Caring for someone with Alzheimer's Disease and how to handle incontinence, toileting, Dementia, mental health, behavioral health, Restoring Wholeness at Home

Bath Time Struggles with Those Suffering From Alzheimer's Disease

Amanda Powell

Most of the caregivers that I meet with who care for a person with Alzheimer’s are dealing with a difficult behavior, and bathing is an activity which can be a struggle. This is very common and can be frustrating and overwhelming ...

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Bath Time Struggles with those suffering from Alzheimer's disease, dementia, mental health, behavioral health, Restoring Wholeness at Home, shower

Getting to Know Your Medicare Benefits

Amanda Powell

Open enrollment for Medicare is going on now through December 7th, 2014. This is an important time of year for Medicare beneficiaries. It is the time of year that you have the chance to make changes ...

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Getting to Know Your Medicare Benefits, Medicare A B C D, Payer, Payor, Medicaid, Managed Care Organization Model, SHIP worker, Senior Health Insurance Program Volunteer

Pain in Older Adults

Amanda Powell

Older adults that I see are often in pain, and it is alarming to me how many wouldn’t mention it unless directly asked, “do you have pain?”. Obviously, this causes concern for me. I think it is important for seniors and their family or caregivers to ...

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Pain in Older Adults, chronic illness, painful diseases, depression, cognition problems, dementia, elderly, seniors

Addressing Advanced Directives and End of Life Decisions with Family

Amanda Powell

I work with many families in the area. One thing I have learned is that families, each with their own story and individual dynamic, experience difficult situations that can be very complicated. It is never easy for a family when they are faced with end of life decisions...

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Addressing Advanced Directives and End of Life Decisions with Family, Health Care Power of Attorney, Medical Power of Attorney, Power of Attorney, POA, Advance Directives, DNR, Do Not Resuscitate, Organ and Tissue Donation, Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment, caregiving resources, seniors, elderly, older adults

Seniors Dealing with the Loss of Loved Ones

Amanda Powell

In my work with seniors, I frequently hear “all of my friends are dying” or “all of my family has passed away.” The seniors I work with have often suffered loss of parents, siblings, friends, spouses, and sometimes children.  It is easy to become lonely ...

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Seniors Dealing with the Loss of Loved Ones, companionship, friends, family, death, depression, grief, caregiving resources

Planning for the Future

Amanda Powell

Life is full of decisions. I always tell the seniors that I work with that the decisions they are faced with now are some of the toughest ones they have ever had to make...

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Planning for the Future, crisis situations, facility admission, in-home care, home health care, assisted living facility, nursing home, payer coverage, caregiving resources

Announces Expanded Services to Help Keep Seniors Safe in their Homes

Joel Newman

Western Illinois Home Health Care (WIHHC), Western Illinois’s largest independent home health agency, announced today a new partnership with Healthcom, Inc. to improve services available to area seniors. WIHHC will now include CareLink® ...

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Announces Expanded Services to Help Keep Seniors Safe in their Homes, Press Release, news, CareLink, Lifeline, Care Link, Healthcom, Health com

Turning in the Car Keys

Amanda Powell

Driving is a privilege that we sometimes take for granted. We just jump in our car and go, not thinking about how disruptive it would be to our busy lives if we were not able to drive...

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Turning in the Care Keys, driving, independence, dependence, isolation, homebound, caregiving resources, seniors, elderly, older adults

Home Health Care Can Avoid Costly Hospitalizations

Amanda Powell

I meet with older adults and their families regularly. Most everyone I meet wants to remain in their home as long as possible, and everyone I meet with wants to avoid a hospitalization or a readmission to the hospital. Hospitalizations cause stress on a patient and their families. They cost the patient and their insurance a lot of money ...

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Home Care can avoid costly hospitalizations, rehospitalizations

February 2014 Agency Letter

Barb Byers

This winter has been a surprise of challenges with the continuous snow and frigid temperatures. I never thought that our staff may have needed snowmobiles to make their visits. The staff continues to amaze me ...

