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AMHC and ALZ

Owners and Founders of Advanced Medical Home Care attend the 25th annual Alzheimer’s Purple Gala.

The Alzheimer’s Association’s annual Purple Gala is a time to celebrate and honor the lives of people impacted by Alzheimer’s and other dementias. The evening includes a reception and silent auction followed by a gourmet dinner, live auction, entertainment, and after party with a live band. Proceeds from the Gala raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research.

At Advanced Medical, we care and treat many individuals struggling with dementia. Our therapists, nurses, and aides work diligently with their patients and we are proud to partner with the ALZ Foundation to fight this horrible disease.

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Advanced Medical and Feed My Starving Children

We brought a group to FMSC to do some good and feed hungry kids.  We love partnering with this incredible organization who impacts millions of children around the world.

During our 2 hour of volunteering we packed enough meals to feed 77 kids for a complete year!

Thanks AMHC crew for doing good in our community and blessings so many across the world.

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AMHC Holiday Bash

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The AMHC Annual Holiday Event was a blast.  This year peers voted for their choice for the Values Award winners.

Congratulations to the winners:

Communication – Carol Welton, OT

Compassion – Victor Ajiboye, PTA

Team Work – Charissa Colón, Office

Integrity – Kristin Tracz, PT

Respect – NinaLee Bowen, Office

All Around – José Colón, DPT

 

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Weight Loss Challenge Winner

Congratulations Colleen Roloff, PTA

Colleen is the winner of AMHC’s Weight Loss Challenge

Colleen lost a total of 10.5 pounds and collectively AMHC lost 68.9 pounds.

Colleen was awarded her AMHC colored Fitbit and she’s chosen to donate $69 AMHC bucks to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

I would say our challenge was successful… stay tuned for another challenge!

 

 

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Winter Weather Preparation

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We have winter weather coming, please be prepared! Here are a couple things to remember:

1. Our company shoe policy, shoes must be worn in homes at all time, plan to pack a pair in your work bag that are clean and you can wear in your patient’s homes.
2. Have an emergency kit and items stocked in your vehicle.
3. Get tires rotated, check for air pressure, and winter tires if possible.

During our MN winter months please think about packing:

Shovel, windshield scraper
Flashlight w/batteries
Bottles of Water and dry snacks
Extra hat, mittens, boots, and snow pants
Warm blanket
Pocket Knife
Matches and Candle
Emergency Flare

Let’s have a safe and enjoyable Minnesota winter!

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AMHC Fall Balance Clinics

Fall Balance Clinics are one of the ways we give back to our community to promote independence for seniors and education to facilities and caregivers.

Staying true to our mission, our goal is to advance quality of life and independence by doing these clinics. Thank you Mike, PT and Melly, PTA for serving these seniors with your time and knowledge.

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AMHC Goes Pink!

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Join us October 17, 2016 as Advanced Medical goes PINK for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Our staff and loved ones are encouraged to wear something pink on this day, text or email your photos in and $5.00/individual wearing pink will be donated to the National Breast Cancer Foundation!

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VitalStim for Speech Therapy

Our VitalStim program is underway! We are excited to begin using this device with our patients.

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What’s a VitalStim you might ask?

VitalStim® Therapy is a safe and effective treatment for patients suffering with difficulty swallowing or dysphagia. It was developed in response to the 15 million Americans living with dysphagia today. The VitalStim® Therapy System is a non-invasive, external electrical stimulation therapy cleared to market by the Food and Drug Administration in 2002 for the treatment of dysphagia with application on the anterior neck.

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Falls Prevention Day!

September 22 is Falls Prevention Day! Our mission at Advanced Medical is to keep people independent and safe in their homes for as long as possible!

Falls Prevention Awareness Day brings awareness about how to prevent fall-related injuries among older adults.

One tip to Prevent a Fall: Find a good balance and exercise program!

Thank you National Council on Aging for all you’re doing to protect seniors from falling!

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