Standards Home Health Care http://standardshomehealth.com Thu, 15 Jun 2017 16:01:13 +0000 en-US hourly 1 June Volunteers of the Month http://standardshomehealth.com/june-volunteers-of-the-month/ Fri, 02 Jun 2017 18:02:50 +0000 http://standardshomehealth.com/?p=1021 Standards Home Health has been named "Volunteers of the Month" for June by Halletsville Rehabilitation and Nursing Center! Congratulations to all the people who help keep our relationship with our facilities going strong. A big THANK YOU to Nicole Adamcik who calls BINGO for the residents and provides healthy snacks or cute door prizes for

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Standards Home Health has been named “Volunteers of the Month” for June by Halletsville Rehabilitation and Nursing Center! Congratulations to all the people who help keep our relationship with our facilities going strong.

A big THANK YOU to Nicole Adamcik who calls BINGO for the residents and provides healthy snacks or cute door prizes for all the winners. Hard work is definitely appreciated!!

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To All of Our AWESOME Nurses http://standardshomehealth.com/to-all-of-our-awesome-nurses/ Thu, 11 May 2017 18:18:29 +0000 http://standardshomehealth.com/?p=1011 To all of our AWESOME Nurses:  Every day you make someone smile…. You help someone come out of the pain…. You make a difference to someone’s life….. Sending best wishes on Nurse’s Week to you for you are a source of inspiration and happiness for many patients and their families…. Happy Nurse’s Week!

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To all of our AWESOME Nurses:  Every day you make someone smile…. You help someone come out of the pain…. You make a difference to someone’s life….. Sending best wishes on Nurse’s Week to you for you are a source of inspiration and happiness for many patients and their families….

Happy Nurse’s Week!

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Tommy’s Team Run! http://standardshomehealth.com/tommys-team-run/ Thu, 11 May 2017 13:25:38 +0000 http://standardshomehealth.com/?p=1008 Pictured above are the participants of Tommy's Team fun run last weekend! It was an outstanding event.

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Pictured above are the participants of Tommy’s Team fun run last weekend! It was an outstanding event.

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How Do Assisted Living Programs Differ from Home Health Care? http://standardshomehealth.com/assisted-living-programs-differs-from-home-health-care/ Thu, 30 Mar 2017 20:36:37 +0000 http://standardshomehealth.com/?p=996 Home health care and assisted living programs are often confused with one another, most likely due to the fact they are both forms of healthcare available for elderly individuals that require some degree of help. The main similarities are that both offer some degree of assistance for an older person. This could be help

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Home health care and assisted living programs are often confused with one another, most likely due to the fact they are both forms of healthcare available for elderly individuals that require some degree of help.

The main similarities are that both offer some degree of assistance for an older person. This could be help with day-to-day activities such as preparing meals, washing, dressing or possibly, going to the toilet.

However, there are a number of notable differences between the two, ranging from costs to services, and any family considering additional care for an elderly loved one will need to review which one may be more suitable for their personal situation.

Let’s take a look at how assisted living programs differ from home health care:

Home health care happens at home while assisted living offers its own accommodation

As the name implies, home health care tends to occur in the elderly patient’s home, whereas an assisted living program will see the older person move into a facility. Both offers various levels of care that will be specifically tailored to each individual patient’s needs.

This means that the elderly person can enjoy a level of independence with each service, although most feel that continuing to live at home while receiving care is more preferable than having to move into a private facility.

Assisted living programs are usually reserved for those that require more supervision

For the most part, you will find that assisted living programs are usually reserved for situations where the older person requires more round-the-clock care. As they are living in a retirement community with qualified professionals such as nurses and caregivers, they are able to receive continued supervision and care whenever necessary.

With home health care revolving around a private residence, it often more suited for elderly patients that still have a degree of independence. Home health care professionals can offer as little or as much care as is needed depending on the individual.

That’s not to say an assisted living facility doesn’t offer independent or isn’t suitable for elderly people that only require some assistance. Because many facilities will provide accommodation not unlike a private home, the differences can be kept to a minimum in many cases.

With that being said, assisted living programs are sometimes more advisable for certain situations, such as patients with severe chronic issues and deteriorating mental health that will need constant supervision.

Costs can differ significantly

A misconception is that home health care will always be cheaper than assisted living. While true in many cases, it is not a given, as many home health care programs can provided comprehensive care services that will cost a fair amount.

This is more likely if expensive medical equipment is necessary for effective home health care, as well as the number of hours the caregiver will work each week.

The bottom line is it can be hard to determine the costs of either as it will depend on a number of variables. The more care the elderly person needs for either, the more the costs will rise, with costs determined by what services are used, the number of hours a caregiver spends with them, and the severity of the condition (e.g. Alzheimer’s requires more in-depth care).

It’s worth mentioning that insurance providers will not pay for either. Medicare can be used to cover some costs of home health care (usually towards expenses for equipment and services of care professions), while assisted living programs are not typically covered by this.

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Merry Christmas From Standards Home Health! http://standardshomehealth.com/merry-christmas-standards-home-health/ Thu, 15 Dec 2016 16:49:43 +0000 http://standardshomehealth.com/?p=846 A very Merry Christmas from the Standards family! Temple Office Bastrop Office Bryan Office  

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A very Merry Christmas from the Standards family!

