The UNS Caring Corner

Susan Molenaar on June 16, 2014

THERE IS AN ART TO CAREGIVING THAT STEMS FROM THE HEART OF THE CAREGIVER.   The true caregiver has a passion for what they do. Caregivers take joy in sharing their smile with someone else; they bring light to their day. Caregiving is more than performing tasks required (like making sure medications are taken or the kitchen counter is clean). The art of caregiving deepens and grows with experience, by having a teachable spirit and by practicing. As a longtime member of United Nursing Service, my witness to this caregiving spirit has been vast. There are many stories, examples, and...

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Nancy Wise-Belson on February 27, 2014

  A CAREGIVER'S PERSPECTIVE…   As a caregiver at United Nursing Service, I have the opportunity to meet a lot of interesting people. The clients that we serve in the community are often interesting and fun to get to know. People often assume that all caregivers do is empty bedpans, and sometimes we do.  There is often so much more than that. Part of being a good caregiver is being observant. When I go into someone’s home, I ask questions to engage the clients. Their answers can tell me if they’re in pain, sad, lonely, having a medical crisis or...

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Marcia Veenstra on January 2, 2014

LIVING WITH COPD   Are the words “Health Care Reform," "Accountable Care Act," or “Obama Care” ringing in your ears?  United Nursing Service is dedicated to incorporate the best parts of Health Care Reform by providing quality care for “Each Patient, Every Time.” November and December finds our staff focused toward ensuring that our patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) receive care based on international research led initiatives. New therapies are identified every year or two and researched by experts in the field of COPD to ensure that the therapy produces valid and reliable patient outcomes and that the disease is well managed. Treatment therapies are both pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic. The staff at United Nursing Service is dedicated...

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Andrew Tooley on October 8, 2013

HUMAN RESOURCES IN HOMECARE   Anyone who has ever been in business knows one thing – the most important resource you have is the talent around you.  It’s no different in homecare. That is why getting your human resources strategy right is crucial to business success. Attracting top notch talent in a recovering job market will be more difficult as the recession eases. Talent acquisition is easy right?  Some people think that you just have to sell your company and great employees will come running to work for you. I couldn’t disagree more! I believe in being up front with potential employees and painting a clear picture is key when recruiting for homecare....

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Lisa Przybysz on August 15, 2013

HEALTHY LIVING STRATEGIES   Family caregivers need to take good care of themselves. Often they allow their own health to deteriorate while focusing on the needs of those they care for. Yet, it is imperative that caregivers maintain their own health and well-being in order to successfully continue in their caregiver role.   In today's world, achieving your wellness goals may be attainable through Healthy Living Strategies.  To help with your success, set realistic goals supported by your doctor's input. This takes time, effort, patience, and enjoying it along the way!  If a family member, friend, or neighbor would like...

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