Jennifer Gibson, RN, HCS-D, COS-C, is currently the Senior Clinical Specialist at Axxess in Dallas, TX, but prior to this, much of her career was spent as a home health nurse. She cites the experience of watching a large, extended family care for her grandmother as an event that influenced her decision to enter the home health arena, seeing first-hand how a senior loved one benefited from receiving care at home.
Honoring a senior loved one’s wishes to age at home is now easier than ever, thanks to a growing home care industry that can provide everything from companion care, to skilled nursing care, to end of life hospice care. Unfortunately, though, many consumers, and even referral services like hospitals and physicians, are not familiar with the industry, and do not look to home care as an option for older adults. Gibson works to help educate consumers on choosing in home care services.
Listen to the full Help Choose Home podcast with Jennifer Gibson here, or by searching for “Help Choose Home” on iTunes, Google, or on any device at https://player.fm/series/help-choose-home.
The Help Choose Home podcast series provides information and resources to help those with a care need learn more about healthcare at home. Podcasts are hosted by Merrily Orsini, president and CEO of corecubed, a marketing firm dedicated exclusively to helping aging care providers grow their business.
Help Choose Home is a collaborative effort by the National Association for Home Care and Hospice (NAHC), Axxess, and corecubed to educate the public about the many benefits of the in-home care industry, which includes non-medical home care, private duty nursing care, medical home health, hospice, and other in-home health and wellness services.