Can an Upper Respiratory Infection Turn Into Pneumonia?
Did you know that something as simple as the common cold could turn into pneumonia? Click here to find out how, and read about other causes of pneumonia
My Mission to Combat Racial Disparities in Healthcare
In celebration of Women’s History Month, DispatchHealth is showcasing one woman’s inspiring experience in the healthcare industry––listen and learn.
Tired All the Time? Here are the Most Common Causes of Fatigue in Seniors
Overwhelming exhaustion and ongoing fatigue: Two symptoms that should never be overlooked—particularly in older adults. Find out what’s causing your fatigue.
Three DispatchHealth Providers Share Their Thoughts About the COVID-19 Vaccine
As medical professionals, DispatchHealth providers are lining up for the COVID-19 vaccine. Learn more about the benefits and side effects here.
5 Pneumonia Complications that are Serious for Seniors
Pneumonia is a nasty infection that can quickly become serious for anyone. Older adults, however, should take extra precautions against these pneumonia complications.
Surprising Conditions That Cause Dizziness in Seniors
Dizziness among seniors can be caused by a number of conditions, some of which may surprise you. Click here for additional information.
Experiencing Shortness of Breath? Here are Five Potential Causes
Having a hard time catching your breath? DispatchHealth outlines some common causes for shortness of breath.
How Long are Upper Respiratory Infections Contagious?
Upper respiratory infections can be contagious for a few days to a few weeks. Learn how long your illness may be infectious in this article.
Why Do You Lose Your Taste and Smell When You Have COVID-19?
Why are people losing their sense of taste and smell with COVID-19? This puzzling symptom is becoming one of the virus’ most persistent, and here’s why.
How DispatchHealth is Leveraging Technology and Virtual Care: Q&A With Chief Operating Officer Shannon Werb
Telecommunication innovations and virtual care have impacted the healthcare industry in big ways. Here’s how DispatchHealth is leveraging these technologies.
Chronic Bronchitis vs. Emphysema: What’s the Difference?
Chronic bronchitis and emphysema are two different lung diseases with similar symptoms. Learn about the differences to better understand their roles in COPD.
5 Apps to Help Keep Your Family Healthy and Connected While Social Distancing
These five apps can help you stay in touch with loved ones and have fun while adhering to social distancing measures. Learn more.
Everything You Need to Know About Postoperative Pneumonia
Do you have questions about postoperative pneumonia? You can find out everything you need to know about this serious condition by clicking here.
5 Important Lifestyle Changes to Make When Diagnosed With Chronic Kidney Disease
After being diagnosed with chronic kidney disease, you might consider making these five lifestyle changes to better manage your condition.
Tracking the Impact of COVID-19 in Dallas/Fort Worth
Worried about the third wave of COVID-19? DispatchHealth is tracking the latest data for the Dallas/Fort Worth area to help you keep up with local impact.
What to Expect From the Third Wave of COVID-19 in Late Fall/Early Winter
What is the third wave of COVID-19, and how devastating can we expect it to be? Understand the big picture with DispatchHealth.
Treating Pneumonia in Seniors: Hospitals vs. In-Home Care
When your residents come down with pneumonia, will you send them to the hospital or request in-home care? Find out which one is the better alternative.
Do Those in Your Care Have the Right Medicare Coverage?
Ninety-four percent of people have not chosen the optimal Medicare plan. Here is a free, easy and unbiased way to find out.
Why and How DispatchHealth Revamped Its Diversity and Inclusion Efforts
DispatchHealth launches diversity, equity and inclusivity committee to ensure a diverse staff, fair hiring practices and to better serve patients.
Spotting The Difference Between Shingles and Skin Rashes
To the average person, a severe skin rash can look a lot like shingles and vice versa. So how can you spot the difference between the two?
Navigating Healthcare Now: COVID-19 Edition
Navigating Healthcare Now with Dr. Ammon is a COVID-19 focused webinar that will help you learn how to keep yourself, your family, and your staff—especially older adults—safe from COVID-19. Watch the replay, download the presentation, or read along with the transcript.
Does Your Child Have a Cold, the Flu, or COVID-19?
It’s what every parent wants to know: How can you differentiate COVID-19 from the common cold and flu? Learn what separates these illnesses.
