The Issues with a Millennial Style of Home Care

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Millennials are expected to be the most educated and significant generation at least in Western history. Today, in 2018, Millennials are aged between 16 to 36 and pretty soon they will be the ones shouldering the responsibilities of caring for their parents and older relatives. The characteristics of a Millennial has been described as digitally-savvy, independent-minded individuals who are also socially conscious, frugal and pragmatic. According to a 2015 study, Millennials handle health issues differently from Baby Boomers. For instance, instead of consulting with an expert, they would rather Google […] Read Full Article »

The Secret Benefits of Medical House Calls

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House calls by doctors used to be the norm around the 60s, and 70s and then progress took over, and hospitals expanded with doctor’s clinics, and changes just happened. Fortunately, there are home care agencies like Nurses Guild, which is Medicare accredited, that still offer doctor house calls. It’s a good thing too because house calls can reveal more to a physician about the patient than a 10-minute consultation in the hospital. Patient’s needs are better understood According to a Medscape study based on 2016 figures, the average doctor’s consultation […] Read Full Article »

Top Tips on Choosing Your Occupational Therapist

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Occupational therapy is necessary to help a person with an injury, disability, or illness cope with everyday activities. The demand of this kind of therapist is growing every year. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the market will increase by 21% from 2016 to 2026. However, there’s more to finding your OT than picking a name from a list; you’re bringing a stranger into your vulnerable home setting with an invalid who may have specific sensitivity issues. An OT, although professional and well-trained, must also have to have the […] Read Full Article »

Enjoying the Holidays with Seniors and the Elderly

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The holidays can be very hectic and oftentimes it is the children, the sick, disabled, and elderly who get neglected as we frantically try to do everything to make the holidays special for everyone. No one will argue about the holidays as being the time most anticipated by practically everyone with family and friends. However, why not try to make the holidays ever more memorable and special for those who don’t have family or who feel left out of the preparations? For family members living in your home who cannot […] Read Full Article »

How to Find the Best Home Healthcare Nurse Who Cares By Asking the Right Questions

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Probably the most difficult tasks for families with aging, sick, or disabled family members is finding a home care professional with all the necessary credentials and experience who has the ability to empathize with the patient and family members alike. According to a recent post by the Washington Post, there will be a severe shortage of home health aides across the country and the effects are already being felt across the country. The dilemma of many nursing and health care professionals is finding the balance between doing the job and […] Read Full Article »

Helping Families Face the Inevitable

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Sadly, not all home care patients recover completely and many have to face major changes in their life like being bedridden, wholly or partially immobile, or have difficulty with other motor or bodily functions. Even more awkward, perhaps even distasteful, is the inevitable fact of death. Yet, the reality has to be faced and the best way to do it is with professional help. No, you don’t have to start planning for the worst yet. There are many ways you can still help a family member with a chronic condition […] Read Full Article »

6 Main Areas of Concern regarding Home Health Care

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According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there are six areas of concern for those who enter into a home health care environment. They are: Violence on the job Allergies Musculoskeletal disorders Unsafe conditions Drive-related injuries Needle-sticks and sharp objects injuries Violence on the Job Sadly, violence occurs from varying levels and can cause harm to nurses, family members, patient, or even neighbors. Each home with an invalid has specific conditions which means there is no set formula on how to handle every situation. The home care […] Read Full Article »

The Importance of Creating Your Family Health History: Understanding Genetic Conditions

Your family medical history is a treasure trove of information if the information is readily available. Ideally, a family medical history should cover three generations and should include data not just from immediate family but also grandparents, cousins, aunts, uncles, and siblings. With your family medical history, you can help your doctors, nurses, and interested relatives with the following: Genetic factors Presence of hereditary medical conditions and disorders Percentage of risk for a specific condition Present possible allergic reactions to specific allergens, medication or treatment Lifestyle choices Environmental choices It […] Read Full Article »

How to Tell If Your Senior is Depressed

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Clinical depression in seniors is common. It affects about 6 million people age 65 and older in the United States alone. Out of those 6 million people, only about 10% of them will receive treatment for depression. The most likely reason for this is that older people often display symptoms of depression differently. Depression will often occur with other medical illnesses or disabilities and last longer. Families and doctors may miss the signs of depression because as a person gets older they are expected to slow down. There are signs […] Read Full Article »

How to Get Your Senior to Be More Social

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Having a social life as a senior can be a challenge. Many of your friends and family may no longer be with you and your social circle has become smaller. You may also have some physical limitations on the things that you were once able to do. But that does not mean that you cannot have an active social life. Get to know the people who live around you. Look around. Is there someone that looks friendly that you have never spoken to? Finding new friends is a great way […] Read Full Article »