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National Home Care and Hospice Month

As part of Take Care Private Duty Home Health Care's Wellness Friday celebration, this month we recognize November as National Home Care & Hospice Month. Take Care thanks our caregivers and staff for their continued commitment and support in the private duty home health care and geriatric care management fields. At Take Care, we provide a service to others and in order to extend our caregiving services one must ultimately be a caring person. We place the welfare of others before ourselves. Our focus at Take Care is providing services to our clients and to our community with empathy, compassion, sensitivity, and understanding. It takes a special person. As Peter Drucker said, "No organization can do better than the people it has."

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CEO941 Asks the CEO: Susanne S. Wise, RN, MBA

As part of Biz941's "Ask the CEO" department, Susanne S. Wise, RN, MBA, owner and executive administrator of Take Care Private Duty Home Health Care answered a few questions in the November issue. "The woman behind the region's leading home health care service is a registered nurse with an M.B.A. and an entrepreneur's passion. Susanne S. Wise founded Take Care in 1995 with limited funds, leased office space and a dream to run her own health care agency. '

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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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Barbara Renzi, RN, becomes Administrator for Take Care of Manatee Inc.

Barbara Renzi, RN, recently took on the additional role of Administrator for Take Care of Manatee Inc., in Bradenton, Florida. Barbara is now the Administrator & Privacy Officer for all of Take Care Private Duty Home Health Care (encompassing both Take Care of Sarasota Inc., including our satellite office in Venice, and for Take Care of Manatee Inc.)

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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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Twitter: Even at Age 104

Another sign that age does not dictate limitations on life and socialization. One 104-year-old woman has found Twitter, the social networking site, to be useful. Ivy Bean of Bradford, England, has maxed out the 5,000 friend limit on Facebook and uses Twitter regularly to update her 24,000 followers on her latest happenings, from having her hair done to watching "Deal or No Deal" on TV.

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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