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Dear Home Care Family, Barb's February 2014 Letter, changes, social media, agency updates, news

Falls Undermine Independence

Amanda Powell

According to the CDC, each year one in every three adults age 65 and older fall. This creates a wide range of injuries, including hip fractures, head traumas and an increased risk of early death...

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Falls Undermine Independence, injuries, deaths, health decline, fall prevention, seniors, elderly, older adults

How to Deal with a Parent or Loved One that Refuses Needed Support

Amanda Powell

Practically every day I talk with a person or family who is trying to get their loved one to accept help. Often times, families call in wondering about service options for home care. From the conversation, we find that the real issue is ...

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How to deal with a parent or loved one that refuses needed support, won't accept help, needs help, needs support, refuses help, refuses support, seniors, elderly, older adults

There Really is no Place Like Home

Amanda Powell

Seniors are often faced with making a decision about the level of care they need and whether or not they can stay in their home. If they are not able to make this decision, the family is often faced ...


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There Really is no place like home, stay at home, aging in place

Importance of Socialization for Seniors

Amanda Powell

Human beings are social by nature. We rely on parents as infants and children to provide love, support and even human touch. As adults we need a shoulder to lean on – someone to laugh with and talk to. Even a pat on the back, hug, or touch of the hand can make all the difference. We don’t realize how important this is...

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Importance of Socialization for Seniors, mental health, behavioral health, isolation, loneliness, depression, seniors, elderly, older adults

Caring Strategies for Someone Suffering from Alzheimer's Disease

Amanda Powell


I have had the opportunity to work with many families over the years who are caring for a loved one who is suffering from Alzheimer’s or a cognition related disease. I tell families that this disease is hardest on the caregivers and the families ...

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Caring Strategies for Someone Suffering from Alzheimer's Disease, Dementia, mental health, behavioral health, Restoring Wholeness at Home, cognitive impairment

November 2013 Agency Letter

Barb Byers

I sat down to write this and realized the holiday season is here! My grandson told me it is here because it is getting colder. I wished at the moment that life was that simple and easy to manage...

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Dear Home Care Family, agency update, holidays, employee appreciation luncheon, news, Barb's November 2013 Letter

Medications and the Elderly

Amanda Powell

Medicinal science is the wave of the future. Today there seems to be a medication for anything. We often go to the doctor with a problem anticipating a prescription will be ordered. We also can get upset with our doctor if they don’t order a prescription, causing us to think that it was a wasted visit. As we age...

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Medications and the Elderly, Med Management, Prescriptions, Rx, seniors, elderly, older adults

October 2013 Agency Letter

Barb Byers

I have a lot of information to share with you this time of year and want to focus this letter on recent developments at our agency...

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Dear Home Care Family, Agency update, Boomers and Beyond articles, Chronic Care certified, management model, electronic communication, news, Barb's October 2013 Letter

How to Choose A Home Health Care Agency

Joel Newman

Aging in place is becoming one of the fastest growing trends in long-term care. While institutionalized care may provide a viable option for many seniors, receiving convenient care in the comfort of their own home is becoming the preferred way to provide services to seniors...

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How to choose a home health care agency, caregiving, nursing, skilled services, news, press release

Safety and Accessibility Essential for Seniors Wanting to Remain at Home

Amanda Powell

Falls are the number one cause of accidents in people over the age of 65. Falls are also the main cause of serious injuries and accidental deaths in older people. There are a variety of factors that cause accidents ...

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Safety and Accessibility Essential for seniors wanting to remain at home, stay at home, safe, accessible, independence

Caregiving and Stress: How is it affecting your life?

Amanda Powell

So many people are now caring for an aging loved one. People want to stay in their own home and in their communities, which leads to families and or spouses providing care to prevent institutionalization. More and more people are struggling with multiple health impairments and disease processes...


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Caregiving Stress How is it affecting your life, anxiety, resources, help, support

August 2013 Agency Letter

Barb Byers

I hope you and your family had a wonderful summer! As I write this letter on the first day of August, it is a reminder to me that our summer is passing and we will be entering a new season of daily experiences and challenges. We were blessed ...

