July 2, 2012

News and Updates from Home Sweet Home Care

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Fall Prevention

This is a 30 minute DVD presentation that has the added benefit of providing information from a Physical Therapist on how to get up off the floor after a fall and on how to tell if it is even safe for you to try.

Hand-Outs include:

2 Fall Prevention Brochures

A home safety checklist

A quiz to show your physician which numerically rates your chances of falling.  Your physician is then in a better position to help you stay safe at home.

How to Find Home Care

This speech has been enormously popular with the Boomer generation, as many of them are dealing with aging relatives.  Our oral presentation includes tips on useful websites, a list of questions to think about prior to making the first inquiry regarding the abilities and needs of the person needing care and a list of questions to ask the agencies when actually making inquiries into home care options.

The presentation, with a question and answer sessions, is easily adaptable to fit your time frame; from 10 minutes to as long as you need.

AARPS Medications Made Easy

As usual, AARP has done it right.  This informative presentation can be shown on a DVD or a videotape and lasts just under 30 minutes.  AARP has provided a take-home booklet for each participant along with a small wallet containing a medication record.  In order to make the presentation as informative as possible, Home Sweet Home Care makes every effort to bring a local Pharmacist along for a question and answer session.

What is Companion Care versus Home Medical Care?

There’s no place like home, but sometimes this requires assistance.  Many mature people end up placing enormous demands on family members and/or hiring multiple services for assistance.  Not everyone qualifies for, or needs, home medical assistance.  Often, their needs can be met through the use of a Companion service, but what is a Companion?  More than a sitter but less than a CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant).  Allow Home Sweet Home Care to explain the benefits of an in-home Companion and why it may be the affordable answer to your needs or those of a loved one.  Additionally, we cover the legal and financial protections afforded by hiring and insured, bonded, background-checked Companion service versus a sitter.

Veteran and Spousal Benefits

This popular speech is presented by local attorney, Harold “Bart” Barton, to educate veterans, spouses, and the widowed spouses of veterans on benefits available to them; including a little understood but widely needed Aid and Attendance program.  Due to the number of questions asked, this presentation may run as long as an hour, but it is worth every minute for veterans, spouses, and widows who are missing out on essential governmental benefits.

Elder Abuse Awareness

Elder Abuse is a problem on the rise and experts warn we’ll see more elder abuse in the years ahead. Our Elder Abuse Awareness presentation includes a showing of the DVD An Age for Justice:  Confronting Elder Abuse in America, which is a about 3 seniors who share their poignant and real stories of abuse, neglect, and financial exploitation. After the video we provide handouts including facts about abuse, who is at risk, the human rights of aged persons, and information on the Elder Justice Act, and then we open the floor to Q&A. We encourage you to take advantage of this seminar so you are better equipped to recognize and help seniors you may come into contact with every day. Many suffer in silence, and no one should have to suffer at the hands of an abuser.

All presentations are adaptable to fit your time frame and Audio-visual equipment. DVD presentations can be made orally in order to shorten the presentation or because your facility lacks the necessary equipment to project the presentation. Our presentations are given as a service to the community and are not sales presentations. However, since we offer services that coincide with some of these subjects, there may be times when our services come up in discussion as examples or to exemplify an issue being discussed, but we strive to keep these presentations generic, educational and informative and assure you that—even when the subject matter is closely aligned with what we do—no one will feel as if the just attended a “sales talk” as this is not the purpose of the presentation.

Home Sweet Home Care Inc. enjoys combining our presentations with refreshments, which can include anything from fruit and yogurt to home baked brownies or cookies. Please let us know if you have a special refreshment request.

To the delight of audiences, Home Sweet Home Care Inc. brings plenty of give-aways. Our most popular items include our re-usable tote bags, pocket pill containers, and refrigerator magnets.  Additionally, we provide useful informational items as a public service to our mature audiences;

such as, a Citizen Handbook from the Attorney General’s Office, helpful health education items, and information on

Services available to seniors.

To schedule a presentation for your club, business, church or organization,  simply call Home Sweet Home Care Inc. at 757-356-0342 or fax us at 757-356-0344 or email Shirley McGee at mcgee@homesweethomecareinc.com.

To learn more about Home Sweet Home Care, you may visit our website at homesweethomecareinc.com or join us on Facebook at facebook.com/homesweethomecareinc and see what we’ve been up to lately.


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