Excessive heat is not safe for anyone. If you are older or have underlying health problems, your risk is higher. It is important to get out of the heat quickly and cool down. In today’s blog from Phoenix Home Care & Hospice, we explain how to prevent heat-related illness in seniors. Reduce the Risk of Heat-Related Illnesses You don’t have to be physically active to suffer from a … [Read more...] about How to Prevent Heat-Related Illness in Seniors
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Occupational therapy (OT) is an essential part of home health and a helpful treatment modality for individuals recovering from an injury, living with a chronic medical condition, or being elderly. If you're unfamiliar with this type of treatment, we'll provide some clarity in this blog by giving a brief definition and examples of the many real-life benefits OT can provide. What Is Occupational … [Read more...] about What Is Occupational Therapy and How Can It Help Your Home Health Experience?
Physical therapy (PT) is one type of medical treatment provided through a home health care service. Our licensed physical therapists are experienced healthcare professionals that know how to identify and treat movement problems to help you recover from an injury or improve your overall mobility and physical function. If you’re not familiar with home health care that involves physical therapy, … [Read more...] about How Physical Therapy Can Improve Your Quality of Life at Home
With the ongoing pandemic that has affected just about every aspect of our lives, serious questions about the impact and potential of telehealth services have begun to arise. While it still stands to be determined whether telehealth is the future of home health services, we know that it’s an effective treatment tool that can enhance in-person care with substantial benefits. Phoenix Home Care and … [Read more...] about Is Telehealth the Future of Home Health & Hospice?
You are recovering from an injury, surgery, or treatment, and your doctor has said it is essential to rest and get good sleep. But why is sleep so crucial to healing? In today's blog from Phoenix Home Care & Hospice, we'll offer concrete evidence on the healing nature of sleep. The Brain When you’re awake, your brain is constantly working, taking in information and breaking it … [Read more...] about How to Sleep Better as You Heal and Recover
Critical thinking skills are necessary for today's workforce, regardless of what career you have. These skills involve collecting information and data, asking detailed questions, and analyzing all the possible solutions. When caring for another person's health and welfare, these skills are necessary not only for the patient's health but also for success. Phoenix Home Care & Hospice … [Read more...] about Why Critical Thinking Skills are Crucial for Home Health Nurses
Being a hospice care worker can be a gratifying career, but it’s not for everyone. Hospice care workers need special skills to be truly effective in the role. Some can be taught while others’ natural talents are given at birth. In today’s blog from Phoenix Home Care & Hospice, we will outline 10 top traits needed to be a hospice care worker. Related Post: Home Health Nursing … [Read more...] about 10 Vital Skills You Need as a Hospice Care Worker
Phoenix Home Care & Hospice distinguishes itself from other home health care agencies by cultivating a caring, compassionate nature in every interaction we have with our clients. In our mission, we highlight three pillars: compassion, honesty, and patience. Part of this mission includes interpersonal skills imbued in the home health nurses who work for us. Today’s blog explains what it … [Read more...] about What It Means to Have Active-Listening Skills as a Home Health Nurse
Slips and falls are, unfortunately, a common occurrence for seniors. One out of every four senior adults falls each year in the United States. Preventing these falls is paramount to you or your senior loved one’s health. Today’s blog from Phoenix Home Care & Hospice explains the dangers of slips and falls for our clients. Related Post: Why In-Home Care Is Crucial for Healing After a … [Read more...] about Dangers of Slips and Falls for Our Clients by Phoenix Home Care
Winter is here, and that means snow and ice that could cause slips and falls on your porch, sidewalk, and in your yard. Seniors are particularly susceptible to injuries as they try to walk outside when there’s winter precipitation or layers of ice. Even though a sidewalk looks clear, you could still encounter slippery conditions. That’s why Phoenix Home Care & Hospice prepared some … [Read more...] about Tips for Walking on Ice and Snow From Phoenix Home Care
The winter months create challenges for in-home care staff and their clients. There’s cold and flu season, less sunlight, and possible slips and falls due to ice. Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a difficulty that arises when cold weather forces people to stay inside more. Today’s blog from Phoenix Home Care describes how to combat seasonal affective disorder. Related Post: Showcasing the … [Read more...] about Combating Seasonal Affective Disorder With In-Home Care
Disinfecting your home has become increasingly important to reduce the spread of the coronavirus and germs associated with seasonal cold and flu. For people spending more and more time at home, mitigating the spread of germs can save lives. Today’s blog from Phoenix Home Care explains how to disinfect your home to reduce the spread of germs. Related Post: Phoenix Home Care Reminds Everyone How … [Read more...] about How to Disinfect Your Home to Reduce the Spread of Germs by Phoenix Home Care
Cold and flu season is upon us. This time of year, seniors over the age of 65 are particularly vulnerable to the flu, and they are more likely to develop flu-related complications. That’s why it’s vitally important to stay healthy during winter months. Today’s blog from Phoenix Home Care describes some wellness tips for cold and flu season when receiving in-home care. Related Post: COPD Signs … [Read more...] about Wellness Tips for Cold & Flu Season When Receiving In-Home Care
Winter is here, and that means much colder temperatures. There are plenty of ways to keep your home warmer this winter. Today’s blog from Phoenix Home Care describes 10 simple things you can do to achieve a warmer home. Related Post: Home Maintenance Tasks to Make In-Home Care Easier 1. Use Rugs Even if your home already has carpet, rugs can add an extra layer of warmth between you and your … [Read more...] about 10 Simple Ways to Keep Your Home Warmer This Winter by Phoenix Home Care
Phoenix Home Care & Hospice wants you or your loved one to heal at home as much as possible. One thing we specialize in is hospital discharge planning for when you’re ready to come home. Today’s blog from Phoenix Home Care & Hospice explains how at-home care helps with hospital discharge planning. Related Post: Gentle and Safe Exercises for Senior Home Care A Smooth Transition … [Read more...] about How In-Home Care Helps With Hospital Discharge Planning