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ElderCare at Home brings you this newsletter in the spirit of cooperation and education. We hope you find this information useful and informative.
  
Remembering to Love: Self-Care for Caregivers


Caring for Yourself

Remember to Love: Self-Care for Caregivers

As we enter into the month of February, we are inundated with scenes, images, and invocations of love due to Valentine's Day. We want to take a moment to remind you to direct some of that love to yourself through self-care. Below, we will go over some ways to care for yourself so you can start as soon as possible.

Self-Care Tips

(1) Be Kind to Yourself: This is perhaps the most important step to take. In order to care for yourself you have to relieve the pressure you might be putting on yourself. For example, do not dwell on the past through rethinking situations in your head or wondering what you could have done better. Recognize that you are doing your best even when it does not feel like it. Every day is a different day, and some days go better than others. Instead of dwelling on the negative, congratulate yourself for what you were able to accomplish so far.

(2) Do Away with Guilt: Guilt is a moderately productive emotion. It is a good feeling to have when you do something you may regret, and it allows you to reflect on your previous actions. However, after a while, guilt becomes unproductive and unhealthy, especially when you have not done anything wrong. Caregiving is a difficult job, and you are not expected to do everything perfectly. So, go easy on yourself and do not feel guilty for things that are out of your control. You are doing your best!

(3) Take Care of Your Body: This includes eating healthy and exercising. Start slow, and begin incorporating a few days of exercising in your schedule every week. Cook some easy, healthy meals at home. After a while, you may find that these actions are becoming a habit, and healthy habits are worth keeping!

(4) Sleep: This is one of the most important things you can do to care for your mind and body. Sleep is an essential time where your body heals and your mind refreshes itself after the day is over. Sleep is also said to promote regular metabolism, increased mental health benefits, and more energy levels.

(5) Know Your Limits: You are not expected to conquer every caregiving task you face. It is okay to take breaks or to ask for help. In fact, we encourage it! Understanding your limitations is also a good thing to consider when you set goals, so you are more able to accomplish achievable goals.


If you have any questions, please call ElderCare at 888-585-0093!

 


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Introductory pricing for this special get acquainted package includes four (4) hours of care by a a CNA/HHA for just $39.99*.  It's a great way for you to see for yourself how we can help you stay independent and in your own home, all while doing it affordably!

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Aging Well: Staying Mobile in Old Age

   

Consider these Ideas Moving Forward

 
Aging Well: Staying Mobile in Old Age

For anyone who has reached old age or younger, if you are able to walk for exercise, then you should start now. According to a  research study surveying more than 1,600 men and women between the ages of 70 and 89. Half of these people randomly assigned to an exercise program we 28% less likely to have become disabled and 18% less likely to have any problems with disability. [1]  

Exercise , it is widely believed, can help promote healthy aging, which entails mobility later in life, less health problems, and increased independence. In this blog, we want to share a few easy ways how you can make exercise a normal part of your everyday schedule. Before starting any kind of exercise schedule, please consult with your doctor about the below suggestions before starting them. Your doctor will know what to advise based on your medical history and current health status. Additionally, a doctor would be able to lead you to helpful resources to teach you how to perform exercises correctly.

Go for Walks: This is one of the easiest ways to start an exercise routine. Walk at a pace that increases your heart rate and allows you to break a slight sweat. This would indicate that you are walking fast enough to constitute it as exercise. Start out for only fifteen minutes every session, and after a week, increase it to thirty minutes. Try increasing the time by fifteen-minute intervals every week until you get to an hour. Eventually, you may want to try other things.

Swim: Swimming is a great exercise primarily because it is a fantastic cardiovascular exercise. Secondly, it is very beneficial for your joints since you are not doing any kind of high-impact activity. If you have access to a gym, talk to someone about memberships. If you have a community pool where you live, then take advantage of that opportunity.

Resistance Training: Resistance training means lifting weights for exercise. This kind of training is beneficial because it not only helps you build strength, but it helps your bones stay strong and it is a preventive action against injury. We recommend consulting with a certified trainer at least once or twice to teach you the basics of proper form, even if you are not doing any kind of complex lifting.

