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By contactus@intelicarehs.com
March 24, 2017
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Earlier this week there was a Facebook post on our site about spring cleaning. If you missed it, you can see it here: http://www.joanlunden.com/category/23-aging-parents/item/154-how-to-help-an-elderly-loved-one-with-spring-cleaning

The article did a really nice job of highlighting different areas to take note of, from making sure the cleaning was a team effort, to making sure you reorganize stuff as we all should. I have another take away from this article though. Let's do a spring "check up" on how our elderly family members are doing. Since a lot of us take the time to go around the house and see what needs to be done, why not meet with our elderly loved ones and see what stuff they need for their own personal care to be done? Maybe they are having a harder time showering, or getting the groceries. Maybe they don't feel safe driving anymore but still need to go to doctor appointments.

If you find yourself thinking that they do need additional help, give us a call! We would be happy to see how our services can meet your loved ones needs. We look forward to hearing from you!

-Greg Poulos, Chaplain (InTeliCare Hospice- Novi)

 

 


By contactus@intelicarehs.com
March 17, 2017
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Do you know what palliative homecare is?

First, it's care that is provided in your home environment. Second, it is care that manages your pain and keeps you as comfortable as possible. Unlike hospice care, palliative homecare doesn't require a terminal diagnosis of 6 months or less to live. If you have any of the following, please don't hesitate to call us and see if you qualify:

-Patients with chronic, severe or unmanaged pain.
-Patients with chronic or advanced stages disease such as CHF, COPD, Cancer (all types), Diabetes, Alzheimer's, Dementia, Kidney Disease, Liver Disease, MS, Parkinson's, Stroke, Sickle Cell Anemia, Huntington's Disease, HIV/AIDS, ALS.
-Patients not medically eligible for Hospice care or have a prognosis of greater than 6 months.
-Patients eligible for Hospice but the patient or family is not ready or accepting of Hospice services.
-Patients that have improved and are being discharged from Hospice services.
-Patients for which it takes a taxing effort to leave the home.

-Greg Poulos, Chaplain (InTeliCare Hospice- Novi)


By contactus@intelicarehs.com
March 10, 2017
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So true! It's not easy being a caregiver. Everybody needs their "me time" but as a caregiver that's hard to find. If you are feeling overwhelmed or need help, don't hesitate to call one our of office locations to see how we can assist you and your loved one.

-Greg Poulos, Chaplain (InTeliCare Hospice- Novi)

 

 


By contactus@intelicarehs.com
March 03, 2017
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“A negative mind will never give you a positive life.”

Last week we talked about perspectives, how we should talk about our blessings more than our burdens. Our attitude really does determine a lot of things in our lives. There will always be events outside of our control, be it untimely deaths, accidents, sickness, or crippling disabilities. While our attitude can’t change those actual events, it can change how we feel about those events. Sometimes, there isn’t anything good that can come from a bad experience other than the varying lessons that life teaches us. Lessons about how much our family matters, how time is short and precious, and how tomorrow is never guaranteed to any of us.

So, take a deep breath, relax, and really slow down to see the positive in what is going on in your life. At least you’re still alive! Being negative will only make things worse and continue a negative cycle in your life.

-Greg Poulos, Chaplain (InTeliCare Hospice- Novi)