Everything You Need to Know About the Pneumonia Vaccine for Seniors
Did you know there’s a vaccine that can help prevent pneumonia and other severe respiratory complications? Everything you need to know is just a click away.
How to Choose a Senior Living Community During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Finding a senior living community during COVID-19 isn’t an impossibility. Learn what to look for when choosing long-term care during the pandemic.
Can You Get COVID-19 and the Flu at the Same Time?
The flu and COVID-19 are viral infections that can occur alongside each other. Learn about double infections and what to do if you’re sick.
Here’s How Flu Season Could Affect COVID-19 Testing
With flu season lurking around the corner, you may be questioning the effect influenza could have on COVID-19 testing. Enter the discussion with our experts.
COVID-19 vs. Allergies: How to Tell the Difference
With COVID-19 still present and allergy season upon us, it’s important that you’re able to differentiate between the two.
Hard-of-Hearing Physician Assistant Shares Her Story of Tragedy and Triumph
Conditions in Older Adults That Can Result in Falls & Head Injuries
Did you know that one in four seniors fall each year? Click here to learn about some conditions common in older adults that can lead to falls and head injuries.
Healthcare Delivery: The New Trend for College Students
Delivery is for more than just food and shopping though. In the world of COVID-19, luckily healthcare delivery is an option too.
How to Emotionally Support Your Healthcare Staff During COVID-19
The weight of the world currently rests on the shoulders of healthcare workers. Learn how to emotionally support your staff during COVID-19 here.
Accommodating Spikes in Requests for Flu Tests & Vaccines in Seniors
How can community leaders accommodate spikes in requests for flu vaccines in seniors without risking COVID-19 exposure? Try a partnership with DispatchHealth.
How to Care for Your Senior Parents Without Putting Them at Risk for COVID-19
Providing your elderly parents with the care they need during COVID-19 might seem complex but, with DispatchHealth, it doesn’t have to be. Learn more here.
Psychological Risk Factors for Seniors Isolating During COVID-19
Self-imposed quarantine and isolation have become two big factors for seniors during COVID-19. But do they pose any psychological risks? We have the answers.
Predictions from DispatchHealth Leaders on the Impact of COVID-19 on US Healthcare
U.S. healthcare is evolving due to COVID-19. What changes can we expect to stick around? Read what our leaders have to say on healthcare after COVID-19.
Tips for Managing Stress as a Healthcare Worker During COVID-19
The pressure on healthcare workers during COVID-19 has increased stress levels exponentially. Here are some tips for managing that stress.
Tension Headache, Migraine, or Cluster Headache: What’s the Difference?
Pounding headaches are never fun. But do you know if your pain is just a tension headache or something worse? Learn the difference here.
Flu, COVID-19, or Strep? How to Spot the Difference
Influenza (the flu), coronavirus (COVID-19), and strep throat produce similar symptoms, but there are certain ways to tell them apart. Can you guess how?
DispatchHealth: Filling the Gaps of Telemedicine During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Telemedicine has taken center stage during COVID-19 for good reason, but it’s not without limitations. DispatchHealth’s house calls are the perfect complement.
Caring for a Senior Who’s Recently Been Discharged From the Hospital
Learn about the ways caregivers should nurse seniors who have recently been discharged from the hospital. With DispatchHealth, it’s easy!
Heat Exhaustion vs. Heat Stroke: What’s the Difference?
With summer comes excruciating heat. Stay cool and prepared by learning the differences between two of the most common heat-related illnesses.
The New Way Primary Care Physicians are Improving Care and Lowering Costs for High-Risk Patients
The solution: Modern-day house calls via a partnership with DispatchHealth. Learn about this in-network way PCPs are improving care and lowering costs.
The Rising Cost of EMS Transportation and Its Impact on Senior Living Communities
With an increasing demand for EMS transportation among senior living communities comes rising costs and negative impacts.
Behind the Frontlines: Q&A with DispatchHealth’s Dr. Stefen Ammon
Learn how DispatchHealth Medical Director and Implementation Physician, Dr. Stefen Ammon, manages two careers on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic.
How to Travel Safely as the Country Begins to Reopen
No matter your situation, one thing is certain: travel today looks a whole lot different than it did just a few months ago. Here's how to navigate that.
What You Can Do to Prevent the Spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) as Social Distancing Measures Ease
Social distancing measures are easing and states are reopening. So, how can you actively continue to prevent the spread of COVID-19?
