Follow These Helpful Tips to Select the Best Medical Alert System

Today we have more choices for medical alert systems that ever. However, the number of options on the market can certainly feel daunting. When you’re searching for a system to protect your loved one’s well-being, knowing what to look for is paramount.

Make the process of finding a high-quality, trustworthy medical alert system easier with these helpful hints.

Look for Automatic Detection Features

Medical alert systems have greatly advanced in the last decade. Many systems now come equipped with automatic detection features. These features automatically call for help if the person wearing the device falls or if the device detects the presence of carbon monoxide and/or smoke.

Prioritize Ease of Use 

Of course, there’s little use in a medical alert system that you can’t actually use. Look for a system that’s user-friendly. There should be options for both wristbands and pendants.

The actual range of the system should be quite extensive and function from any part of the home (including the backyard or driveway). Be sure to test the range as soon as you receive the system.

Read and Reread the Reviews

Browsing customer reviews is certainly one of the best ways to determine just how well (or not so well) medical alert systems work. Take time to read through several reviews, looking for comments on ease of use, customer service, support, and billing. Just about every medical alert system will seem great during the buying process. But just how accessible is their team when you need them the most? These customer reviews will give you an up-close-and-personal look at how they truly operate their business.

Be sure to check out a variety of reviews sites especially those on websites unaffiliated with medical alert system companies. You may find that the reviews on company websites are edited or filtered in some way.

Insist On an Independent Monitoring Center in the United States

We can’t stress enough how important this qualification is to choosing your medical alert system. When you or your loved one makes a call for help, you want to be connected to an independent monitoring center in the United States. Too often, people find that their medical alert system calls are actually routed to catch-all call centers that may have little to do with medical emergencies.

Companies with independent monitoring centers take their business and their customers seriously. Put this qualification at the top of your list.

Make Sure You Understand the Contract

Unfortunately, some medical alert systems do contain hidden fees. You might find yourself being charged extra for a false alarm and roped into a long-term contract. To avoid having to cancel your plan and start from square one, get as much information as possible up front.

Be sure to ask the following questions:

  • How long is the contract?
  • What are the cancellation fees?
  • Do you have a month-to-month option?
  • Will I be charged for false alarms? If so, how much?
  • Is there any reason my plan could be dropped or terminated?
  • Can I buy or lease the system?
  • If I choose to lease the system, what are the terms of use?

For recommendations on choosing the medical alert system that is right for your situation, read this article ‘The Best Medical Alert Systems’ from Reviews.com.

At Matrix Home Health Care Specialists, we provide in-home and residential health care services to seniors. The well-being of your loved ones is our utmost priority. To learn more about our services, contact our caregivers by calling 952-525-0505.

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5 Ways to Create a Safe and Comfortable Home for All

We share so many happy memories and joyful times in our homes that it can be hard to imagine the dangers they may present. According to the official NIH Senior Health website, six out of every 10 falls occur at home. The risk increases as we age and become less mobile. Home maintenance can be a real challenge for seniors and people with disabilities.

However, there are simple ways to increase the safety of your home. As you implement the strategies below, be sure to keep independence and comfort in mind.

1. Take Stock of the Home

The first step to creating a safe and comfortable home for all begins with an overall survey of the home. This is the ideal time to note any problem areas as you prepare to address them. Be sure to jot down any areas of the home that are already giving you or your loved ones trouble.

2. Address the Most Important Areas First

Start with the bathrooms. Make sure all of the lights are in working order, and the water running in the faucets is set at 120 degrees Fahrenheit or below. Check to see that the faucets are properly marked as hot and cold. Be sure to add non-slip mats, and consider installing safety rails in the shower or tub.

Follow up with the kitchen. A general decluttering of the area is often an easy place to start. Next, test the appliances and remove any that are in poor condition. Toss expired foods from the pantry and refrigerator. Remove any items from the floor as they present a tripping hazard.

3. Don’t Forget About Drug Safety

Meet with your healthcare provider to review the drugs you or your loved one are taking. These drugs should be properly labeled and stored at all times. Follow the instructions of your healthcare provider regarding dosage and frequency. Be sure to consult him or her before mixing prescription and nonprescription drugs.

You may find it useful to divide the medicine by day with a weekly dispenser. Finally, remove all expired drugs and medicines you no longer use from the home.

