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 »

Urinary Tract Infection in the Elderly

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Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) is very common among the elderly and sick, especially those in a home care treatment plan. UTI is an infection in the urinary system caused by bacteria and, if left untreated, can lead to other serious problems like kidney failure or sepsis. Most UTI cases are in the bladder or urethra. The bacteria comes from improper cleaning methods after defecating, sexual intercourse, menopause, and use of specific birth control methods. You can also get UTI from a kidney stone, urinary tract abnormalities, a suppressed immune system, […] 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 »

Common Complications on IV Therapy That You Should Be Aware Of

Intravenous therapy, or IV therapy, is a therapeutic treatment that involves the administration of a solution into a vein. Another term for IV therapy is “blood therapy” and dates as far back as the ancient days when leeches were used to suck out poison or illness from a person. Officially, IV therapy began around the 17th century, although at that time the results were questionable and were serious complications that led medical experts to abandon the idea. IV therapy reemerged around the 19th century because of the cholera epidemic but […] Read Full Article »

Fun and Novel Therapies for Home-Based Patients

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Hunter “Patch” Adams is probably the most popular physician who promoted humor as an alternative health care without the need for insurance. Many patients under a home health care program are victims to boredom, which can lead to depression and loneliness even while surrounded by family. It is especially painful and difficult for a patient who lived a very active life prior to getting sick. Fortunately, there are non-medical therapies that you can use at little or no expense to prevent boredom, listlessness, or disinterest in life from setting in. […] Read Full Article »