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On Take Care’s Reading List: Shock of Gray

Sarasota is the oldest community in America with a population over 40,000. But it's old because older people go there to rejuvenate themselves, to get active, to get engaged to build social networks. When you arrive as a 65 year old in Sarasota, you are a young person beginning a new stage of life

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Health Care Bill: Debate Continues in Sarasota

Susanne S. Wise, RN, MBA, Executive Administrator and Owner of Take Care Private Duty Home Health Care, joined in on the conversation of the recent health care bill debate. Matt Walsh and Mark Gordon of The Gulf Coast Business Review hosted the panel luncheon to discuss how the bill may affect the local community. It is the cover story for the May 7 - May 13, 2010. The panel consisted of Dr. John Steele co-founder and president of Intercoastal Medical Group; Doctor's Hospital Chief Executive Robert Meade; Pines of Sarasota nursing home President and CEO John Overton; Susanne S. Wise, RN, MBA, owner and founder of Sarasota-based Take Care; and Andy Wright, chief operating officer of Mercedes Medical, a medical supply company. The challenging conclusion of this panel's discussion is that the impact of the health care bill cannot be predicted at this time. It is important to continue the conversation.

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H1N1 Flu Vaccine Local Updates

Take Care Private Duty Home Health Care and Take Care Advisor are following the H1N1 and flu news closely. We want to remind everyone to take the necessary precautions in preventing the spread of disease and germs through the following practices: Ask Your Doctor: Consult your primary care physician for flu shot recommendations. There also are flu antiviral drugs that can be used to treat and prevent the flu.

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Benefits to Hiring a Geriatric Care Manager

A poignant article touching on the facets and benefits to hiring a geriatric care manager appeared in The New York Times (09/25/2009). Examples of current situations were used to describe some of the benefits to having a care manager. It is a personal profession and in choosing a geriatric care manager one should understand some key differences from one care manager to the next.

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Bradenton: Relax and Track!

As part of Take Care Home Health's "Wellness Friday" the Manatee office will have various gifts and giveaways to encourage and support this month's focus on the benefits of running and walking and basic exercise. In celebration of our "Wellness Friday" on Friday, July 3, 2009, Take Care invites our employees to visit the Manatee office.

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What Our Clients Have to Say

Sue contacted and vetted more than 20 care providers for my very important client and quickly weeded out those that were not up to par with the high standards set by Take Care. My client was very appreciative of the referrals shared and was equally impressed with our close community contacts who were willing to help us help our clients. This is yet another example of why so many of us feel comfortable working with and sharing our clients with Sue Wise and her company, Take Care.

John, Client's Trust Officer

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