What’s on Your Bucket List? Tips for Living Your Dreams as You Age

There’s an old story about a woman named Rose. At the young, innocent age of 87, she decided to return to college and earn her degree.

While she was there, she made many new friends, worked hard, and was successful in her studies. One day, she was asked to give a speech at the college’s football banquet. When she stepped up to the podium, she dropped the index cards holding her carefully thought out words. She laughed the mistake off as she picked up the cards and explained to the crowd that it would take her much too long to sort the cards and continue with her planned speech. Instead, she would simply tell the students what she knew.

“We don’t quit playing because we grow old; we become old when we quit playing. Find laughter and humor in every day and have dreams. Grab hold of them, because without them, you can’t really live.

Never confuse growing up with growing older. There is a big difference. Anyone can grow older. What ability and talent does that take? Growing up means searching for opportunities to change so you don’t have any regrets.”

Rose lived her dream. She earned her degree and graduated from college. A week later, she died peacefully in her sleep, without any regrets.

This story should be your inspiration. Whether you have always dreamed of earning your degree, traveling the world, or learning a new language, now is the time to grab hold of these dreams and truly live.

What’s on Your Bucket List?

Like many seniors, especially those who receive help at home from skilled nursing care, you may feel as if their life is drawing to a close, and you can no longer fulfill your dreams or achieve your goals. This couldn’t be further from the truth, though.

You can do anything you want to do. Get Inspired and Start Living out Your Bucket List full of Dreams Today!

Start by creating a bucket list, or a list of everything you want to accomplish before you die. If writing or typing is difficult because of an illness or injury, have your private home care aide help you. Consider these questions as you create your list:

· Is there something you have always wanted to do, but never had the chance?

· Do you have a particular skill or gift you can offer to others?

· What activity or skill have you always imagined yourself learning?

· Is there a particular place you would love to travel?

· Is there a particular person you have always wanted to meet?

· What experiences do you feel like you have missed out on?

As your list grows, you may realize you have many goals that can easily be achieved. With help at home from your private home care aide, you may even be able to begin crossing items off that list today. For instance, if one of your goals is to finally try caviar, your aide may be able to pick some up at your local grocery store.

Tips for Achieving Your Bucket List Goals

While your bucket list may encompass a variety of goals, here are a few tips and online resources for some dreams seniors have so you can start living your dreams right now.

· Learn a Language- If you want to visit a community center or school for foreign language lessons, you may be able to easily find these resources in your local area. However, if you are home-bound and receiving help at home, an online language learning site like Learn a Language can help you learn almost any language quickly and for free.

· Travel- Have you always wanted to travel the world? Or maybe you just want to see London, Paris, or maybe even California. Start planning your trip online with the help of your private home care aide by checking current rates via Trend Tracker or Kayak. Read reviews on restaurants, hotels, and local activities for your chosen destination on Trip Advisor. If you dream of feeling the ocean breeze as you travel by cruise ship, check out the latest cruise reviews at Cruise Critics so you can more easily plan your trip.

· Earn Your Degree- Many seniors believe they are too old or frail to go back to college. Some may want to earn their degree, but may not be able to leave their home. With modern technology, though, graduating from college can easily be done over the internet. The Best Colleges provides a comprehensive list of the top accredited online schools, as well as information on how to choose the right school for you.

· Publish a Book- These days, writing a book is as simple as sitting down at the computer, taking the time to write down your thoughts on a subject, and visiting the Amazon Kindle website. Here you can publish your own e-book for the Kindle at no cost. There are no editors, publishers, or costly fees to concern yourself with. When your book sells, Amazon simply takes a percentage of the price in exchange for publishing it.

Age shouldn’t stop you from living your dreams. Whether you are receiving help at home from Sarasota health care or Venice senior care or not, you can do anything you want to do and live your life without regrets.

Feel free to contact us whenever you would like to learn more about exceptional in home nursing care services.

