Circle Home staff are available to present health information to community groups and organizations. We will work with you to design a presentation that meets the needs and interests of your group. Some examples of topics we have presented:
"Home Care Basics"
Home health care, hospice, private duty care - what are the differences among these three types of home care in terms of services, benefits, eligibility, and cost? An essential review for anyone who may need help at home, and for family caregivers.
"Hospice - It's About Living"
What's involved in making the hospice decision - who is eligible, what services and supplies are provided, how caregivers are supported. Information about the hospice option is important for everyone to understand before there is a need.
"Talking With Your Doctor"
Information to make the most of your time during physician visits. Choosing a physician, getting ready for an appointment, giving information, making decisions, discussing sensitive subjects, and involving your family and friends. Learn how to take an active role in your health care.
Fall prevention strategies to avoid the most common causes of falls: personal behaviors, the home set-up, and health conditions. Commonsense awareness and actions to help you feel and be more secure and confident.
"Health Care Comes Home"
Why health care is coming home for our nation's increasingly large population of seniors. The need, the benefits, and examples of how home health care can provide even complex care at home - in a personalized, efficient, convenient and cost-effective manner. What does this mean for you and your family?
"The Challenge of Family Caregiving"
How can we increase the rewards and lessen the burdens of caregiving? Understand who is giving care, why they are giving care, what kind of care, for how long, and the effects on the caregiver. A variety of online and print resources for caregivers are shared.
"If something happens..."
Learn what everyone needs to know about choosing a health care proxy and preparing advanced directives. Make sure that your wishes for medical care will be honored, even if you can't speak for yourself. When "something" inevitably happens, your family members will be protected from the burden of making decisions when they're not sure what your care preferences would be.