You Must Remember “I Cannot Fall.” How to Prevent Falls and Accidents.

How to Prevent Falls
How to Prevent Falls at Home

It’s a new year and an opportunity to be a new you. For 2020, our Director of Nursing wanted to provide advice on how to prevent falls. The most important thing to remember is “to not fall.” As simple as this advice is, it is crucial for many seniors to follow.

A fall can create a serious injury which sometimes lead to fractures or death for seniors. Furthermore, with proper instructions, these falling incidents can be prevented.

Sadly, falls can create complications. When someone is ready to stand up, it’s vital that they utilize their supportive devices like a walking device or a cane. These devices can assist someone to stand or rise to their feet. Once an individual stands on their feet

8 Important Points to Remember When Avoiding Falling

  1. Stand up slowly and when you’re ready
  2. Dangle your feet and check your barrings
  3. Check in with yourself if you are ready to step out of bed
  4. Use a cane or a device if necessary
  5. Check that these devices are close by to you
  6. Don’t go out on rainy or snowy days
  7. Be wary of your walking path to avoid obstacles or obstructions
  8. Remind yourself not to fall

When you get up in the morning, “you cannot fall.” This small phrase can make the difference in the world.

4 Strategies to Help Someone Who Refuses Home Care

Four Strategies to Help Someone Who Refuses Home Care

October is around the corner which means holiday seasons are too. As seasons become more hectic, more families search for help to assist in providing home care to their loved ones. You may have a father or a mother who refuse to the assistance. It could be your significant other who doesn’t want assistance with their daily cleansing.

If this sounds familiar, there is nothing worse than having a family member who refuses caregivers. It’s one of the few difficulties families face especially when it is time to get the additional help. For instance, a senior in the early stages of cognitive impairment may be the most difficult to deal with. Their emotions could be more than what you can handle. It’s normal for them to react this way though.

These are four tips that can help you find a solution or break to find care for someone who doesn’t see its appeal at first glance. We know it’s not easy finding the right care for your loved one. It could be far worse if they refuse help altogether. Nevertheless, these are four strategies we suggest families utilize to get their loved one more comfortable with the idea.

Four Strategies to Use:

  1. Be Patient
  2. Make Their Problems Priority
  3. Take it slowly
  4. Offer choices

The four strategies revolve around the patient. It is about them. Their lives are about to change. It is not always an easy transition. However, with patience, love, and commitment, many of them eventually come around.

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.

ManorHealth Care and ES Home Care Solutions Partner Up

ES Home Care Solutions and ManorHealth Care, located at Mountainside, New Jersey partner together to provide communities and families the care they need. They work together to find the right care for patients and families. With love and dedication, we can do it together. Families rely on us and our team or professionals.

Our Director of Nursing and their Social Services department work together to find the right care for your families. They refer clients to our home care agency because we are dependable and reliable.

Nevertheless, medical teams that work together for your family will give you the best choices.

“Families need us to be on their side. It’s important that families have a reliable resource once they leave our facility. E & S Home Care Solutions not only provide skilled training to give personalized care, but they are a fast-growing home care agency proven to give good care in local areas. It’s why we work with them,” the office administrator stated with enthusiasm. She had a great relationship and bond with the Director of Nursing at E & S Home Care Solutions.

“It has been a pleasure getting to know her. We worked together at hospice. I know this will be a valuable relationship,” Jill the Director at Nursing commented with a bubbly smile. She anticipates it will be a start to a beautiful relationship and that it will benefit the communities.

Mental Health Awareness Month

Mental Health

It is not a popular topic among people. Nevertheless, this month is important. For those who suffer from mental health disorders, it is a reminder that they are not alone. They have support.

Our emotional well being is crucial to a happy life. In America today, life is on the go. It is hard to separate your work life from your personal life. With smart phones, it makes it easier to connect, yet more people feel lonelier in general. This is because our minds have not adapted to the fast-pace world.

The amount of time we spend with our mental health is decreasing. Physical health is becoming normal. Studies have shown that mental health affects physical health.

Mental health is as important as physical health. In the United States, it is becoming an increasingly common problem with younger generations. Unfortunately, it is not an issue that is addressed as often as it should be.

E & S Home Care Solution Spreads Awareness of Mental Health Month

This month E & S Home Care Solution pays respect to the mental health awareness month. Since 1954 the month has been observed for mental health.

The purpose of this message is to raise awareness and educate the public about mental illnesses. According to the Mental Health Press Release, 18% of Americans suffer from mental illnesses.

Additionally, mental health in America strives to reduce the sigma that surrounds mental illnesses. Mental illnesses come in all forms.

This is why we want to bring more awareness by showing our connections to the communities. Care has the power to provide life-changing assistance for those affected by mental health conditions.

As a celebration, our family has dedicated this month to mental health. Our hearts go out to those who need extra support. Stay strong and know that you are not alone.