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2 Big Reasons Your Parent Needs a Home Health Aide

Parent Needs a Home Health Aide

Everyone wants to do what is best for their aging parents. There are millions of articles that provide thousands of reasons your parents need a home health aide. I will make this short, sweet, and to the point as to two big reasons your parent needs a home health aide.

  1. Emotional Well Being
  2. Reliability

Before I explain these two, let me explain what the issue is today.

Elderly Care is a Major Issue

Elderly care is a major issue in today’s society. According to the United States Census Bureau, for the first time in U.S History, older people are projected to outnumber children.

In the next ten years, 2030 will be the demographic turning point in the U.S. Baby boomers will be over the age of 65. In addition, this will expand the size of the older population that 1 in 5 resides will be retirement age.

What this means to everyone else is that families will be affected. This will result in the demand for health care to grow stronger.

A fact about the baby boomer generation is that they prefer to be independent. Care at home services are the future. Hospitals will be unable to handle the mass increase in patient care. For this reason, doctors and physicals are turning to home health aide services.

However, it can be hard to know when it is the right time to hire extra help. I decided to write a simple summary of two big reasons your parent needs a home health aide.

Reason #1: Emotional Well-Being

It is an emotional roller coaster. Whether you plan on becoming a caregiver gradually or you are thrown into it due to a crisis, it brings an emotional responsibility.

The love that you have for your parents is not he same as taking care of your emotional well-being.

Do you remember the times your parent dealt with your tantrums? Your parents loved you. Maybe they yelled at you, took away your favorite toy, but for the most part, our parents never crossed the line.

Actually, most parents will adore their kids until the day they pass, but it is a draining situation that, if not dealt with, can produce problems later down the road. You being a caregiver for your loved one or passing them off to a nursing home will produce thousands of emotions.

I created a chart of our major emotions you will experience.

Emotions you may feel over time include:

A home health aide goes through the emotional training and understand the expectations of caring for a loved one with needs.

Reason #2: Reliability

I will paint a scenario for you. The average adult person between the ages of thirties and forties may work 40-hours per week.

Furthermore, may have children to care for. The average hours per day parents spend caring for and helping household children from ages to 6 to 17 can vary between 2 hours to 4 hours.

These are average responsibilities of an adult. This may be more or less. Nevertheless, if we add care giving to the mix, you will understand the impact it will have.

The average senior may require 5-10 hours of care per day and some may require 24-hour care that involves around-the-clock attention.

The help a senior typically requires includes:

  • Medication Assistance
  • Dressing
  • Bathing
  • Clothing
  • Lifting properly
  • Taking to doctor appointments

The average care a senior needs in the form of a chart:

This is a day to day comparison of what a senior may need when being cared for.

Your day would be gone. It is at this moment most kids looking after their parents may feel guilt. You feel guilty because you shouldn’t see it as a burden or a problem. What are the chances of you sticking to the routine? How reliable will you be?

My answer is mistakes can happen when someone is under heavy amounts of stress.

You’d be facing a situation where you’d either burn out or cause more harm to your parents.

The training caregivers undertake is extensive and sometimes you may not be the right person to care for your parent as hard as that may seem. Your aging parents’ need patience, acceptance, and time. This is where home care services.

You can bring help to your home. It doesn’t need to be a hard transition for you or your parents. Additionally, they’ll be able to stay at home without you worrying or feeling guilty that you left them at a nursing home. It is a win, win, and win situation for everyone.

What To Do From Here

The truth is it there are good ways to handle situations, but then there are better ways.

A home health aide is a help at home service where a specialized person understand what your parent needs. This is what a home health aide does for a living.

If you know a loved one or someone who needs home care services, email us today at info@eshcs.com or visit our website at eshcs.com today.

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Nursing Homes Struggle While Home Care Agencies Thrive

Nursing Homes Struggle Whole Home Care Agencies Thrive

Nursing Homes Struggle While Home Care Agencies Thrive

The decision to place your loved one in a nursing home or a home care agency is a tough one.  Honestly, I hope that I will never make that decision.  However, for most of us, it is a choice that will eventually happen in our lives whether it is for someone we care about or for ourselves.  Despite what nursing homes advertise, typically they are more expensive and their public perception plus patient trust is lacking.

The Better Option 

Home care continues to be the better option and not only because of the incapabilities for the nursing home to properly staff, but it’s a safer option for long-term care.  The idea behind home care services continues to be a new concept although it has been common practice in society.  For many patients, house calls were a norm.

Doctors Recommend It

Home care agencies are relatively new to the general public.  Home care services support men and women who require direct attention on a daily basis.  Doctors and specialists recommend it too.  There is no better or warmer place than at home.  With the caregivers’ help and constant check-ups from Nurses, the care is practiced in a controlled environment.