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When the One You Love Needs in Home Health Care

How do you know when your loved one needs help at home?

 

Perhaps your father is recovering from recent surgery and isn’t able to move about the house like he used to, or your mother, once meticulous about her appearance, has begun to let herself go.

When you ask how they are doing, the response is always the same, “We’re doing  just fine.”

While you want to be there for your loved ones and provide them with the support they need, you may not be able to fully take this type of responsibility. You may be restricted by your hours at work, or you may live too far away. If you can’t be there to ensure the health and safety of your family, you may be considering other alternatives.

Although your parents are aging and may face some health issues, this does not necessarily mean they need to be placed in an assisted living home or a long term care facility.

Home health care services can provide your loved ones with the help they need while allowing them the freedom and independence of living at home.

Signs Your Loved Ones May Need Help at Home

Your aging loved ones may not want to readily admit they need help from skilled nursing care. They may not want to come to terms with the fact that there are some areas of their lives they cannot handle by themselves anymore. For this reason, it is often up to you and other members of your family to recognize signs that indicate your loved ones may need private home care. Some of the most common signs may be:

  • Difficult standing up or sitting down by themselves
  • Spoiled or forgotten food on counters or in the refrigerator
  • Unpleasant body odor
  • Noticeable decline in personal care and grooming
  • Poor diet or sudden weight loss
  • Bounced checks, notices of late payments, or calls from creditors
  • Recent surgery or diagnosis of illness
  • Home that has become much more cluttered or messy

Introducing Your Loved One to the Concept of Private Home Care

When you recognize your loved one is in need of skilled nursing care, your first step should be introducing them to the concept. Do not be surprised if they are a bit resistant to this change at first. It can be frightening for them to realize they can no longer care for themselves completely on their own. Here are some helpful ideas to consider when speaking to your loved ones about hiring private home care.

  • Identify why they are resistant to the idea. Your loved one may be frustrated by the fact that chronic pain, illness, or age is preventing him or her from performing everyday tasks that used to be simple to do. They may feel more comfortable simply denying a problem exists than facing it.
  • Express your concerns, but be careful not to accuse. Instead of approaching the situation by telling them they can no longer take care of themselves, let them know how concerned and worried you are for their safety and health when they are on their own.
  • Unless your loved one is incapacitated, allow him or her to be a part of the decision process. You can provide them with the research and information you have about home health care services, but it is essential that they have the last word on what is done so they are comfortable with this change in their lives.

Whether you are concerned about your grandmother, mom, dad, or just a close friend of the family, ensuring they receive the help at home they need is essential.

If you recognize any signs that indicate they need help from a Sarasota or Bradenton in home health care service, take the time to introduce them to the concept and discuss their options so they comfortable and ready to receive the assistance they need to live independent lives at home.

We’re always here to help you transition through the process and to offer support and exceptional quality care.

Contact us for a free In Home Evaluation-

941-388-3117

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The Wonderful Benefits of Walking [Infographic]

Get Up..Get Moving and You’ll Live Longer!

Those words just cannot be stressed enough. We don’t know one Doctor, Health Care Provider, Psychiatrist, Orthopedist, Homeopath, Oncologist, Obstetrician or even Dentist that will refute the benefits of what a dose of daily exercise can do for your overall wellness.

Find a friend to help keep you motivated and get out and enjoy the great outdoors!

As our bodies age, each one of us needs to stay as active as our level of wellness allows.  Check out this visual [Infographic] to see all of the perks that come with Walking.

  • Seniors who walk up to 6 Miles per week are much less likely to suffer many forms of mental decline
  • Walking 1 minute can extend your Life by 1.5- 2 minutes
  • Walking 30 min. per day, 5 days per week halves your risk of heart disease, reduces stress and cholesterol levels and blood pressure

Remember–No Matter How Slow You Go..You’re Still Lapping Everyone on the Couch!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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At Help at Home Homecare of Florida, we encourage our skilled nursing in home  care providers to buddy up with patients that are mobile enough, and assist them in a daily walk. Offering this level of personalized care and compassion is what we enjoy doing for all of our clients.

