January 9, 2017

Considering Supportive Homecare Options

Filed under: Healthcare,home health care — seniorlivingguide @ 3:18 pm
Courtesy of –
Karina Tama – Rutigliano
Digital Marketing Manager
Caring People Home Healthcare Agency

Whether you are in your 60s or 70s, have you considered your future living arrangements? Perhaps you live in a multistory home with a tricky staircase and a bathroom only on one floor? If this sounds familiar, it’s time to put some thought into supportive homecare options for your future.

Do You Plan on Moving?

What would you do if you could no longer live in your own home? Do you have a child to live with? Of course, there are advantages to living with a child and it is certainly an option for homecare for the elderly. Two major benefits include:

  • You are surrounded by loving family
  • You have people you are familiar with, helping you with your daily tasks

However, there are disadvantages to this solution, too, such as:

  • Losing the familiarity of your community and friends
  • Your family’s home may also have steep staircases
  • You may no longer be able to enjoy your independence
  • You may have to throw out treasured keepsakes to make space for moving in with family

How About Aging in Place?supportive-homecare-options

If you would much prefer to enjoy aging on place, but fear that your home is not up to aging with you and your new needs, there are a few things you can do to ensure you can continue to live comfortably in the embrace of your home, such as:

  • Installing slip-resistant floors
  • Widening doorways to accommodate wheelchairs or walkers
  • Installing a stair lift if you have stairs
  • Remote control lighting
  • Installing rails and ramps
  • Consider a walk-in shower

Besides those supportive homecare options, there is also the option of in home health care service. Professionals who are familiar with homecare for the elderly will ensure you get to live as comfortable a life as possible while maintaining your independence.

Supportive Homecare Options – the Benefits of an In-Home Health Care Service

  1. All the Comforts of Home

For many seniors, the feeling of being at home where they are close to their friends and family can promote independence and recovery from illnesses or operations. Homecare for the elderly is ideal for rehabilitation, and research has shown that people tend to heal quicker in the comfort of their own home.

  1. Personalized Care

Aging in place with the assistance of in-home healthcare means you can enjoy quality care and one-on-one attention to ensure you have a comfortable lifestyle.

  1. Peace of Mind for the Elderly and Their Family

When you and your family decide to employ the services of in-home care professionals for a senior family member, you’re doing more than just making sure you receive top-quality care. You are also ensuring peace of mind for your family members. Often, it is nearly impossible for family members to provide the level and range of care you need. With the responsibilities of jobs, children, spouses, and their own life to lead, it can be tough being responsible for an elder, too. With professional and supportive homecare options like in-home health care, your family won’t feel like they are giving up on you and you can rest assured that you are in good hands.

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May 10, 2016

Florida Caregiver Conference – Wednesday May 18th

Filed under: Companions,Healthcare,home health care,seniorlivingguide — seniorlivingguide @ 8:53 am

Are you caring for a child, healing spouse, veteran, or senior adult?
This is the conference for you!

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November 25, 2014

New Listing Alert – Global Mobile Diagnostics 4023 North Armenia Ave., #102 Tampa, FL 33607

Filed under: Healthcare,seniorlivingguide — seniorlivingguide @ 2:43 pm

Need mobile diagnostic services in the West Coast Florida market? Check out our newest advertiser – Global Mobile Diagnostics.

image0014Global Mobile Diagnostics of Florida Inc. is a statewide mobile and portable diagnostic company. We provide the diagnostic services in the convenience of the Healthcare provider, online the SNF, capsule the ALF or resident home. We are only a script away therefore once receiving the “script or order” for testing, we will do the pre-auth, schedule the patient, notify the facility of the testing, provide the testing, provide the reports within 24-48 hours and do the billing. We provide an array of services unlike other diagnostic companies that are not mobile and offer key services mostly often needed.

Check out the full ad here.

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August 21, 2014

New FREE Listing Alert – Solaris Health Network – Bonita Springs, FL

Filed under: Healthcare,senior living guide — seniorlivingguide @ 1:33 pm

We have two FREE ads to announce today, ambulance the first is Solaris Health Network in Bonita Springs, sick Florida!

logoThe Solaris Health Network was created to help reduce the time and stress associated with creating and managing a comprehensive purchasing strategy. Providing high-quality health care in a financially responsible and sustainable way requires new ways of working, treat thinking and connecting.

We offer our members the resources needed to effectively manage the procurement of contract services and provide access to a group of industry professionals that are dedicated to helping members improve quality of care and financial outcomes.

Check out the full listing here and request free advertising for your community or senior service by visiting www.seniorlivingguide.com/freeadvertising.tpl!

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August 19, 2014

New FREE Listing Alert – SimonMed Imaging

Filed under: Healthcare,senior living guide — seniorlivingguide @ 1:33 pm

Our newest FREE advertising recipient listing is now live! SimonMed has a free listing in our senior services department and a banner that promotes their services to all who are looking for senior housing and services in the central Florida area!

logoSimonMed Imaging is the largest specialized outpatient physician imaging practice in the country. SimonMed is unique in having the expertise and best technology of the largest academic centers but with the affordable pricing and service of community based radiology providers.

You can view their complete listing here and request your own for your senior community or service by visiting www.SeniorLivingGuide.com/freeadvertising.tpl

 

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New FREE Listing Alert – Senior Care Pharmacy in Lakeland, FL!