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Dear Home Care Family, agency update, Senior Care Management, news, Barb's August 2013 Letter

Senior Care Management Offers Peace of Mind to Loved Ones

Amanda Powell

Senior Care Management is a new and growing need across America, primarily due to the dramatic increase in the aging population.  Over one in every eight persons, or 13.3% of the population is an older American.  The population 65 and over has increased ...

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Senior Care Management offers peace of mind to loved ones, SCM,Social Work, Home Health Care, Home Care, Caregiver Resources, Geriatric Assessments, Support, Companionship, Hospitalization, Hospital Discharge, Family Issues, Family Dynamics

July 2013 Agency Letter

Barb Byers

It is hard to believe we are in the middle of summer. We feel so blessed when the warm sunshine and breezes make for a perfect day outdoors. It is the time of year our staff ...

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Dear Home Care Family, agency update, employee appreciation luncheon, caregiver recognition, news, Barb's July 2013 Letter

Home Care 101: What you need to know about the fastest growing segment in medical care

Joel Newman

When Western Illinois Home Health Care opened its doors over 30 years ago, discharging patients from the hospital with home health care was an afterthought on the road to recovery. Today, with enhanced regulations, penalties for rehospitalizations and the personal desire to age in place ...

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Home Care 101 what you need to know about the fastest growing segment in medical care, home health care, benefits, payers, news, press release

May 2013 Agency Letter

Barb Byers

We have entered another season after awaiting the joy of spring warmth and beauty. Easter came early this year, which seemed to extend our wait and anticipation of relief after a long winter. Some of my gifts of joy over this period have been ...

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Dear Home Care Family, agency update, Chronic Care Management program, home care conference, news, Barb's May 2013 Letter

Why Home Care Can Lead the Charge in Chronic Care Management

Amanda Powell

You’ve all heard the story. An elderly man with chronic kidney disease, high blood pressure and COPD goes into the hospital due to a recent flare up with congestive heart failure. He returns home after his stay with new medications – upping his total number of medications to 15. Despite recent discussions ...

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Why home care can lead the charge in chronic care management, pain, disease, comfort, community-based, convenient, comprehensive

Agency Progress Edition

Joel Newman

When Ron and Barb Byers founded Western Illinois Home Health Care in 1981, home care was a new field within the health care spectrum in the United States and unknown to most people in West Central Illinois. Since then ...

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Agency Progress Edition, update, Chronic Care Management Model, Home Care, Home Health Care, growth, news, press release

Rolls out New Chronic Care Model

Joel Newman

Western Illinois Home Health Care is implementing a new care model to better address patients who struggle with chronic conditions that often diminish their quality of life...

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Rolls out New Chronic Care Model, Pain Management, news, press release

February 2013 Agency Letter

Barb Byers

It is hard to imagine time has flown by and it is already 2013. Time is precious and we see that so vividly when we look at our grandchildren and wonder how fast they change. In our own lives, we try to get ahead of time to be prepared for the next event. I like to savor the memories of the past year ...

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Dear Home Care Family, agency update, chronic care certification, news, Barb's January 2013 Letter

Transitions from Hospital to Home

Joel Newman

Being discharged from the hospital after a stay can sometimes be a stressful endeavor for both the patient and family members. Keeping these tips in mind may lead to a smoother transition  ...

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Transitions from Hospital to Home, discharge, hospitalization, rehospitalization

Powell Joins Our Team

Joel Newman

Amanda Powell has joined Western Illinois Managed Home Services as their new Senior Care Manager. In this role, Powell will be charged with providing clients with a comprehensive care plan to match the specific needs of individual seniors within the service territory...

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Amanda Powell Joins Our Team, Senior Care Manager, Social Work, Growth, News, Press Release

Executives Attend Leadership Conference

Joel Newman

Barb Byers, CEO/President and Alice Stenander, Director of Client Services of Western Illinois Home Health Care recently attended the National Private Duty Association’s annual Leadership Conference in Orlando, Florida...


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Executives Attend Leadership Conference, Press Release, News, Administrations, Directors, National Private Duty Association, Illinois Home Care and Hospice Council, Work Group

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