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The Positive Perception of Home Care Services

The Positive Perception of Home Care Services

The positive perception of home care services is a hot topic for 2018 and 2019.   For the most part, you may have heard that there is a growing demand for health care services and limited interest in health care careers.  The main problem is the negative perception that home care services receive from media channels.  You rarely hear of the good that home care agencies do for the communities.  I want to share with you the contributions that home care agencies bring.

Home Care Agencies are Community Health Leaders

Home care agencies are community health leaders.  Hospitals, health care centers, and the community of families rely on home care services for their health needs.  For instance, if a grandparent leaves the hospital, home care services assist in ensuring that they recover and that families don’t need to worry.

Home Care Agencies are Employment Friendly

Though home care services are focused on providing care, they are an industry leader in employment opportunities.  The is room to grow in the home care agency.  In addition, home health aides and caregivers are capable of progressing their careers into other fields like administrative or office manager.  Their talent and capabilities of being passionate to people is a business need!  Health care businesses provide training programs for their employees to ensure they can pursue better opportunities.

Home Care Agencies Provide Security

A home care agency in the community provides security for health and for prosperity.  Essentially, health, employment, and security are what many American families care about.  The growth of the industry indicates that most people understand the contributions that home care agencies do for communities.  It is time they are recognized as a positive outlook.

 

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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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Congratulations to the Elizabeth Certified Home Health Aide of November 2018

Congratulations to the Elizabeth Certified Home Health Aide of November 2018

It is our specialty to provide excellent training and care to our customers.  We provide excellent Certified Home Health Aide classes for our students.  Furthermore, our customers are satisfied because they receive high-quality candidates to provide care to their loved ones.  You cannot ask for more.

We wish our November 2018 class the best on their success.  If you are in search of caregivers, contact our team today at 888-288-8826.

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Recognize the Signs of Needing a Caregiver

Recognize the Signs of Needing a Caregiver

First, it is important to know what a caregiver is. A caregiver is an individual who regularly looks after a sick, elderly, or disabled person. Caregivers can be health professionals, family members, friends, social workers, or those from religious affiliations. This care can be given at home, in a hospital or other health care settings. It can be difficult to accept the fact that a loved one, or possibly you, need assistance. It is important to acknowledge the signs to protect you and those you love. Caregivers make life more manageable, enjoyable, and healthy.

Recognize the Signs.

Forgetfulness- A sign you or a loved one needs personal care can be an overall feeling of forgetfulness and confusion. This can create many other issues such as missing medications, doctors’ appointments, forgetting to pay bills, noticing mail pile up, a neglected household, and overlooking general safety concerns. Wandering is one of the most noticeable signs of forgetfulness.

Loneliness and/or Depression- A lack of interest and a feeling of loneliness can be helped by gaining a caregiver. Frustrations, social avoidance, and lack of energy affect lifestyles significantly. Changes in personality can be a sign of depression. Changes in appearance such as weight gain or loss, lack of effort, or any other drastic changes can also be sign.

Medical Issues Arise- Life can be made easier with a caregiver if there is a weekly/daily treatment needed, or if medical equipment is necessary to daily life. Some individuals notice signs of falling more often or bruising easily. New or worsening medical conditions should be monitored. If you or a loved one have weakened mobility, caregivers can be a necessary option for comfortable living.

Find a Caregiver.

There are many options in seeking a caregiver for you or your loved one. The first step is deciding whether home care or a living facility is the best option for your needs. There are many options for all types of care. E&S Home Care Solutions is based in New Jersey and can provide you with a Certified Home Health Aide for personalized in-home care. There are options worldwide depending on where you live and what treatment is needed.

Do You Want to Become a Caregiver?

The healthcare field is growing in demand and many schools provide certifications which only take a few weeks. E&S Academy provides training and employment opportunities after certification completion. You can take the first step to changing a life today.

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Hiring for Nurse Supervisor Positions

Hiring for Nurse Supervisor Positions

E & S Home Care Solutions is hiring Nurse Supervisors for the Lawrenceville campus.  We are hiring for several other positions too.  If you are interested in applying with us today, submit your resume to info@eshcs.com.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead the nursing staff in delivering excellent care to patients and offering quality support to the medical staff
  • Ensure that each nurse on staff is properly certified and abides by the standards for care established by our organization and state and federal laws
  • Create new policies and update existing policies to help improve the level of care for each patient
  • Implement quality improvement programs designed to help us deliver the highest possible levels of service
  • Ensure that all patient care plans have the documentation necessary to provide the proper type of car

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing required (Master’s degree preferred)
  • Valid RN license
  • 2+ years’ nursing supervisory experience
  • Some experience as an LTC nurse preferred
  • Positive attitude
  • Must display an understanding of local, state and federal laws and guidelines
  • Strong communication skills and ability to collaborate with a team