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4 Important Traits that Every Caregiver Should Have

Traits that are Important to a Home Health Aide

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:

  1. Patience
  2. Similar interests to the patient
  3. Attentive
  4. Emotional Intelligent
4 Traits Every Caregiver Needs
4 Traits Every Home Health Aide Needs

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.

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Tips on How to Help a Parent with Cancer

Tips on How to Help Parents with Cancer

The word cancer is a scary word for anyone. How can you begin to take care of someone else with cancer let alone a parent? It is the worst feeling in the world hearing that someone you love has cancer. The main reason is because we see our parents as our strength. Nevertheless, some families are caught off guard by this disease.

As overwhelming as it may be, here are tips that you can use to help your parent cope through their disease.

Get Home Care Assistance

The worst mistake that most families make is putting the burden and responsibility on themselves. Home care assistance can provide the sense of comfort your loved one makes. Going back and forth from the hospital, can be time consuming. We want to make sure our parents are well taken care of, yet this constant struggle can effect families emotionally. Families don’t need to do this alone.

Treat Them to Things They Love

It is the smaller things that make a big difference. If your mother or father are battling cancer, treat them to things they love like a manicure or a massage. These small pleasures can make a difference. Your parents will cherish the effort too. This is a perfect time to spend time together. There is nothing more important than enjoying the time together.

Be Patient

Patience is a virtue. It is easier said than done. Being patient, is valuable. You may have good days and bad days. It is important to remember that it is your parent going through this difficult crisis. They may not always be themselves or act out in frustration. However, is vital to keep a level head for them and show them they have your support.

Give Them a Distraction

Chemo treatments and surgery recover can create free time. For parents, try buying them a portable DVD player or a hand held device to help them pass the time. Furthermore, if they are far away, show them how to utilize apps like Whatsapp on their mobile devices to keep in contact. During your visiting time with your parents, spend time with them doing what they enjoy.

A Support System is A Definite

Loving your parent comes naturally. Your priority may feel like caring for them needs one-hundred percent of your focus. However, don’t forget about your needs. If you need to cry, let it out. If your are upset, take the time to heal. You need your friends and family to be there during your darkest hours.

Cancer is a horrible disease. These short tips will give some relief. It’s impossible to explain the hardship it puts on families. It doesn’t need to be the end though. Being positive and utilizing the support systems that are in place, will get your family through the tough times.

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10 Questions to Ask During a Home Health Aide Interview

Questions to Ask an Agency or a Home Health Aide

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:

  1. Do you or your agency screen candidates to have a driver’s license and proper work documents?
  2. Are the home health aides certified? Do they have any CPR/BLS training?
  3. How does the agency train and monitor their caregivers?
  4. Does the agency or home health aide sign a contract to protect the clients’ rights?
  5. How many hours are required and will I receive a written care plan agreement?
  6. What duties can the home health aide or caregiver do to assist my loved one?
  7. Is the agency accredited?
  8. Do the home health aides have a positive attitude?
  9. How are the billing and expenses handled?
  10. 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.

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E & S Home Care Solutions Wishes Everyone a Happy 4th of July

On the Fourth of July, we celebrate our Declaration of Independence from colonial tyranny with family gatherings, barbecues, parties, games, food, fun, festivals, parades, musical events, and fireworks.

While all of these events are delightful, let us never forget the significance of the Fourth of July, a day in 1776 when courageous members of the Continental Congress—people soon to be “Americans”—published a moral standard by which we continue to evaluate our actions and core beliefs:

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men and women are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.

Members of the Continental Congress set thirteen colonies on the road to becoming a sovereign nation. The road would not an easy one, for there was a war yet to be won and a constitution yet to be written.

E&S Home Care Solutions  DBA: E&S Academy and its members know exactly what it means to fight for what it is right and do good by the people we help and the community we serve, we’ve been marching toward success since October of 2009, and thanks to each and every one of you, there were battles to be fought, wars to be won, and success to achieve.

Note: E&S Home Care Solutions will be observing the 4th of July holiday, and with that being said, all the offices will be closed on Thursday the 4th, resuming on Friday the 5th.



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Why Home Care Options are Important

Since the emergence of Obamacare, the home care sector boomed. With more access to health care options, it’s no secret that home care became the number one choice for elderly and disabled Americans. In comparison to other options, home care services provide Americans the choice to stay home.

Home Care services provide comfort to clients and families alike. Additionally, choices give families the ability to find the perfect peace of mind.

Families Have Options for Care

Families have several options when choosing a care plan for their loved one. These options include nursing homes or assisted living facilities. There is one problem with this option. It comes at a cost. Your loved one may not receive the care they need.

I am a firm believer that families should have as many options as possible for their care needs. The more care need options there are the more likely a family will find what works for them.

Home Care Is a Reliable Choice

I work as a director at a vocational school that trains and educates Nurse Aides. Despite their best intentions, most often the human resource teams at nursing homes are faced with a dilemma. They have the members at their home, but not enough nurse aides to stabilize the care at their facilities.

Nursing Homes are Under Staffed

Nursing homes provide an important piece to the puzzle. However, they face challenges. As someone in charge of a Vocational School, nursing homes are often understaffed and cannot provide the quality their patients deserve.

It is a sad, but true reality for nursing homes. The main reason they are understaffed is because nurse aides are hard to staff. Nevertheless, home care agencies may encounter a similar situation with home health aides.

The main difference though is that home health aides may work for more than one agency. Furthermore, home care attendants provide a personal care assistance that nursing homes cannot give. Essentially, people who are in the home care service industry are passionate about what they do.