4. Leave a Light On

Lights are one of the most important but oft-forgotten-about aspects of home safety. Navigating our way through our homes become even more difficult as we age. A few simple night lights in the bathrooms, stairwells, and hallways can make a real difference. Lights that operate by motion sensors are an excellent choice for high traffic areas.

5. Keep Things Accessible

Store everyday items at waist or eye level for ease of access. Make sure you can easily reach the on-off switch of any lamps. Separate cords from each other and keep them away from high-traffic areas. Organize toiletries and personal care items in a handy tote.

At Matrix Home Health Care Specialists, you’ll find in home health care services designed to maximize comfort and ensure safety. To learn more about our services, reach out to our team of caregivers by calling 952-525-0505.

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A Guide to Finding the Right Long Term Insurance Plans

Long term care insurance differs from traditional health insurance in that it is designed to cover services and support for a longer time period, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. These services and support include personal assistance as well as custodial care. These services and support can be provided in a home setting, in or through a community organization or through a facility of one type or another.

A person interested in obtaining a policy of long term insurance needs to understand certain facts and factors. By considering these elements, a person is able to make the best decision when it comes to selecting from different long term insurance plans.

Time Period Covered by Long Term Care Insurance Policy

A key consideration when contemplating purchasing long term care insurance is the length of the coverage period provided by a particular policy. A consumer needs to bear in mind that there can be some pretty significant differences from one policy to another when it comes to the maximum amount of time covered by a particular policy.

Monetary Amount of Coverage Per Day

In looking for long term care insurance, a consumer needs to pay close attention to the amount of coverage in dollar amounts on a daily basis a particular policy provides. A person needs to consider the types of care that may be needed at some point in the future and then whether the policy provides adequate daily monetary coverage to meet those requirements.

Premium Comparisons

As is the case with provisions contained within a long term care insurance policy, there can be notable differences in premium costs from one insurer to another. Therefore, when a consumer is interested in obtaining a policy of long term care insurance, time must be allocated to engage in a bit of shopping around for the most reasonably affordable option.

Age and Health Considerations

A policy of long term insurance is far more affordable if a person initially obtains this type of coverage when he or she is younger and in good health, according to the AARP. For these reasons, a person should take a proactive approach to purchasing long term care insurance. As an aside, if a person is in poorer health, obtaining long term insurance may not even be possible.

Income Considerations

In contemplating an investment in long term care insurance, a person needs to be mindful of his or her income and available assets. The reality is that paying premiums for long term care insurance over time represents an investment of hard earned money. Although the benefits can be meaningful, a person needs to be able to reasonably keep up with the premiums over time. Making this equation is a key step when considering whether or not to purchase a policy of long term care insurance, according to Consumer Reports.

Consult with a Professional

When debating whether to buy long term care insurance, and then what policy to obtain, what are the main reasons for getting it aside the basic health insurance plans, consulting with an insurance professional can be a wise course. There are insurance professionals that specialize in long term care insurance. They are capable of providing you an overview of this type of insurance product. A consumer needs to be aware of whether a particular insurance agent or broker is independent of any one insurer or is connected to a specific company. This knowledge ensures that a consumer is able to put information and data provided by a particular agent or broker into a proper perspective.

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Michael Rogers is the Operations Director of USInsuranceAgents.com. With over 5 years of experience and knowledge in the insurance industry, Michael contributes his level of expertise as a leader and an agent to educate and secure coverage for thousands of clients

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How to Shop for Home Care

When shopping for home care, you’re sure to have plenty of questions and likely a few concerns. The care of your loved one is number one in guiding this process. You may be asking yourself “How do I find the home care services that meet my loved one’s needs?” How can I ensure that he or she receives the best attention possible?” In this blog post, you’ll find answers to these questions, and more as we go over what to keep in mind when shopping for home care.

About Home Health Care Services

First, it is important to understand what home health care is and the services it provides. Home health care centers on the client’s needs in a home-based setting. Therefore home care services can be provided wherever a person lives including a single family home, a senior apartment setting, an assisted living facility, a skilled care center or any number of residence options.

There are many types of care providers in the home care industry and they vary in roles and responsibilities depending upon the type of home care services needed what the payment source is and whether services are needed in an intermittent or a continuous and long-term fashion. Care providers may include Registered Nurses (RN), Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN), Physical Therapists (PT), Occupational Therapists (OT), Speech Therapist ST, Certified Nursing Aides (CNA), Home Health Aides (HHA), Personal Care Attendants (PCA), and more. Care may be provided intermittently according to established guidelines or it may be provided as desired and arranged by the client, their family or other decision makers.

