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FRESH PERSPECTIVE TEAM UPDATE

Congratulations to our newest Caregivers. Welcome the Fresh Perspective Home Care Team!

12/15/2020 – Lauren Voight
12/28/2020 – Kameisha Nash
12/29/2020 – Marla Allridge
12/29/2020 – Linda Tarleton

Happy January Birthday Wishes:
01/04 – Celeste Warren
01/28 – Lauren Voight

A big THANK YOU to our Team Members celebrating January Anniversaries!
9 years – Kelly Kroll
4 years – Hope Partanen
3 years – Angela Honer
2 years – James Hill
1 year – Lynn Givan

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MONTHLY HIGH FIVE!

Congratulations to Latashia May! Our January High Five Award Recipient!

Latashia joined the Fresh Perspective Home Care family 8 months ago and consistently shows a great level of compassion for helping others. She is a person who will identify a challenge and work on finding a way to help. An extraordinary example occurred in December. Latashia was aware of several families in our community that continued to struggle through the pandemic and led Fresh Perspective to organize its 1st annual food drive. Her planning, organization and leadership provided more than a dozen needy families in our community with food and household supplies. We look forward to growing this event with her in the years to come!

Latashia also brought a family especially hard hit by the pandemic and personal struggles to our attention. Because of her community involvement, Fresh Perspective was able to adopted this family and provided enough resources to ensure they had the happiest and healthiest holiday possible!

Thank you Latashia her for all you do at Fresh Perspective Home Care and within our community. You truly make a difference in the lives of others and are an outstanding example for us all!

We are also grateful for all of our team members who donated their time and resources to make the lives of these families a little bit brighter during the holidays! Thank you everyone!

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Fresh Perspective Home Care Receives 2020 Best of Home Care® – Provider of Choice Award

Fresh Perspective Home Care announced today that it has received the 2020 Best of Home Care – Provider of Choice Award from Home Care Pulse. The Provider of Choice Award is granted only to the top-ranking home care providers, based on client satisfaction scores gathered by Home Care Pulse, an independent satisfaction research firm for home care. Fresh Perspective Home Care is now ranked among a select few home care providers across the country who have proven their ability to provide outstanding care.

“We want to congratulate Fresh Perspective Home Care on receiving the Best of Home Care – Provider of Choice Award,” says Erik Madsen, CEO of Home Care Pulse. “It’s thrilling to see the efforts that Fresh Perspective Home Care is making to provide outstanding care and employment. Fresh Perspective Home Care has worked extremely hard to qualify to provide high-quality care and employment and this award allows them to provide proof of quality to potential new clients and caregivers.”

Best of Home Care – Provider of Choice award-winning providers have contracted with Home Care Pulse to gather feedback from their clients by conducting live phone interviews with their clients each month. Because Home Care Pulse is a third-party company, it is able to collect honest and unbiased feedback.

“We are all very excited and honored to be recognized by Home Care Pulse with their 2020 Best of Home Care Provider of Choice Award. This award is testament to our entire team’s ongoing support of our Mission Statement and their dedication to providing our clients with honest, patient and compassionate care,” says Michael Beckett, President.

“Our goal at Home Care Pulse is to empower home care businesses to deliver the best home care possible,” says Erik Madsen. “We are happy to recognize Fresh Perspective Home Care as a Best of Home Care – Provider of Choice and to celebrate their accomplishments as a trusted home care provider.”

To find out more about Fresh Perspective Home Care’s commitment to excellence, please visit www.FreshPerspectiveHomeCare.com or call 269-329-4717.

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About Fresh Perspective Home Care
Fresh Perspective Home Care was founded in 2006 with a Mission to Service our Clients with honest, patient and compassionate care in the comfort of their own home with a focus on privacy, dignity, well-being, and overall quality of life and create an environment where Team Members are provided with meaningful opportunities for a career in Home Care. We support this Mission with ongoing training, innovation, selective hiring practices and constant reinforcement of our core Values.

