Hi, it’s Lucy Andrews, home care nurse and owner, “At Your Service Home Care”. Today we’re going to talk about a difficult subject, one that often people don’t want to hear about, but it is so important to have the discussion. That is about end of life care. What do you want? What do you…

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Hi its Lucy Andrews, home care nurse and owner “At Your Service Home Care“. Today, we’re going to talk about something that is so important. What if I could tell you one thing that could help your loved one, stay at home longer, be safer and stronger? Well, that one thing is movement. I don’t…

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Some common questions: Don’t know which caregiver is coming? Don’t remember what time the shift starts or ends? Which tasks were completed during the shift? What days are the caregiver’s visiting my loved ones? From the beginning, good communication is key. So, how can families stay connected with their loved ones and the care they…

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ARTICLES IN THIS EDITION | December 16, 2013 Companionship Rule Testimony on Capitol Hill On November 20th, Lucy Andrews, Vice Chair of the National Association for Home Care and Hospice’s Board of Directors, testified before the House Subcommittee on Workforce Protections of the Committee on Education and the Workforce.  The hearing, entitled Redefining Companion Care: Jeopardizing Access…

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It seems of late every time we turn around caring for seniors, disabled and the in-firmed are under attack. Take a look at these examples if you don’t believe me: Medicare home health care is facing a 14% cut in reimbursement if proposed re-basing goes into effect. Union backed home care licensing legislation enacted; which…

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Life is different in Washington. There are two worlds here. One is like ours, people off to work, hustle and bustle, day in and day out. They shop, they eat out, they go about their lives, just like us.  The other world is like no other, it is the world where policy is shaped, deals…

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Looking out the window toward the state capitol I am again reminded of why I am in Sacramento on a late summer Sunday afternoon. Much is at stake for our industry now.  Decisions on who and how we care for our seniors and soon ourselves,  are determined in the capitol, in those brief hallway conversions,…

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I have been thinking about the world we live in world lately, it is hard not to, considering the tragedies the world has endured over the last few weeks. I thought about what has to change in our lifetime  to evolve, are we even capable of changing world wide perceptions? How we do we change…

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  Home… On the way to catch a plane for a quick trip to Los Angeles, I found myself crossing the Golden Gate Bridge on a clean, crisp fall morning.   As I looked out the window at a magical and majestic view, I felt goosebumps traveling up my arms. This is Home, of all…

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On the battlefield in Korea, Walter lay dying, his chest filled with shrapnel from a nearby mortar hit, his team drug him from the field to the MASH hospital on the front lines. They worked on him for hours and he received the newest experimental treatments to save his life, the life he had nearly…

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