Helping Seniors Stay Safe as Social Distancing Guidelines Ease
We are all craving social interactions. As social distancing guidelines lessen, though, how can we keep those who are at risk safe? We've got some tips.
6 Ways to Give Back to Help Your Community Recover from COVID-19
Stuck at home? You can still help your community recover from the devastating effects of COVID-19. Here are some ideas you may not have thought of.
Employers Are Offering In-Home Medical Care Benefits to Their Employees and It’s Paying Off
Partner with DispatchHealth to provide your employees with the in-home medical care they need during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
DispatchHealth Partners with Renown Health to Bring Services to Reno/Sparks Residents
DispatchHealth recently announced a partnership with Renown Health to provide Reno/Sparks residents with high-quality medical care from home.
3 Benefits of “Sanity Walks” While Social Distancing
From sunshine therapy to improved creative thinking, here are three surprising benefits of taking a walk while in quarantine during this pandemic.
COVID-19 Health Tips for Teachers to Share with Students and their Families
To support educational heroes and in honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, we’ve put together some health tips teachers can share with students.
What to Do If You Get Sick While in Self-Isolation
If you get sick while in self-isolation, you may be unsure what to do next. Whether you have symptoms of COVID-19 or another illness, we can help.
6 Ways DispatchHealth is Partnering with Health System Clients During this Crisis
Here are six ways DispatchHealth is working with health system partners from coast-to-coast to help them through the COVID-19 crisis.
How to Protect Yourself From COVID-19 While Running Common Errands
Face mask, check. Hand sanitizer, check. What other steps can you take to protect yourself from COVID-19 while running to the grocery store?
How To Emotionally Support Older Adults Who Are In Self-Isolation
The spread of COVID-19 has put thousands of older adults into self isolation, which can get lonely fast. What can you do to make it easier for them?
How DispatchHealth is Supporting Senior Living Communities During the COVID-19 Outbreak
What is DispatchHealth doing to support our senior living community partners during the stressful COVID-19 outbreak? A lot!
Everyday Heroes: Saving a Life While Boarding a Plane
What started out as a routine work trip for DispatchHealth National Medical Director, Wendy Kissinger, finished up as a day she would remember forever.
What You Need to Know About The COVID-19 Testing Shortage
Nervous about COVID-19? You're not alone. But many people who request a test may not get one. Here's why and what this could mean for you.
Congestive Heart Failure & Coughing: What to Do When Experiencing Cardiac Cough
Discover the relationship between heart failure and coughing. Plus, learn the steps you should take when experiencing exacerbated symptoms.
3 Ways DispatchHealth Helps Senior Living Community Residents Save on Healthcare
DispatchHealth provides an alternative to traditional and expensive medical settings, helping senior living communities with their residents’ healthcare.
Assessing the Negative Impact Extended Hospital Stays Have on Seniors
Learn about the negative impact of extended hospital stays on seniors and the alternatives that DispatchHealth offers as a senior living community partner.
The Denver-Based Startup That’s Changing the Future of Healthcare
Started by a couple of clinicians, DispatchHealth remains headquartered in the same thriving, vibrant and unique city where it all began.
The Relationship Between Chronic Stress & COPD Exacerbations
Stress is a part of life, but it shouldn’t act as a handicap. We've got details on the dangerous relationship between chronic stress and COPD exacerbations!
Have a Cough That Won’t Go Away? What it Could Mean, and When to Seek Treatment
Can’t shake a persistent cough? You’re definitely not alone. Find out what could be at the root of your cough and when you should seek treatment.
5 Ways to Show Your Heart Some Love This Valentine’s Day
February is American Heart Month, a time to check in on our heart health. Here are five key ways you can show your heart some love this Valentine’s Day.
Atlanta, GA Parents Filling Healthcare Gaps for Special Needs Daughter
Journey has a rare chromosome abnormality resulting in developmental delays and severe autism. So when she came down with the flu, the ER was not an option.
How to Lower the Risk of Pneumonia for At-Risk Seniors
For those at high risk, pneumonia can be fatal. This is especially true for at-risk seniors. Learn how you can lower chances of contraction here.
How to Avoid Caregiver Burnout During the Holidays
If you care for a loved one during the holidays, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. Luckily we have a few tips to help avoid caregiver burnout.
