ALTERNATIVES FOR SENIOR HEALTHCARE EXPERIENCE THE CENTRACARE DIFFERENCE
As a senior are you tired of running from one doctor to another depending on your symptoms or condition?
Does it become wearisome to try to navigate the current healthcare system? If you said, “Yes,” then you’re not alone. Many seniors have difficulty dealing with the complexities in today’s world of healthcare and they are looking for alternatives.
CentraCare and other PACE programs throughout the country have become a desirable alternative to the …. [read more here Senior Times Article_August 2018_Alternatives for Senior Healthcare ]
CentraCare Experiences Unprecedented Growth – Announces Expansion Goals
CentraCare may very well be one of the fastest growing organizations in our region.
Over the course of the last 21 months, they have experienced an overall growth of nearly 50 percent and now employ 180 people. Their Battle Creek center has shown an increase of 35 percent and the Kalamazoo center grew by 71% over this same period of time. According to Laura Ferrara, CentraCare’s Chief Strategy Officer, “The growth we’ve experienced in the last 21 months has been unprecedented in the 10-year history of our organization. As we develop relationships within the community and as more and more people hear about us, those numbers continue to increase. We have become known for the excellent care we provide to our participants.” With a stated mission [read more here Scene Magazine_July 2018_Article and Ad]
THE SANDWICH GENERATION
How one local family made it work.
After high school graduation, Nancy found herself following in her mother’s footsteps and became a registered nurse. Over the years mother and daughter would cross paths often as peers in the nursing field, and at one point early in Nancy’s nursing career, she even reported to her mother who was the ICU charge nurse. However, several years ago [read more here Senior Times Article_June 2018_The Sandwich Generation]
ADVANCE CARE PLANNING: START THE CONVERSATION
Have you ever thought about what will happen if you become seriously ill or disabled?
Would your family know what kind of care you would like to receive? Yes, these are uncomfortable questions for most of us. But, think about how uncomfortable it will be for family members when they are faced with the end of life decisions for you without any direction. [read more here Senior Times Advance Care Planning: Start The Conversation]
For Your Health
Chronic Conditions in Older Adults – The Need for Integrated Care
Chronic conditions in older adults are very common and can often be managed in a way that offers the patients varying degrees of relief as well as a higher quality of life. Chronic disease can be defined as a condition that lasts longer than three months, often persists a lifetime, and cannot be prevented by vaccines or cured by medication. There are many reasons why people get sick and stay sick, some of which are non-modifiable such as age, gender, and genetics, while others are modifiable and include a person’s ability to change things such as obesity, smoking, nutrition, and a sedentary lifestyle. [read more here Chronic Conditions in Older Adults – The Need for Integrated Care]
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