Please feel free to contact us to set up a Free Home Consultation to discuss the many levels of Private Duty Home Care that we offer:

Administration of Medication

Errands, Shopping & Transportation

Personal Care, Meal Preparation

Newborn & Mom Assist Programs

Specialized In- Home Nursing Care after Cosmetic Surgery Procedures

 

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Key Factors to Consider When Choosing an In Home Health Care Provider

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We know that choosing a caregiver for yourself or your loved one can be a very stressful and daunting task. We consult with family members on a daily basis and can totally empathize with their concerns.

We have found, that through open communication, the sharing of information and genuine concern for the overall health and well-being of the person in need of skilled home care, choosing the best person to match you and your healthcare is Key!

Other important factors are:

  • Trust- Feel secure with your decision and know that you are partnering with a provider you can trust
  •  Skill- Make sure that whom you partner with, is able to provide the right skilled care set for your needs and show accreditation
  •  Comfort- Your first impression is the best form of discernment. During your consultation, make sure your questions and concerns are addressed
  •  Knowledge- What level of experience with your actual medical or home care needs does the provider possess- to make them a perfect match for you
  • Loving Kindness- We know this sounds cliche’, but it is the truth.  Any professionally skilled caregiver that you hire to come into your home must be the kind of person that you and/or your loved one feel immediately comfortable with. These qualities are inherent to most people who choose nursing care as their profession. However we at Help at Home Homecare do take this to another level by testing through the Caregiver Quality Assurance selection system when hiring our staff.

Your Extended Family:  Trusted – Experienced – Caring

Help at Home’s employees are licensed, bonded, and undergo rigorous training in their field of service.  RNs, LPNs, Therapists and Social Workers are licensed by the State of Florida.
Caregiver Quality Assurance sealWhen selecting service providers, we go above and beyond the normal criteria that many home health agencies utilize. The Caregiver Quality Assurance seal means that Help at Home is using Leading Home Care’s Caregiver Selection System — Advanced technology and standardized online testing to screen for prospective caregivers and assure that the people in your home are trustworthy, dependable, and have the attitude and personality skills needed to provide top quality care.
For more information, visit www.caregiverquality.org.

All of our employees undergo a comprehensive agency orientation with Help at Home’s administrative staff, focusing on exceptional care, service and support.  Our service providers are experienced, dependable, and caring individuals, committed to you, your family, and your ability to live independently and comfortably.

No matter what stage of life you find yourself in, your healthcare matters! How You would like to be cared for as you age is important to talk about with your loved ones in advance of your medical need. Making your wishes clear, communicating  your feelings and then interviewing in home skilled care providers is a key factor to ensuring that your quality of health and peace of mind are all that you had hoped for when that time does come.

We are here for you at Help at Home Homecare- Feel free to comment or ask any questions of us- WE are here to assist you!

Call or Contact us for a Free In Home Consultation~

Help at Home Homecare
Office hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30am – 5pm
540 John Ringling Boulevard, St. Armands  ~  Sarasota, Florida
(941) 388-3117

2902 59th Street West  ~  Bradenton, Florida
(941) 795-7000


Venice Office: (941) 484-3242
Englewood/Port Charlotte Office: (941) 474-4455

Email:  jberk@helpathomefl.com

 

 

 

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Interesting Practices for a Longer Life [Infographic]

Everyone of us desires to live a long, active and full life. Regular medical check-ups and preventive practices are great, but studies show that  many lifestyle choices can actually add years to your life also!

The scenic route to a longer life infographic

We at Help at Home Homecare of Florida are committed to informing you of ways that can help you live a longer-fuller life! We hope that this [Infographic] (although not endorsed by any specific Doctors or Health Care providers) opened your eyes to some wonderful keys to a longer life.

