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Signature Employees and Volunteers Receive Recognition at 2018 Home Care Hero Awards

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Signature Healthcare at Home had a major presence at the 2018 Home Care Hero Awards presented by the Oregon Association for Home Care (OAHC). Five individuals from across our organization were honored for demonstrating outstanding service in home care. Nominated by their peers, the awards were presented at the annual OAHC Conference. 2018 Home Care Hero Recipients: The Hope Runnels award was created in 1980 in honor of Faith “Hope” Runnels. Hope devoted much of her life to building the home health care industry in Oregon and was a co-founder of OAHC. Hope was one of 57,000 nurses to be awarded … Continue reading

Signature Palliative Care: A unique approach to holistic care

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During November, we celebrated National Hospice and Palliative Care Month  to raise awareness about these crucial services. Today, we are focusing on palliative care and how it brings a holistic model of care to people earlier in the course of a serious illness. Signature practices true continuity of care. Our in-home care team is made up of a physician, nurse practitioners, nurses, social workers and even chaplains. They provide patient-centered care where the patient calls home – whether that is in a nursing facility, assisted living community, or a private residence. What is Palliative Care and how does it differ … Continue reading

Becoming a Home Health Physical Therapist — A Personal Journey

I first became interested in Physical Therapy around 25 years ago as a high school athlete.  Multiple sporting injuries introduced me to the sports medicine side of therapy. Like many male therapists, I thought my professional career would follow the orthopedic and sports medicine route. After undergrad, I was accepted into PT school where I found that my professional interests were very far from athletes. I became fascinated with neurosciences, spinal cord injuries, and other medical conditions and discovered that in working to treat those issues, physical therapy could be a complicated yet rewarding career. After several years of gaining … Continue reading