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MONTHLY HIGH FIVE!

Our July 2021 High Five goes out to Joan Pettit!

Joan was a stand out for this month’s High Five Award!  Since joining the Fresh Perspective Home Care family last October, it was quickly obvious that she has the heart of a caregiver and is very attentive to the needs of her clients. Joan is an excellent communicator, maintains her ongoing training compliance, and helps out wherever she is able. Her compassion and kindness is immeasurable. Joan is always professional, all the while providing care with sincerity as if caring for her own family member. We are proud to have Joan in our family of caregivers.  We trust she will always provide quality care with respect and dignity straight from her heart. Thank you for exemplifying Fresh Perspective’s Values and for leading by example every day in our communities.  We are so grateful for you!

If you would like to nominate a team member for the Monthly High Five, please contact email us at Info@FreshPerspectiveHomeCare.com!

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JULY 2021 FRESH PERSPECTIVE TEAM UPDATE

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

06/01 – Madilyn Brink
06/02 – Alana Rolark
06/02 – Alana Rolark
06/10 – Marjorie Mann
06/22 – Crystal Ellis
06/22 – Crystal Ellis
06/28 - Isabelle Hawkes
06/28 – Isabelle Hawkes
06/28 – Alicia Dutton
06/28 – Alicia Dutton

 

Happy Birthday Wishes:

07/09 – Dwayne Thomas

07/18 – Gaye Ann Densberger

07/21 – Madeline Wick

And a big THANK YOU to our Team Members celebrating Anniversaries!

4 Years – Patricia McGrew

4 Years – Dee Hiscock

2 Years – Luann Dunn

1 Year – Trieste Buchanan

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Activities for Seniors

Children aren’t the only ones who pipe up with
“I’m bored. There’s nothing to do.” Our older family
members often feel the same way. As we age,
the things that interested us in our younger years
either have long since been conquered or we are
simply unable to do those things with the same
aptitude. Sometimes our loved ones are simply too
tired to come up with new activities that suit their
current stage in life.

ACTIVITIES FOR SENIORS

Did you know that creative activities can help people battling serious illnesses to decrease negativity and stress?
Improving health is a great reason to suggest your loved one find hobbies and activities that might lift their spirits.

Click Here to read more about Activities for Seniors

 

Activities for Seniors

Activities for Seniors

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Creating An Advance Directive

How do we want to be treated when we get to the
end of our lives? What decisions would we like made
on our behalf if we are unable to make them? Life is
uncertain. It’s important to have a plan in place.
An Advance Directive is a document to let family
and medical professionals know your desires should
something happen. Work with your loved one to get
these documents drafted while they are still able to
speak clearly about their choices. Work together,
instead of assigning it to them as a task, to ensure
that you understand clearly what they want.
As a part of the Advance Directive, your loved one will
often appoint someone as their healthcare proxy. This
is the person that, if your older adult cannot make a
medical decision themselves, will make the decision
in accordance with their wishes. If you do not feel like
you agree with the decisions that they are making in
the Advance Directive, steer them to choose someone
who might be more in line with their values. If there is a
trusted medical professional in your family, perhaps this person might be better suited for this role.

Click Here to Read More About Creating an Advance Directive

 

CREATING AN ADVANCE DIRECTIVE

CREATING AN ADVANCE DIRECTIVE

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TELEVISION AND SENIORS

It might surprise you to learn that older adults watch more television than younger people do. Watching TV comprises most of the leisure time for adults aged 70 to 105 years old.

Television can be an avenue to learning new things, connecting with the world, creating a diversion, and providing some light entertainment. However, it can also supplant physical or recreational activities and real-world interactions.

Click here to learn more about television and seniors.

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JUNE 2021 FRESH PERSPECTIVE TEAM UPDATE

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

05/21 – Laurie Beal

05/28 – Raonlasheen Coleman

05/04 – Miranda Hall

05/24 – Deborah Quinn

05/04 – Kim Stoner

05/13 – Elizabeth Zettel

Happy Birthday Wishes:

6/7 – Dee Hiscock
6/7 – Shelly Nutter
6/12 – Kim Stoner
6/13 – Shawna Gilliam

And a big THANK YOU to our Team Members celebrating Anniversaries!

6 Years – Carol Dankert-Rustenholtz

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MONTHLY HIGH FIVE!

 

Our June 2021 High Five goes out to Denise McGrail!