About Home Care Pulse
Home Care Pulse is the home care industry’s leading firm in satisfaction research and quality assurance. On behalf of home care businesses across North America, Home Care Pulse gathers unbiased satisfaction ratings from clients and caregivers and detailed feedback to ensure the best in-home care possible can be provided. Powerful online reports allow businesses to identify needs and take action to reduce increase satisfaction, reduce caregiver turnover, and address client needs. For more information, please call Home Care Pulse at (877) 307-8573 or visit homecarepulse.com.

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FRESH PERSPECTIVE TEAM UPDATE

Congratulations to our newest Caregivers. Welcome the Fresh Perspective Home Care Team!

11/19 – Rachel Greenway
11/12 – Cayla Milner

Happy December Birthday Wishes:
12/04 – Tiere Richardson
12/07 – Angelica Wanger
12/12 – Vanessa Lewis
12/20 – Julia Magnus

A big THANK YOU to our Team Members celebrating December Anniversaries!

1 year – Maureen Jonas
1 year – Shawna Gilliam
1 year – Julia Magnus

And join us in celebrating Dwane Thomas’ 10 year anniversary!

 

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HIGH FIVE OF THE MONTH!

Congratulations to Wendy Leach! Our December High Five Award Recipient!

Wendy has been dedicated to Fresh Perspective Home Care and our Clients for over 7 years. We are recognizing her for consistently going above & beyond to provide the best possible client care. Over the years, Wendy has become known for starting her day before others are even awake from their dreamland sleep and working long days to ensure our clients receive the care they deserve. We are very grateful for her dedication and commitment to helping others, treating everyone with dignity & respect, and delivering quality care with an immeasurable level of compassion. Thank you Wendy!

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HIGH FIVE OF THE MONTH!

 

Congratulations to Travis Dixon! Travis is the very first recipient of our High Five Award.

Travis was recently a runner up for the Home Care Association of America’s 2020 Caregiver of the Year. His level of compassion and dedication extends beyond the responsibilities inherent to his position. Fresh Perspective’s Client Services team knows they can count on Travis to not only attend to his regular client schedule, but also take on open shifts when available. Travis continually expands his skillset and applies those skills daily to further his client’s goals for increased independence and quality of life. He maintains a consistent positive attitude and encourages both his clients and co-workers to live their best life. His attitude and sincerity quickly gains the trust of his clients. This is reflected in an elevated level of care for the client and support for their family. His dedication brings an incredibly valuable continuity of care into place and Fresh Perspective Home Care is grateful to have him as part of our team!”

 

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Congratulations to our newest Caregivers!

Congratulations to our newest Caregivers.  Welcome the Fresh Perspective Home Care Team!

10/06 – Joan Pettit

 

 

 

10/16 – Andrea Rex

 

 

 

10/20 – Precious Sanders (Welcome back Precious!)

 

 

 

Happy November Birthday Wishes:

11/03 – Travis Dixon
11/03 – Andrea Rex
11/09 – Neosha Whitley
11/22 – Mihret Craft

A big THANK YOU! to our Team Members celebrating November Anniversaries!

3 years – Chelsea Miller

3 years – George Miller

9 years – Travis Dixon

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5 Signs Your Senior Should Stop Driving

Discussing the possibility of your senior no longer getting behind the wheel can be a sensitive subject to approach, but sometimes it is a necessary one, not only for their safety but for the safety of others as well. If your senior is experiencing any of the following, it may be time to discuss other options for your senior’s transportation, such as home care.

