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Portage Valley Hearing says thank you to patients
Written by Tammy Walro   
Tuesday, 21 October 2008 10:45
Patients with hearing loss often express joy and gratitude
to their audiologists for being able to hear
what’s going on around them after being properly fitte
  Portage Valley Hearing, LLC office manager Holly Daniels with prize winner Curtis Weiland  and owner and audiologist Rebecca Krukemyer.

with a hearing aid.

Recently, the folks at Portage Valley Hearing, LLC in Pemberville wanted to show their appreciation for their patients’ patronage through the years and they did so with an appreciation dinner held Oct. 14 at the Riverview Banquet Centre in Pemberville.
Learning to care for yourself as a caregiver
Written by Tammy Walro   
Friday, 17 October 2008 14:03
(MS) -- According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there are more than 53 million caregivers across the United States. Those caregivers provide care and help for persons of all ages who either have disabilities or chronic illnesses.

Though those numbers might come as a surprise, they should also provide both a source of comfort and concern. What’s comforting about those numbers is that caregivers know they’re not alone -- that there are many people who share similar responsibilities. That’s especially valuable because of the often isolating and depressing nature of being the sole provider of care for a sick or incapacitated loved one.
Help is available for Ohio’s family caregivers
Written by Tammy Walro   
Friday, 17 October 2008 14:02
Caregiving describes any situation in which one individual helps another with essential activities of daily living, the Ohio Department of Aging says. Caregiving activities may include help with dressing and bathing, grocery shopping, managing money, providing transportation, dressing wounds and administering medication.

What is the difference between “formal” and “informal” caregiving?
• Care provided by an employee of an agency or organization, or a trained individual (usually for a fee), is considered “formal caregiving.”
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