If you do find yourself or a loved one in need of in-home skilled nursing care, for whatever reason, please feel free to Contact Us to schedule a consultation. (941) 338-3117   

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Secrets to Thinking More Like Betty White

 

Betty White at the 1988 Emmy Awards.

Betty White

Betty White..When most of us picture her, we think of a spunky, sassy, and energetic senior who really knows how to take aging to the next level!

Instead of ’aging gracefully,’ Betty White makes it look like the ride of your life! So, how does she do it?  After all, she’s not exercising 24/7 or touting the virtues of the latest raw food diet. In fact, Betty White’s success tips are much simpler than you may think.

Take the following thoughts from Betty White to create a vibrant, fulfilling life at any age!

Stay Active!

Whether you’re needing occasional help at home from a homecare professional or have the energy of Betty herself, the important thing is to remain active. Forward motion encourages more forward motion, while a lethargic, sedentary lifestyle will sap your energy, slow your metabolism, and even lead to muscle tissue breakdown. Do what you can with what you’ve got. If you can’t perform all your household chores, that’s ok. Ask yourself what you can do. Maybe you are able to walk the dog or meet up with a few friends for a day at the park. Whatever it is, stay active!

When Betty White was asked what she does for exercise, her response was, “I have a two-story house and a bad memory!” Priceless. The underlying message here is to work your fitness routine into your everyday life.

Know Who You Are!

The writers of the Hot in Cleveland show wanted Betty White to smoke marijuana in one of the episodes, but Betty said, “No way.” When asked about this decision in an interview, she said, “I don’t think dope is funny or fun or whatever.” Although it may have appealed to some of the viewers of the show, the writers had to back down. She knows who she is and what she believes in. Betty White is also unbending about her love for animals and often speaks out on animal cruelty. Use that as inspiration to take your own stand.

Whether it’s speaking out on an issue you’re passionate about or rolling up your sleeves to lend a hand in the community, making a difference is good for your health for a number of reasons. First, you’re a part of something greater than yourself, your staying mentally active and sharp, and finally, you’re continuing to grow as a person. These things have no age limits.

Betty is also a wonder advocate for AARP , and has supported the Morris Animal Foundation for over 40 years! She knows that having a passion and purpose in your life keeps you young!

Let Go of the Past and Other’s Opinions – Be a Duck!

Have you ever heard the saying, “Let things roll off of you like water off of a ducks back?” That’s the name of the game for healthy emotions. Accept yourself for who you are and don’t put too much weight on the opinions of others. You may have flaws and you may have made mistakes in your life, but who hasn’t? As we get older, we could look back with regret at missed opportunities or failures, but why? If you are going to experience optimum health and live your best life now, you’re going to have to come to terms with your past. Today is a new day, so embrace it!

Laugh at Yourself!

Even if you’re getting to the point where skilled nursing care may be an option, the worst thing to do is let it get you down. Help at home with light chores, personal care, and  cooking is not the end of the world. Learning to laugh at yourself can be a wonderful way to deal with stress, and laughter is proven to lower your blood pressure and provide a sense of well being.

The last time Betty White was on The Late Show, she presented a list of “How to Live a Long and Happy Life.” Two of her most memorable tips were, “Avoid Tweeting photos of your private parts,” and “Try not to die.”

Betty White certainly has a fun-loving attitude, no matter what she’s doing, and why not? Life should be fun!

If you are in the Sarasota, Bradenton, or Venice, Florida area(s) and considering any level of in-home skilled nursing care or senior care, give us a call. We at Help at Home Homecare provide many levels of care specifically designed to fit your current and ever changing needs that are provided in the comfort of your own home.

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Tips to Staying Fit After 60!

“You don’t look 60 at all!” If you are like most individuals over the age of 60, these words are music to your ears. You are overjoyed every time someone asks you for your senior citizen card instead of simply assuming you are old enough for a discount, and you love the shocked look on other’s faces when you reveal your true age.

