Freedom News

Archive for July 2012

What Would You Do?

Recently sitting in my doctor’s office waiting room, I couldn’t help but notice a woman sitting nearby.  She appeared annoyed, anxious and distracted. Eventually an older woman, accompanied by her adult son, arrived and joined this...

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My Mother Started Receiving Home Care Services This Week

My mother is a piece of work! She will soon be 83 and has lived alone for nearly 35 years since my father died.

During that time she went back to school, became an LPN, worked for the State of Illinois in a mental health hospital for...

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All the Tiny Details

As we move into warm weather and summer BBQs, I personally am turning a page after almost one year in my new role as Director of Operations at Freedom Home Healthcare.

Overall I’m going on 11 years in the home care field, and I am just...

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Important Questions to Ask When Buying a Hearing Aid

Before investing in a new hearing aid, ask the hearing aid dispenser or audiologist the following questions:

What features would be the most useful to me? What is the total cost of the hearing aid? What guarantees or warranties come with...

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The New POLST Form

According to the Dartmouth Atlas Report, health outcomes for New Jersey seniors are no better, and perhaps worse, when compared to other states.  “Goals of care” are often not discussed, and elder patients spend their final weeks or months...

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An Ounce of Prevention…Using an Eldercare Attorney is a Smart Move

Well-intentioned people often make well-intentioned mistakes.

This axiom is especially true when dealing with an elderly family member’s finances and legal matters.  You have all heard the expression “a little knowledge is a...

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Are You Really Prepared For an Emergency?

If you were involved in an serious accident and were unable to speak, how would paramedics know which of your loved ones to call? What if they needed medical information to treat you?

ICE (in case of emergency) is a program used by first...

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Women Caring for Ex-Husbands

Recently sitting in the hair salon, I was drawn into a conversation with a woman (I’ll call her “Nancy”) sitting in the chair next to me.  Nancy had traveled back to New Jersey from her home out of state in order to assist ex-her husband...

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