Last week, we made some technical changes on the back end of Caring with Confidence to add some exciting new features, like our new mobile website. Unfortunately, we just came across one downside: If you follow us through your WordPress account and/or in the WordPress.com Reader, you’re going to stop receiving notifications about our new blog posts. But we can work together to fix that.
We truly respect the family we’ve built here at Caring with Confidence—especially our blogger friends in the WordPress.com community—and we hope that you’ll help us keep that relationship going. To ensure that you hear about all of our latest posts, we invite you to continue following us by entering your email address in the “Email Subscription” form located at the right side of each and every page at http://www.careconfidently.com.
If you already subscribe to us by email, you don’t have to do a thing: you’ll continue to receive email notifications about new posts just as you always have. And if you’re not sure, feel free to check by entering your address in the subscription form. If you receive a message that you’re already subscribed, then you’re all set!
Thank you for helping us keep our community together so that we can continue to support each other in the days, months, and years to come.
Some exciting new features are coming to Caring with Confidence! Notable changes include a mobile site which will automatically load when you access careconfidently.com on your smartphone, as well as additional login options for commenting—like Google and Yahoo!—or you can continue to use your WordPress, Facebook, or Twitter account as you always have.
To enable this improved functionality, we’ll be moving to a new web host beginning today. During the transition, Caring with Confidence may become unavailable for anywhere from 24 to 48 hours. Once the transfer is complete, it may take some additional time to get our comment system back online.
By Terri Durkin, SLP and Maggie Vescovich, SLP
Often our patients, and their caregivers, are amazed at the computer devices we use while making our visits…and we thought you’d be interested in knowing the background for why we use them!
The switch from paper to electronic health records can be credited to President George Bush, who established the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology in 2004. He set the goal of widespread electronic health records by the year 2014. This means that you and most Americans will have electronic health records by next year. So, in an ideal paperless world, what are the advantages of electronic health records? Read more
By Leanne Billiau
Change does not come all at once, as we sometimes wish it would. Instead, it happens in small bits and pieces, over time. This is why it can be difficult to recognize the progress you are making along your grief journey.
Mrs. S had been married to her husband for 47 years and had always referred to him as her anchor. When he died she said she felt lost at sea, drifting aimlessly. She wanted to know where the landmarks were and how she would recognize the milestones on what she was afraid would be a long and perilous journey through grief. Read more
Whether or not you had an actual conversation with your loved one about their end-of-life wishes, here you are: a hospice caregiver. You probably never expected this job, and whether it is a joy, a duty, or a heart-wrenching, difficult task—or all three—it is probably a tad easier if you know that the hospice patient you care for chose this path.
The Conversation Project is a website, an on-line community, and an invaluable tool to help families have the sometimes uncomfortable discussion about their end-of-life wishes. Ideally, this conversation happens when everyone is well and not during a medical crisis. But realistically, even when all is well, no one really wants to talk about death or serious incapacitation. Read more