Why Primary Care Doctors Are Requesting House Call Services for Flu Season
Your practice’s schedule is packed this time of year. So why not relieve the pressure by partnering with a house call service?
Senior Community Staff Discovering an ER Alternative
Visits to the emergency room can be a real problem for seniors. Help your residents avoid the stress and expense of an ER visit with DispatchHealth.
Stomach Flu vs. Food Poisoning: How to Spot the Difference
Have you been up all night running to the bathroom? Read up on the differences between the stomach flu and food poisoning.
Caring for Someone With COPD & Congestive Heart Failure: What You Need to Know
COPD and CHF are different conditions that can exacerbate each other. So, how do you care for someone with one or both conditions?
Pneumonia vs Bronchitis: How to Tell the Difference
There is nothing fun about pneumonia or bronchitis, but is there a difference between the two? Learn more about these two respiratory infections.
Back Pain: What it Can Mean & When to Seek Treatment
Whether you experience episodes of sporadic pain or discomfort, back pain can seriously impair your function. Get medical care delivered to help.
Caring for Seniors Who Have Recently Broken a Bone
Are you caring for a senior who has recently suffered a fracture? Avoid a trip to the emergency room; here's how a medical house call can help
The Most Common Skin Infections Found in Seniors & How to Prevent Them
Why are the elderly more susceptible to skin infections? Find the answer and learn how DispatchHealth's healthcare delivery services can help.
DispatchHealth’s Traveling Flu Crew Helps Fight the Flu At Home
DispatchHealth is sending its Traveling Flu Crew to homes across the country this flu season to help treat the flu from the comfort of home.
3 Immediate Steps to Take When Your Child has Flu Symptoms
It seems like no matter how careful you are about your child’s health during flu season, they still somehow manage to bring home this nasty sickness.
College Kids Used to Delivery Services, Now Including Healthcare
Today’s college kids are used to having more than just pizza arrive at their door. Companies are happy to bring their business to your door.
ERs are Overwhelmed with Flu Patients; House Calls can Help
If you feel sick this flu season, skip the ER and have the DispatchHealth Traveling Flu Crew treat you from the comfort of home.
Parent Hack for Sick Days: Pediatric Care Delivery
Back to school for many kids also means back to germs. But smart parents know a shortcut to get pediatric care delivered on sick days: DispatchHealth.
How to Manage Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) in the Summer Heat
People with congestive heart failure should take special precautions to stay safe this summer. Click here to learn what they are.
How DispatchHealth Is Improving Healthcare for People With Intellectual Disabilities
On-demand healthcare should be available to everyone, and DispatchHealth is going the extra mile to ensure that happens. Learn more.
Sick After Vacation? Here’s How to Recover Quickly
We're here fill you in on the most common reasons for this phenomenon, as well as what to do if your vacation has lead to illness.
From the ER to the Reinvented House Call — Why We Started DispatchHealth
After several years of careful research combined with many real-world studies, Mark Prather and Kevin Riddleberger built the DispatchHealth model.
3 Common Conditions that Send People with Intellectual Disabilities to the ER (and How to Prevent Them)
Are you taking care of someone with an intellectual disability? If so, avoid the emergency room for these health issues and instead get care delivered.
Urgent House Calls Improving Healthcare for Those with Physical Disabilities
DispatchHealth has significantly improved healthcare access for those with physical disabilities. Click to learn more about our on-demand service!
Important Facts You Should Know About UTIs in Seniors
Many seniors have health conditions that increase their risk of developing urinary tract infections (UTIs). Here's everything you need to know to help.
ALS Fighter Finds Comfort in Healthcare House Calls
DispatchHealth patient Clint Modler, 50, is determined to beat the survival odds of ALS. Healthcare delivery has been his "saving grace".
Alzheimer’s and Urinary Tract Infections: Risks, Prevention and In-Home Treatment
Urinary tract infections are common among seniors with Alzheimer’s. Learn how to recognize the symptoms and some of the ways to prevent it.
The Most Common Signs of Dehydration in the Elderly
Notice that bedside water bottle’s been full all day? Keep a lookout for these signs of dehydration in the elderly before health complications arise.
Most Common Injuries and Illnesses for People Aging with Alzheimer’s
If you’re caring for someone who is struggling with alzheimers or dementia, you should keep an eye out for these common health concerns.
