We enjoy celebrating our wonderful clients and today we want to focus on, Ron, and his dedicated and compassionate caregiver, Stacey.
We are very excited to introduce our Employee of The Month for May 2018, Samantha Myers! Sam has been an important part of our family of caregivers since October 2013. She earned her CNA license while she was still in high school and came to us full of knowledge and heart. She is so skilled at what she does that she serves as one of our trainers for new employees in our onboarding and orientation process. When we asked Sam why she loves caregiving, her response was “I love to see how people have different perspectives on the changes of the world today, and I really love caring for people when their family cannot”.
Most humans have or have had a pet at one point that they truly bonded with and loved dearly. There is a comforting feeling of being a pet owner and the animals can provide companionship that is truly valuable and beneficial to a person’s life and overall well-being. This is even more true for senior citizens and elderly people. According to the New York Times, around 41 percent of seniors aged 65 and older actually own a pet in their household. While the benefits of pet therapy and pet ownership for seniors are plentiful, the actual logistics of caring for said animal can be tricky as people age.
Seniors face many obstacles to their health. From seeing reductions in their mobility to memory loss, aging can affect older people significantly. Another challenge senior citizens face as a result of these physical challenges is hunger. In fact, without reliable transportation, income, and care, buying and preparing food for oneself is difficult for those aged 60 and older.
Palliative care is defined as the treatment of a serious illness. “Seriously ill” is defined as a chronic illness that could result in death, despite the estimated length of a patient’s remaining period of life. Those who are seriously ill may be experiencing pain, shortness of breath, fatigue, constipation, nausea, loss of appetite, sleep problems, and more. Palliative care assists with the treatment and maintenance of those symptoms. Palliative care provides relief from discomfort, stress, and symptoms that accompany serious illness. Our friends at Green Valley Hospice have recently started offering home-based Palliative care, which is a great resource for seniors.
Topics: Hospice and End of Life
As a medical caregiver or case manager, your career description is almost never cut and dry. Your day-to-day duties are often stressful and can change at a moment’s notice. Sometimes you may be helping prepare medications for a patient, and other times you are working on developing the best care plan for an individual.
Horatio has been an essential part of our Harmony Family since July 5, 2017. His kind caring heart, flexibility, confidence and winning smile will always puts you at ease. Horatio came to Harmony with years of experience caring for his own family. He treats every client with dignity and respect and always has their best interest at heart.
The nutritional habits of people often have an impact on one’s entire well-being. In recent years, there have been more and more discoveries and information released regarding nutrition, food and the effects the two have on the human body. Much of the newfound information is pretty straightforward and things for which most people are aware. For example, too much sugar or carbohydrates can lead to serious health issues like diabetes. Although, some modern knowledge that has come to light in recent years is less well known but is very important. Recent studies are finding links between food and nutritional ingredients and other diseases, apart from diabetes, heart disease, and those more common ones.
Topics: Alzheimer's and Dementia
Our second bi-annual All Staff Awards and Celebration couldn’t have been more of a blast. It is so great to connect with such a dedicated team of caring, professional and reliable caregivers. What an honor to be with the top 5% in the industry!
To be fortunate enough to be selected to even be a part of this team is a high honor. These are special people, caregivers dedicated to a shared purpose; to provide families with Peace of Mind by providing the finest in-home care available. So, to select the best of the best out of this team is an extremely difficult task.
Moving in general can be a stressful, complicated life event. Whether moving down the street or across the country, a lot of planning, preparation, and arrangements must be made. Other factors come into play that can complicate things even further, such as the size of the home one is relocating to, age, and more. Particularly, moving or downsizing a senior loved one from their larger home to a smaller unit requires a lot of patience, strategy, and of course organization. As daunting as downsizing can seem, it can actually help create simpler, safer, and less stressful environments for seniors.