Staying fit after 60 is more than just looking great, though. It’s about having a healthy mind, body, and spirit. With a little help at home from skilled nursing care, this isn’t too difficult to obtain, but it does require a bit of effort. The effort is well worth it, though, because by keeping active and eating healthy, you can live a long productive life.

  As the old saying goes ‘If you don’t use it, you’ll lose it.’

One of the most important steps in staying fit is exercise.. There’s just no doubt about it!

When you exercise regularly, you can build muscle tone, increase blood circulation, build bone density, increase stamina, and better your overall health.

If you aren’t sure where to start, consider these tips.

  • Walk- One of the best ways to exercise after age is 60 is walking. It gets your blood pumping and raises your heart rate, allowing you to strengthen both your muscles and your cardiovascular system. Take a walk around your neighborhood, but don’t overdo it. Start out slowly and increase the distance you walk over time. If you need some motivation, ask your private home care aide to take a walk with you. Once you get used to walking, consider carrying small dumbbells or weights with you to increase the intensity of the exercise.
  • Sitting Exercises- If you don’t enjoy walking, don’t worry. There are plenty of exercises you can engage in from a sitting position. Try lifting your legs up together and holding them briefly out in front of you. Count thirty seconds and then lower them back to the ground. Lift your arms up over your head and then lower them back down to your side. Use weights to make these exercises more difficult, but be sure only add weights to your exercise regimen after your have become used to the exercises. Also, use them only when you have help at home, just in case you hurt yourself.
  • Gym- If you find that your workout routine is difficult to master, consider joining your local gym. A personal trainer will be able to design a workout routine specifically for you, helping you to remain active and accountable, and you’ll even make new friends. Gyms also allow you to take part in many different types of exercises, so if walking isn’t your forte, you can swim, bike, or take a yoga class.

Feed Your Body

At age 60, your body runs a bit differently than it used to. Depending on how you took care of your body earlier in life, it might have already succumbed to years of abuse from greasy foods, alcohol, and sweets. However, it’s never too late to turn things around. By starting a healthy diet with the help of skilled nursing care, you can ensure your body is happier and healthier.

  • Bone up on calcium- After age 50, women start losing a significant amount of calcium from their bones. Calcium can easily be obtained from both supplements and foods, such as dairy products. Speak to your private home care aide today about adding more calcium rich foods to your meals.
  •  Bulk up on Fiber- Concerned about gaining weight as you grow older? Try adding more fiber to your diet. Fiber keeps your digestive and elimination system running like it should and keeps you feeling full for longer periods of time. Fiber can also help lower cholesterol levels, prevent colon cancer, and reduce the risk of heart disease.
  • Remember Your Calories- As you grow older, your need for energy begins to diminish as your activity level does. While you still should be exercising regularly, you may find you don’t require as many calories each day. If you continue to consume the same amount of food as you did when you were 40, you may find yourself packing on a few extra pounds. If you are unsure how many calories you are consuming each day, start a calorie journal. Have your private home care aide assist you in keeping track of your food intake, as well as the amount of exercise you are engaging in. This will give you an idea of where improvements can be made. Don’t simply count calories though. Instead, be sure the foods you are consuming are healthy, fresh, and preservative free.

 If you want to look and feel your best as you grow older, make sure you are maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

We’ve found a set of wonderful videos from Stronger Seniors that are super for strength and balance. You can check them out on right here!

Image Credit: Sun N Fun RV Resort Facebook Page - An award winning RV Resort located in Sarasota, Florida for all ages, offering an active lifestyle and state of the art fitness center, olympic size pool, and sporting activities all winter long!

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How to Recognize Warning Signs in Your Aging Parent


Although your parent is getting up there in age, you may still view them as vibrant, active, and able to care for themselves. Sure, they may have slowed down over the past few years and cut out a few of their hobbies or community involvements, but you haven’t had any red flags pop up that would be cause for alarm.