ER-Level Care Delivery Exceeding Customer Expectations (And this Company is the Trailblazer)
DispatchHealth is seeing a record high NPS score compared to the industry average. Why? Their innovative care delivery model is certainly one reason.
5 Severe Spring Injuries You Can Get Treated at Home
Unfortunately, the joys of Spring can sometimes be interrupted by injuries and ailments. Luckily, with DispatchHealth you can get medical care at home.
The Best Ways to Prevent Dehydration in Seniors with Alzheimer’s
Dehydration is an ongoing threat for seniors with Alzheimer’s. Here are five strategies to keep your loved one hydrated and healthy.
Everything You Need to Know About COPD and Pneumonia
People with COPD need to be extra careful when it comes to pneumonia. Here's the link between COPD and pneumonia and how to prevent it.
Why Are the Elderly More Vulnerable to Food Poisoning?
There are a number of reasons why the elderly are particularly vulnerable to food poisoning. Here are some simple steps to keep most stomach bugs at bay.
Healthcare Providers and Insurers Advocate Treating Seniors at Home
Providers and insurers ranging from physicians to Medicare are increasingly advocating in-home healthcare. DispatchHealth is the solution.
5 Ways House Calls Provide Peace of Mind for Seniors
For patients with complex health needs, DispatchHealth delivers high-quality care to the comfort of your home as a cost-effective ER alternative.
Keeping Older Adults Safe by Delivering Healthcare
For the elderly, a trip to the emergency room can further complicate health problems. Fortunately, there’s a better option available.
Healthcare System Makes Seniors Worse Off; House Calls can Help
Vulnerable seniors deserve better than long waits and being around others who are sick. Fortunately, DispatchHealth house calls are at their fingertips.
Mobility-Challenged Seniors Deserve Better Healthcare
Seniors with mobility issues often delay getting necessary healthcare. Luckily, urgent house calls are a growing trend nationwide.
Flu Complications Hit Seniors Hard; House Calls can Help
Flu, fever, sinus infections, pneumonia and more are hitting seniors hard, fast and often. In-home urgent medical care can treat seniors right away!
House Calls Take the ‘Scare’ out of Healthcare for Seniors
Increasingly, sick seniors are trying to “tough it out” when they shouldn’t. New urgent mobile care options offering house calls are coming to the rescue.
The App Every Winter Sports Enthusiast Needs for Injuries
Here are the winter sport injuries that are most common, and the app that can help you deal with them from the comfort of home.
5 Gross Facts that will Change Your Handwashing Routine
Here are a few of the really disgusting things you come into contact with on a daily basis. So how’s a person supposed to stay healthy? Wash your hands!
The Innovative Solution That Changed my Outlook on Healthcare
Today I witnessed three people who lacked access to healthcare actually get sophisticated, human-to-human care from experienced providers.
The Real Scare for Parents: Common Halloween Injuries
We’ve got the details on the most common Halloween injuries, and how to prevent them. Keep your family safe by being aware of these hazards!
Why Healthcare Providers Need to Assess More than Just Physical Health
We all know that genetics affect our health, but there are social factors that are also important. Learn more about why these things should matter.
The “Amazon Factor” — Why Your Startup Needs an On-Demand Model
What do Amazon, Uber and Airbnb have in common? An on-demand business model that exceeds consumer expectations with exceptional ease of use.
In-Home Urgent Medical Care for Back to School Illness
When the kids go back to school, it’s often just a matter of time before they bring home illnesses. We have some tips to help you prepare.
Dehydration: A Serious Health Risk for Aging Adults
Our bodies are made up of mostly water, so when we don’t have enough, it can cause all kinds of problems. Click here for the effects of dehydration on seniors!
Get a House Call for Your Next Hypertensive Crisis
If you have high blood pressure, a spike in your numbers can be scary, and warrants medical treatment. So why not get ER-level treatment from home?
How the Modern-Day House Call is Evolving Healthcare
The house call is making a comeback in the healthcare industry. So what does this mean for the evolution of modern healthcare?
An Affordable Healthcare Delivery Service for Seniors
DispatchHealth sends a medical team to the patient’s home or senior facility and is partnered with most major insurance companies.
5 Things College Graduates Need to Know About Healthcare
For college grads in the process of “adulting”, healthcare can be complicated and confusing. These tips will help you be prepared!