Monthly Archive: May 2014

Aphasia communication tips

9 Tips for Communicating with a Loved One with Aphasia

One thing all people with aphasia have in common is difficulty communicating. Work on improving your communication with these 9 aphasia communication tips.

Brooke Phillips, CWCMS
FAQ swimming with an ostomy

FAQ Swimming with an Ostomy | Ask Laura

Can you swim with an ostomy? Laura Cox, Shield HealthCare's Ostomy Lifestyle Specialist, has the answer. Find out more here!

Laura Cox, LPC
Eliminate Ostomy Odor

Medication or Pills to Eliminate Ostomy Odor | Ask Laura

Laura Cox, an ostomate since 2011, gives tips for what someone can do to lessen or eliminate ostomy odor, with medication and deodorant drops.

Laura Cox, LPC
4 Helpful Tips for Managing Incontinence

Caregiving at Home – 4 Helpful Tips for Managing Incontinence

Getting a handle on a loved one's incontinence may seem overwhelming, even for experienced caregivers. See these 4 helpful hints for managing incontinence.

Brooke Phillips, CWCMS
Illinoisans sign up for Obamacare

Exceeding predictions, 217,000 Illinoisans sign up for Obamacare insurance

So far more than 217,000 people in Illinois have bought private health insurance created under the Affordable Care Act in its first year of open enrollment.

Brooke Phillips, CWCMS
common UTI symptoms

Urinary Tract Infection (UTI): Symptoms, Prevention and Care

Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs) are responsible for more than 8.1 million visits to the doctor each year. See these common UTI symptoms and prevention tips.

Brooke Phillips, CWCMS
Illinois Medicaid moves to Managed Care

Illinois Medicaid Moves To Managed Care

Hundreds of thousands of Illinois Medicaid recipients are being shifted into managed care this year as part of a sweeping overhaul intended to fix...

Brooke Phillips, CWCMS
Helpful Links

Resources and Organizations: Helpful Links

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics American Case Management Association American Health Care Association American Medical Association American Nurses Association American Occupational Therapy Association American Pharmacists Association American Physical Therapy Association American Speech Language Hearing Association California Association of Health Facilities Case Management Society of America Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services… Continue reading Resources and Organizations: Helpful Links

Aimee Sharp

Nutrition for Alzheimer’s Patients: Are Feeding Tubes Appropriate?

Alzheimer's feeding tubes have been deemed inappropriate by two national organizations. Read why and what their recommendations are.

Amy Long Carrera, MS, RD, CNSC, CWCMS
Illinois Insurances

Illinois Insurances for Shield HealthCare

Shield HealthCare specializes in third-party insurance billing for medical supplies on the customer’s behalf. Contracted providers include Medicare, state Medicaid programs, HMOs, and private insurance plans. We verify customer insurance eligibility and obtain all necessary documentation to ensure compliance with insurance carrier guidelines. We provide direct billing for the following contracted insurance plans in Illinois:

Brooke Phillips, CWCMS
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