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Complex Skilled Home Care Nursing in Wisconsin

family with state representative

A big thank you to two of our families for opening their lives and sharing their perspective on a serious crisis facing families in Wisconsin. Access to Complex Skilled Home Care Nursing is important for so many reasons. The low reimbursement rates and nursing shortages have really hit Home Care. We want to show appreciation to Representative Dave Considine who came to listen and is interested in common sense solutions to this crisis in Wisconsin.

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Recover Health of Iowa, Inc. Acquires QHealth Medicare-certified Home Health Division

DES MOINES, IA., Mar. 7, 2018 – Greg Von Arx, CEO of Recover Health of Iowa, Inc., announces that they have acquired the QHealth Medicare-certified home health division in Des Moines, IA. QHealth will continue to provide waiver and private pay services.

Greg Von Arx stated that “Recover Health is excited to serve the community of Des Moines as well as the surrounding area. We can immediately offer skilled nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and home health aide services. Recover Health is a Medicare-certified agency that not only works with Medicare insurance but also Medicaid, Veterans Affairs, and commercial carriers”.

Recover Health has 29 locations across Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. Serving over 11,000 clients annually and employing over 1,500 team members, Recover Health is honored to provide home health care to those in the Des Moines area.

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Healthy Living: Sleep, Don’t Count Sheep!

Smiling baby girl lying on a bed sleeping on blue sheets

SLEEP AWARENESS MONTH

Ahhhh, sleep! Restful, peaceful and restorative slumber is something we all crave. Have you ever noticed how refreshed you feel after a good night’s sleep? Not surprisingly, many of us have issues that prevent us from getting the full night’s sleep that we need to feel rested. Quality sleep is necessary for the body to recover, detox and rejuvenate each night and when we don’t get a solid night’s rest, our health can suffer.

With the return of Daylight Save Time this month, many people will experience disrupted sleep. While it seems minor, a one hour change in the local time can rather dramatically affect folks’ sleep-wake cycles for several days.

SLEEP HYGIENE

There are several things you can do to create a restful environment conducive to a good night’s sleep. Practicing effective sleep hygiene is part of a healthy lifestyle, much like exercising and eating a well-balanced diet. Making a few simple changes can quickly help you to feel refreshed and ready to face another day. Incorporate the following tips, as appropriate:

  • Eliminate caffeine six hours before bedtime
  • Discontinue alcohol use at least three hours prior to bedtime
  • Observe a bedtime routine that includes going to bed and rising at the same time each day
  • Avoid naps during the day
  • Prepare a quiet, cool, dark and serene sleeping environment in your bedroom
  • Avoid reading or watching TV in bed
  • Get regular exercise
  • Go to bed when you are truly tired
  • Make sure your bed and pillows are comfortable
  • Limit the number of trips to the restroom at night by managing your evening water intake

BARRIERS TO SLEEP

There are several sleep disorders and conditions that impact your quality of sleep. Some sleep disorders can be serious, but anything that prevents you from getting restful sleep most nights is a cause for concern. Here is a short list of some of the main reasons for sleep problems:

  • Sleep Apnea
  • Insomnia
  • Abnormal sleep behavior disorders (sleepwalking, nightmares, sleep talking, etc.)
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Narcolepsy
  • Shift work disorder
  • Jetlag/changing time zones/time change
  • Stress, anxiety, and depression

WHEN TO SEEK HELP

If you are experiencing anything more challenging than occasional sleep challenges, you may want to make an appointment with your doctor to eliminate a more serious condition. Your physician may order a sleep study which may provide insight to help you get back to having a good night’s sleep on a regular basis.