Always be sure to understand whether your loved one will need more than one provider over time to meet their changing needs and does a provider work hand in hand with other providers to assure your loved one’s care is well coordinated.

Types of Home Health Care

There are a variety of types of home health care and within that variety there are multiple levels of care as well as specifics about the populations served by any given home health care agency. All reputable agencies will provide a transparent description of the service they offer, who provides the service and what the costs for services are.

  • In home health care ordered by a physician for rehabilitation and recovery. This care is intermittent and often covered by private insurance, or Medicare determined by each individual situation. It is generally a short-term process provided until there is improvement or a return to the prior level of functioning.
  • Government subsidized home health care provided to those with defined disabilities and needs that require the assistance of another person to meet their basic daily needs often for an extended period of time.
  • Private pay home health care is care arranged by a client, their family or other decision makers. It may or may not be at the direction of a physician and is most often determined by preference and need for assistance and safety. Private pay home care can be intermittent or regular ranging from one hour at a time to 24 / 7 care.
  • Hospice home health care is care provided to those people meeting specific criteria related to a deteriorating condition which will eventually result in death. Hospice home care is an intermittent service that provides nursing and supportive services to clients nearing the end of life and their families. Hospice home care is not a continuous hands-on care option but a supplement to other care arrangements which specializes in promoting comfort and quality of life.

When looking for Home Health Care Services, ask for information about the following:

  • Licensing and levels of care provided
  • Insurance coverage of caregiving staff / agency
  • Training and skill levels
  • Background checks, drug testing and oversight
  • Use of best care practices and standards of care
  • System for developing a plan of care
  • How communication is managed and by whom
  • Billing and financial procedures
  • Experience and reputation in the community
  • How concerns or complaints are handled

Finally, take a look at this useful reference for choosing a home health care provider and keep it on hand as you review Minnesota home care services

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Winter Safety for Older Adults – Avoid Dangerous Slips and Falls

With January now over, winter seems to be in full swing with snowstorms, freezing temperatures and icy streets. Even if you live in an area with a milder winter season, you’re likely experiencing icier conditions. As beautiful as the snow looks from outside our windows, it can prove dangerous for less mobile adults.

Let’s review some tips and procedures to put into practice so you can enjoy this season as safely as possible.

Tips for Safe Walking

Even active adults can suffer from a nasty slip and fall. Icy walkways, slick steps and snow-packed driveways make it difficult to get from Point A to Point B safety. However, you can still enjoy your time outdoors during this time of year by following the advice below.

  • Always wear the proper foot wear. Look for shoes with traction such as non-skid boots and athletic shoes.
  • Carefully grip railing while walking up and down steps. Slow and steady does it.
  • Use gloves to protect your hands from the cold and keep them free from your pockets. Keeping your hands in your pockets can alter your balance.
  • Use slow, short steps to make your way.
  • Avoid taking big leaps from one area to another.
  • Fit the ends of canes with slip-proof attachments. Never use canes with worn tips.
  • Have your steps, walkway and driveway shoveled on a regular basis. Avoid wet, icy, and snow-covered areas.
  • Avoid carrying heavy packages in icy or snowy conditions. They may disturb your center of balance.
  • Don’t be afraid to ask for assistance when walking. If you are a more able-bodied person, watch out for elderly loved ones and offer them support while walking.

Though these tips might make walking a bit slower, you’ll be glad you put them into practice when you arrive safely at your destination.

Tips for a Safer Environment

Slips and falls can also occur because an elevation change, loose tile or cracked surface. Regular maintenance will help you prevent injuries and create a safer environment.

  • Apply sand or salt to driveways and walkways on a regular basis.
  • Install handrails by steps and stairs.
  • Keep an eye out for cracks and holes in indoor and outdoor surfaces. They can lead to slips and falls due to an uneven surface.
  • Likewise, take note of elevation and compression changes on driveways. If you notice an area has shifted a noticeable amount (1 inch or more), mark it and have someone repair it as soon as possible.
  • Never use stairs as a storage area. Keep them free of items at all times.
  • Repair torn or otherwise damaged tile and carpet.
  • Use gripped, non-slip pads under rugs to keep them from slipping and sliding.

