Take Care News

Health |

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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News |

Health and Wellness in the New Year: Scene Magazine

In the January 2011 issue of Scene Magazine, Susanne S. Wise, RN, MBA, Take Care Private Duty Home Health Care and Take Care Advisor's Owner and Executive Administrator, shares her personal story on how her family has played an influential role, including her recent personal experience in coping with her own mother's death.

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Aging |

End-of-Life Care Discussions May Improve Quality of Life

Discussions of death and dying are not easy. It is an emotional journey, and there is no direct answer or explanation. Our whole focus at Take Care Private Duty Home Health Care is the specialization of quality, personal care, at any stage in life. We strive to be your advocate, to guide you through various situations, whether its simply guidance at home or helping a loved one who is dying. Last night, on ABC Nightly News, Dr. Tim Johnson and a team of reporters delved into the topic of end-of-life care. While this is a personal conversation that is important to discuss among the patient and their physician and family members, we at Take Care still fully believe in importance of education and in the facilitation of health care and age-related conversations. We share this story, video, and report with you in hopes to broaden and enlighten a topic that may affect you, a friend, or a family member.

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Leadership |

Wise Accepts Appointment to the Sarasota Young Professionals Group

Courtney R. Wise, MSG, Executive Director of Take Care Advisor, recently accepted the position to lead as Volunteer Chair for the Sarasota Young Professional Group Volunteer Committee. Wise recently was named one of the Gulf Coast Business Review's 40 Under 40 and also chosen as 2010 Young Professional of the Year finalist at the Frank G. Berlin Small Business Awards. She is a Sarasota native, with a masters in gerontology from the University of Southern California and a marketing degree from the University of Florida. Aside from YPG membership, Courtney is a Big Sister in the Big Brother Big Sister program in addition to being a part of the Junior League of Sarasota, where volunteering is a significant part of membership requirements.

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Events |

Event: 3rd Annual Women in Business Program

Join Take Care Private Duty Home Health Care's Susanne S. Wise, RN, MBA on Thursday, September 9 for the 3rd Annual Women in Business Program. The Risk Management Association, Take Care, and Lisa Merritt, M.D. - Kinesia Rehab Group, Orthopedic & Integrative Medicine are proud sponsors. The "Women in Business" Program will include a panel discussion with three prominent women leading local businesses. Topics will include entrepreneurship, career management and advancement, challenges within the workplace, and other relevant subjects relating to women in today's workforce.

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Aging |

Caring for aging parents

On NBC's TODAY Show this morning, Meredith Vieira highlighted an important topic for every mother, daughter, father, and son. Caring for an aging parent is far from easy and there are more than 65 million family caregivers in the United States. Psychologist Dale Atkins and AARP's Amy Goyer offer advice on navigating and coping during what can often be a stressful and difficult time. Your parents are always your parents. Help your parents maintain their dignity and independence.

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What Our Clients Have to Say

My wife had recent surgery and needed care around the clock. The support I received from the office nurse on care  placement was exceptional. The care provided 12 hours nightly by the nurse, Stacy, was superb. She was above and beyond professional. We could not have done it with out her. Thanks to all involved.

George, Spouse of Client