Home Health Care – Selecting The Right Agency

It was a sunny hot Monday morning. I was late for my doctor’s appointment. I had allotted one hour based on previous experience. 45 minutes waiting, 5 minutes with the doctor and 10 minutes to pick up the medicine and pay the bill. This is a best case scenario.

Adjustable beds, such as those used in hospitals, nursing homes or for senior home health aide needs were just uncomfortable. Yes, you could lower and raise the head and foot of the bed but that did not make up for comfort lost.

Consumer is in total control. They decide what gets done, when it gets done and how it gets done. They decide if the caregiver stays on the job or needs to be replaced.

Reducing the amount of oxidative stress, which causes aging and related diseases, may also have a profound effect on helping to prevent heart disease. Oxidative stress is an imbalance between the production of highly reactive oxygen molecules, called free radicals, and the special antioxidant enzymes that neutralize the free radicals. Basically this means there are more bad guys than good guys, and this imbalance results in aging and related health issues including heart disease. And as you age, this imbalance becomes even more significant as your body produces far more free radicals than antioxidant enzymes.

Perhaps you are wondering why the government is in a position to manage health care services. The reason is that private insurance companies have failed. However, I would like to share with you an insurance practice that went on for years when I was in the field and still may be going on today. It was and is a sad state of affairs.

The great thing about joining an online program is that you get to study at your own pace with best possible flexibility. Although most students complete such courses within 8 weeks at most, you can take as much time as you want. Some programs do not have limits of deadlines and time constraints. Some very good online courses for medical assistants are available for less than $650.

Home health care for the elderly has no set time limit. Usually the nurses are called in for the last weeks or months of someone’s life. Sometimes this assignment can last for years. Nobody can definitely pinpoint how long a disease will last or when someone’s time is up. This is why dedication is extremely important. People who can’t handle it are weeded out quickly, leaving only the best in the field. Families depend on their home health nurse for guidance and support. It takes a truly special person to be able to shoulder these responsibilities.