Skilled Nursing, Home Health Agency in Poway, Firstat Nursing Services Publishes “Helpful Guide for Seniors.”
Oct 31, 2015 /prREACH/ -- Firstat Nursing Services, a Poway home health and San Diego in home skilled nursing agency publishes guide to help Improve the Lives and Outlook for Seniors.
“Seniors need help to be able to stay in their own homes and enjoy the satisfaction of being independent, but that independence can come at a cost,” said Linnea Goodrich, president of Firstat Nursing Services in San Diego, CA. “One of the results of being in their own home can be depression, injuries or a failing physical well-being due to being unable to care for their own physical needs and hygiene regimens.”
Here are three ways home health agencies can help improve the lives of seniors, and give them a better physical and mental outlook, so they can live happier and healthier.
Home Health Providers Help Seniors Maintain Family Relationships and Friendships – It is easy for senior citizens to become isolated: prisoners in their own homes. A home health care nurse will help seniors keep in touch with family and friends, so they can enjoy their social lives and get out with assistance to have contact with others their own age, and family members who live nearby.
Home Health Agency Nurses Help Seniors Maintain Their Self-Esteem - Home health care nurses know that providing help with everyday living is not enough to fulfill an elderly client’s emotional needs. Sometimes, taking care of everything for someone only takes away their sense of self-esteem and pride. Being able to stay in their own home is extremely important to seniors, and they need to be able to feel useful and capable.
Home health care agencies do as much to care for their client’s emotional needs as they do their physical ones. A home health care provider will assist a senior citizen in doing all of the chores, and keep a watchful eye on the level of ability their patients have in order to be careful to not over-step their boundaries, and let patients do as much as possible to care for themselves safely.
Whether it is letting a senior fold their own laundry with supervision and assistance, or something as simple as bringing them their mail so they can open it and occupy their minds with daily bills and correspondence, a home health care provider will let seniors do as much as they can without jeopardizing their safety.
Having a home nursing provider in the home to keep watch and jump in to complete a chore, or take over when the action is too much for an elderly loved one provides peace of mind for family that live too far to keep up with the daily needs of an elderly loved one.
Keeping Seniors Physically and Mentally Active – Both mental and physical muscles need daily use to keep them from atrophying. A Poway home health care nurse will engage their clients and provide daily mental stimulation and oversee exercise programs a senior’s doctor suggests to keep them alert and healthy. Along with routine daily exercises and mental stimulation, a professional home health care provider will keep track of their patient’s vital statistics, and relay any potential problems and changes to the senior’s physician.
People wanting to learn more are encouraged to visit the company website and pick up a copy of this free report “Critical Questions You Must Ask Before You Hire a Home Care Provider," Visit, http://firstatofsandiego.com/.
About Firstat Nursing Services Linnea Goodrich is the owner of Firstat Nursing Services, which is the only Home Care Agency in San Diego that is both State licensed and certified by the Alzheimer's Association. Firstat Nursing Services has been providing a higher standard of home nursing, home health and home care services for elderly, disabled and injured people in the greater San Diego area since 1997. To pick up a copy of her free report "Critical Questions You Must Ask Before You Hire a Home Care Provider," Visit, http://firstatofsandiego.com.