At Matrix Home Health Care Specialists, we’re here for our clients 24/7, no matter the season. To learn more about our comprehensive continuum of care, contact our team of caregivers by calling 952-525-0505.

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Matrix Home Health Care Specialists Is Hiring!

Matrix Home Health Care Specialists is a Minnesota licensed, Comprehensive home health care agency. We provide home health assistance to elderly and disabled adults who live at home or in a supportive care setting. Our team strives to provide quality, professional, compassionate and dignity-based services.

Our services include in-home health care, residential care homes, care management and end-of-life care. These services are provided by, home health aides, certified nursing assistants, licensed practical nurses and registered nurses throughout the Twin Cities metro area.

A privately owned agency, Matrix is run by a Nationally Certified Gerontological Nurse and Certified Case Manager. Available care options range from 4 hours once a month to full-time, 24/7 care.

What Makes Our Health Care Agency Special

Matrix uses a team-oriented approach to foster the best experience for our clients. To do so, we minimize the number of caregivers in the home to focus on personalized care. Our RN Care Managers also supervise home caregivers closely and develop individual Plans of Care for our clients.

All Matrix employees are carefully screened and fully trained to meet or exceed state requirements. This is done to ensure that we provide the kind of care our clients can count on.

Matrix recognizes the importance of a caring, positive workplace. For two years running, we have been recognized as a Star Tribune Top Workplace, voted by our team members in an anonymous survey administered by Workplace Dynamics.

We also offer opportunities to complete continuing education requirements to our team members. These continuing education credits include online webinars, coaching, personal instruction and annual group in-services. They are paid for by our agency and are often available for completion during regular working hours.

We’re Hiring Qualified Team Members

Are you a qualified, compassionate caregiver? Then you might be pleased to know that we’re accepting applications for new team members. We focus on an approach that provides for a better experience for our clients and caregivers. Our caregivers work side-by-side with other team members to meet and exceed the care needs of each client.

Matrix offers flexible scheduling for our team members. Some of our schedules include hourly day and evening shifts, live-in shifts, asleep overnight shifts and more.

We hire for positions such as RN Care Manager, LPN, and CNA. Be sure to check our list of available positions for the most up-to-date information.

Our compensation and benefits package includes:

  • Excellent compensation
  • Free ongoing continuing education, typically available for completion during regular working hours
  • Paid vacation time
  • Full-time employee health benefit
  • Part-time employee voluntary benefit (Dental, Life/ADD, Disability, Accident)
  • 125 Flex plan
  • 401K plan

To learn more about joining our team and providing compassionate care services – visit the Employment page on our website. You can apply online or by submitting an application via fax to our Recruitment Coordinator at 952-525-0506 or via email at eengeldinger@matrixhomehealthmn.com. Please direct any specific inquiries to our Recruitment Coordinator by calling 952-641-5003.

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Is it Time to Hire Home Care for Your Parent?

At various stages of our lives we’ll need a little extra help at home. Maybe it’s after the birth of a baby or career change.

The truth is nearly all of us enjoy being at home where things are familiar and comfortable. Our homes hold dear memories and some of our favorite things. However, staying at home without assistance can present dangers to the elderly population. There’s an increased risk of falling or being injured. There may be a greater need for help with hygiene, nutrition and basic tasks. As the adult parent, you yourself may need a bit of extra help to get it all done.

If you’re considering hiring home care for your parents, here are some considerations to keep in mind as you make the decision. The following signs point to a need for extra help at home.

You’re Concerned for Their Safety

The structure of your parent’s home may bring about some challenges. A narrow hallway, rickety stairs or even a tile floor can increase the chance of falling or occurring injuries. If your parent is losing mobility or vision, cooking and self-care can be more difficult as well.

Take a look at your parent’s home and habits. Is your mother or father able to meet all their needs? Are they able to make it from one point to another without assistance? How about transportation? If you notice unexplained dings or dents on the car – it’s likely time to arrange a new and safer method of getting them to and from their destinations.

You’re Concerned for Your Family’s Safety

As anyone can tell you, we often undergo memory loss as we age. However, this loss is typically coupled with a desire to do things as we’ve always done. Your parents may make their best efforts to cook, clean and keep things up. Still, there may come a time when they need more supervision than you can provide.

