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Why Do I Need a Home Health Aide?

Now that we understand the differences between a Home Health Aide and Home Care Aide, we need to ask why do we even need one? Most people have the mindset that it would just be easier for them to take care of their loved ones themselves. 

This actually quite the opposite. Having an aide to assist with a loved one’s medical conditions and daily living is proven to have better health results than just a family member helping out. There are many benefits in having someone to help your family members in ways you can not.

What is it like?

Having a home health aide is almost like having a personal nurse that may help out around the house every once and awhile. They are recognized skilled physicians that provide friendship and medical assistance.

Home health aides help those who are struggling to do it all on their own. It is not an easy task to take care of a sick loved one and continue to work, take care of children, and maintain a healthy social life. When your job requires you to travel Home health aides can take over and be the caregiver needed at the time.

Can I Trust Them?

Home health aides are there to maintain safety and comfortability within patients home. This means that they will do everything in their power to make sure the patient and family feel comfortable and independent while helping maintain the patient’s health.

Depending on the hours agreed upon, your loved one could have up to 24/hrs or less of constant companionship. There are home health aides that live with their patients while others who come in during the times that the patient would be alone.

Home health aides also cost less than your average nursing care facility. This cost-effective solution also guarantees that your loved one will get one-on-one attention and care that is needed.

Instead of stressing hire a home health aide. They will be there when you can’t and will ensure that your loved one is on the right path to a healthier and better tomorrow.

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I Forgot They have Alzheimer’s…

I Forgot They have Alzheimer’s…

I forgot they have alzheimers

Have you ever started a sentence and in the middle of it forgot what you were going to say? Have you ever walked into a room to perform a task but forget what that task was? Have you ever knew the answer to a question but couldn’t get the answer out?

Now imagine that feeling every minute of every day for the rest of your life. The frustration of knowing you know something but being unable to remember it. The feeling of uselessness as people start to do everything for you without asking.

What is it?

In order to understand what it feels like to have Alzheimer’s disease, one must truly understand what it is. Alzheimer’s disease is a type of dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking, and behavior.

Dementia is just terminology used for extreme memory loss that can have an effect on a person’s everyday activities. Both of these conditions can have made a mark many people in society today.


Statistics…

Every minute someone in the US is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. It is the 6th leading cause of death in the US. It has affected more of the country then people realize. Currently, 5.5 million US citizens have Alzheimer’s. 44 Million are living with a form of Dementia in the world.

Within the US 3.3 million out of the 5.5 million patients of Alzheimer’s are women. This condition also affects those youth too as 200,000 of these cases have been younger than 65. This is not including the many people who mistake Alzheimer’s foraging.

Aging or Dementia?

There are many symptoms of dementia. These include a change in personality, memory loss, newfound struggles in writing and speaking. However, as the symptoms are very similar to aging one should look for all extreme cases.

Someone with Dementia will most likely not be able to retrace their steps of the day. They develop more distrust for people and have high levels of anxiety. In many scenarios, at the further stages of Alzheimer’s patients become delusional and irritable.

This then begins to affect the way they are able to go about their normal daily activities. This can take a toll on both the patient and the family. If you believe that a loved one is suffering from any form of dementia talk to a doctor.

The more you inquire the easier it will be for a doctor to help. Never be afraid to ask because every day you wait can be another day of pain and confusion for them.

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Home Health Care Versus In-Home Care. Which One is Best for You?

Home Health Care Versus In-Home Care. Which One is best for you?

As the United States ages, the need for a home health/ in-home aid increases more and more. But, how do you know if you qualify for one and which aid would work best for you? How do you pay for a Home Health Aid? Where can you find the best ones?

These questions are some of the main things people are looking for when searching for a home health aid. Due to the lack of information provided and the unknown, many go without the help they need.

In order to help people live a more comfortable and easier life the public needs to be properly informed.

Along with the many misinterpretations about home aids in society today that have impacted the amount of help being received, the lack of information given to patients has had a huge role in the decline of home health aides and home care aides.

