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417.883.7500
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Springfield, MO 65807

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417.782.0111
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Joplin, MO 64804

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Columbia, MO 65202

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417.255.9577
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West Plains, MO 65775



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The Meaning of Hospice: The Opposite of Giving Up

This Has Nothing To Do with Throwing in the Towel A difficult aspect of hospice care is recognizing when to begin. Perhaps the biggest obstacle is realizing that hospice care has nothing to do with “throwing in the towel.” Simply [...]

By | 2018-03-16T10:22:22+00:00 August 31st, 2017|Hospice and Palliative Care|Comments Off on The Meaning of Hospice: The Opposite of Giving Up

Taking Care of YOU: Tips for caregivers

Caregiver stress can affect sleep, relationships -- even your health. If you've spent time taking care of a newborn, disabled child, incapacitated adult or aging parent, you know that it’s a big challenge. But were you aware that [...]

By | 2018-03-16T10:22:23+00:00 June 28th, 2017|Caregivers, Caregiving, Home Care|Comments Off on Taking Care of YOU: Tips for caregivers

Mobile Technology Allows More Seniors to Stay Safe and Healthy at Home

More seniors are embracing in-home health technology. Seniors have been historically slow to join the digital revolution. But over the past several years, technology adoption rates for seniors have strongly outpaced the overall adult population, according to a [...]

By | 2018-03-16T10:22:23+00:00 June 5th, 2017|GeriJoy, Home Care Technology, Lifeline, Safety and Wellness|Comments Off on Mobile Technology Allows More Seniors to Stay Safe and Healthy at Home

The Skin You’re In: Preventing Pressure Ulcers

Good skin health is important to living a full and active lifestyle By Corrie Dinwiddie, RN Oxford HealthCare Wound Coordinator The skin is the largest organ of the human body. According to the online journal LiveScience.com, the average [...]

By | 2018-03-16T10:22:25+00:00 April 13th, 2017|Caregivers, Home Care, Prevention|Comments Off on The Skin You’re In: Preventing Pressure Ulcers

When Do You Know Loved Ones Need Care?

By Pam Gennings, Executive Director Special Projects* Over the years I have talked to many family members who come home for the holidays and become concerned because they have noticed “changes” in their loved one or their circumstances. They are [...]

By | 2018-03-16T10:22:27+00:00 December 20th, 2016|Caregivers, Caregiving, Home Care|Comments Off on When Do You Know Loved Ones Need Care?

Why Go If My Loved One Can’t Remember My Visit?

When a loved one has Alzheimer's disease or dementia, behavioral changes that accompany these diseases can make visits difficult. Here are some helpful tips to help ease the discomfort and make the visits more pleasant.

By | 2016-05-11T10:23:39+00:00 May 11th, 2016|Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders, Caregivers, GeriJoy, Lifeline, Memory Care, Oxford Music Therapy|Comments Off on Why Go If My Loved One Can’t Remember My Visit?

Be Informed for the Better During Stress Awareness Month

By Carol Combs, MSW, Oxford’s Memory Care Program Coordinator   Stress is defined as mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or very demanding circumstances. Stress is inevitable—everyone deals with it. So, during Stress Awareness Month, it is [...]

By | 2016-04-14T15:35:15+00:00 April 14th, 2016|Caregivers, Caregiving, Home Care, Memory Care, Stress|Comments Off on Be Informed for the Better During Stress Awareness Month

“When words fail, music speaks” Hans Christian Anderson

The language area of the brain is impacted early in the Alzheimer’s disease process, but music touches a different part of the brain. Some individuals will respond to music when nothing else seems to reach them.

By | 2016-03-21T10:35:44+00:00 March 21st, 2016|Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders, Caregivers, Caregiving, Home Care, Hospice and Palliative Care, Oxford Music Therapy|Comments Off on “When words fail, music speaks” Hans Christian Anderson
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