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The Spirit of Giving is a Home Health Aide’s Strength

 

 

Caregivers, care attendants, personal caregivers, in-home nurses, Certified Home Health Aides…these are the thousands of names these special people are given as their title. If you were to summarize what they mean in one word, it’s “giving.” It’s the season of giving and for Home Home Health Aides there is no such thing as a season. Christmas will come and go, yet a Home Health Aides perseverance will continue for years to come.

Home Health Aides are Important

Home Health Aides are important. Caregivers are entrusted to care for our loved ones through their times of difficulty. Having met Certified Home Health Aides during my time in the education-health care field, I realized that their work often goes unappreciated or undervalued in society. It’s a sad truth that I decided to share to enlighten the public of their gracious deeds. Throughout the year, these hard-working employees take care of the elderly and sickly with their utmost attention. The patients they care for are not always the easiest and at times can be almost impossible to deal with. However, with a passion for their work, they continuously fight through the daily struggles to assist family members with the best care possible.

Their Contribution and the Future to Society

Home Health Aides contribute more to society than one might believe. You can place the statistics aside for a moment and think logically as a patient. Would you rather receive care in a facility that you do not know or care at a place that you’ve known throughout your life? Doctors and nurses recommend care-at-home for recovery purposes. Patients feel more at peace when they are at home being cared for by the surroundings they are familiar with. Logically, psychology has shown vast advantages for those who choose Home Health Aides over Nursing Homes for their family members. I’ve provided a list of advantages that are prevalent with a Home Health Aide.

  1. Patients are less stressed
  2. Individual care is personalized for the patient
  3. Home Health Aides are trained and instructed by nurses
  4. Hospitals and medical facilities choose caregiving because of its convenience
  5. Patients feel less lonely
  6. Families are less prone to feeling guilty for leaving family members at home alone

The future involved home care especially because Baby Boomers prefer convenience. As the generation ages, the value of Home Health Aides will continue to be immeasurable. It’s vital, as a society, that we continue to show our appreciation towards these heroic people.

Home Health Aides are Trained and Compassionate

Home Health Aides compassion cannot be taught. Caregivers are skilled workers commit to their profession. The biggest misconception I’ve heard is the lack of training Home Health Aides to receive. This is far from the truth or reality. I’ve seen the training first-hand. It’s not easy. A special type of commitment is needed to go through the classes that they do. While every state is different, all Home Health Aides are required to endure vigorous training for their profession. Their hands-on training is crucial to the success and the overall care of the patient that they will be responsible. Home Health Aides are trained, licensed, and skilled professionals. It’s noted that home care agencies do a fantastic job of screening candidates before they are allowed to visit a patient’s home. Then, candidates, are interviewed and placed with the appropriate patient to make sure they are a right fit.

It is a dedication that I see needs attention. The attention we give will improve care for everyone including those

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How to Prepare for the Winter: Winter Health

Winter can cause issues with our mental and physical health.

The cold temperature leads to less outdoor time. Many who exercise outside will have a decrease in physical activity. The reduction in exercise means fewer endorphins which will negatively impact both mental and physical health. The cold temperatures can also mean fewer outings with friends. Socialization is important to human’s well-being. Feelings of isolation are very common in the winter. Another common issue is the immune systems response can slow down making you more susceptible to sickness. Many do not venture outdoors. Exposure to colds and viruses is increased because more people are in close quarters and these germs survive better in the cold.

Winter also means less sunshine. The decrease in sunshine has a great influence on mental health. Sunshine gives individuals vitamin d; a lack of vitamin d can negatively influence your mood and energy and has been linked to depression. The increase in darkness can also disrupt your Circadian rhythm. Darkness and light can affect this causing a disruption in your sleeping cycle and feeling abnormally tired.

The dry air that accompanies winter weather can cause discomfort for many. the dry air can cause the skin to itch and peel.

Another aspect leading to health issues for the winter can be a multitude of holidays. Many different religions have special holidays that take place in the winter months, which mean more people coming together and spreading germs. This also means more food. Weight gain is very likely at this time and can cause discomfort for people and affects self-esteem.

You can improve your mental and physical health.

It is important to continue exercising during winter. Try to work out at least 3 times a week for at least 30 minutes each time. This can strengthen the mood and immune system. To keep yourself motivated, you can ask friends to join a local gym or exercise class, or even find home workouts to fit into your schedule.