If you visit your parent at least once per week, you may not notice the slow deterioration process or subtle changes that are occurring in their life. As a result, you may be missing important warning signs that can cue you in on the fact that they are in need of extra assistance. Generally, it’s relatives or friends who haven’t seen your parent in a few months who notice the changes first.

Family members are always the last to notice changes in their again parents. Why? Familiarity. You see one another every day, and since the changes take place over a long period of time, they don’t notice the difference.

You could literally lose 20 pounds over the course of six months and your immediate family may not say a word. But run into someone you haven’t seen for a while and their jaw will drop! Same thing with your aging parents, except in their situation, your failure to notice changes can be dangerous.

So, what are the warning signs to look for and how can you guard against the dangers of familiarity?

Warning Sign Weekly Checklist

Here’s a list of changes to be aware of. By making a point to purposefully look for them, you’ll be ahead of the game. Instead of waiting until an accident occurs or a trip to the hospital due to a health scare, you’ll be taking a proactive approach when it comes to the well being of your parent.

  • Changes in weight: Keep a weekly or monthly record of your parent’s weight. A fluctuation of more than a few pounds is cause for concern. Your aging parent may be forgetting to eat or their appetite may have decreased due to a health condition.
  • Changes in food or fluid intake: Open your parent’s pantry and refrigerator once or twice per month. Are they eating healthy? Does their cupboard look sparse? Maybe they are having trouble getting to the grocery store or cooking for themselves. Sometimes depression or loneliness can cause a lack of appetite. An empty pantry should raise concerns.
  • Unexplained bruises: Sometimes the elderly try to protect themselves from losing their independence by hiding information. Often they will not tell anyone if they have fallen or hurt themselves in some way. Look for the signs.
  • Clutter piling up and an unkempt appearance: Your aging parent may have more trouble getting around than you think. They may cut down on housecleaning, daily chores, or even personal grooming as a result.
  • Changes in mood: If your parent is having trouble, this might cause frustration, anger, or changes in mood. Look for signs of irritability or confusion.

What to Do if You’ve Noticed Changes?

Let’s assume you’ve noticed some changes, either from the checklist provided above or other warning signs. What are your next steps?

Many aging parents are very determined to remain independent and refuse to even talk about private home health care or companion services. If you are nodding your head in agreement right now, we have a few suggestions for you.

  • Let’s face it, most elderly individuals are deeply afraid of losing their independence. If you present the idea of Help at Home Homecare in a very non-threatening way, you’re more likely to achieve the results you desire. Our staff members and counselors know how to address these concerns. By setting up a consultation with one of our professionals your aging parent will be more likely to see the benefits of home health care instead of focusing on irrational fears.
  • Our skilled staff at Help at Home Homecare,  can provide as much or as little assistance as your parent needs. It’s up to them. Companion services help with errands, meal preparation, and housekeeping while our skilled nursing care services help seriously ill or recovering patients remain in the comfort of their own home.

The first step is to sit down and have a talk with your aging parent. Let them know you notice the changes but don’t put a downward spin on the topic. A bit of extra help around the house is a good thing!

It’s a benefit which will improve the quality of life of your parent. We can even assist you with any questions you may have before introducing the topic to your parent. Our caring and knowledgeable staff is ready to help.

We offer gentle, caring and Exceptional Home Health Services for your eldercare needs and concerns. Help at Home Homecare provides skilled nursing care, home health care, and companion services to the Bradenton, Venice, and Sarasota areas and beyond.

Don’t wait for an accident, fall, or a medical emergency. Call us today at  941.388.3117 for a FREE Home Assessment- You’ll be glad you did.

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5 Tips to Ensure Your Transition From Hospital to Home is Safe and Easy

When patients make the transition from hospital to home they often face issues that, if not taken care of quickly and avoided  could cause readmission to the hospital in a very short period of time.

