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I was born and raised in Roseville, CA. I have been married to the love of my life for six years. We have three amazing and beautiful children: Haley (12), Mike Jr. (10) and little miss Molly (7). We also have a few fur children: Butch our “old man”, Paco, Peanut and little Gus. Although my life can be completely insane at times I would not have it any other way. I am a Capricorn and very competitive by nature (as you have seen in the last few company contests!). I am a faithful 49er fan even when times are tough (we are going to kill it next season!). I also tend to want to look at a glass half full rather than half empty. I like to be positive and think there is always a solution to a problem. When I am not here I love to just hang out with family relaxing and laughing together.
I joined Advanced a little over a year ago and I have found my dream job. Everyone here is amazing and I feel very thankful to be a part of this team. I have been in the HR field for a little over eight years and I love it. I am new the home health industry and have a new found compassion for home health and hospice nurses. You are all so amazing and unique. Being in this position allows me to help those who are out on the front lines doing something I could never do. I have had an awesome time getting to know everyone and look forward to getting to know you all even more!
Jolie is flexible and willing to do anything that is needed. She jumped in to a very big job last year and has done an amazing job! She is extremely organized, great at putting systems into place and has become “The Queen of Compliance Tracking,” which is exactly what we need! Keeping track of 225-250 employee licenses, CPR cards, insurance and various certificates takes superior organizational skills and Jolie does all this and more for us. She is a gem and I am so thankful that she’s part of our team!! Thank you, Jolie; you are A-mazing! – Kathleen
Dear President Angela Sehr, President, Advanced Home Health Management:
My name is Garth; I am the husband and caregiver to Shirley C., who is a client of Beau, with Advanced Home Health Management.
Beau began work with Shirley in September, to strengthen and revive her stroke-impacted muscles and nerves after she suffered a massive stroke earlier this year.
Please accept our unsolicited grateful thanks for Beau’s effective and encouraging therapy, who through thoughtful analysis and persistence coaching helps Shirley achieve ‘body motion-range’ and uses that we dreamed and prayed she might again experience. She can’t walk yet, BUT can stand (AND take ‘baby-steps’), and she is no longer bed-ridden. We know she has more work ahead, but we are confident, with Beau’s help, she will accomplish greater achievements.
Beau’s unique therapy skills are outstanding (white-board exercises, continual encouragement and therapist collaboration). His gentle, persistent and effective exercises and advice are enabling Shirley to take giant strides towards the mobility she desires as ‘an independent person’.
Beau’s dedication to helping Shirley achieve mobility goals is indeed, an inspiration and blessing to us.
Thank you Advanced HomeHealth, for allowing Beau to serve as Shirley’s occupational therapist!
Especially, thank you Beau – for your gentle, persistent, ‘cutting-edge’ therapy, and always – encouraging, help.
Dear President & CEO:
The purpose of this letter is to express my heartfelt thanks to both your organization and your caring and dedicated staff.
On September 07, 2017, I underwent heart surgery at UC Davis Med Ctr. Upon discharge, your organization commenced my home care almost immediately. I received phone calls and personal visitations from your professional staff members; each one truly concerned with my well being. Because of their interest in my health and appropriate recovery, I felt well cared for and much at ease. Please know that each of your professionals provided me and my wife with sage advice; directly with the specific goal for my complete recovery.
While I had four RN’s and technicians visit with me, I particularly want to thank your Quality & Training Manager Rosalee for her initial visit and lining up the follow-on special RNs. Maria and Speech Therapist Irina were particularly helpful with my medical and mental challenges. Finally, I want to give special appreciation to your LVN Elijah. He was simply great. He was attentive, caring, professional, and provided me with much information on my condition and various medicines I was prescribed. He truly is a fantastic representative of your organization.
Please know that each staff member made my first 15 days at home much easier and more enlightened. You should be justifiably proud of their professionalism.
We Honor Veterans, a program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) in collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), invites hospices, state hospice organizations, Hospice-Veteran Partnerships and VA facilities to join a pioneering program focused on respectful inquiry, compassionate listening and grateful acknowledgment. By recognizing the unique needs of America’s veterans and their families, community providers, in partnership with VA staff, will learn how to accompany and guide them through their life stories toward a more peaceful ending.
Visit wehonorveterans.org for more information.
Hi everyone, my name is Marlene and I am a COTA. I have been a COTA for 25 years and graduated from Sacramento City College. I have worked in all settings from pediatrics to geriatrics. My current position is the Disease Management Coordinator. I’ve been with Advanced Home Health for a little over a year, and I’ve been an instructor at Sacramento City College in the OTA program for 22 years. Previously I was the admission manager and program manager for Rehab Without Walls a brain injury community program. I received my bachelor’s and Master’s degree from the online program at the University of Phoenix in Healthcare Administration and Health Education.