To stay healthy, it is important to eat healthily. It can be difficult during the winter and holidays, but proper nutrition will help give you energy and can positively affect mood.

In the winter, many individuals retreat from social interaction, but mental health can be negatively impacted by this. It is important to stay socially active, whether it be through strong relationships or volunteering to help others. Both can give you positive social interactions.

Always wash your hands. Make sure you use soap and warm water. Try to use a paper towel to open doors after. Washing your hands should take at least 20 seconds. Hand-sanitizer can also be brought anywhere in case an area does not have soap.

Adults should be sleeping 7-9 hours a night. Poor sleep can worsen the immune system, anxiety, depression, and overall mood. If the air is too dry, humidifiers should be purchased. The temperature inside a house will also affect sleep, too hot or too cold can prevent sleep.

Remember to stay active! Do the things you enjoy. While motivation and focus may be low, once you push yourself the results will be beneficial.

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Healthy Home Care Helps Reduce Readmissions

Healthy Home Care Helps Reduce Readmissions

Do you have a loved one who recently was emitted to the hospital?  Do you feel that their condition could have been improved if you were around more?  It is not uncommon to feel that the care for your loved one is not as good as it should be.  After a patient leaves the hospital, it is essential to their well-being that they follow the plan-of-care set by the doctor and sometimes it is not monitored as well as it should be which results in more patients returning to the hospital.

Healthy Home Care is a Solution

A healthy home care agency helps reduce readmissions into hospitals. Home Health Aides are trained to follow a plan-of-care that is set by a Registered Nurse.  The nurse provides consistent check-ups and assessments to ensure that the plan-of-care is being followed one-hundred percent.  When a care plan is followed, patients find that their time in the hospital is reduced significantly.

Doctors Choose Home Care Agencies

Doctors prefer home care agencies to provide care after patients leave the hospital because they have professionals who can assist in the services.  The trained staff age home care agencies are prepared to handle family needs and services.  Truthfully, someone who is trained to handle care is more equipped with someone who may not understand the process completely.  A misstep in a treatment plan can send someone back to the hospital, and we don’t want that!

 

 

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Halloween and Family Home Care

Halloween and Family Home Care

Trick-or-Treat!  It is that time of year again.  Pumpkins, soul cakes, black cats, candy, and costumes are the family traditions that have been around since the early 1900s. It doesn’t matter what era you are from.  The memories of trick-or-treating is a childhood staple in America.

As history goes, Halloween’s origin dates back to the ancient Celtic Festival of Samhain.  This was celebrated 2000 years ago!  It wasn’t promoted in America until the early 1900s.   This day marked the end of summer and the harvest.  It was believed that the ghosts of the dead returned to earth.  Kids would wear masks to protect themselves from the spirits.  While we no longer follow those traditions or superstitions, it is a holiday where families gather with their grandkids and grandparents to enjoy.

Halloween is a represents remembering and nostalgia.  As a home care agency that believes in family unity, our employees are constantly on the look-out to ensure that our clients and caregivers receive the best care they need.  Home Health Aide parents and kids can feel the upbeat spirit at the agency when they visit especially when there is candy around.

E & S Home Care Solutions visits community centers throughout the state of New Jersey to promote health, happiness, and fun activities for families to gather around.  With more families able to not worry about the care of their loved ones, Halloween fun and parties will be the reason you choose home care.  What better way to experience Halloween than at the comfort of your home?

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Where Quality Counts! Congratulations to the Certified Home Health Aide Class of October 2018

Where Quality Counts! Congratulations to the Certified Home Health Aide Class of October 2018

E & S Home Care Solutions had another successful class graduate the Certified Home Health Aide training.  They were well-prepared and trained to provide compassionate care to their loved ones.  As the number one training facility in New Jersey, caregivers choose our agency because we are dependable, offer quality training, and focus on their individual needs.

Congratulations to our Certified Home Health Aide class of October 2018 at our Lawrenceville location.  You are well on your way at helping those in need!

These caregivers are ready to take on the world.  Their smiles show their dedication and their compassion towards what they do.  Home health care is our mission and we ensure that our home health aides are as compassionate as we are.  You’ll never need to worry.