Home Health Aide Services can offer 24/7 care too. Psychologically, patients recover quicker when they are surrounded by what is familiar to them.  A quality home care agency can certainly provide a better option.

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Healthy Aging is Possible and Highly Expected

Healthy Aging is Possible and Highly Expected

Healthy Aging is Possible and Highly Expected

The expectations in today’s society for aging are high and with all the modern technologies that there are it shouldn’t come as a surprise. Honestly, I don’t blame the people either.  As younger adults, you never think about aging or the effects it will have on your body.  You had this belief that aging wouldn’t change you emotionally or mentally, and it shouldn’t have to. The quality of life beyond expectations is what most are looking for.

What is Healthy Aging 

We should take a closer look at what healthy aging is.  Healthy aging is defined as how to make the best of the extended quality years. In today’s society, even with chronic diseases like dementia, heart disease, diabetes, and/or cancer, aging is not a disease.  It is a lifelong process that occurs naturally.

For this reason, even if those who are older and have chronic diseases, there are alternatives for them to use to restore their quality of living.  Home care services and care at home technological treatment has given seniors the ability to age comfortably at their home without the unnecessary stress of visiting doctors or hospitals.

The History of Aging and Where It’s Headed

The history of aging has increased in the past one-hundred years.  In the early 1900’s, the life expectancy was 50 years of age.  Throughout the past several decades, the life expectancy has increased to well over 75.  Nevertheless, despite the aging beyond the normal, developed countries like Japan have a high percentage of people living over 100-years of age.

There are more and more 90-year-olds running marathons than before.  Though these reflect strange cases, it doesn’t necessarily mean that’s how normal people age.  This is why technology has been rampant and determined to find resources for the aging to provide them with an easier lifestyle.  The quality of life is expected is higher than ever before especially by 2050.  With millennials being the biggest population, by 2050 more than 2 billion people will be older globally which means aging demographics won’t be as abnormal as everyone predicts.

The aging process is a normal part of most people’s lives.  However, for how long will that continue?  It is unknown currently, but scientists have a theory. that with the rapid introduction of modern science and technology, aging might not be a problem for future generations.

It is predicted that in the next one-hundred years people will live beyond one-hundred years of age.  The societal norm of life expectancy should continue to break through stereotypes and boundaries.

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Home Care is the Help at Home that Seniors Deserve

Home Care is the Help at Home that Seniors Deserve

Home Care is the Help at Home that Seniors Deserve

A number of questions are presented when seniors and their family members encounter a situation where they need to seek out in-home care services.  What I have seen is that most families have no idea where to start.  Their relative is often against the idea of having the additional assistance too.  If given the choice, most seniors prefer to live independently which is great!  I mean everyone has the sense to feel important and valuable to society.

They Are Veterans of Society

In most instances, older patients are retired veterans, incredible professionals, and/or parents who were the head of the household for years.  For them to suddenly give up their independence, it is a difficult thing to do.  It is not easy getting older.  While there are advantages of aging, it can take a toll on those who aren’t ready to give up their freedom yet.  However, they don’t need to give up their freedom.  As a matter of fact, home care services were created for the sole purpose of giving elderly and seniors the opportunity to stay at home and be productive.

Home Care Services and Caregivers

Home care services had broken down the barriers that keep seniors from committing to home care agencies and other support services.  Caregivers are compassionate! They love what they do.  It is not an easy profession to be selfless, yet most Home Health Aides are.

I have seen several times where older grandparents become attached to their Home Health Aides and love the additional companionship they receive.  In addition, most people prefer to live out the rest of their days at home and if they need help, caregivers are sometimes the better option than depending on families.


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Home Health Aide Ready to Provide In-Home Support Care Services

Home Health Aide Ready to Provide In Home Support Care Services

Home Health Aide Ready to Provide In-Home Support Care Services

A smile can tell a story.  This month has been a fantastic month at E & S Home Care Solutions.  We have had several home health aides finish their training with skilled, professional nurses.  After one month of training and hands-on experience with real patients, the graduates are ready to provide in-home support care services. 

Do you feel compassionate towards people?  Do you love seeing them smile?  If you are reading this article, is because you find great pleasure in seeing others succeed.  I do too.  It is one of the reasons I have started to write success stories on a weekly basis. It is awe-inspiring to watch the caregivers see themselves online and become motivated to do more for their communities.  I meet hundreds of students who are on their way to becoming warm-welcoming caregivers.  The first thing they tell me is that they really enjoy what they do.

We motivate our caregivers to be at their best and work hard towards their goals.  When the graduates are asked how they enjoy the experience with us, they always mention how we opened their eyes to the better opportunities that are involved with the home care industry.