If you’re thinking about a career in the medical field, you may want to consider being a registered nurse, also known as an RN. Not only is it a financially rewarding profession, but it’s also an emotionally fulfilling one. Phoenix Home Care explains five benefits of being a registered nurse in the medical field. 1) There’s Always a Demand for Nurses Each and every day, people become injured … [Read more...] about 5 Benefits of Being a Registered Nurse
If a loved one is in need of additional help, you may want to consider a private duty nurse. A private duty nurse can be an important part of many different types of care, whether for an elderly family member or someone who is disabled. In today’s blog, Phoenix Home Care describes what a private nurse is and what kinds of services they provide. What Is Private Duty Nursing? Private duty … [Read more...] about What Is Private Duty Nursing?
As a parent or loved one ages and begins having health issues, it may be time to consider additional care. If your loved one is dealing with chronic health problems or struggling with daily activities, you may be wondering what sort of solutions would be best. Two important options are elder care and hospice care, but what are the differences? Phoenix Home Health is here to discuss the benefits of … [Read more...] about In-Home Healthcare: Elder Care or Hospice Care?
Hip replacement is one of the most common surgeries performed on seniors, with over 300,000 performed per year. However, if you are experiencing it for the first time, hip replacement can be a scary situation. The best thing you can do to prepare for the procedure is to take steps to have a comfortable and healthy recovery. Today, the experts at Phoenix Home Care share a few tips you can follow to … [Read more...] about Home Health Care: Tips for Recovering from Hip Surgery
At its heart, hospice care is firmly focused on the quality of a person's life. It's about comfort, and spending time with family and friends can be a tremendous source of comfort for everyone involved. However, many people are reluctant to arrive for a visit empty-handed. While pleasant time together is often the best gift you can give, the urge to bring something physical can be strong. Are you … [Read more...] about Gifts from the Heart: Ideas to Bless a Person on Hospice
We owe a lot to our veterans. These heroic men and women have risked their lives for our safety and freedom. For that reason, we’re proud to partner with the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to make sure our veterans receive the best care possible during their golden years. From home health care benefits to caretaker respite, we’re passionate about educating veterans and their … [Read more...] about VA Home Health Care
The late stages of Alzheimer's can be challenging for patients and their loved ones. Oftentimes caregivers face serious health issues that have resulted from the amount of care required to care for a family member with Alzheimer’s. As sleep patterns change, dementia increases and other common behaviors such as wandering and increased paranoia surface, caregivers find themselves physically and … [Read more...] about Hospice and Alzheimer’s
The benefits of hospice care are substantial. Quality hospice care delivered by compassionate professionals can make a difficult time significantly easier and allow individuals diagnosed with terminal conditions to make the most of the time that they have left. … [Read more...] about Benefits of Hospice Care
Although people often use the terms hospice care and palliative care as if they were interchangeable, they are differences. Understanding the difference between hospice and palliative care will help you choose the form of care that is best suited to your or your loved one's needs. … [Read more...] about Difference Between Hospice and Palliative Care
As America's population ages, many families face a common conundrum: Seniors have their hearts set on remaining in their own homes, but their loved ones worry that they are unable to do so safely. While there is no one-size-fits-all solution, privately paid services can help support a senior's independence without compromising their health or safety. What are privately paid services? Could they be … [Read more...] about What Are Privately Paid Services?
Home health care workers are incredibly important members of the health care community. They enrich the quality of life of each and every patient by keeping comfort, integrity, and dignity at the center of care programs. Unfortunately, home health care workers can face unique risks based on the varied environments in which they perform their work. From back injuries to unsavory neighborhood … [Read more...] about Safety Tips for Home Health Care Workers
Did you know that people who are facing a life-limiting illness and receive hospice care tend to live longer than people who choose not to elect hospice care? AARP reported on a study that people who had a terminal illness and received hospice care lived longer-in some cases, almost three months longer than people who did not have the support of a hospice team. Hospice care truly focuses on … [Read more...] about How Does Hospice Care Work?
Love, support and joy. Regardless of your circumstance, each person’s end of life care should include these things. Often times, as people approach the final part of their journey, they and their families may have feelings of trepidation or fear. Uncharted waters can be scary and oftentimes overwhelming. However, there are experts ready to guide you and walk alongside you. Hospice is a specialized … [Read more...] about Why Be a Hospice Volunteer?
How well do you know hospice care? Unfortunately, there are many myths about hospice that keep families from seeking this form of medical care when it is most needed. If your loved one is seriously ill or facing a poor prognosis, explore your options. Hospice care is provided by doctors who are specially trained in hospice and palliative medicine, as well as a team of caregivers, including nurses, … [Read more...] about Common Myths About Hospice Care
You have been feeling unusually tired lately. Maybe you feel short of breath, are experiencing abnormal hair loss, or cannot seem to get rid of your headache. What is the deal? If you have been getting a sufficient amount of sleep and drinking an adequate amount of water but are still plagued with one or more of these symptoms, read on. They could be symptoms of iron deficiency. … [Read more...] about Symptoms of Iron Deficiency