  • Difficulty Seeing Clearly: If you notice that your senior is having trouble with their depth perception, seeing stop signs or pedestrians, or they are having too many close calls, it might be time for them to stop driving. Vision impairment is a normal part of aging but it is also very dangerous for your senior to be experiencing this difficulty while driving.
  • Difficulty Maneuvering Through Traffic: If your senior is having trouble making an appropriate lane change, constantly missing their turn off, or swerving in and out lanes, it is time for them to no longer drive. The inability to properly maneuver on the road is a hazard for your senior and other drivers on the road and can ultimately cause an accident.
  • Refusal to Drive at Night: If your senior has expressed concern about driving at night or downright refuses to drive at night, this is a sign that their vision has started to fade and they should no longer be behind the wheel. Difficulty seeing at night is usually one of the first signs that your senior should no longer be behind the wheel.
  • Decrease in Reaction Time: An important part of driving is the amount of time it take for the driver to react to a sudden situation, i.e. a child running into the road, another driver hitting their brakes, or someone swerving on the road. If your senior has started to experience a decrease in their reaction time to something as simple catching an object with their hands, it may be time to discuss other options for their transportation.
  • Increase in Traffic Tickets: Sometimes you may not notice or your senior may not want to tell you that they are having trouble driving and getting around, until you learn they have had an increase in traffic citations and tickets. An increase in traffic tickets is indicative of your senior failing to follow traffic laws and should not be driving and that a home care aid may be beneficial for your senior.

As hard as it is to discuss this subject with your senior, it is in their best interest and the best interest of others for them to utilize an alternate form of transportation once they start exhibiting any of the above signs. Home care can greatly assist your senior with all of their transportation needs, whether it is to an important medical appointment or just to the store, home care will make sure your senior arrives safely.

If you are considering senior care in Portage, MI, for an aging loved one, please call the caring staff at Fresh Perspective Home Care at (269) 329-4717. We are here to help!

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How Can You Tell What Your Senior Wants from Someone Helping Her?

At some stage your elderly family member may need more help, but that doesn’t mean she wants it or is excited to have that help. Working through some of the issues around having more help can give you both a way to take a step back.

Don’t Push Too Hard with the Idea of Help

Lots of times people who are in need of help aren’t sure how to accept that help at first. It’s a difficult situation to get used to and if you’re pushing the idea too hard, that can make your senior more resistant. When you talk about these types of topics can be just as important as what you say, so look for a time when your elderly family member seems open to the idea.

Make Sure You’re Both on the Same Page

What do you mean when you offer your senior more help? It might seem obvious from your point of view, but that doesn’t mean your senior knows exactly what you mean. Talk to her about what you’re envisioning. If that’s a caregiver who comes in according to her schedule and help with specific tasks, lay that out for your senior. Don’t assume that she knows exactly what you mean without talking it through.

Help Her Figure out What She Really Needs

Your senior may have a vague idea that she could use some more assistance, but does she know what she really needs? Sit down with her and work out exactly what she feels would be helpful. If she wants help with driving and meal preparation, that’s important for you to know. If she’d rather have general help with household tasks, that’s good to know, too.

Factor in What She Can Still Do

There’s a lot that your senior can still do and honestly, she should continue to do what she can. That old saying about “use it or lose it” can definitely apply for older adults. The idea behind getting someone in to help her with some tasks isn’t to take everything away from her. It’s to ensure that she’s safe and that she has all of the help that she truly needs and wants so that she isn’t overtaxing herself.

When you and your elderly family member are on the same page about this topic you’re going to find that it’s a lot easier to work through issues that crop up. Take time to touch base and to re-evaluate how things are working, too.

If you are considering caregivers in Marcellus, MI, for an aging loved one, please call the caring staff at Fresh Perspective Home Care at (269) 329-4717. We are here to help!

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Fresh Perspective Home Care Wins Provider of Choice Award!

We are all very excited and honored to be recognized by Home Care Pulse with their Best of Home Care – Provider of Choice 2020 Award!! This award is based on client satisfaction ratings collected from telephone interviews performed by Home Care Pulse, an independent satisfaction research firm. This recognition assures that the recipient is trustworthy and has a proven ability to provide Best-In-Class Home Care Services.

Congratulations to the entire Fresh Perspective Home Care Team for their dedication to providing compassionate, respectful, and professional Home Care Services to our Clients!!