Advanced Health Care · Education

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

Leaves are falling, the wind is brisk, and the skies are perpetually gray with rain looming.  This is autumn in the Northwest.  While all of us tend to spend more time indoors during this cold, dark and wet season, there are some who experience actual “winter depression” or Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). People with SAD… Continue reading Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

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)

Education · Resources

MS in the Pacific Northwest

Have you ever wondered about the high incidence of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) in the Pacific Northwest?  Why does it seem that so many more are diagnosed here than in other parts of the country?  RN supervisor, Charles Hitztaler with Advanced Health Care, has written a great article on MS and Part #1 of the series… Continue reading MS in the Pacific Northwest