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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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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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Home Health Care Versus In-Home Care. Which One is Best for You?

Home Health Care Versus In-Home Care. Which One is best for you?

As the United States ages, the need for a home health/ in-home aid increases more and more. But, how do you know if you qualify for one and which aid would work best for you? How do you pay for a Home Health Aid? Where can you find the best ones?

These questions are some of the main things people are looking for when searching for a home health aid. Due to the lack of information provided and the unknown, many go without the help they need.

In order to help people live a more comfortable and easier life the public needs to be properly informed.

Along with the many misinterpretations about home aids in society today that have impacted the amount of help being received, the lack of information given to patients has had a huge role in the decline of home health aides and home care aides.

Many don’t even realize that there are differences between  home health care and in-home care. This may cause a patient to hire the wrong aid and could potentially cause serious issues.

Home Health Care is Great for your Health

Home health care patients tend to be the more demanding of the two types of aid. Home Health Care services include but are not limited too; wound care, medical tests, therapy, administration of medications including injections, pain management.

Home Health Care patients must be certified home bound by a doctor, they must be under a doctors care at least three months prior to the employment of an aid, they must have a physician prescribed health care plan, among other things.

A home health care aid can be covered by the patients health insurance, Medicare, and Medicaid (depending on the state).  However, the biggest difference between a home health care patient and a in-home care patient is that the home health care patient’s health status must require the assistance from a licensed medical provider.

In-Home Care is Great for the Soul

Even though an in-home care aid can perform many tasks that a home health care aids can do to help a patient they do have many restrictions. In-Home care aid does not need to be a licensed medical provider.

They are allowed to remind the patient of time to take medicine but are not allowed to administer any medication to the patient. An in-home care aid helps more around the house so the patient feels comfortable. This may include cleaning, paying bills, grooming, companionship and home therapy.

The qualifications for an in-home care patients are also more relaxed than home health care patients. Not only do the patients, not need a prescribed aid, they also do not need to considered home bound.

These key characteristics are important to remember when looking for an aid. If any information is needed the patient should ask their doctors and friends and continue to do research in order to find the right fit for them.

The more information they know the more comfortable their life can become.

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Home Care Deserves Respect Among the General Public

Home Care Respect

Home care is one of the industry-leading health care advocates in the United States. Despite the popularity among people, some individuals are reluctant to give the field the respect it deserves.

The main reason is due to the lack of information and understanding of what home care providers do. Additionally, it is to my understanding that many people truly don’t understand the industry and what goes into making it work.

44 Million People Need Home Care

It is a need. A decade ago the aging population was educated on receiving their care at a hospital or a medical facility. As the world becomes more modern, the human needs of comfort, health, and support have not changed.

According to Forbes, there are 44 million people who receive direct care at home. In other words, they prefer to receive care at home versus going to a nursing home or a hospital. Furthermore, it has been proven time and time again that seniors benefit from the psychological benefits of staying at home.

The Biggest Misconception is How Home Care Works

First and foremost, the biggest misconception is how home care works. The truth is not many people know how home care works. It is not their fault though. A big emphasis has not been placed on educating the public on their health care options.

After conducting face to face interviews with clients, the biggest problem concern was the legitimacy of the environment. What this indicates is that home care providers are considered “low-wage” workers. This couldn’t be further than the truth.

Home Health Aides are skilled professionals trained to do their service. These skilled workers are monitored and supervised by Nurses that are well equipped to handle the medical field.

In most instances, home care agencies are required to be accredited. For instance, in the state of New Jersey, agencies must undergo state inspections.

Yearly, home care agencies go through a rigorous screening process to ensure their doors stay open. They follow HIPAA regulations

Sincerely, home care is becoming a vital component of overall health care. There is no substitute for the growing demand. With millions of articles produced about this subject, it is no wonder that help at home is a need by many. It deserves respect.

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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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