Advanced Health Care · aging · Home Care

Eliminate the “No”

“No,” is a frequent response when I ask my one-year-old granddaughter to do something.  It doesn’t really matter if it is something she doesn’t like – such as coming in the house from outside, or if it’s something she actually loves – such as having a snack.  It’s a powerful and controlling word, so no… Continue reading Eliminate the “No”

Advanced Health Care · Home Care

Why Should I Be a Caregiver?

Good question, why should you be a caregiver?  Should you do it because there are lots of job opportunities, and you can always get a job somewhere?  Should you do it because you’re thinking of going to nursing school, and getting your CNA is a prerequisite?  Should you do it because your friend is a… Continue reading Why Should I Be a Caregiver?

Advanced Health Care · Home Care

Advanced Health Care and the Department of Health (DOH)

Advanced Health Care is licensed by the Department of Health (DOH) as a Home Health Agency.  That means we are required to follow the laws, rules and regulations in Chapter 70.127 RCW and Chapter 246-335 WAC. RCW:     http://app.leg.wa.gov/rcw/default.aspx?cite=70.127 RCW stands for the Revised Code of Washington. The RCW is the compilation of all permanent laws now in force… Continue reading Advanced Health Care and the Department of Health (DOH)

Advanced Health Care · Education · Home Care

ProCare Academy

In our 32 years of business, Advanced Health Care has seen extraordinary changes in the home care industry, particularly affecting the hiring process.  Back when we first began,++/ we hired people who were kind and caring, who loved helping others, and people we would like to hire to help our own family members.  We still… Continue reading ProCare Academy

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When Nature Calls…

. Charles Hitztaler RN, BSN CMSRN                 Incontinence is a major problem facing the elderly today with recent CDC data suggesting about half of all elderly people suffer from this. Despite its prevalence many older individuals do not seek treatment or assistance. Urinary incontinence is not a normal part of aging and is often the… Continue reading When Nature Calls…