Stretch: One way to start building a relationship with your body is to work on areas that need help. Stretching helps your muscles become flexible and it can help decrease pain in areas like the knees, hips, and back.

These are just some suggestions to start a building a consistent exercise plan. As emphasized above, please see a doctor before starting any kind of exercise program. If you want to learn more about  ElderCare at Home call us at  888-285-0093or visit our  website.

[1] Source: https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/walking-exercise-helps-seniors-stay-mobile-independent-201405287173





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Get Professional Help for Your Loved One

ElderCare at Home recognizes that finding time to balance all of your responsibilities is a challenge. If you have an aging loved one, then you might feel like you're at wit's end trying to keep everything in order. That is why we are here to help.

Our certified nursing assistants and home health aides are screened to ensure that your loved one is receiving the care they deserve. A component of the care they might receive is help with meal preparation. As we mentioned above, ensuring that your loved one is well-nourished and fed is crucial for their continued care.

The aides we refer to you all have expertise in providing care for seniors who have degenerative neurological disorders. So, they will know the appropriate strategies and techniques to practice during challenging situations.

ElderCare at Home also promises to match you with the caregiver who can meet your or your loved one's needs to the fullest. Visit our webpage and read about our Caregiver Match Guarantee. If you have questions, do not hesitate to call us at 561-585-0400



If you have questions about how ElderCare can help, please call us at  888-285-0093 or visit our website

 

"Be Gentle with Yourself "
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We're More Than Just Private Duty Home Care
Specialty Home Care Programs

In addition to our Alzheimer's/dementia specific private duty referral services, ElderCare at Home, a licensed nurse registry,  has referred caregivers who have provided exceptional care to thousands of patients through a number of specialty home care programs and our vast network of referred, independent contractors.

Each referral program allows the patient to recuperate in the place they most want to be... their own home!  Most patients experience positive outcomes and are able to enjoy an improved quality of life.


ElderCare at Home is always here for you!
To learn more, reach out to us at anytime (561)585-0400.

 

Client Referral Program
A Promotional Offer From ElderCare at Home
                      
ElderCare at Home would like to thank you!  As you know, our mission is to help seniors live confidently and age gracefully at home for as long as possible. We are continually working to educate the community about the services that we provide. However, it is often difficult to get this information to everyone.

ElderCare at Home would like to ask for your help in this endeavor. If you know of anyone who could benefit from our services, simply give them one of our Client Referral Program flyers with your name written on it and prompt them to schedule a FREE assessment. If they retain our services, we will give each of you 15% off a week's worth of services*!


Thank you so much for your help! We really appreciate it.

 

Caregiver Support Groups
Open Support Groups for Family Caregivers
 
Caring for someone that has Alzheimer's disease, dementia or other cognitive impairment is hard. These support groups are attended by caregivers who are struggling with all kinds of different challenges and emotions.
 
ElderCare at Home in cooperation with the Alzheimer's Care Resource Center, facilitates more than 10  Caregiver Support Groups throughout the Palm Beach County area.
 
Our Alzheimer's caregiver support groups are different! Our caregivers are able to come together and share in a warm, relaxed and nurturing environment.  We also offer a monthly telephone support group for all Alzheimer's caregivers who are either unable to attend in person, or live out of state.



Call (561) 588-4545 to RSVP
for any of the support groups listed.

 

Career Opportunities
Accepting New CNA and HHA Registrations
 
We are currently recruiting independent contractors who not  only enjoy working with the memory impaired, but who have an interest in making a difference in the lives of the patients and families they serve.

Do you have these qualities?
  • Experience
  • Compassion
  • Loyalty
  • Commitment
  • Kindness
  • Professionalism
Referral opportunities are available throughout South Florida.We've been helping  caregivers like you find employment for over 17 years. As an Independent Contractor, you tell us exactly where you want to  work; how many hours you can devote to your clients; and the type of caregiving situations you are looking for!

Call us Today (561) 585-0400 or Apply Online

 

The Best Compliment
Refer Your Friends and Family

 

The best compliment you can give us is the referral of your friends and family! We always appreciate referrals from our satisfied clients to friends and family members or professional resources. To send us a referral, simply call (561) 585-0400. Thank you!

 

We welcome the opportunity to serve

the people you care about.  


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