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We Thank You – Memorial Day Weekend

We want to wish everyone a happy, safe, and memorable Memorial Day Weekend. This post is to demonstrate our sincerest gratitude for those who served and died protecting our freedoms. Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the United States where we honor brave men and women for their service.

As our unwavering token of our gratitude, please take a moment to remember our fallen loved ones. You can use this time to reflect, spend time with family, and truly enjoy the wonders that our liberties provide us.

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Why Do I Need a Home Health Aide?

Now that we understand the differences between a Home Health Aide and Home Care Aide, we need to ask why do we even need one? Most people have the mindset that it would just be easier for them to take care of their loved ones themselves. 

This actually quite the opposite. Having an aide to assist with a loved one’s medical conditions and daily living is proven to have better health results than just a family member helping out. There are many benefits in having someone to help your family members in ways you can not.

What is it like?

Having a home health aide is almost like having a personal nurse that may help out around the house every once and awhile. They are recognized skilled physicians that provide friendship and medical assistance.

Home health aides help those who are struggling to do it all on their own. It is not an easy task to take care of a sick loved one and continue to work, take care of children, and maintain a healthy social life. When your job requires you to travel Home health aides can take over and be the caregiver needed at the time.

Can I Trust Them?

Home health aides are there to maintain safety and comfortability within patients home. This means that they will do everything in their power to make sure the patient and family feel comfortable and independent while helping maintain the patient’s health.

Depending on the hours agreed upon, your loved one could have up to 24/hrs or less of constant companionship. There are home health aides that live with their patients while others who come in during the times that the patient would be alone.

Home health aides also cost less than your average nursing care facility. This cost-effective solution also guarantees that your loved one will get one-on-one attention and care that is needed.

Instead of stressing hire a home health aide. They will be there when you can’t and will ensure that your loved one is on the right path to a healthier and better tomorrow.

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I Forgot They have Alzheimer’s…

I Forgot They have Alzheimer’s…

I forgot they have alzheimers

Have you ever started a sentence and in the middle of it forgot what you were going to say? Have you ever walked into a room to perform a task but forget what that task was? Have you ever knew the answer to a question but couldn’t get the answer out?

Now imagine that feeling every minute of every day for the rest of your life. The frustration of knowing you know something but being unable to remember it. The feeling of uselessness as people start to do everything for you without asking.

What is it?

In order to understand what it feels like to have Alzheimer’s disease, one must truly understand what it is. Alzheimer’s disease is a type of dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking, and behavior.

Dementia is just terminology used for extreme memory loss that can have an effect on a person’s everyday activities. Both of these conditions can have made a mark many people in society today.


Statistics…

Every minute someone in the US is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. It is the 6th leading cause of death in the US. It has affected more of the country then people realize. Currently, 5.5 million US citizens have Alzheimer’s. 44 Million are living with a form of Dementia in the world.

Within the US 3.3 million out of the 5.5 million patients of Alzheimer’s are women. This condition also affects those youth too as 200,000 of these cases have been younger than 65. This is not including the many people who mistake Alzheimer’s foraging.

Aging or Dementia?

There are many symptoms of dementia. These include a change in personality, memory loss, newfound struggles in writing and speaking. However, as the symptoms are very similar to aging one should look for all extreme cases.

Someone with Dementia will most likely not be able to retrace their steps of the day. They develop more distrust for people and have high levels of anxiety. In many scenarios, at the further stages of Alzheimer’s patients become delusional and irritable.

This then begins to affect the way they are able to go about their normal daily activities. This can take a toll on both the patient and the family. If you believe that a loved one is suffering from any form of dementia talk to a doctor.

The more you inquire the easier it will be for a doctor to help. Never be afraid to ask because every day you wait can be another day of pain and confusion for them.

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A Mother’s Day Celebration. Thank You.

A Mother's Day Celebration

Mother’s day is a celebration. It is a celebration where mothers are honored. This modern-day tradition began in the United States in 1908 when Anna Jarvis held a memorial for her mother at St. Andrew’s Methodist Church. Since this moment, the public observed the holiday and commercialized it.

This is a dedication to mothers around the world. It is a tribute to their incredible self. There are no words that can be said that hasn’t already been said. It is because of the mothers that many of us rely on for comfort, strength, and support. Regardless, of how old we become, our mothers are the one person who might just mean the world to us.

