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Best Home Health Abilene TX | Rose Park | Wellness Jamboree

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Hands of Compassion Abilene location Gold Sponsors at Rose Park Senior Center.

 

Nicole Barnett RN,MSN and Stacey Wesney Accounts Executive

The theme of this year’s Rose Park Wellness Jamboree was: Dun Ta Dun Dun Ta Dun Ta….

May the 4th Be With You!



Our Accounts Executive Manager Chris Crockett said the place was packed with eager Senior Citizens seeking Wellness and goodies!
 Here are some tips you can pass along to that special elderly person in your life: 

Did you know that Walnuts and Sunflower Seeds have been linked to boost memory?

Here is a shopping list to assist you or your forgetful loved one:


We had so much fun yesterday! 
  
Hands of Compassion would like to express our gratitude to Rose Park Senior Center for inviting us to their annual Wellness Jamboree!

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November National Home Care Month| Best Home Health Midland Tx| Abilene TX 

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IMG_7413Happy Home Care Month!
November is National Home Care Month!
HOC Homecare recognizes the dedication, compassion and skill of all home care workers across America!

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There are over 70 million baby boomers who are retiring and soon to retire; these staggering numbers, coupled with today’s extended life spans, means there will be need for a lot of caregivers. The value of caregivers who help elderly persons cannot be measured. Independence and the ability to remain at home are two of the most important things to the aging senior adult.

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It’s true that aging adults prefer to remain in their own homes. They may just need a little help around the home in order to retain their independence, or maybe they have a medical condition that requires a visiting nurse to observe and assess their status. An elderly adult returning from hospital or recovering from an accident or surgery might require occupational or physical therapy.

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When compared to living in a facility, home care offers a greater level of independence to the senior adult. The caregiver is there to help and give assistance when needed, or to encourage the adult to do as much as possible. Sometimes all that’s needed is a little assistance. The caregiver can give as much or as little as the senior adult desires. Being able to stay at home as opposed to being put into institutionalized care is a level of independence all its own.

 

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Home care has become the most popular choice of care for the senior adult. The high cost of assisted living and other long-term institutional care options combined with the long waiting lists to get in has got more families looking into the home care solutions. In surveys, most senior adults expressed their desire to age at home in familiar surroundings. Home care fits perfectly for these aging seniors.

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There is also the factor that home care comes in all levels, from daytime only to around the clock care; from part time to fulltime, from home care to health care. The flexibility of care type makes it a very appealing choice.

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National Home Care Month also honors all those who assist the elderly senior stay in their own home.

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Did you know that Florence Nightingale in addition to her role in initiating nursing education programs, was also involved in developing nursing for the sick poor at home and in workhouses through her work for poor law and workhouse reform of the 1860s.
Yes!
We are very thankful for her contributions in public health.

At Hands of Compassion we

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agree with Florence Nightingale and deliver care to many who can not afford to pay and some whom have been treated as lepers….

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It is your right to age gracefully in the comfort of your home when possible.
We appreciate all of the HOC Homecare team for all they do 365 days of the year (rain,snow,sleet,or shine.)

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Just like the mailman our job must go on… 😁

And we do it with grateful hearts as we honor and serve with dignity those who have earned the Home health benefit.

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(Pictured above: Some Hoc Homecare staff celebrating with a song we made last year for Home Care Month/ Top Agency five Years in a row to view the video go here )

If you or an aging loved one are considering home care services please contact
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We have a nurse on call 24/7… 1-877-219-7996

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Best Home Health Midland Texas| Best Home Health Abilene Texas | Healthy Aging® Month — 10 Tips To Celebrate

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Think it’s too late to “rein­vent” your­self? Think again. It’s never too late to find a new career, a new sport, pas­sion, or hobby.
Sep­tem­ber is Healthy Aging® Month, an annual health obser­vance designed to focus national atten­tion on the pos­i­tive aspects of grow­ing older, began over 20 years ago. According to Car­olyn Wor­thing­ton, pub­lisher of Healthy Aging® Mag­a­zine, Sep­tem­ber is Healthy Aging® Month pro­vides inspi­ra­tion and prac­ti­cal ideas for adults, ages 50-plus, to improve their phys­i­cal, men­tal, social, and finan­cial well being.”
“Use Sep­tem­ber as the moti­va­tion to take stock of where you’ve been, what you really would like to do,” Wor­thing­ton said. “Make your list based on your gut feel­ings and thoughts, no-holds-barred.
“And try it! Who says you have to do some­thing related to what you stud­ied in school? Who says, you can’t become an entre­pre­neur, start your own home busi­ness later in life, test your phys­i­cal prowess, or do some­thing wildly dif­fer­ent from any­thing you’ve done before? Live some­where else, some­where excit­ing? Only that per­son you see in the mirror!”
To get you started on rein­vent­ing your­self, here are some ideas from the edi­tors of Healthy Aging® Mag­a­zine (www.healthyaging.net). Maybe they will help you think “out­side the cage” or out­side the box:


10 Tips for Rein­vent­ing Your­self dur­ing Sep­tem­ber Is Healthy Aging® Month:
1. Do not act your age or at least what you think your cur­rent age should act like. What was your best year so far? 28? 40? Now? Pic­ture your­self at that age and be it. Some peo­ple may say this is denial, but we say it’s pos­i­tive think­ing and goes a long way toward feel­ing bet­ter about your­self. (Tip: Don’t keep look­ing in the mir­ror, just FEEL IT!)