Filed under: Healthcare,senior living guide — seniorlivingguide @ 12:09 pm

We have a few FREE ads to dole out today starting with Senior Care Pharmacy in Lakeland, FL. They’ll get a complimentary listing on SeniorLivingGuide.com and a banner that will appear in the search results for all of Central Florida!

When Senior Care Pharmacy first opened in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, the business plan was to provide pharmacy and consulting Untitled-1services to its’ companies facilities. Shortly thereafter, it became obvious that these services were needed by other skilled and assisted living facilities. With Senior Care Pharmacy being owned by skilled and assisted living owners, our mission of caring and compassion will always be a part of every decision we make.

Check out the complete listing here and if you would like to see your senior community or service get some free advertising help, visit www.seniorlivingguide.com/freeadvertising.tpl today!

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June 16, 2014

Attention – CEU’s with Right at Home of Bergen County NJ

Filed under: Healthcare,home health care — seniorlivingguide @ 10:59 am

Right at Home of Bergen County (New Jersey) is currently offering CEU courses for Nurses, cheap Case Managers, physician Social Workers, nurse Occupational Therapists, and Pharmacists. If you or someone you know is interested please contact –

Brian Katz
New Business Developement
Right at Home of Bergen County
316 State Street Hackensack, NJ 07601
brian.rah@verizon.net
Phone: (201) 489-3399
Fax: (201) 489-3699

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“Improving the quality of life for those we serve”
“Why go anywhere else, When you can stay Right at Home”
Members of: AARP National Employer Team, Home Care Association of New Jersey, Paramus Chamber of Commerce, and Bergen Biz.

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June 3, 2014

New FREE Banner Alert – MedSpeech, Inc Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410

Filed under: Healthcare,seniorlivingguide — seniorlivingguide @ 3:25 pm

Check out the new listing and banner for MedSpeech, clinic Inc on SeniorLivingGuide.com!

MedSpeech, Inc., Medical Speech Language Pathologists of the Palm Beaches, a private practice, became incorporated in September 1995, in order to Untitled-3provide state of the art Speech Language Pathology evaluation and treatment for individuals with speech, language, voice and swallowing disorders.

Join MedSpeech at the Voice, Swallo and Airway Conference Symposium of the Masters – July 24th – 27th at the Palm Beach Mariott, click here for more details.

You can view the MedSpeech ad on SeniorLivingGuide.com here, and view their banner whenever you search for communities and senior services throughout southeast Florida!

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March 26, 2014

New FREE listing alert – Chicago Portable X-Ray Service 6415 North California Avenue Chicago, IL 60645

Filed under: Healthcare,seniorlivingguide — seniorlivingguide @ 4:49 pm

Timothy Kinney of Chicago Portable X-Ray Services reached out to us today for some 1503887_641777112512415_139655188_nmarketing assistance so we built him an ad in the Greater Chicago area and even built him a banner that appears in EVERY search done in that market regardless of level of care chosen. That means seniors and communities that are looking at the search results for senior housing options in Chicago will get an opportunity to learn about the service they offer. Pretty good branding spot as well.

Check out their free listing, cure complete with contact info and links to their website & Facebook page , find here – http://www.seniorlivingguide.com/DB/facilities.tpl?sku=20140326152816

Thanks for trusting us for some free help Timothy! We are glad to help!

 

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September 9, 2013

Five Things You Can Do To Relieve Pain

Filed under: Healthcare,Seniors — seniorlivingguide @ 5:31 pm

Courtesy of Rianne Hunter [riannehunter@gmail.com]

Pain is a fact of life that can become a problem for any person at any time. Headaches, medicine joint pain, back pain and simple sprains are just a few of the common pain problems you may encounter. Though a wide range of prescription pain relievers is now available, many people prefer to use simple ways to manage pain without the unpleasant side effects.

Over-the-Counter Anti-Inflammatory Medications
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications, or NSAIDs, include over-the-counter medications like aspirin, ibuprophen, naproxyn and acetaminophen. These medications help to relieve pain and reduce inflammation throughout the body. Your physician may suggest taking these medications on a set schedule to manage pain from a variety of medical conditions.

Hot or Cold Packs
Hot or cold packs are an effective way to manage pain without drugs. Whether you use cold or hot packs depends on the type of problem. Heat helps to increase circulation in the area and to relieve stiffness, such as that caused by osteoarthitis. It can be used to relieve muscle spasms or muscle tightness. Cold packs help to numb the area and also reduce swelling. It can also help to reduce bleeding.

MassageFive Things You Can Do To Relieve Pain
Massage can be helpful in managing painful conditions by increasing relaxation and improving circulation in affected areas of the body. Massage has been used for hundreds of years as a way to reduce stress and improve health. Today, massage is used for both pain and rehabilitation, helping to increase circulation in injured areas and improve muscle tone to restore full function.

Relaxation Techniques
Meditation, biofeedback and other relaxation techniques have been found to be helpful in relieving pain and improving health in a number of studies. These techniques help the body to heal by relieving stress and creating a more restful mental state. This technique can help patients to alter their attitude about the experience of pain.

Acupuncture
Acupuncture is a system of using extremely thin needles to block the pain pathways in the body. The placement of the needles is determined by a precise knowledge of the nerve centers along the body. The method has been used for hundreds of years in Ancient China to manage pain and has seen renewed interest as an adjunct to other forms of pain management for joint pain, cancer and other medical problems.

People respond to pain in different ways. You can find the right pain management method for you by experimenting with these simple techniques.

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