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