Victoria Blachly’s return to Housecall Providers Board of Directors is featured in the recent issue of the Portland Business Journal. Click here to view her Recognition Plaque.
Ezekiel J. Emanuel on health policy and other topics.
September 5th, 2013 NY Times article on the resurgence of house calls across America. Dr. Emanuel explores three different styles of house calls and identifies the target group for each. The comments at the end of the article add another layer to the complexity and emotions associated with ” bringing back the house call”. Click here to read the story.
Patient’s name and age are changed and details slightly altered to protect identity. By Barb Gorman, Communication Specialist “Mildred” is a 94-year -old woman who came to Portland two years ago to be closer to her daughter, “Rachel”. Mildred needed help managing her health conditions. She used oxygen at night because of heart failure, and [Read more… ]
By Barb Gorman, Communication Specialist If you have ever been a caregiver for an extended period of time, you may be able to recall, quite readily, the stresses inherent in that role. Fatigue, financial problems, depression, guilt, job strain, worry and energy loss are just a few of the emotions and issues that can face [Read more… ]
By Keesje Hoekstra, Bereavement Coordinator Elder Law Attorney Amy Davidson presented an Elder Law In-service on the evening of June 25th. Amy is a former Housecall Providers Board Member and most recently worked with the Elder Law firm of Nay & Friedenberg focusing on guardianships/conservatorships, probate, elder law, Medicaid, estate planning. The in-service was open to Housecall [Read more… ]
By Mary Finn, office assistant Stop for a moment and imagine yourself near the end of your life. With any luck, you will be surrounded by loved ones and family members; but it is likely that you will also rely on a team of healthcare professionals for support. Physicians and nurses will provide medical treatment, [Read more… ]
By Todd Lawrence, Volunteer Coordinator August can be a bit slow as the summer winds down, which makes it a great time to start a new volunteer challenge. If you have interest in volunteering for Housecall Providers, consider joining our upcoming training session. This training will consist of five four-hour sessions, and will cover a [Read more… ]
Housecall Providers’ supporter Dan Cook wrote an insightful albeit alarming article for BenefitsPro.com detailing the misinformation and assumptions baby boomers have towards long-term care. Most baby boomers are going to be in for a big shock when they transition from working to retirement. They haven’t planned properly for it and, as a result, many are [Read more… ]
HCP Clinician and chair of the Nurse Practitioners of Oregon, JC Provost, is featured in the Elizabeth Hayes article entitled, “Doctor shortage is on the horizon. Who’ll pick up the slack?” this week in the Portland Business Journal. The article brings to light the shortage of health care workers in Oregon and the crucial role nurse practitioners [Read more… ]