E&S Home Care Solutions provides a holistic approach to home care that addresses both the physical and psychological needs of our patients. We help our patient’s regain quality of life by preserving their dignity and supporting their highest level of independent function.
The aging process is a beautiful thing. It has its advantages including enjoying a post-retirement. It is the dream for seniors. For seniors, your focus can be on your family and your life’s pursuits. Seniors look forward to their retirement because of the new freedom they’ll experience.
However, as we age, changes occur in our physical bodies and our cognitive abilities. Suddenly, a house that was once safe can be dangerous. Before you begin your journey to enjoy your retirement, it is never a bad thing to have your home evaluated for safety.
It is not a thing many families think about. This is why it’s important to consider being pro-active and avoiding a situation before an accident occurs. Normally, families are blinded by the challenges that seniors may face.
Geriatric doctors recommend ensuring that homes can be traveled in without the hassle. There should be emergency protocols put in place. For example, seniors having access to a fall detector can get them access to emergency care immediately.
These are helpful tips that will make your home senior friendly:
Make the bathroom more accessible
Purchase safety devices like smoke detectors, fall detection devices, and carbon monoxide detectors
Avoid cluttering the home with potted plants, laundry baskets, or newspapers
Ensure there are railings on the stairway that are secure
Having a caregiver or a home health aide present during times of need
The reality is accidents happen. There is no guarantee in this life. This doesn’t mean we should avoid being prepared. These helpful tips can make retirement more enjoyable for families without the worries that can come up later.
Home Health Aide students love graduating from E & S. It has become the latest trend for most home health aides searching for a better opportunity. The reason is because of how we take care of them and provide for them. Home Health Aides at our facility are given benefits. In addition, we ensure that they are well prepared to provide the quality care families deserve.
Families ask me all the time what traits every caregiver should have. This is a common question because sometimes families aren’t sure what makes a reliable home health aide. Nevertheless, after working with home health aides for a couple years, what I realized is that the best home health aides are the ones that have characteristics important to the job.
Home Health Aides need to be great communicators. In addition, they require patience, need to be attentive to the patient’s needs, and emotional intelligence is at the top of their most important attributes. A home health aide requires emotional intelligence to handle most situations especially when the situation calls for compassion or a stern mind to ensure that the patient follows the care plan assigned to them.
The four qualities required by home health aides:
Similar interests to the patient
A caregiver’s main responsibility to ensure that their patient is happy. It is up to the families what they want to search for in a caregiver. Qualities may differ, but the mission at heart is the same. The patience happiness is vital their health.
Your parents are invincible. This is what we believe when we are younger. However, as time passes by, we recognize that we get older. Eventually, you start to notice small instances of your parents needing help. You don’t want to impose. I mean it can be hard for them to hear about needing help. Before you step in, the best thing to do is to wait and see if they need the extra help.
After being independent and self sufficient, it is almost impossible for your parents to admit they need help. Additionally, as our parents, they don’t want us to worry. Regardless, of how old they are, they will always put your needs before their own. Though they may not like the idea, it is important to stress how additional help around the home can make their life easier.
4 Positive signs that your elderly loved one needs help:
Illness or physical disability
Loss of appetite
Difficulty getting around
These four signs are indications that your loved one might benefit from someone helping them. It’s not a bad thing. With an open heart and an open mind, caregivers are skilled enough to not be intrusive. There are instances where parents are overjoyed with the extra company. It gives them an opportunity to do more than they thought they realized.
Home health aides assist in day to day activities when they are needed. For this reason, aging shouldn’t have to be a pain. There is no shame in it either . Millions of family members opt for home care because it is safer, psychologically better, and families have complete control over the decisions they make for who they hire.
This month E & S Home Care Solutions will give away Pink Ribbon Pins to mark the Breast Cancer Awareness month. These pink ribbons are reminder of the importance of annual checkups. They offer a small reminder to the greater cause.
My mother was the first one to receive a pink ribbon today. I gave it to her when I remembered that her sister passed away from Breast Cancer. The ribbon was a small reminder that we still think about her until this day. When I gave her the ribbon, she looked at me with her sky-blue colored eyes. The tiny gesture was more than enough to bring peace to the situation.
“What E & S Home Care Solutions is doing is incredible. My sister died from breast cancer. It brought me to tears especially because even the smallest things can go a long way,” Anita stated with tears in her eyes when she remembered how her sister passed away from Breast Cancer. It tears apart families and can go as far as taking away someone we love before we are ready to let go.
It’s one of those situations where you try not to think about it. It is real and out there. You may not want to be directly involved with remembering. However, even the small gestures can make a small difference. It might inspire others to do more.