2. Be pos­i­tive in your con­ver­sa­tionsand your actions every day. When you catch your­self com­plain­ing, check your­self right there and change the con­ver­sa­tion to some­thing pos­i­tive. (Tip: Stop watch­ing the police reports on the local news.)

3. Ditch the downer friends. Have neg­a­tive friends who com­plain all of the time and con­stantly talk about how awful every­thing is? Drop them. As cruel as that may sound, dis­tance your­self from peo­ple who do not have a pos­i­tive out­look on life. They will only depress you and stop you from mov­ing for­ward. Sur­round your­self with ener­getic, happy, pos­i­tive peo­ple of all ages and you will be hap­pier too. (Tip: Smile often. It’s con­ta­gious and wards off naysayers.)

4. Walk like a vibrant, healthy per­son. Come on. You can prob­a­bly do it. Ana­lyze your gait. Do you walk slowly because you have just become lazy or, per­haps, have a fear of falling? (Tip: Make a con­scious effort to take big strides, walk with your heel first, and wear com­fort­able shoes.)

5. Stand up straight! You can knock off the appear­ance of a few extra years with this trick your mother kept try­ing to tell you. Look at your­self in the mir­ror. Are you hold­ing your stom­ach in, have your shoul­ders back, chin up? Check out how much bet­ter your neck looks! Fix your stance and prac­tice it every day, all day until it is nat­ural. You will look great and feel bet­ter. (Tip: Your waist­line will look trim­mer if you fol­low this advice.)

6. How’s your smile? Research shows peo­ple who smile more often are hap­pier. Your teeth are just as impor­tant to your good health as the rest of your body. Not only is it the first thing peo­ple notice, but good oral health is a gate­way to your over­all well-being. (Tip: Go to the den­tist reg­u­larly and look into teeth whiten­ing. Noth­ing says old more than yel­low­ing teeth!)

7. Lonely? Stop brood­ing and com­plain­ing about hav­ing no friends or fam­ily. Do some­thing about it now. Right this minute. Pick up the phone, land­line, or cell and make a call to do one or more of the fol­low­ing: Vol­un­teer your time, take a class, invite some­one to meet for lunch, brunch, din­ner, or cof­fee. (Tip: Vol­un­teer at the local pub­lic school to stay in touch with younger peo­ple and to keep cur­rent on trends, take a com­puter class or a tuto­r­ial ses­sion at your cell phone store to keep up with tech­nol­ogy, choose a new per­son every week for your din­ing out.)

8. Start walk­ing not only for your health but to see the neigh­bors. Have a dog? You’ll be amazed how the dog can be a con­ver­sa­tion starter. (Tip: If you don’t have time for a dog, go to your local ani­mal shel­ter and vol­un­teer. You will be thrilled by the puppy love!)

9. Get a phys­i­cal. Make this month the time to set up your annual phys­i­cal and other health screen­ings. Go to the appoint­ments and then, hope­fully, you can stop wor­ry­ing about ail­ments for a while. (Tip: For a list of rec­om­mended annual health screen­ings, a great resource is the My Health Finder. Here’s what Medicare Cov­ers.

10. Find your inner artist. Who says tak­ing music lessons is for young school chil­dren? You may have an artist lurk­ing inside you just wait­ing to be tapped. Have you always wanted to play the piano, vio­lin, or tuba? Have you ever won­dered if you could paint a por­trait or scenic in oil? What about work­ing in wood? (Tip: Sign up now for fall art or music classes and dis­cover your inner artist!)

For more tips and ideas, see Healthy Aging® Mag­a­zine.
Have ideas or your secrets for pos­i­tive aging? Send them to us at secret@healthyaging.net. We will post the best ideas on our Face­book page and on the Healthy Aging website.

This article was provided by Healthyaging.net

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Keep Calm; Nurses Rock | Home Health Care Midland TX | Nurses Week 2015 #HOC

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Midland, TX, May 06, 2015— Hands of Compassion Home Care, Top Agency Nationwide, had the honor of celebrating National Nurse’s Week with some of the most impactful and hardworking nurses in the basin. National Nurses Week begins each year on May 6th and ends on May 12th, Florence Nightingale’s birthday.  As of 1998, May 8 was designated as National Student Nurses Day, to be celebrated annually. And as of 2003, National School Nurse Day is celebrated on the Wednesday within National Nurses Week (May 6-12) each year.

