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4 Ways To Relieve Your Arthritis Today

4 Ways to Relief Your Arthritis Today

According to the National Center for Chronic Disease and Health Promotion, arthritis effects 54 million people. It can limit their activities and their mobility. It is stated that more than 1 in 4 adults suffer from severe joint pain. Our clients often talk about their arthritis pain and ask for tips on how to alleviate the pain.

Contrary to what people may believe, arthritis effects all age groups which includes babies and children. Furthermore, people spend more than $140 billion on arthritis relief

What is Arthritis?

The best method for treating arthritis is understanding what it is. Arthritis is not a single disease. Commonly, it is a painful and degenerative condition. It can worsen with age if not treated properly. Additionally, joints can stiffen or become inflamed which causes pain. Since there are different kinds of arthritis, like Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid, diagnosis helps with treatment.

4 Ways to Treat Your Relieve Your Arthritis Naturally

Medication is an alternative to natural remedies. However, if you want to alleviate your symptoms without medication, try these four remedies to help you get through the pain.

Exercise

The benefits of exercise are endless. A simple walk of twenty minutes per day can increase a person’s mood and alleviate pain. Regular movements maintain flexibility of your joints and body. The best type of exercises are low -impact workouts like swimming, walking, or aerobics.

Massage Therapy

The Arthritis Foundation suggests regular massaging with arthritic joints. A massage releases and produces certain hormones that reduce pain. Not only does it help reduce physical pain, but mental anxiety too. It assists with the stiffness of the muscles while relaxing the mind. It assists with improved range of motion which decreases frustration. Massage can be done at home and without a licensed professional.

Meditation

I started using Calm several months ago when I felt random pains throughout my body. After struggling with anxiety and stress, I realized that I needed a way to calm my mind. It is the rave for 2019. You may have heard about meditation. With the thousands of phone apps available, meditation doesn’t take more than 5 to 10 minutes. It can be done at the leisure of your time too.

Home Care

Home care has become a popular treatment remedy for a number of diseases and chronic conditions. A home health aide can provide a patient with comfort and an ease a mind with friendly reminders to follow through with their plans. Furthermore, home care services can manage tasks that might aggravate joint pain.

Final Thoughts on Arthritis

We want to make the best of our life. This means enjoying every second that we are given on Earth. There is no reason for you to suffer through pain. With the modern advances that we have today, you can find relief through natural remedies.

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A Heartfelt Thank You To Veterans

Home Health Aides Love Graduating from E & S

This is a heartfelt thank you to Veterans. While it is a cliche thing to say, it is with genuine respect that we value your bravery, your selflessness, and your sacrifices. Your service is not what we are thanking. It is the soul behind it that we are thinking of.

It is a day where we value the fallen and current heroes. We don’t need a special holiday to remind us of their legacies. It is a day where we stop and think about what it means to the world to have courageous individuals. There is no way to envision the world without the existence of those people.

The E & S family recognizes that these people helped the world become a better place. The dedication is something to admire, respect, and more importantly honor. We are forever in your debt. The past, present, future generations thank the veterans.

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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.