Archives for Legacy Home Care

Surrogate Decision Making in Elder Care

Your elderly father has cardiovascular disease and has trouble getting around on his own. He sometimes needs help with cleaning, eating and dressing himself. A recent visit to his doctor resulted in a diagnosis of stage IV bladder cancer. The doctor recommends surgery to remove the tumor as well as chemotherapy. Surgery and chemo present foreseeable problems for your father and chances of him living longer than six months are slim, even with the treatment. While it is already painful to watch your father succumb to the cardiovascular disease, treating the cancer would drag him down to an all-time low.
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Top 9 Benefits of Home Health Care

If you have an aging parent, chances are you have spent endless hours worrying about their future. For many families, home health care is a beneficial choice—a safe and affordable solution that supports the family, while allowing your loved ones to stay in the comfort of their own homes. If you are caring for a loved one, here are nine ways home health care can support you: Home health care professionals can be there when you aren’t able to be. If you are caregiving from a distance, home health care can give you peace of mind. Trained and qualified professionals can
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Share Your Legacy: Entertaining the Elderly with a PhD in Fun

This post was written by Chris Eatheron, Director of Operations for Twin Cities Physicians As Director of Operations for Twin Cities Physicians (TCP), my role is non-medical. From my perspective, I cannot help but enjoy the care that we provide to our elderly population. Because the human condition is so complex, I find it interesting how things that are outside of our control can have a wide range of effects on our mood for the day or even longer. Depending on the person, a comment by a help technician on the phone can start the day off to a good
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Share Your Legacy: Wally the Beer Man

Buying a beer from Walter “Wally the Beer Man” McNeil was a part of the Twins baseball experience for four decades. Wally got his start selling beer at the Minneapolis Auditorium in 1970. Shortly after that he took a gig pushing suds for the Twins at Metropolitan Stadium, then at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome when the Twins moved there in 1982. Finally, he made the move to Target Field with the team in 2010. Today, Wally is happily retired, but will always be the king of Minnesota beer vendors. He has no major health issues, but at the age
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Exciting Announcement: Share Your Legacy Is Here

As the title of this post suggests, we have something exciting to share. We are very excited to launch a new campaign called Share Your Legacy. Leaving a legacy is an important part of your life’s work. A legacy develops from a life dedicated to self-reflection and purpose. And we aim to highlight the legacies of our clients, our employees, and our friends. Share Your Legacy is about sharing wisdom, life lessons and advice. It’s about life and living. It’s about learning from the past, We will be sharing videos, blog posts and other content in this space over the
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Flu Season Is Upon Us!

As the weather becomes cooler and the leaves start to change, many of us in healthcare start thinking about the flu. Influenza, or “the flu” is a respiratory illness caused by a virus that brings on a  fever, dry cough, sore throat, muscle aches, tiredness, and headache. The flu is easily spread to others in close contact through coughing or unwashed hands. Influenza is often confused with the stomach flu, which causes stomach cramps, vomiting and diarrhea. However, these symptoms are rarely present in influenza. While most cases of influenza are mild and can be treated at home, some people
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September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

90% of men in their 70s have benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), a nonmalignant growth of the prostate gland. Find out about various treatment options, and lifestyle changes that can slow the progression of prostatic enlargement. Ed Goldman, a retired bookbinder who says he’s “pushing 80,” does not let his age or enlarged prostate curtail his physical activities and desire to travel. He walks the streets of his beloved New York for about two miles a day, five or more days a week, and knows every possible bathroom stop along his usual routes. When arriving in foreign territory, he immediately checks
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