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The nursing profession has been supported and promoted by the American Nurses Association (ANA) since 1896. Each of ANA’s state and territorial nurses associations promotes the profession at the state and regional levels. Each conducts celebrations on these dates to recognize the contributions that nurses and nursing make to the community. Here at H.O.C., it is no secret that we continually find special ways to show appreciation for all of our patients, doctors, partners and staff, of course our nurses are no exception.

For the past few years, Hands of Compassion Home Care has celebrated with their RNs, LVNs and CNAs during National Nurse’s Week just to remind them of their value and our gratitude.  This year we have opened up our celebration to our fellow nurses within the community.  H.O.C. invites you to join our celebration this year. H.O.C. values all of the clinical staff we work with on a daily basis and therefore we are showing our appreciation on this special day.

Keep Calm; Nurses Rock will be held on May 6th from 11am until 3pm. The location will be at the Beal Ranch House Park.   We invite all Nurses to come by and join us.

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Special Thanks to our Vendors: Enterprise Fleet Management, Midland Memorial Bariatrics, Silpada Designs, Integrity Massage, Midland College of Cosmetology, Endless Summer Tanning Salon, Janetta Olaseni with Youngevity.

For pictures on Nurses’ Week, blog posts and videos all dedicated to our great nurses, visit our website at: http://www.hochomecare.com OR

Visit our Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/handsofcompassion

About Hands of Compassion

Hands of Compassion, a Medicare certified, CHAP accredited, repeat Homecare Elite Top Agency recipient, and provides compassionate care to qualified elderly and disabled persons. Services provided include: Skilled Nursing, Physical Therapy, Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Home Health Aides and Companions. They serve 18 counties in the West Texas area. For the last 5 years Hands of Compassion was recognized by Homecare Elite, ocshomecare.com, which ranked them Top Agency for Positive Patient Outcomes in the nation. “Healthcare that unites hands with hearts.”

Contact Hands of Compassion Home Care serving West Texas at (432) 218-7996 or visit HOC’s website at www.hochomecare.com. #GOHOCGO #NURSESROCK #BESTHOMEHEALTH

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Bloomberg Radio | The Price of Business | Features Larry Harmon- How Do Your Employees Know You Care? | Home Health Care Midland Tx

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Bloomberg Radio | The Price of Business | Features Larry Harmon- How Do Your Employees Know You Care? | Home Health Care Midland Tx

DSC03846Our very own, Mr. Larry Harmon, was interviewed for Bloomberg Radio this past week and we were jumping with excitement when it was finally published on The Price of Business webpage, http://www.priceofbusiness.com/?p=4288. #HOC has always celebrated in the capability they possess to stand out in the face of challenge and competition.  We are humbled and grateful that our efforts have not gone unnoticed and could not be more appreciative.

Mr.Hamon was asked a few questions, that he so eloquently answered, and here’s what was said:

Tell us how you show your employees that you care? We show employees we care by fostering a positive work environment where everyone has value and by recognizing achievements of each employee openly to further demonstrate our commitment to agency goals as well as the growth and development of the person in the course of doing what we do…We [also] have functions outside of the workplace in the forms of picnics (July 4th, Good Friday Easter Egg Hunt), special gatherings…” and this gives us the ability to show our employees, rather than tell them, how much we truly appreciate them and their hard work.

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What mistakes do businesses make when it comes to cultivating a strong relationship with their employees? “Sometimes during the course of demonstrating commitment to employees, we tend to drift away from accountability by not stressing the importance of their being actively engaged in the things that make all of us better; proper work ethic, integrity, and compassion. Another mistake is not showing appreciation when goals are met or not holding everyone to the same standard, thereby negatively impacting morale (particularly the higher achievers).”

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Why is it important for your firm to make employees feel valued? “When our employees feel valued we believe it has a direct correlation on their productivity. Also when people are built up on the inside it allows them to freely express outwardly what’s taking place inwardly.” 

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To read the full interview, follow the following URL: http://www.priceofbusiness.com/?p=4288,  

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Visit our Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/handsofcompassion and follow the link!

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1030 Andrews Hwy, Ste 203

Midland, TX 79701

432.218.7996

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Nurses Rock | Home Health Care Midland Tx | Nurses Week 2014

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Of course they do, would we love them so much if they didn’t! Nurses work so hard to get where they are: nursing school, clinicals, exams and all the while juggling reality.  We know how proud they have to be of themselves, how proud their families are, but we also want to express how proud we are.

