Author Archives for Clarence Reber

Connecting Clients with a Home Care Agency

August 5, 2020 6:54 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Most clients don’t want to call a home care agency for assistance. After all, we don’t want to need help as we age. And most of us don’t want to pay for it. More often than not, a match between a client and a home care agency starts with a referral from a professional source (like your doctor), a family... View Post

What Is Home Care?

July 1, 2020 5:37 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Home Care can be confusing.  What is it? Why would I need it? Why would I want it? Who pays for it? What is the difference between this and going to a facility?  Here’s the deal. The healthcare system is complex. Every individual is different, which makes generalizations something we just don’t like. Here are some answers to common questions.... View Post

From the desk of Tiffany Rubin, owner of Silver Lining Home Healthcare, Re: COVID-19

June 23, 2020 8:03 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

We need and want to keep you up to date on all the information we have regarding the Coronavirus, or COVID-19. On March 12th, we had a meeting with the State of Delaware, and we are staying apprised of all updates through the Delaware Home Care and Hospice Association, the trade associations, the Delaware Office of Health Care Quality, and... View Post

A New Way to Weigh: Get More From Your Scale

June 23, 2020 7:58 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Disclaimer: this blog post is focused on achieving wellness and is not meant to replace any suggestions from your physician or healthcare team.  I struggled with weight during and after both of my pregnancies. It wasn’t until I worked with a registered dietician in Delaware and used a bio-impedance scale that I was able to focus on my overall wellness... View Post

Tips for Tackling Prejudices With Your Loved Ones

June 23, 2020 7:45 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Racism, sexism, inappropriate sexual comments/advances and bias are complex topics that can create deeply emotional conversations. Our focus in this post is twofold: (1) to provide a son or daughter some tips to use when talking to parents or loved ones about these issues, specifically as it relates to receiving care and (2) to share Silver Lining Home Healthcare’s handling... View Post

IADLs and ADLs: The Difference Between the Two and Why it’s Important

June 23, 2020 7:42 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

The medical field is filled with acronyms and terms that are used frequently among professionals in the field, but can often come across as a different language to those without professional training. With respect to health care for older adults, two acronyms you will often hear are IADLs and ADLs–Instrumental Activities of Daily Living and Activities of Daily Living, respectively.... View Post

Pelvic Floor Health for Women And Men

June 23, 2020 7:37 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Pelvic floor health sounds so unsexy, but it can be life-changing, physically and sexually, for both women and men. Do you get up to pee (pardon us, urinate) several times a night? Do you leak when you cough or hit a golf ball? Do you leak when you’re simply laughing with friends? Could being intimate be more enjoyable? Allow us... View Post

Supplementing Care with a Home Health Company

June 23, 2020 7:25 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

In our last blog post, we looked at the differences between palliative care and hospice. Generally speaking, palliative care describes a type of care provided in association with a chronic illness; hospice care is provided at end-of-life. Insurance only covers a portion of these services. This is where home care and home health companies can come in to play, as... View Post

Palliative Care and Hospice: What’s the difference?

June 23, 2020 1:50 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Palliative Care and Hospice often get confused with each other, and they also have a lot of negative connotations. We break down what you need to know, and help you figure out how to use each service to the fullest.  4 Main Differences at a Glance Prognosis – Palliative care does not have a particular prognosis. Hospice requires a prognosis... View Post