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The Affluence of Home Care

Imagine a life where you would be healthy throughout your entire life until the day you die. If you have the financial means, there are plenty of things in this world that could be easily resolved like paying the mortgage, college tuition, wedding and all your bills including your medical bills. There is one thing that can still happen regardless of our financial status and that is, we can become sick, get injured or develop a chronic condition. Once we become “sick” and not able to properly care for ourselves, we can do one of two things: one is to call upon our family/friends to care for us (which might not be the best idea) or option two is we can be proactive about our own care and get ourselves a specialist to care for us. But, who wants to be seen in public with a nurse by their side? No one wants to walk around with someone dressed in all white, giving you the appearance that you are infirmed. So let me clue you in on one of life’s best kept secrets. The best thing to do is to get a certified home health aide (HHA) to assist in your daily care. An HHA is the perfect solution to meet all of your needs. They are like a personal assistant for your activities of daily living. They can dress in regular clothing to be discrete and keep your health status 100% confidential. The next question is what exactly does an HHA do? Well, here’s a glimpse at some of the services they can provide:

  • Assist with care of the teeth and mouth
  • Assist with care of the hair including shampooing and shaving
  • Assist with ordinary care of the nails, including washing, drying, and filing with an emery board
  • Assist with bathing in bed, tub or shower
  • Assist with feeding
  • Assist with walking, use of walker, or wheelchair
  • Assist with dressing
  • Assist with transfers from bed to chair or commode and back
  • Prepare and serve meals according to dietary restrictions
  • Change bed linens regularly
  • Dust, vacuum, and straighten the room that the patient uses
  • Wash dishes, scour kitchen and bathroom sink
  • Maintain general cleanliness of the client’s environment
  • List needed supplies
  • Shop for client in the absence of family members
  • Launder client clothes and linens in the absence of family members

Even under certain circumstances the HHA can:

  • Assist with the administration of medicines
  • Measure body temperature, pulse, respirations and blood pressure
  • Test urine for glucose, ketones, and bacteria
  • Collect urine, stool and sputum specimens
  • Preparation of a complex and/or modified diet
  • Assist with a prescribed exercise program
  • Assist with prescribed medical equipment, supplies and devices
  • Assist with special skin care, ostomy care and dressing changes

 

Obtaining an HHA through Exclusive Care is even more specific to your needs, as we do a holistic approach to the care provided. We would provide a registered nurse who would go to your home (to be discrete) and evaluate you and your current needs and provide you with a unique plan of care to fit you and your lifestyle. Life is a lot easier when we have a little assistance especially when dealing with personal difficulties. At Exclusive Care we are proud to be the premier licensed home care agency serving the New York City area. If you or a loved one is having difficulties with activities of daily living, feel free to visit our website at www.exclusive-care.com or call us at (718) 364-4032. Life does not have to be difficult and challenging when the right help is only a phone call away.