We know that the first one or two years after school can probably be the hardest for our loving nurses, but they wake up the next day, next month, next year, and keep going–they never give up! Perseverance is one character trait that we know every nurse must have, where they are in school, life and their careers speaks for itself

 

Here at #HOC, we are honored to be able to celebrate the #AMAZING, one-of-a-kind nurses that have been sent our way. We don’t believe in coincidences, so we know that our #compassionate #nurses were God-sent.  Thanks to our #super nurses, they have help pave the way for #HOC’s fourth year in a row as a Top Agency Nationwide. We couldn’t be more thankful, without them, we wouldn’t, we couldn’t be where we are and be headed where we need to go.

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Every year at HOC, we conjure up the biggest celebration for our nurses, just to *show* our appreciation for them. In 2011, our theme was “Nurses in Hollywood“–elvis even made an appearance. In 2012, our nurses’ celebration was themed “Nurses Just Want to Have Fun” and we gave them a full-blown carnival experience with everything from game booths, vendors and, of course, caramel apples. In 2013, we celebrated our nurses by throwing them a “Nurses in Paradise Safari” celebration with all the fun accessories of being in paradise: straw hats, coconut drinks and what more than a zebra patterned cake!

This year was no exception. With the wild and crazy ideas of our administrator, and organizational skills of our Operations Manager, we put together what has to be one of the best Nurse’s Celebration to date. Take a look:

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I seriously haven’t had so many emotions all in one day!  I felt like a kid again and I loved it! Thanks for allowing us to “feel” your appreciation for our hard work,” said R.N., Mayra Ramos (middle: photographed on ropes course).

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I had a blast! I haven’t laughed like that in a long time,” exclaimed LVN, Anabelia Jasso (right: photographed during laser tag).

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Thanks for the AWESOME time! I haven’t had THAT much fun in AGES!“-R.N., Melissa Miller (lower center on left: photographed before games).

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To sum it all up, we love our nurses, we love what they do for us, for our patients and for the company. We want to wish all our special nurses across the nation a Happy #National #Nurses #Week. Have fun, and always remember, you ARE a Superhero in Scrubs!

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Hands of Compassion Homecare

1030 Andrews Hwy, Ste 203

Midland, TX 79701

432-218-7996

http://www.hochomecare.com

National Nurse’s Week 2014

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A Brief History of National Nurse’s Week

National Nurses Week begins each year on May 6th and ends on May 12th, Florence Nightingale’s birthday.  As of 1998, May 8 was designated as National Student Nurses Day, to be celebrated annually. And as of 2003, National School Nurse Day is celebrated on the Wednesday within National Nurses Week (May 6-12) each year.

The nursing profession has been supported and promoted by the American Nurses Association (ANA) since 1896. Each of ANA’s state and territorial nurses associations promotes the nursing profession at the state and regional levels. Each conducts celebrations on these dates to recognize the contributions that nurses and nursing make to the community.

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1982 In February, the ANA Board of Directors formally acknowledged May 6, 1982 as “National Nurses Day.” The action affirmed a joint resolution of the United States Congress designating May 6 as “National Recognition Day for Nurses.”

1982 President Ronald Reagan signed a proclamation on March 25, proclaiming “National Recognition Day for Nurses” to be May 6, 1982.

1990 The ANA Board of Directors expanded the recognition of nurses to a week-long celebration, declaring May 6 – 12, 1991, as National Nurses Week.

1993 The ANA Board of Directors designated May 6 – 12 as permanent dates to observe National Nurses Week in 1994 and in all subsequent years.

1996 The ANA initiated “National RN Recognition Day” on May 6, 1996, to honor the nation’s indispensable registered nurses for their tireless commitment 365 days a year. The ANA encourages its state and territorial nurses associations and other organizations to acknowledge May 6, 1996 as “National RN Recognition Day.”

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Here at H.O.C., it is no secret that we continually find special ways to show appreciation for all of our patients, doctors, partners and staff, of course our nurses are no exception. For the past few years, Hands of Compassion Homecare has celebrated with their RNs, LVNs and CNAs during National Nurse’s Week just to remind them of their worth and our gratitude.

Two great people in particular deserve a great H.O.C shout-out for being with the agency 5+ years:

Tandy Arp

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Debra Soto

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Each event is themed, so no two celebrations are the same. Take a look at some of our photos below and relive the excitement and joy that we had with our clinical staff.

Nurse’s Week 2013

Safari Theme

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Nurse’s Week 2012

Carnival Theme

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Nurse’s Week 2011

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(Elvis has left the building…)

This year is no exception when it comes to celebrating with the best clinical staff out there! Stay posted to HOC to get a behind the scenes run-down of all the preparation and execution of the Nurse’s Appreciation Event 2014!

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1-877-219-7996