This month, our High Five goes out to Denise McGrail! Denise is being recognized for the impact she has had in her first few months after joining the Fresh Perspective Home Care family. She is outstanding caregiver who maintains a flexible schedule so she can provide compassionate care to her clients when they need it most. Denise picks up extra shifts to ensure those in need aren’t alone and is always happy to help others. As the home care industry faces challenges with significant staffing shortages, it’s refreshing to know that caregivers like Denise are there to lend an extra hand wherever needed. We appreciate Denise as much as her clients do as she consistently makes it a priority to provide quality, compassionate care to others. Thank you, Denise, for being part of the Fresh Perspective family! We are so grateful for you!

If you would like to nominate a team member for the Monthly High Five, please contact email us at Info@FreshPerspectiveHomeCare.com!

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MAY 2021 FRESH PERSPECTIVE TEAM UPDATE

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

04/15 – Stephanie Baugh, RN (Welcome back!!)

04/21 – Madeline Wick

04/29 – Katie Badawi

04/29 – Luanne Miller

Happy Birthday Wishes:

05/02 – Marce Brown
050/7 – Penny Brinks
05/13 – Patricia McGrew
05/15 – Chris Verile
05/26 – Stephanie Baugh
05/28 – Hope Partanen

And a big THANK YOU to our Team Members celebrating Anniversaries!

1 year – Leeanna Wagner
4 years – Mihret Craft

 

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MONTHLY HIGH FIVE!

 

Congratulations Rachel Greenway! Our May 2021 High Five Award Recipient!

This month, our High Five goes out to Rachel Greenway! Rachel joined the Fresh Perspective Home Care family about 6 months ago. In this short time, she has acquired a wide range of caregiver skills and grown to be recognized as one of our top performers. First and foremost, Rachel can always be counted on to provide respectful/compassionate care to her clients. She also maintains her compliance and training on time and volunteers to fill available shifts, ensuring our clients receive the assistance they deserve.

Most recently, Rachel accepted the role of On-Call Weekend Caregiver. This important role serves as a backup for clients whose scheduled Caregiver is not able to provide service on their scheduled weekend shift. Rachel has proven to be very adaptable to a variety of client personalities and their diverse care needs. Rachel is truly a team player and dedicated to our shared Mission and Goals. Congratulations and a big high five for a job well done! We look forward to your continued success with Fresh Perspective Home Care.

If you would like to nominate a team member for the Monthly High Five, please email us at Info@FreshPerspectiveHomeCare.com!

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Fresh Perspective Home Care Featured in AAA Insider May Newsletter!

Recently, The Area Agencies on Aging Association of Michigan (known as 4AM) selected Fresh Perspective Home Care to be featured in their AAA Insider May Newsletter as the Affiliate Member Spotlight! 4AM is a statewide association that advocates on behalf of our Michigan seniors. They are a collective voice and action to promote healthy aging, dignity and independence. This Association is responsible for the 16 Area Agencies on Aging across the state of Michigan. We couldn’t be more proud to be part of this wonderful organization and wanted to share this article!

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Affiliate Member Spotlight:
Fresh Perspectives Home Care & Fresh Perspective Care Academy

Part of Fresh Perspective Home Care’s Mission is to service its 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. To support this mission, they maintain a strong focus on the education and training provided to their Caregivers through the Fresh Perspective Care Academy. The Care Academy includes both a live and online training platform. It has grown significantly to include over 1500 hours of content including a variety of training specific to the industry, customer service, communication, administration, and many more. In 2020, Fresh Perspective added a fully equipped in-house training facility to its Care Academy. This facility includes a socially distanced classroom for in-person and live video training along with several pieces of DME (durable medical equipment) often used in client homes while providing care. These initiatives allow caregivers the flexibility to expand their skillset, train in a controlled environment and complete coursework at their own pace.

Fresh Perspective Home Care, however, is not the sole caregiving source for its clients. Family, friends, spouses, and neighbors also play a large caregiving supportive role. This begged the question as to how to reach these supportive caregivers and provide them with a level of education and training. As a result, the Fresh Perspective Family Learning Center was created. The Family Learning Center is a free on-line tool filled with video and written content designed to help family and friends learn to better care for their loved ones. Topics include: Memory Care, Caregiver Basics, First Aid, Medical Conditions, and Assistance with Daily Care to name a few. This valuable learning tool not only provides insight into the challenges faced by those in need of supportive home care, it also includes course work to help individuals grow their companion and family caregiver skills. The Family Learning Center is free to everyone.

Visit their website at www.FreshPerspectiveHomeCare.com and click on ‘Client Resources’ to access the Family Learning Center or simply type http://flc.ipced.com/freshperspectivehomecare into your browser.