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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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Being Kind Helps Improve Overall Health

Being Kind Helps Improve Overall Health

It is the most wonderful time of the year.  Despite the cold temperatures and the white flakes that we like to call snow, it is this time of year that is known for random acts of kindness.  The kindness shown to others have been known to improve overall health.  Studies show that people, who are generally kind to others especially in the home health care industry, have higher self-esteem and are happier with their lives.

The holidays bring families together.  The moral values of kindness and giving is a tradition that is constantly expressed through various forms of what is perceived as kindness.

The truth is kindness in medical matters.   When patients are ill or feeling discomfort, feelings of being looked after can increase their healing.   Ninety-percent of patients would switch doctors or home care facilities if they were treated unkindly.  Furthermore, eighty percent of patients would pay more for kinder care.  Additionally, caregivers need to understand how to connect on a personal level.

Home Health Aides are at the seventy percentile when it comes to providing a personal level care that is unprecedented to other health care workers.  The statistics show that when patients experience feelings of comfort, they can fully focus on healing.  Although Americans may not see the value in kindness, eighty-eight percent of patients feel that being kind is a treatment that is vital to their health. 

When considering what is important for your health, consider the people around you. Do they make you feel happy?  Are they there to support you twenty-four seven?  Can you feel safe around them?  These are valid questions that can improve your health.

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A Peace of Mind During the Holidays. We’re Ready to Help You.

A Peace of Mind During the Holidays. We’re Ready to Help You.

It was a pleasant day at our home care agency.  We are ready to help you with the care services that your loved ones need.  When you need it most, we are available.  You can count on the quality and the proven success of our agency to get you through the toughest moments.  We treat our customers like family members.  For twenty-four hour care, do not be concerned either.  During Black Friday and other special holidays, you can rest assured that we are ready to help you at a moment’s notice.

This holiday it is a time to celebrate family gatherings and have a peace of mind. For more information on how you can schedule a free consultation with our agency, contact us today at 888-288-8826 or visit our website at eshcs.com.  Our staff is readily available and they are happy to take care of your needs.

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Congratulations to Our Newest Caregivers! They Are Ready to Care For Your Families

Congratulations to Our Newest Caregivers! They Are Ready to Care For Your Families!

They are winners.   Once our home health aides graduate our classes, they are one-hundred percent certified to care for your families.  Every month we graduate more than sixty home health aides are our three locations.  You never need to worry about us being short staffed with home health aides.  We are the number one training facility in New Jersey, and this is not only a statement, but it is a guarantee that your loved one will receive the best care services possible.

We wish the newest graduates from Elizabeth a job well done and love on their future success!

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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.