Author Archives for Clarence Reber

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

Skilled Needs and Homebound Status: What You Need to Know

June 23, 2020 1:22 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Wondering whether your home health care will be covered by insurance? Here’s a clue: Do you have a skilled need and are you homebound? “Skilled need” and “homebound” are two words that go hand-in-hand when an insurance company is considering home health care coverage. Many insurance companies follow Medicare guidelines when it comes to coverage for home care. For that... View Post

4 Steps to Take Mom’s Meds From Muddled to Methodical

June 23, 2020 1:18 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Medication management is a hot topic. And it should be. Medication confusion and home medication errors account for additional health expenses, hospital readmissions and even falls at home. Researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (2012) noted that half of the people who go home from the hospital have medication errors and problems within the first month of discharge. According to... View Post

Gifts to Spread the Warmth this Holiday Season

June 23, 2020 1:14 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Sentiments of cheer and goodwill are certainly heart warmers at this time of year, but how about ways to literally give the gift of warmth? The team at Silver Lining Home Healthcare put on their (warm) thinking caps to come up with gift ideas to help friends and family stay warm; some will even battle the aches and pains that... View Post