If you have small children or pets in your home, it can be difficult to care for them and your parents at the same time. Instead of risking kitchen fires, open doors and injuries, look for an extra pair of hands to help you out.

Your Loved One Isn’t Getting the Proper Medical and Personal Care

Maintaining appropriate personal care becomes harder as we age. There are also more dietary concerns and medications to be aware of. You may notice your parents not taking care of themselves as they should. While it might not seem like much at first, this lack of personal care can spiral. Missing medications or taking too much of them is a serious concern.

Likewise falling behind on household chores has the potential to turn their homes into safety hazards. Instead of dealing with the occurrences as they come, make a plan to improve your parent’s quality of life right at home with in-home health care. Matrix Home Health Care Specialists offer an in-home program with carefully screened and fully trained caregivers.

Contact our team to learn more about our specialized Plans of Care for patients, developed by licensed RNs.

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How to Know When Your Aging Parents Need Extra Help

No matter our age the idea of giving up our independence is hard to bear. There will come a time when your parents need more help, but they may be reluctant to let you know. This reluctance is often rooted in denial and the desire to maintain autonomy.

Likewise, it’s hard to admit things aren’t going as we wish. One parent may assume many responsibilities for the other, masking the problem at hand. If you’re concerned your aging parents need extra help, take note of these tell-tale signs.

A Lack of Cleaning and Organization

Perhaps your mother has always been a tidy person, the type who anxiously awaits spring cleaning each year. Now it’s hard to remember the last time her house was clean at all. Or maybe your father has always been disorganized but functioned well with a bit chaos. Things have taken a sudden turn, and piles of stuff can be found all over his home.

As we age, it becomes more difficult to maintain cleanliness and order. Our reduced mobility, worsening vision and memory loss impede even the most valiant of efforts. A change in cleaning and organization habits is a warning sign that your parents need assistance.

Worsening Finances

Have you noticed stacks of bills piling up in your parents’ home? Falling behind on statements may be a sign of dementia. Memory loss and confusion complicate routine, simple matters. If your parents are consistently missing payments despite regular reminders, it’s time to step in and find extra help.

Bruising and Physical Problems

Seeing the physical effects of aging can be difficult for adult children. A lack of mobility often results in more falls, bruises, bumps and injuries. Your parents may be hesitant to share these accidents with you or may not remember exactly how they were injured.

If you see your parents walking unsteadily and relying on objects such as chairs and tables for support, seek medical assistance. A cane or walker can give them added support for more comfortable and safer mobility.

Little to No Socialization

Your parents may deny or put off social engagements on a regular basis. Depression and dementia can reduce our desire to get out and spend time with others. The elderly may have trouble finding transportation or worry about bothering others.

While some of us enjoy being at home more than others, take note if you see a change in your parents’ social habits.

Weight Loss and Poor Nutrition

Reduced mobility and memory loss make it challenging to shop, cook and order in. You may notice amounting piles of spoiled food in the refrigerator or an empty pantry. Depression can also cause a reduced appetite.

Weight loss and poor eating habits are definite signs your parents need a helping hand. Maintaining proper nutrition is crucial at all parts of life but especially in our later years.

When considering extra help for your parents, it’s critical to find a service that offers care both you and your loved ones can count on. At home care allows individuals to maintain their independence in the comfort of their home while improving their quality of life.

At Matrix Home Health Care Specialists, we offer an in home health care program to make sure your loved ones are comfortable, safe and well-cared for at home. To learn more about our personalized care plans, contact our team today.

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National Physical Therapy Month: Aging Well for Seniors

October was National Physical Therapy Month, an annual event hosted by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). The APTA seeks to highlight the importance of physical therapists and physical therapy assistants in our communities. They are recognized for contributing to the health, wellness, and mobility of society.

This year’s campaign featured the hashtag #agewell. Physical therapy is, of course, an integral part of aging well. The right therapy reduces the limitations impairments, injuries and pain often put on one’s independence.

For the senior population, maintaining muscle helps to prevent life-threatening falls and injuries. To help you and your loved ones stay fit, we’ve created a list of strength building exercises.

Why Do Seniors Need to Maintain Muscle Tone?

Muscle loss is a normal part of the aging process. By age 40, people typically begin to lose about 1 percent of muscle mass each year, a progression that doubles at age 50. This decline leaves your body more susceptible to injuries and even sarcopenia.