Many don’t even realize that there are differences between  home health care and in-home care. This may cause a patient to hire the wrong aid and could potentially cause serious issues.

Home Health Care is Great for your Health

Home health care patients tend to be the more demanding of the two types of aid. Home Health Care services include but are not limited too; wound care, medical tests, therapy, administration of medications including injections, pain management.

Home Health Care patients must be certified home bound by a doctor, they must be under a doctors care at least three months prior to the employment of an aid, they must have a physician prescribed health care plan, among other things.

A home health care aid can be covered by the patients health insurance, Medicare, and Medicaid (depending on the state).  However, the biggest difference between a home health care patient and a in-home care patient is that the home health care patient’s health status must require the assistance from a licensed medical provider.

In-Home Care is Great for the Soul

Even though an in-home care aid can perform many tasks that a home health care aids can do to help a patient they do have many restrictions. In-Home care aid does not need to be a licensed medical provider.

They are allowed to remind the patient of time to take medicine but are not allowed to administer any medication to the patient. An in-home care aid helps more around the house so the patient feels comfortable. This may include cleaning, paying bills, grooming, companionship and home therapy.

The qualifications for an in-home care patients are also more relaxed than home health care patients. Not only do the patients, not need a prescribed aid, they also do not need to considered home bound.

These key characteristics are important to remember when looking for an aid. If any information is needed the patient should ask their doctors and friends and continue to do research in order to find the right fit for them.

The more information they know the more comfortable their life can become.

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A Mother’s Day Celebration. Thank You.

A Mother's Day Celebration

Mother’s day is a celebration. It is a celebration where mothers are honored. This modern-day tradition began in the United States in 1908 when Anna Jarvis held a memorial for her mother at St. Andrew’s Methodist Church. Since this moment, the public observed the holiday and commercialized it.

This is a dedication to mothers around the world. It is a tribute to their incredible self. There are no words that can be said that hasn’t already been said. It is because of the mothers that many of us rely on for comfort, strength, and support. Regardless, of how old we become, our mothers are the one person who might just mean the world to us.

As a remembrance of our appreciation, thank you to the mothers of the world for what you do. You make the world better day by day. The E & S family wishes everyone a happy mother’s day.

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Home Care Deserves Respect Among the General Public

Home Care Respect

Home care is one of the industry-leading health care advocates in the United States. Despite the popularity among people, some individuals are reluctant to give the field the respect it deserves.

The main reason is due to the lack of information and understanding of what home care providers do. Additionally, it is to my understanding that many people truly don’t understand the industry and what goes into making it work.

44 Million People Need Home Care

It is a need. A decade ago the aging population was educated on receiving their care at a hospital or a medical facility. As the world becomes more modern, the human needs of comfort, health, and support have not changed.

According to Forbes, there are 44 million people who receive direct care at home. In other words, they prefer to receive care at home versus going to a nursing home or a hospital. Furthermore, it has been proven time and time again that seniors benefit from the psychological benefits of staying at home.

The Biggest Misconception is How Home Care Works

First and foremost, the biggest misconception is how home care works. The truth is not many people know how home care works. It is not their fault though. A big emphasis has not been placed on educating the public on their health care options.

After conducting face to face interviews with clients, the biggest problem concern was the legitimacy of the environment. What this indicates is that home care providers are considered “low-wage” workers. This couldn’t be further than the truth.

Home Health Aides are skilled professionals trained to do their service. These skilled workers are monitored and supervised by Nurses that are well equipped to handle the medical field.

In most instances, home care agencies are required to be accredited. For instance, in the state of New Jersey, agencies must undergo state inspections.

Yearly, home care agencies go through a rigorous screening process to ensure their doors stay open. They follow HIPAA regulations

Sincerely, home care is becoming a vital component of overall health care. There is no substitute for the growing demand. With millions of articles produced about this subject, it is no wonder that help at home is a need by many. It deserves respect.