These issues can be especially difficult for those who live alone, have chronic conditions, impaired memories, or little caregiver help at home from home health care services. However, there is always help to be found.

Tips For The Transition From Hospital to Home

If you or someone you love is returning home from the hospital, consider the following tips:

     

     1. Changes in Medication and Abilities- When you arrive home from the hospital, you can expect multiple changes to occur.  You may not be able to get around as well, or even get out of bed on your own. Housework, preparing meals, and even bathing may be difficult tasks that are simply out of the question on your own. Your medication routine may have also changed. Many times, a hospital stay results in adjustments to your medication, which can cause confusion.

Both of these obstacles can be overcome with the help of in- home skilled nursing care. Your home health care nurse will help you perform daily tasks until your body gains the necessary strength to perform them on your own. Your nurse will also ensure you are taking the right medication that have been prescribed to you.

     2.  Difficulty Moving- While housework, bathing, and preparing meals may seem out of the question, you may not realize that simply moving can be painful and taxing. Hospital stays are relatively short these days, and patients are sent home as quickly as possible, without the chance to fully recover and gain back their strength. This makes you vulnerable, especially when combined with the after- effects of an illness or surgery and medications that may cause drowsiness or dizziness. You need to have help at home as quickly as possible after being discharged from the hospital, especially during the first 24 hours.

     3.  Falls- Because you will have difficulty moving and may be on a variety of medications that cause dizziness and drowsiness, falls are an immediate concern. If you are able, have your bed set up on the main level of your home with all of your necessary items, like medications and clothing, on this floor as well so you don’t have to climb any stairs.

     4.  Infection Control- Infections are a very real and common problem for those returning home from the hospital. Your immune system is in a natural compromised        state. If you have had surgery, you may not be able to check the incision site yourself or know what signs to look for. This is another reason why private home care is essential during this transitional period.  Infections can easily lead to readmission to the hospital and serious illnesses if not prevented and cared for properly by a professional who is skilled at monitoring your care.

   5.  Doctor’s Appointments- Driving yourself to follow-up appointments is another task that may be out of the question after your hospital stay. This is especially true are taking medications which impair your ability to concentrate while driving. Having Sarasota health care aides there to make appointments and transport you to your doctor’s appointments and follow-up treatments is extremely important for ensuring you are able to heal correctly and regain your pre-hospital strength.

Transitioning from the hospital to home can be an extremely difficult and often stressful time for many patients and their caregivers. If you are about to go through this process, don’t go it alone. Consider having skilled nursing assistance in place for you when you arrive home.

Make sure you take steps to prevent readmission by taking advantage of help at home from our services at Help at Home Homecare of Sarasota, Florida. We serve all of Sarasota, Manatee Counties and also serve other communities.  Our friendly, caring, professional service will make the transition a smooth and stress free process.

 

Help at Home Homecare is proud to be part of the reputable Caregiver Quality Assurance™.

All of our employees undergo a comprehensive agency orientation with Help at Home’s administrative staff, focusing on exceptional care, service and support.  Our service providers are experienced, dependable, and caring individuals, committed to you, your family, and your ability to live independently and comfortably.

Call or Contact us for a Free Assessment to Determine if it’s time for us to assist you and your loved one at Home.

 

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Social Media Usage in Healthcare [Infographic]

How are you leveraging Social Media? More and more health care professionals and related organizations are “Getting Social”.  This is creating many new places to tred that have never had a footprint before.

Things that Doctors and providers need to take into consideration are:

  • Social Media Policies for Staff Members
  • Topics of Discussion that the audience connects with
  • What kind of advice is ‘ok’ to deliver online and what is Not
  • Who will manage the online community once it is in place

Here is a super reference guide for a complete list of Social Media Handbooks & Policies from the largest companies and brands in the nation.

Check out the below [Infographic] and please share any other information that you feel that you would add to this!

Social Media in Healthcare

Via: PowerDMS

 

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