Sarcopenia is the age-related loss of lean muscle mass. According to Sarcopenia Cure, around 53 percent of men and 43 percent of women in the United States over 80 years old are sarcopenic. This muscle degeneration makes performing daily tasks such as lifting a chair or bringing in grocery bags more difficult. It also raises your risk of injury, falls and even death from related accidents.

Building and maintaining muscle mass through regular exercise reduces your risk of becoming sarcopenic.

Strength Building Exercises for Seniors

NIHSeniorHealth recommends that beginners start with 1 to 2-pound dumbbells. You can increase the amount of weight you use as you build up more strength.

For each exercise, begin with 2 sets of 8 reps each.

Arm curls

Here’s an exercise that’s great for newbies and fitness regulars alike! Sometimes called the dumbbell curl, this move works your biceps and forearms.

Stand straight with a dumbbell in each hand. Rotate your palms outwards so they are facing away from your body. Curl arm inward and contract the biceps. Pause for a beat and lower your arms back to your original position.

Side arm raises

Side arm raises are great for working your shoulders, upper back and of course, arms. To begin, stand with your feet hip-width apart. Have your palms face your side. Slowly raise your arms, making a “T” shape with your body.

Pause for a beat, lower and repeat.

Toe Stands

This body weight exercise can be done anywhere and builds muscle in your calves, quads and core. To perform, simply lift your feet, putting your body weight on the balls of your feet.

Hold for a one second beat, lower your feet and repeat. Keep in mind, this move does test your balance and may not be a good option for seniors struggling with coordination.

Lunges

Here’s another fantastic body weight exercise! This classic move works your abs and legs. To begin, stand normally and step forward. Lower your leg, creating a 90-degree angle.

Be sure to keep your knee aligned with your ankle. Push back, repeat and switch legs.

At Matrix Home Health Care, we value your loved one’s quality of life and health. Our residential care homes offer personalized fitness programs and a spacious exercise area. To learn more about our commitment to the highest standard of care, contact our team today.

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26th Annual MAGiC Conference – Person-Centered Guardianship

Since 1989, the Minnesota Association for Guardianship and Conservatorship (MAGiC), a non-profit organization, has dedicated itself to providing education on appropriate guardianship and conservatorship. To date, MAGiC boasts over 150 members from Minnesota, North Dakota, and Wisconsin. Members range from attorneys to long-term care providers.

Celebrating 26 Years of MAGiC 

MAGiC has put on educational and inspiring conferences for members and non-members alike since 1989. This year the organization celebrated its 26th annual conference in Maple Grove, Minnesota on October 2. This much-anticipated event focused on quality substitute decision making for vulnerable individuals.

Keynote speaker Sean Burke gave his educational presentation on “Person Centered Guardianship: Re-Thinking Alternative and Substitute Decision Making in Minnesota.” In this keynote address, Burke discussed the advancement of person-centered services in the healthcare industry as well as the integration of seniors and individuals with disabilities into the community. MAGiC Conference-1015 (4)

Noting the need to incorporate person-centered planning into alternative decision making, Burke presented how to:

  • Identify and communicate the fundamentals of person-centered guardianship
  • Recognize the challenges of incorporating these principles
  • Overcome these challenges and include person-centered planning in your practice

MAGiC Conference-1015 (3)The second session discussed important financial exploitation cases and navigated attendees through the investigation process.

Later, conference-goers broke out into focused sessions including presentations on less restrictive options to guardianship and the person-centered approach to guardian and conservator appointment.

MAGiC Conference-1015 (1)Matrix Home Health Care Specialists was proud to be among the vendors at the MAGiC conference. We worked alongside other vendors and sponsors to promote person-centered care services for the elderly and physically challenged.

Our team always looks forward to the annual MAGiC conference as a chance to grow, learn and share ideas. Teaming up with passionate professionals gives us the opportunity to exchange resources, research, and advice. It is also a welcome time to connect with new faces and reconnect with long-time friends.

Our Person-Centered Approach

At Matrix Home Health Care Specialists, we know how important it is to center healthcare approaches around patients. This methodology drives our programs and strengthens our commitment to the highest quality of care.

We help individuals make informed decisions about their own care by hiring only the most qualified caregivers. Our RN managers create responsive care plans alongside the client or guardian to maximize the client’s quality of life and independence.

If you’d like to learn more about Matrix Home Health Care Specialists, get in touch with our team today to schedule a consultation.

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