As a remembrance of our appreciation, thank you to the mothers of the world for what you do. You make the world better day by day. The E & S family wishes everyone a happy mother’s day.

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How to Recruit Compassionate Home Health Aides Part I

Home Health Aide Recruitment

What is the secret to recruiting home health aides? How do you find more in a growing market? This is a great question. Honestly, it can seem hopeless.

For many agencies, it is a story as old as time. This includes the minimum wage crisis, the lack of commitment, or the scarce resource of home health aides in general. They are out there! Personally, there are a good number of committed, valuable, and compassionate home health aides that will go out of their way to help someone.

The truth is finding home health aides is a necessity. Our caregivers assist patients. They are the heart and soul of the home care industry. In other words, they are the life support to the home care industry.

With that being said, how do we find them? How do we find the caregivers that provide the irreplaceable care that our loved ones need? If you are a start-up home care agency, this information can help you get started.

Where Do You Start Recruiting Home Health Aides?

The hardest part about finding home health aides is starting. The marketing scene is filled with options. However, after successfully finding and recruiting home health aides, these are tools I’ve used.

The recruitment process can be a hassle and overwhelmingly complex if not simplified. Nevertheless, here are a couple of places you can start. As a new home care agency or a start-up, the best options are to concentrate on strategies that won’t break the bank.

I will start with the digital scene.

Digital Home Health Aide Recruitment Tools

  1. Facebook Jobs A majority of people use Facebook. Despite its rough history, be confident in knowing that millions of people continue to use Facebook jobs. The best part is Facebook jobs is completely free. You can target your specific location to find home health aides in your area.
  2. Facebook Groups – The incredible power of Facebook groups! There are thousands of classified groups that target individuals searching for employment. What you need is to join as many as possible. Then post once or twice a week to these groups to find potential hires.
  3. Indeed I recommend only using the free job listings. For paid recruitment, Indeed takes a portion. The key to Indeed recruiting is focusing on keywords, making your company stand out, and ensuring that your titles are straight to the point.
  4. LinkedIn – Similarly, to resumes, Home Health Aides are increasingly showing up on LinkedIn. It’s an incredible social media platform for career seekers. Honestly, LinkedIn is a great tool to use for filtering the right candidates, especially for your target audience.
  5. Merlin This is the best-kept secret right now. Merlin is an exceptional website to recruit and search for potential home health aides.
  6. Google My Business – If you have not created a Google My Business account, this is recommended. The reason Google My Business is an incredible tool for hiring is that it is Google. There is no better tool than Google at this current moment. Daily, you can post and share your content. When people search for your company or use keywords to find you, your company will show highlights of what you’re offering including employment
  7. Craigslist Paid Job Listings It is the local listings that make Craigslist job listings a gold mine for recruits. Furthermore, people see Craigslist as the go-to location for local job searches. With a small payment of $25-$50, you can have a featured listing on their site. It works wonders.

Traditional Home Health Aide Recruitment Tools

The digital scene is great. For agencies that prefer traditional recruitment, here are some tips on where to start.

  1. Bulletin Board Flyers for Hiring – Local grocery shops, town halls, and smaller shops offer bulletin boards to the communities. For hiring home health aides, consider posting hiring flyers.
  2. Local Job Fairs – This is one of my favorite. Local job fairs are hosted by community leaders. Normally, fairs like this get a lot of attention, especially from government programs. Along with the eager job seekers, look for partnerships.
  3. College Fairs – Believe it or not, college students like options. Colleges and Universities thrive on employers being able to hire their students. There are college students who have their home health aide license or are eager to find a career path. The minute they see a home care agency they flock to the table. Health is a growing field.
  4. Pay-for-Classes – A good recruitment tool is offering to pay for Certified Home Health Aide training. This places your agency as a priority. Home Health Aides love the opportunity of finding free home health care classes. The future is focused on companies that can pay career advancement opportunities to their employees.
  5. Email Lists – Depending on the state, some states provide home health aide lists to the public for reference purposes. You can use a tool like Smore to create beautiful email campaigns that will attract home health aides to apply with you. Email your job needs at least once a week.

The hardest part is starting! Coincidentally, if you are eager, you’ll find a way to make it work. The idea of recruitment is to search for cost-effective ways to spread your employment needs. Consistency is the key. Once your recruitment methods are consistent, stick to them. You’ll be surprised by the outcome.

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