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Trick-or-Treating at the Coastal Offices

Trick-or-Treating at the Coastal Offices

Posted by: maura | October 31, 2013

Though unofficial, several Coastal Home Care branch offices distributed Haloween candy today to clients, staff and caregivers.

Coastal Home Care's Waycross office wanted to acknowledge their wonderful caregivers and nurses and made up Halloween goodie bags.  Several clients also came by and did a little trick-or-treating!

Briana and David dropped by to trick-or-treat on their way to David’s ...

Coastal Home Care Goes PURPLE to Raise Alzheimer’s Awareness

Coastal Home Care Goes PURPLE to Raise Alzheimer’s Awareness

Posted by: maura | October 31, 2013

CHC is going PURPLE for month of November to bring attention to Alzheimer’s disease.  This year is the 30th anniversary of November being National Alzheimer’s Month, as designated by President Ronald Reagan in 1983.  The goal of National Alzheimer’s Month is to raise money for Alzheimer’s research as well as to provide services for families suffering with the disease, but it’s also about ...

Happy Halloween from Coastal Home Care Savannah!

Happy Halloween from Coastal Home Care Savannah!

Posted by: maura | October 31, 2013

Coastal Home Care Savannah staff celebrates fun times for Haloween!

Jesse Petrea Proposes Assisted Living Memory Care Units for Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementia

Jesse Petrea Proposes Assisted Living Memory Care Units for Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementia

Posted by: maura | October 24, 2013

ALS Alzheimer’s Proposal
By Jessie L. Petrea, CEO, Altrus Assisted Living

               Over 5.4 million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease.  This equates to one in eight older Americans.  Alzheimer’s is the 6th leading cause of death in America today.  1,929 deaths were due to Alzheimer’s disease in 2008 in Georgia alone.  Currently, over 120,000 Georgians suffer with the disease.  Of the ...

Coastal Home Care Finds Great Caregivers at Local Job Fair

Coastal Home Care Finds Great Caregivers at Local Job Fair

Posted by: maura | October 24, 2013

Coastal Home Care Branch Manager, Carmen Ferrell, was featured in the Waycross Journal Herald for her participation in a local job fair.  Carmen hired several wonderful caregivers as a result of this job fair.  Great caregivers make Coastal Home Care great!  Thanks to our caregivers for all you do!! 

Coastal Home Care Joins the Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society “Buddy Walk”

Coastal Home Care Joins the Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society “Buddy Walk”

Posted by: maura | October 18, 2013

The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society is a family support group to benefit people with Down syndrome and their families through local leadership in support, outreach, education and advocacy.  To learn more, please visit http://www.ldssga.org/

The eighth annual Buddy Walk took place on October 5, 2013 in Forsyth Park, Savannah.  Pictured here are Savannah team members Nancy Neff, Robert ...

Nominate Your Favorite Caregiver for the Big Heart Award!

Nominate Your Favorite Caregiver for the Big Heart Award!

Posted by: maura | October 18, 2013

It's Time Again to Recognize Your Favorite Caregiver for Coastal Home Care's Prestigious Big Heart Award! 

Coastal Home Care’s Big Heart Award is presented each quarter to a direct care employee who demonstrates Consistency, Dependability and Heart with exceptional dedication and service to their clients.

Check out some of our previous winners, and then nominate your own!

   Angela ...

YOU Can Fix the Health Care Reform Hullabaloo

YOU Can Fix the Health Care Reform Hullabaloo

Posted by: maura | October 8, 2013

Great article by Dr. David L. Katz, Director of the Yale University Prevention Research Center, on promoting true health in health care reform:

"... Health isn’t built in hospitals; disease is treated there. Health is built every day, over the course of a lifetime, in the places we work, and learn, and play, and pray, and love, and live. Or it isn’t. And if it isn’t, the “health care” ...