"In the book of life, the answers aren’t in the back." - Charlie Brown
About Oklahoma Healthcare Consulting
OHC was established in 2017 with two goals in mind: serving as a healthcare resource to families coping with the effects of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, as well as other age-related illness and to provide valuable information and reassurance for new and expectant parents. We are devoted to helping families find balance and harmony in all of life’s stages.
We understand that every person and family is special with their own unique circumstances. We can help you identify care goals and understand available options to reduce fear, frustration, and stress.
Caregiving for an individual of any age can be overwhelming at times. We can help you navigate through any obstacles and find the answers and resources you need.
In our experience, the most challenging behavior can be traced to an unmet physical or emotional need. We can support you in pinpointing the potential underlying causes and find personalized solutions that work.
OHC can provide education and support on a variety of topics to help you achieve positive caregiving outcomes. Those topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
Elders & Families
Alzheimer’s and Dementia Education
End of Life
Nutrition and Weight Loss
Newborns & New Mothers
Crib and Car Safety Suggestions
Newborn Care Basics
New Mother Care Management
Registry Item Suggestions
Safe Sleep Education
Swaddling and Diapering
Additional Services for Healthcare Organizations
Alzheimer's and Dementia Training for Staff and Families
Behavioral Intervention for Residents in Danger of Discharge
Licensed Administrator to Cover Vacations and Illness
Survey Preparedness and Plans of Correction
Troubleshooting Operational Issues
A licensed practical nurse with over 25 years of experience, Teresa is a licensed Assisted Living and Residential Care Administrator, a licensed Home Care Administrator, and an experienced Hospice Administrator. She is passionate about caring for the elderly, especially those with Alzheimer's and Dementia.
She is certified by the NCCDP as a Dementia Practitioner and as a Certified Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Care Trainer.
She is the mother of five children and grandmother of two grandsons. She lives in Norman, Oklahoma with Vencent, her husband of 31 years.
A board certified Family Nurse Practitioner, Rachel earned her Master of Science in Nursing degree from Graceland University in May 2019. She is currently working as a nurse practitioner in a pediatric practice and also works in hospice.
She has over 9 years of nursing experience in hospice, labor and delivery, postpartum, and well baby care. She enjoys teaching expecting and new parents about how to prepare and care for their infants.
She obtained her Bachelors of Science in Nursing degree in 2011 from the University of Oklahoma.
Rachel lives in Norman with her husband Ross and sons Reed and Bennett.
Can you recommend services in the community such as home health, hospice, or private duty?
OHC has relationships with many healthcare providers in the Norman, greater Oklahoma City and Edmond areas. Through consultation and assessment of your loved one, we can help you choose the most beneficial services. OHC will refer you to only the best and most compassionate providers.
My mother was just diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. Is she safe to live at home?
How do we know if it’s time for a higher level of care for dad?
Our first baby is due in a few months. Can you help us get ready?
Through cognitive and safety assessment, OHC can help determine if your mother
is able to independently function in her home. We can also recommend community
and safety resources which may afford her the ability to live independently longer. If
that does not appear to be possible, OHC can help narrow down the best living options available in the community.
You may have noticed that your father has stopped bathing frequently enough.
Maybe you have received a phone call from a concerned neighbor saying that he has been seen on more than one occasion wandering outside, not appropriately dressed for the weather. These instances could be a red flag that more assistance in the home or a higher level of care in a new environment is needed. OHC can help you make an informed choice to ensure the safety and preserve the dignity of your loved one.
Absolutely! OHC can give you expert advice on how to prepare yourselves and your home for your precious new arrival. Call us today to schedule an in-person meeting to discuss your unique goals. We can help you choose the most practical and useful registry items, decide between disposable and cloth diapering, choose a safe crib and car seat, and give child-proofing suggestions.
We are new parents. Our baby isn’t sleeping well. What would you suggest?
This is probably the most asked question from new parents. Sleep deprivation is very difficult to cope with and may not only affect our mood, but our overall health and well-being. Although a baby's sleep patterns can change in relation to growth and development, OHC can recommend a variety of soothing techniques and products that can help. Call us today so that we can help you and your family work toward more restful nights!
At OHC we provide information that can help you cope with any care giving issues you may encounter.