As we are still navigating remote learning, work from home orders, and day 201,598 of Executive Orders, we have one fantastic opportunity: the magic of fall in Minnesota. Let’s face it, we are all tired of the news, each other, and restrictions, but we can still get outside and enjoy beautiful days. This week should be particularly warm, and time outside will be comfortable with a light jacket.
I really love the variability of a fall day. In the morning, I love wearing a warm sweater while I sip my coffee. By mid-day, I’ve shedded the sweater and opened the windows. After work, I can go outside to enjoy an afternoon stroll or just sit in the back yard listening to the birds.
I encourage you to take the time to enjoy the changing colors, crisp air, and wide open sky. After all, it’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood.
I’m Joan, and I know home care from the inside out.
I’ve navigated my daughter through 24/7 home care nursing and managed her PCA’s. I’ve helped my parents move into (and out of) assisted living, Medicare episodes, skilled nurse visits, home health aids, and PCAs. Sandwiched in all of that, I’ve helped coordinate home care equipment and supplies, physical therapists, occupational therapists, county workers, and medications (oh, the medications). I know emergency departments, children’s hospitals, cancer wards, cardiac floors, and specialty units. I can recite health insurance policies (and call their bluff).
I know a lot of other things in life too, like Shakespeare, where to sit to see a great sunset over a lake, how to keep myself healthy, how to read a profit/loss statement and state statutes, when to use a comma, and that gratitude is one of the keys to success.
So I’m going to have this blog and write about home care from time to time. I’ll include topics like current legislation, professional boundaries in a tricky environment, and being a caregiver. I’ll also post some guest blogs from clients and nurses.
Join me in the conversation.
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