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Addiction Problems Among Older Adults

Amanda Powell, BSW

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, MS, RN

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, BSW

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, BSW

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, BSW

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

Take Time to Reminisce

Amanda Powell, BSW

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

Opioid Use in Seniors

Amanda Powell, BSW

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, BSW

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, BSW

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, BSW

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, BSW

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, BSW

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, BSW

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, BSW

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

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

Aging with Technology

Amanda Powell, BSW

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

Aging in Place: Making Your Home Safe and Accessible

Amanda Powell, BSW

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, BSW

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

Exercise Keeps Us Happy and Healthy at Home

Amanda Powell, BSW

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, BSW

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, BSW

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, BSW

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, BSW

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

Transitions From Hospital and/or Nursing Homes Back Home

Amanda Powell, BSW

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

Home Care and Veterans

Amanda Powell, BSW

Home Care and Veterans, VA, Home Health Care

Music is Good for the Brain

Amanda Powell, BSW

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, PMH, CNS-BC

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

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

Amanda Powell, BSW

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

Loneliness and Isolation: A Real Problem for Seniors

Amanda Powell, BSW

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, BSW

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

Caregiving is a Man's Job, Too

Amanda Powell, BSW

Caregiving is a Man's Job too, family

Planning Your In-Home, Long-Term Needs

Amanda Powell, BSW

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, BSW

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

Aggression and Alzheimer's Disease

Amanda Powell, BSW

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, BSW

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, BSW

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, BSW

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, BSW

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, BSW

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, BSW

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

Planning for the Future

Amanda Powell, BSW

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

Announces Expanded Services to Help Keep Seniors Safe in their Homes, Press Release, news

Turning in the Car Keys

Amanda Powell, BSW

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

Home Care Can Avoid Costly Hospitalizations

Amanda Powell, BSW

Home Care can avoid costly hospitalizations, rehospitalizations

February 2014 Agency Letter

Barb Byers, MS, RN

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

Falls Undermine Independence

Amanda Powell, BSW

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, BSW

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, BSW

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

Importance of Socialization for Seniors

Amanda Powell, BSW

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, BSW

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, MS, RN

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

Medications and the Elderly

Amanda Powell, BSW

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

October 2013 Agency Letter

Barb Byers, MS, RN

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

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, BSW

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, BSW

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

August 2013 Agency Letter

Barb Byers, MS, RN

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, BSW

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, MS, RN

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

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, MS, RN

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, BSW

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

Agency Progress Edition

Joel Newman

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

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

February 2013 Agency Letter

Barb Byers, MS, RN

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

Transitions from Hospital to Home

Joel Newman

Transitions from Hospital to Home, discharge, hospitalization, rehospitalization

Powell Joins Our Team

Joel Newman

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

Executives Attend Leadership Conference

Joel Newman

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