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How to Help Your Clients Remain Independent

When a family decides to partner with a home health care and nursing service for an adult loved one, often some of the main reasons for doing so include maintaining a level of normalcy and maximizing comfort and convenience. As you work with your clients and their families or other caregivers, it is important to prioritize your client’s independence, and equip them with the tools so that they can continue to exercise their autonomy while also staying safe. Connect and Communicate While your … [Read more...] about How to Help Your Clients Remain Independent

How to Help Your Loved One Remain Independent

Whether you are caring for a parent, spouse, or other adult loved one, there are a multitude of responsibilities that fall on your shoulders. And while a home health care service can alleviate many of these, it is important to help your loved one remain independent in as many ways as possible—for both of your general well-being. Not only does this take away some of the stress from your day-to-day activities, but perhaps more importantly, it also offers your loved one some semblance of normalcy … [Read more...] about How to Help Your Loved One Remain Independent

How to Avoid Getting Sick When You’re In and Out of Homes: Helpful Reminders for Home Health Caregivers

As a health care professional, you already know how important it is to establish healthy habits to avoid getting sick. But when your job requires you to be in and out of homes caring for clients, that can be easier said than done—especially during cold and flu season. Taking care of yourself is the first step to helping others, so while your focus may be (rightfully!) on the well-being of your clients, it is important to remember to take steps to keep yourself healthy, too. Remember to Get a … [Read more...] about How to Avoid Getting Sick When You’re In and Out of Homes: Helpful Reminders for Home Health Caregivers

Don’t Catch (a) Cold! 5 Tips for Staying Healthy Even When Those Around You Are Getting Sick

When you or a family member is in need of extra care, it is important to take all the necessary precautions to avoid getting sick. With cold and flu season right around the corner, now is the time to be extra careful. Taking care of yourself is the first step to being there for your family; from getting the right amount of sleep to prioritizing nutrition and exercise, here is how to stay healthy even when it seems like everyone around you is getting sick. Tip #1: Get the Flu Shot According to … [Read more...] about Don’t Catch (a) Cold! 5 Tips for Staying Healthy Even When Those Around You Are Getting Sick

Daily Packing Checklist for Home Health Care Workers

Packing a bag and heading to work is a little different for home health care workers. Some of the items you bring will be necessary to perform your job while others may be used to reduce stress or enhance the day for both you and your client. As a home health care worker, it’s always better to be over prepared. You may head to the client’s home hauling an overstuffed bag, but you’ll be thankful to have everything you could possibly need that day. The mood or state of the client and their … [Read more...] about Daily Packing Checklist for Home Health Care Workers

Must Have Medical Information and How to Keep It Organized

Having important medical information on-hand can be critical to your loved one’s well-being and safety. Being able to access the right information quickly and efficiently can make doctor’s appointments easier and will allow in-home caregivers and nurses to provide better care. In the case of an emergency, having critical information readily available (such as allergies and medications) could save your loved one’s life. Caring for a loved one comes with many responsibilities, so it’s not … [Read more...] about Must Have Medical Information and How to Keep It Organized

Top Tips for Transitioning Care from Hospital to Home

Going home after a prolonged stay in the hospital can be an enormous relief. Home is where you feel safe, comfortable, and where you are surrounded by familiar pieces of your life and memories with loved ones. Because of advances in technology, home care is becoming more commonplace. Not only do clients generally feel more comfortable in their own home, but it has been shown that clients who receive care at home have lower rates of consultations, procedures, and use of devices than those who … [Read more...] about Top Tips for Transitioning Care from Hospital to Home

Top Tips for Transitioning into Providing Care for a New Family

If you’ve recently been hired to provide in-home care for a family, it may be an exciting and nerve-wracking time. Working with a new family means learning how to best communicate with them while providing outstanding care to the client. Families that are in need of a professional caregiver or home health care nurse are either hiring a professional for the first time or are looking to hire because the previous care provider wasn’t a good fit. Either scenario can be highly emotional and … [Read more...] about Top Tips for Transitioning into Providing Care for a New Family

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