• Be a Part of Our Central Indiana Hospice Care Team

    Volunteer to Be Part of Our Central Indiana Hospice Care Team It has been said that volunteers don’t get paid not because they are worthless, but because they are priceless. Paradigm Health Director of Volunteers Amy Steiner couldn’t agree more. “It is impossible to put a value on the companionship, kindness and joy a volunteer brings to enrich each and every day of a patient’s hospice [...]

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    A Legacy of Caring and Kindness

    A Father's Day Tribute Paradigm Health is celebrating its 6th anniversary this month. Founder Jeff Jarecki attributes much of the company’s caring philosophy and principles to his own father and mother.    “So much of who I am and what I am about — which I believe translates directly to Paradigm Health as well — is a product of the environment I was raised in by my mom and dad,” [...]

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    Paradigm Home Health and Hospice CNAs Share Why They Love Their Work

    Celebrating Our Central Indiana Home Health and Hospice CNAs Happy Certified Nursing Assistant’s Week! This 42nd annual week is celebrated June 13-20, 2019 to highlight the important role that CNAs play in patient care. To honor our staff, we asked a couple of our home health and hospice CNAs to share a bit about themselves, what they do, and why they love their jobs.    Meet Candy [...]

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    Central Indiana Resources for a Dementia or Alzheimer’s Diagnosis

    What’s Next When Your Loved One Gets a Dementia Diagnosis? This June at Paradigm Health we are celebrating Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness month by sharing Central Indiana dementia resources and support for those dealing with a recent diagnosis. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, 5.8 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s – and that number is projected to rise to nearly[...]

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    Meet Matt Jones, Paradigm Health Speech Pathologist

    Matt Jones has been an integral part of the Paradigm Health team two years. He credits the positive work environment and incredible focus on servant leadership at Paradigm for creating a family atmosphere for their employees which he says strengthens and carries over to his ability to build relationships with patients and their families that last a lifetime.   Matt has a bachelor’s and [...]

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    A Volunteer with a Kind Heart and a Green Thumb

    Paradigm Health Volunteer Feature: Peggy Hall If you ask Peggy Hall why she volunteers with Paradigm Health, her answer is simple. “I truly believe that when you give of yourself, you receive so much more in return.” The folks she visits at The Forum at the Crossing on a weekly basis would be more likely to tell you that Hall’s Thursday morning visits brighten their day with her [...]

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    Stress Awareness and Management Tips for Caregivers

    Managing Caregiver Stress April is National Stress Awareness Month! When you're caring for a loved one, especially for a prolonged period, you can be at risk for burnout due to constant stress. Caregivers are so often focused on their loved ones and their needs that it can be easy to forget to dedicate time to yourself and your own needs. According to the Harvard Business Review, "Caregiver [...]

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    A Volunteer and His Best Friend

    Jim Hitzeman and Maggie We use the internet these days to search for just about anything and everything. And, when Jim Hitzeman searched for volunteer opportunities near his home base, he was drawn to two words used in a description of the volunteer work: Puppy Love. He was immediately intrigued by a Paradigm Health ad calling for volunteers and their pets. Enter volunteer assistant[...]

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    Understanding the Role of Occupational Therapy in End of Life Care

    Many families understand how therapy can assist loved ones as they recover from an acute condition, such as falling or having a stroke. Occupational therapy is also an important part of continuous care for clients with a chronic illness or who are nearing the end of life. Benefits of Occupational Therapy “Occupations” are things people want to do, need to do, or are expected to do in [...]

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    Kara Alwine is Part Social Worker-Part Compassionate Listener

    Kara Alwine, MSW, Paradigm Health Social Worker Meet Kara Alwine, MSW, Paradigm Health Social Worker. Ask Paradigm Health certified social worker Kara Alwine to describe what she does every day and you most likely will hear her respond with tasks like assist, refer, support, help, and provide. But she doesn’t think of any of these offerings to hospice patients, their families, and [...]

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