MetroWest is expecting upwards to 12 inches of snow tomorrow (March 13, 2018). The threat of a big winter storm is often a cause of anxiety for seniors and caregivers. With dangerously cold weather returning, don’t forget to check on your elderly friends and neighbors. 1. Plan to Help [...]
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Caregiving is a demanding job that can take its toll both physically and emotionally. It is imperative that in addition to caring for loved ones, caregivers also properly care for themselves. That means seeking respite to focus on enjoyable activities. Without a break from one's caregiving duties, a [...]
According to several recent studies, over one-third of falls at home occur in the bedroom, and most home fires originate in the bedroom. The majority of fatal fires occur while residents are sleeping. Since the elderly spend about a third of their time in the bedroom, it is [...]
Our home health care gets called a lot of things. High-quality. Compassionate. And even elite – as in HomeCare Elite. HomeCare Elite is listing of the top-performing home health agencies in the United States compiled annually by ABILITY® Network and DecisionHealth. The review identifies the top 25 percent [...]
Many of us are far too familiar with the unsightly consequences of having too much fun in the sun (redness, possibly even swelling, blisters, and peeling of the skin), but what isn’t as obvious is the damage being done underneath the skin. A sunburn is a preventable risk factor [...]
By Alana Stramowski | April 24, 2017 | www.homehealthcarenews.com There has long been a debate over sending a patient to a post-acute facility versus utilizing at-home rehabilitation following joint replacement surgery. However, being at home, even if someone lives alone, can be more beneficial than going from the [...]
A recent report has shown that home health agencies are outperforming their post-acute counterparts as a whole in terms of rehospitalization rates. Data released last Wednesday by the Alliance for Home Health Quality and Innovation shows that home health agencies have markedly improved patient outcomes and rehospitalizations when compared [...]
Although it goes by at the same pace it always has, as we age, time feels more fleeting. That’s why, when it comes to your aging parents, it’s important to take the necessary time to really understand them, not as your parents, but as the person they are and the person [...]
Natick, Mass. - (November 7, 2016) – Natick Visiting Nurse Association (Natick VNA), the area’s premier free-standing, not-for-profit home health care agency, recently held its 10th annual Fresh Taste benefit at Elm Bank Reservation, Wellesley. More than 200 people attended the event, which showcased regional chefs who served [...]
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Editor’s note: The Caregiving Chronicles blog has partnered with Century Health Systems to bring additional expert information and advice to the MetroWest caregivers we strive to serve at CaregivingMetroWest.org. Century Health Systems, the parent corporation of Distinguished Care Options and the Natick Visiting Nurse Association, has allowed Caregiving [...]
Discussing the need for caregivers to care for themselves as well as their loved onesIgor Souza2018-05-25T16:40:16+00:00