I am originally from Buffalo NY but moved to Sacramento in 1988. When I lived in Buffalo and going to high school, my plan was to go to school for computer programming but I figured out quickly and am more of a people person than a computer person. I am the Region 5 Director for the Occupational Therapy Association of California. Did you see the float in the Rose Bowl Parade? If so, you probably saw that OTAC / Occupational Therapy was represented with a float. In my downtime I love to travel and do adventurous things. I have done skydiving, parasailing, swung from a trapeze, rappelling down a cavern and hang-gliding. I have traveled to Europe and saw 8 countries in 16 days. My next vacation is to Maui in May of 2018. Even though I am very busy I do try and balance my life between work, play and leisure.
My name is Caprice. I am the medical assistant for the Advanced Infusion Center. I grew up in Sacramento. My mom and dad had the biggest impact on me for different reasons. My mom for her attitude about life. My dad for his impeccable work ethic. My hobbies include softball, bike riding, my children and dog. We do a lot of traveling and spend a lot of time outside.
One thing that would surprise you is I have four children. I have three daughters Jaiden (19), Grace (17), Zoe (17), and my son Syrus (10). I admire my kids the most because they have the most courageous attitudes even after the difficulties life has brought to them in their short lives. My biggest goal is to go back to school and become a nurse when I grow up. I came to the Advanced Infusion center knowing it would be a challenge since it was still a fairly knew business. The challenge now is to keep up!!
We have highly skilled orthopedic therapists who can deliver outpatient-level physical therapy to patients at home!
We have a elective surgery orthopedic program designed to help patients achieve successful outcomes. The healing power of touch and manual therapy can be accessed through home health PT’s. Manual therapy promotes circulation, muscle relaxation, pain and edema reduction as well as tissue extensiblility. We also provide in home modalities like ultrasound and electrical stimulation.
As we age, even the healthiest of individuals will have wear and tear in their bodies. Roughly 20% of surgeries in the United States are those over the age of 65. These surgeries include knee replacements, hip replacements, cataract surgery, and heart surgery. While Advanced Home Health Care offers a number of services and partners that can aid in the recovery of these surgeries, we want to focus on the knee and hip replacements.
Knee and hip replacements should make you like new! Pain and difficulties you had walking and moving before should subside after your surgery, but that comes with some work. This work comes in the form of orthopedic rehabilitation. What are the benefits of rehab? Outside of learning how to use your new hip/knee, rehab will help you:
When should you do rehab? Some doctors will suggest physical therapy the day after your surgery. You want to start bringing mobility to the joint as soon as possible. While movement is limited and light in the beginning, we have highly skilled orthopedic therapists who can deliver outpatient-level physical therapy to patients in their own homes.
What types of orthopedic therapy do we offer?
Full recovery from surgery takes about 3 to 6 months, depending on the type of surgery, your overall health, and the success of your rehabilitation. While you could do your rehab in a physical therapist’s office or a hospital, we know that being in the comfort of your own home, without worrying how to get to and from your appointment, can aid in a quicker recovery and a more comfortable process.
Advanced Home Health Care prides itself in going above and beyond for our patients – your comfort, care, health and progress are our top priorities. If you’re interested in more information, give us a call at 1.800.282.7123
The Petal Connection: Making Patients Smile, One Petal at a Time
“I wanted to write to tell you that yesterday our Hospice social worker brought us a bouquet you made. What joy you brought us!!! Dad and I have been caring for my precious Mom 24/7. Your flowers were a boost we badly needed. Such a small act of kindness on your part was gigantic to us. A simple “Thank You” doesn’t seem to represent our immense gratitude. May God Bless you for your sweet gesture!“
The testimonial above is from a grateful recipient of a bouquet from The Petal Connection. The Petal Connection is a blessing – “a group of incredible volunteers who gather together to bring love and joy to hospice patients, their families and seniors” (thepetalconnection.com). Their volunteers re-purpose flowers to create these bedside bouquets using flowers and vases donated from local grocers, florists, corporate events, weddings and the community. We are grateful to have them as one of our partners to uplift and bring happiness to our hospice patients weekly in the Sacramento and Placer County areas.
GETTING MARRIED? The Petal Connection can arrange pick-ups on a case-by-case basis in the Greater Sacramento Area. If you know of someone who might want to donate flowers to The Petal Connection, please contact us at email@example.com
If you’re interested in volunteering, there are a number of roles they have available. Not only do they have opportunities to create bouquets but we also could use help with:
Are you interested in volunteering? Fill out the volunteer application: http://www.thepetalconnection.org/volunteer-opportunities/
If you’re interested in donating monetarily or as a corporation you can visit one of the following pages: