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A Heartfelt Message |

It’s almost Labor Day Weekend.  A long weekend where it’s time to relax! 

You’ve probably opened this email with anticipation that it might be something interesting or perhaps a special offer you can’t refuse! It’s more special than that. Throughout the past couple of months, we have had a connection and we are thankful for you reaching out to us for one reason or another. 

You are receiving this email because we remember you too.  This is a token of our gratitude towards your interest in our organization and our promise to surrounding communities to help assist people to achieve their hearts’ dreams through education.

This is a reminder that we provide home care services. We are eager to help assist you in achieving a new career with a family who cares about your future. With us, you’ll always be a part of a successful family.  

Schedule a free consultation with us today.

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Do You Need Insurance When Hiring an In Home Care Person?

This is an excellent question. It is a common question we receive on a daily basis from families that are in need of care assistance. If families are searching to hire their personal home health aide, an aspect to take into consideration is the insurance. Home care agencies offer liability and accident insurance.

This can be more costly for families if they opt to avoid a home care agency. However, if a family wants to consider a home care agency, families do not need health insurance to hire a caregiver. It is the beautiful aspect of home care services. You cannot be turned away if you do not have medical insurance.

For personal care assistance, you do not need insurance to receive home health aide services. Most home care agencies accept private pay too. In actuality, private pay care is more affordable than some people think. The best home care agencies work with families to ensure a payment plan is available. Additionally, their prices are competitive and in the market.

The reason to choose a home care agency for home care services is that overtime you spend less for the quality. It is a win-win for the family.

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A Majority of US Families Rely On Home Care

A majority of US families rely on home care services. It is viewed by the general public as a beneficial choice for seniors and individuals with limited mobility. Additionally, home health aides are an invaluable part of the health care team. Home health aides help patients get out of bed, prepare meals, follow a care plan for quick recovery, and clean.

The number one reason home care is important to the aging population is because patients stay home. Furthermore, family members have an affordable option to give care to their loved ones. Currently, at least 60% if American families have or have considered the option of bringing a home health aide in to help with the medical needs.

Keeping people in their homes, where they are most comfortable, is preferable by doctors. There are psychological benefits to patients staying at home where they are most familiar and comfortable. Families who have discovered the wonders of home care services are satisfied with their decision. It is the most cost-effective option, and the best choice for their loved ones.

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How to Dress and Groom Someone with Alzheimer’s or Dementia

Have you wondered what it is like for someone with Alzheimer’s or Dementia to get dressed? The simple, daily routines we take for granted are an obstacle to patients suffering from these disease. These tasks of getting dressed and brushing teeth turn into a hassle because of the many choices that are available.

Mentally, what we see as an easy task is an overwhelming and paralyzing burden for these patients. Families are overwhelmed by the difficulty, but they want to help. Nevertheless, there are advice groups and resources to guide you.

These tips can be found on the Alzheimer’s Association page.

  1. Hand the person the clothing and provide them with step by step instructions.
  2. Find easy to wear apparel like Velcro shoes
  3. Be patient
  4. Be flexible with a person with Alzheimer’s. For instance, if a person wants to wear the same outfit multiple days in the row focus on the positives.
  5. Encourage independence
  6. Use simple grooming tools
  7. Avoid uncomfortable clothing
  8. Be wary of the weather because people with Dementia or Alzheimer’s do not regulate their body temperature
  9. Maintain grooming routines
  10. Use favorite toiletries like toothpaste, perfume, and razors.

The main point is to make the person feel independent while not stressing them out.

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Should You Consider Placing a Loved One in a Home?

Should You Consider Putting a Loved One in a Nursing Home?

Families ask this question often. There are times where we want the best for our loved ones. We had a daughter whose mother turned 64 and suffered with Alzheimer at sixty four. The situation wasn’t ideal for her anymore. Despite her best attempt to care for her mother, the daughter could no longer handle her mother’s erratic behavior. She thought it would be in her best interest to be placed in a home where she could have stability, routine, safety, and activities.

However, the mother did not want to be placed in a home and preferred to have care at home. Unfortunately, this is a common situation among Alzheimer patients and their loved ones. Nevertheless, we understand it is not easy. It is a conflicting situation. In one hand, a family member wants to give their loved one the best care possible. On the other hand, they may not understand or have the patience to handle situations that require more attention. If you add work, kids, and more, it can be overwhelming.

Should you consider placing a loved one in a home? It depends really. It depends on several factors including finances, culture, and sometimes what the patient wants. My opinion though is that you should consider the option of getting the best of both worlds. Consult with your doctor as well. The best feedback will be the feedback of professionals.

Coincidentally, a personalized caregiver or a home health aide acts as a specialist who can provide the right care plan for the patient. A team of professionals help guide the patient through a speedy recover and a comfortable lifestyle. Home Health Aides provide companionship, safety, routine, and the best part is that families don’t need to feel guilty for leaving their loved one at a nursing home. Essentially, it takes the responsibility off your shoulders.