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Gentiva started back in 1971 as Healthcare Unlimited, a division of Olsten, Corp. Gentiva was part of the home health sector for several years before launching hospice services in 2006. In 2010 it acquired Odyssey Healthcare and in 2015 become a part of the Kindred At Home families. Hospice care is provided by Gentiva Hospice, Kindred at Home and various affiliate companies. Caring for a loved one can be stressful. It can interfere … [Read More...]
I am overwhelmed by the outpouring of love and concern. From the bottom of my heart I say thank you to everyone that sent their best wishes, prayers, cards and donations in my honor while I recovered from surgery in August. Your thoughtfulness means the world to me and will forever be remembered and appreciated. Moving forward, October was a super busy month. It was my pleasure to visit each of our “physical” support group locations, … [Read More...]
What Others Are Doing to Deliver Drugs Across the Blood-Brain Barrier into the Brain? MIT Researchers claim to have successfully prevented the development of Parkinson’s… Procedure: Endoscopic skull base surgery for implantation of nasal mucosal graft … We have been telling you for the last 2–3 years that a La Jolla based biotech Company, ICB International, Inc., (ICBI), has developed a non-invasive technology to … [Read More...]
An Encyclopedia Of Other Diseases And Conditions Resembling Parkinson’s Disease Addendum In the August 2015 issue we listed a great number of A-Typical, or ParkinsonISMS, or diseases that mimic Parkinson’s. Through our work, we’ve found another. Meige syndrome is a rare neurological movement disorder characterized by involuntary and often forceful contractions of the muscles of the jaw and tongue (oromandibular dystonia) and … [Read More...]
Proposed Rule Could Undermine Last Remaining Defense for Individuals Seeking Re-Establishment of Constitutional Right to Trial Washington, DC — An NPR article published in October, “Suing a Nursing Home Could Get Easier Under Proposed Rules” by Ina Jaffe, brings to light the issue of elder abuse in long-term care facilities and how pre-dispute arbitration agreements protect these facilities from being sued in case something goes awry … [Read More...]
GERD: So often misdiagnosed and unattended to. So often given a prescription for Nexium or something similar. So often, so uncomfortable for the patient, and so often overlooked by the medical profession. Many people with Parkinson’s, after a long usage of medications, suffer needlessly. What is GERD (acid reflux)? Gastro Esophageal Reflux Disease, commonly referred to as GERD, or acid reflux, is a condition in which the liquid … [Read More...]
FAMILY HOSPICE CARE RAISES AWARENESS DURING NATIONAL HOSPICE AND PALLIATIVE CARE MONTH November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month and Family Hospice Care will be recognizing its Colleagues and Volunteers all month for the extraordinary compassionate care that is given to our Hospice patients and honoring the patients and families we serve. Family Hospice Care works hard all year round to make sure people … [Read More...]