Temple Office

Bastrop Office

Bryan Office

 

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Happy Thanksgiving http://standardshomehealth.com/happy-thanksgiving/ Thu, 24 Nov 2016 13:29:08 +0000 http://standardshomehealth.com/?p=841 Standards Home Health would like to wish you and your family a "Happy Thanksgiving".

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thanksgivingStandards Home Health would like to wish you and your family a “Happy Thanksgiving”.

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Freedom Isn’t Free http://standardshomehealth.com/freedom-isnt-free/ Fri, 11 Nov 2016 22:15:50 +0000 http://standardshomehealth.com/?p=837 Today, we celebrate Veterans Day. We celebrate all who have served and sacrificed for this great country. Veterans Day gives us an opportunity to acknowledge all the Armed Forces members and their families who have worked so hard for our freedom. We are honored to work alongside some of these amazing people here at Standards

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Today, we celebrate Veterans Day. We celebrate all who have served and sacrificed for this great country. Veterans Day gives us an opportunity to acknowledge all the Armed Forces members and their families who have worked so hard for our freedom. We are honored to work alongside some of these amazing people here at Standards Home Health. We offer our sincere thanks for all your sacrifices, past and present.

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month http://standardshomehealth.com/breast-cancer-awareness-month/ Tue, 25 Oct 2016 15:44:05 +0000 http://standardshomehealth.com/?p=815 October is breast cancer awareness month. Screening for breast cancer has dramatically increased the numbers of cancers found in the stage where it is most treatable or even curable. Breast cancer is the most common cancer among woman, but understanding and early detection is important to us all. Here are a few signs and symptoms

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October is breast cancer awareness month. Screening for breast cancer has dramatically increased the numbers of cancers found in the stage where it is most treatable or even curable. Breast cancer is the most common cancer among woman, but understanding and early detection is important to us all.

Here are a few signs and symptoms to look for…

  1. Lump in breast or underarm.
  2. Indentations, or a change in temperature or texture in the breast.
  3. Breast pain or tenderness.
  4. Itching, burning or discharge in nipple.
  5. Sores or rash on nipple.

By performing monthly breast self-exams you will be able to identify any changes in your breast. If you notice anything unusual please see a healthcare professional.

For more information, to donate or support please see:   makingstrides.acsevents.org

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Happy Boss’s Day http://standardshomehealth.com/happy-bosss-day/ Mon, 17 Oct 2016 13:04:22 +0000 http://standardshomehealth.com/?p=809 Happy Boss’s Day to the owner of this great company that has been an advocate for quality patient care for nearly 30 years.  Tommy Standard is a selfless leader who has always led by example and has made it a priority to do what is right even if it may not be popular. He built this

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Happy Boss’s Day to the owner of this great company that has been an advocate for quality patient care for nearly 30 years.  Tommy Standard is a selfless leader who has always led by example and has made it a priority to do what is right even if it may not be popular.

He built this company through hard work and the idea that all his employees deserve admiration, appreciation and respect each and every day for the responsibilities they bare.  The service we provide to our patients is modeled after Tommy’s own character traits such as compassion, dedication and most importantly love.

He truly loves this company, its employees and every patient it is fortunate enough to support and for that he is the greatest boss anyone could ask for.  Thanks for being our lighthouse in the storm and always guiding our moral compass in the right direction.  Happy Boss’s Day!

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National Physical Therapy Month http://standardshomehealth.com/national-physical-therapy-month/ Mon, 10 Oct 2016 14:12:29 +0000 http://standardshomehealth.com/?p=803 "Transforming society by optimizing movement to improve the human experience."  - www.apta.org The vision statement for Physical Therapy Profession. Hippocrates and Galen are some of the earliest Physicians who practiced the art of Physical Therapy. They, like Physical Therapists and PT Assistants of today, use massage, manual therapy and hydrotherapy to address injury and treat

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“Transforming society by optimizing movement to improve the human experience.”  – www.apta.org

The vision statement for Physical Therapy Profession.

Hippocrates and Galen are some of the earliest Physicians who practiced the art of Physical Therapy. They, like Physical Therapists and PT Assistants of today, use massage, manual therapy and hydrotherapy to address injury and treat it before loss of mobility occurs.

Wikipedia describes them as therapists who address and illness or injury that limits a person’s ability to move and preform functional activities. They use an individual’s history and physical evaluation to diagnose and treat with a managed plan.

National Physical Therapy Month

During the month of October we celebrate National Physical Therapy Month. Standards Home Health would like to recognize all physical therapists, physical therapist assistants and physical therapist students for the wonderful job they do improving our patients lives.

Physical Therapy is ranked #12 on Best Health Care Jobs in U.S. News and World Report. Here at Standards Home Health we would like to say “Thank You” to all of our full-time Therapists and Assistants that are #1 in our books!

Our Physical Therapists

  • Stephen Christian PT, 5yrs 9mos with Standards
  • Vincent Cruz PT, 8mos with Standards
  • Vince Martin PT, 3yrs 7mos with Standards
  • Kenneth Miller PT, 2yrs 2mos with Standards
  • Kyle Herman PT, 6yrs 5mos with Standards
  • Becky Taylor PTA, 8yrs 1mos with Standards
  • Elisha Jackson PTA, 4yrs 11mos with Standards
  • Sherrie Nutt PTA, 5yrs 7mos with Standards

 

 

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