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Tips on How to Help a Parent with Cancer

Tips on How to Help Parents with Cancer

The word cancer is a scary word for anyone. How can you begin to take care of someone else with cancer let alone a parent? It is the worst feeling in the world hearing that someone you love has cancer. The main reason is because we see our parents as our strength. Nevertheless, some families are caught off guard by this disease.

As overwhelming as it may be, here are tips that you can use to help your parent cope through their disease.

Get Home Care Assistance

The worst mistake that most families make is putting the burden and responsibility on themselves. Home care assistance can provide the sense of comfort your loved one makes. Going back and forth from the hospital, can be time consuming. We want to make sure our parents are well taken care of, yet this constant struggle can effect families emotionally. Families don’t need to do this alone.

Treat Them to Things They Love

It is the smaller things that make a big difference. If your mother or father are battling cancer, treat them to things they love like a manicure or a massage. These small pleasures can make a difference. Your parents will cherish the effort too. This is a perfect time to spend time together. There is nothing more important than enjoying the time together.

Be Patient

Patience is a virtue. It is easier said than done. Being patient, is valuable. You may have good days and bad days. It is important to remember that it is your parent going through this difficult crisis. They may not always be themselves or act out in frustration. However, is vital to keep a level head for them and show them they have your support.

Give Them a Distraction

Chemo treatments and surgery recover can create free time. For parents, try buying them a portable DVD player or a hand held device to help them pass the time. Furthermore, if they are far away, show them how to utilize apps like Whatsapp on their mobile devices to keep in contact. During your visiting time with your parents, spend time with them doing what they enjoy.

A Support System is A Definite

Loving your parent comes naturally. Your priority may feel like caring for them needs one-hundred percent of your focus. However, don’t forget about your needs. If you need to cry, let it out. If your are upset, take the time to heal. You need your friends and family to be there during your darkest hours.

Cancer is a horrible disease. These short tips will give some relief. It’s impossible to explain the hardship it puts on families. It doesn’t need to be the end though. Being positive and utilizing the support systems that are in place, will get your family through the tough times.

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3 Special Things Grandchildren Can Learn From Their Grandparents

3 Special Things Grandchildren Can Learn From Their Grandparents

It’s a special relationship between a grandchild and a grandparent. Grandparents are the authority figure. They provide unconditional love to their grandchildren. Along with the unconditional love, their experience and time on this Earth helps future generations move forward with the confidence that they’ll be okay during daily struggles. Nevertheless, our grandparents have a unique part in the lives of our future generations.

A New Skill Set

As grandchildren are growing up, senior citizens have a skill set that they can learn from. These skills include gardening, sewing, farming, and woodworking. Unfortunately, these are the lost arts in today’s generation. These are great things to pass to grandchildren especially because they are not commonly taught today.

Furthermore, grandparents learn more throughout their lifetime that prove helpful. They have been on the planet longer and have learned through experience how to handle certain tasks. For instance, someone who grew up in the Great Depression, learned never to waste anything and save money. These are important values that carry over to today.

Emotional Support

Grandparents are incredible listeners. Throughout my younger years, I was fortunate enough to have grandparents that understood patience and compassion. The most invaluable part was their experience on how to handle situations. They serve as an impartial source that can help pick the right choice in critical life moments.

History

Those who don’t know their history are doomed to repeat it. History continues to be part of education because it brings value to the future. While kids may learn history in their school books or from old pictures, they may find it interesting to learn from someone who lived it. Children learn more from those who experienced real-live events and learn to comprehend it in an emotional level versus a practical one.

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10 Questions to Ask During a Home Health Aide Interview

Questions to Ask an Agency or a Home Health Aide

You might feel overwhelmed with the decision of picking the right home health aide or agency. If you are hiring through a home care agency or by your own, screening applicants is an important part of the process of hiring the right one for your family. This guide gives ten questions that you should ask a home health aide or an agency during an initial interview.

Top ten questions to ask:

  1. Do you or your agency screen candidates to have a driver’s license and proper work documents?
  2. Are the home health aides certified? Do they have any CPR/BLS training?
  3. How does the agency train and monitor their caregivers?
  4. Does the agency or home health aide sign a contract to protect the clients’ rights?
  5. How many hours are required and will I receive a written care plan agreement?
  6. What duties can the home health aide or caregiver do to assist my loved one?
  7. Is the agency accredited?
  8. Do the home health aides have a positive attitude?
  9. How are the billing and expenses handled?
  10. How much does the aide charge per hour?

Along with the questions you want to ask, make sure to write down a list of scenarios. Scenarios can help you paint a better picture of how well the agency or the home health aide will be able to handle certain tasks.

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Remembrance 9-11-2001

Where were you on this day? For some, it was an amazing day filled with opportunities. For others, they barely remember it. Those born after 9/11 look at images in history books and ponder at the tragedy. Finally, for many others, it was the last day they would see their loved one or walk on this earth.

The experiences of that day are different for everyone. It provokes a sense of mystery behind why thousands had lost their lives in a span of a couple of hours. However, the dark message is the same. Tragedy can rattle our hearts. It can make us feel unsafe. We may be numb to the pain. As cliche as it seems, it is important to not take things for granted and always appreciate what is around you.

Today is a day of remembrance. It was eighteen years ago that 3000 people lost their lives. While some of us don’t want to think about the tragedy, it is a sign of love and respect for those who lost their lives. The best thing we can do is to continue to do our best in this life while supporting those in need. 9/11 was a day that brought the nation together in the midst of chaos.

Nevertheless, it is days like these that we give thanks to another day. Their souls will forever be in our memories.

E & S Family shows its respect and remembrance for the tragedy that happened. Our hearts are with the families who continue to suffer to this day. Though we cannot repair what happened, we can hope to bring a little bit of light to the darkness of the day.

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ManorHealth Care and ES Home Care Solutions Partner Up

ES Home Care Solutions and ManorHealth Care, located at Mountainside, New Jersey partner together to provide communities and families the care they need. They work together to find the right care for patients and families. With love and dedication, we can do it together. Families rely on us and our team or professionals.

Our Director of Nursing and their Social Services department work together to find the right care for your families. They refer clients to our home care agency because we are dependable and reliable.

Nevertheless, medical teams that work together for your family will give you the best choices.

“Families need us to be on their side. It’s important that families have a reliable resource once they leave our facility. E & S Home Care Solutions not only provide skilled training to give personalized care, but they are a fast-growing home care agency proven to give good care in local areas. It’s why we work with them,” the office administrator stated with enthusiasm. She had a great relationship and bond with the Director of Nursing at E & S Home Care Solutions.

“It has been a pleasure getting to know her. We worked together at hospice. I know this will be a valuable relationship,” Jill the Director at Nursing commented with a bubbly smile. She anticipates it will be a start to a beautiful relationship and that it will benefit the communities.