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5 Common Myths about Home Care Services

Despite the fact that home care has been accepted as one of the best alternatives to nursing homes, many misconceptions and myths prevail in our society related to home care industry.  Negative rumors related to home care services and in-home caregivers are not only affecting home care industry but also increasing sufferings of those that need non-medical and medical help at home but do not hire a caregiver because of these misconceptions. For all those who do not have a clear understanding of the home care services or have any doubt related to home care agencies, we are presenting 5[...]

Concept of Home Health Care

Home care and professional help, better termed as home health care, is a very unique concept of helping those in need.  Home health care provides individuals with total health assistance in their home at a professional level. Facilities and services There are different kinds of services provided according to requirements of the individual.  Care varies from complete care to companionship, but all of the care has the same concept of giving the clients a feeling of satisfaction by meeting their care needs without hurting their dignity or self-respect. Home health care assistance provides different types of services according to the[...]

How to Hire a Home Health Care Agency

For, the proper, care of your loved ones, home care agencies help a lot. They provide proper home care assistance, as well as other home health care essentials. There are a lot of benefits to hiring such companies, as they aim to provide you with the best assistance and companionship. These companies hire a professional team to provide you with the best home health care services. But, it is essential to hire a professional home health care agency that provides the best and exclusive services. There are some tips that you should keep in mind while hiring such company: Previous[...]

Home Care or Nursing Home: Which is Right...

You might have received lots of love and care from your parents, grandparents, aunties and uncles in your life. They expect the same level of care, respect and love from you especially when they get older or ill. Many among us help their aging or ill loved ones with activities of daily living such as such as bathing, eating, dressing, walking, and toileting. While many among us are not able to provide support and care to their loved ones because of busy job routine, children in home and bad heath and therefore hire services of home care agencies or nursing[...]

Old Age Depression

Aging is a series of development that begins with life and continues throughout the life cycle. It characterizes the closing period in the lifetime, a time when the person looks back on life, lives on past comings and goings and begins to finish off his life path. Adjusting to the changes that come with old age requires that an individual is flexible and develops new surviving skills to acclimatize to the changes that are common to this time in their lives (Warnick, 1995). Reasons of depression in Old age In the old age people usually face different physical, psychological and[...]

Diabetes

Diabetes is a chronic disease in which there are high levels of sugar in the blood and a person has high blood sugar, either because the pancreas does not produce enough insulin, or cells do not respond to the insulin that is produced. Due to lack of insulin there is high blood glucose in diabetes. Excess glucose in the blood can damage the blood vessels. This leads to several complications like heart disease, kidney damage, nerve damage, eye damage and blindness, impotence and stroke. Diabetes, when not controlled, may raise the proclivity for infections. Infections and gangrene of the lower limbs is common in uncontrolled diabetes. This[...]

Sleeping Disorders

Sleeping disorders is a naturally persistent state. Sleeping is associated with a state of muscle relaxation and limited perception of environmental stimuli. For proper development and functioning, an adult needs almost 7 to 9 hours sleep a day. Sleep is a barometer of your overall health. In many cases, people in good health tend to sleep well, whereas those suffering from sleeping problems might have any medical or mental health problem. Sleeping well is essential for physical health and emotional well-being. Unfortunately, even minimal sleep loss can take a levy on mood, energy, efficiency, and ability to handle stress. Ignoring[...]

Asthma

Asthma is a chronic disease affecting the airways that carry air to and from your lungs. It is the condition in which your airways narrow and swell up and produce extra mucus. For some people, asthma is a minor and others, it can be a major problem that affects daily activities and may lead to severe asthma attack. Common Symptoms Asthma symptoms include: Coughing Wheezing Chest tightness Breathing problems Symptoms are usually worse at night and in the early morning or in response to exercise or cold air. Asthma attack can be triggered by allergens, exercise, and pollution smoke or[...]

What Are The Benefits Of In Home Companion...

As our loved ones get older, they are unable to do get together with friends, travel and drive a car that results in losing social connections. Losing long time friends make them lonely. Inability to perform day to day life activities due to aging makes them depressed. What adds to their loneliness and depression is the lack of attention and care given to them on the part of the family members. Undoubtedly, it is the responsibility of family members to look after the senior person. But, sometimes it becomes quite difficult for the family members to provide enough care and[...]

Bone Health and Problems

Bones are the most important part of our body that support our body so bones are like the pillars in our body and provides a frame to our body. Bones also play a very important role in movement. They protect our brain, heart, and other organs from injury. Composition of Bones Our bones also store minerals such as calcium and phosphorous, which help to maintain our bones strong, so bone health is very essential. The health of our bones is instrumental to our health and long life in general. Our bones can become weak and even break due to poor diet[...]