With a fast rise in the current COVID-19 Pandemic, we recently had requests for face masks from numerous friends and partners in the restaurant and healthcare industry.
We are able to communicate quickly with our entire caregiving staff. As this situation evolves, we will stay in touch with our staff to let them know of any necessary changes or additional practices.
Our goal is to continue to provide the highest level of service to seniors while keeping them safe and independent in their own homes.
Maybe this scenario describes you: wake at 5am, prepare school lunches for kids, make the kids breakfast, get them up and out of bed and keep them moving strictly toward the shower and into their school clothes, get a shower and get dressed yourself, funnel down a cup of coffee, load the kids into the car, and head to school.
Next, you go to your place of employment where the demands of your job are numerous and varied: running your own business, calling on customers and potential clients, managing employees, solving problems, preparing presentations, submitting reports, etc…
Is empathy a part of customer service? In our business, it better be. But think about the other areas of health care. Are providers, administrators, nurses, executive directors, physicians, therapists, care coordinators, social workers, marketing representatives, case managers, insurance agents, etc…etc… Are they empathetic to your situation? Do they at least act like they care?
In my opinion, many younger Americans are overmedicating themselves. They are looking for a magic pill to fix health problems that are a direct correlation to their poor lifestyle choices. However, our elderly population relies heavily on their medication to maintain their health and quality of life. And in some cases, to quite literally keep them alive.
We Know What it Takes
Since we started Senior Care Management Solutions in 2009, we’ve seen thousands of clients and even more caregivers. We’ve had the unique ability to identify which qualities are possessed by the best caregivers. Despite significant employee turnover, a sizable chunk of our caregiver roster has been with us for several years. Some since the first day.
Here’s the Problem
Let’s say that your mother has undergone a surgical procedure and is set to be discharged tomorrow. You’ve come to visit her in the hospital before work, during your lunch break, and after work over the last several days. You know that she’s ready to go home, but you also worry that she may not be safe at home alone.
What is Hospice?
Many people simply have no idea. Some people are frightened by even the mention of the word because of it’s correlation to death and the process of dying. Let me do my best to explain hospice on behalf of our friends and colleagues in the hospice ministry. I say ministry because, like many of us in the senior industry, it’s a calling.
I love the last two months of the year.
These are the holiday months when we cook non-stop, making excessive amounts of unhealthy treats. We brine a turkey for 24 hours then smoke it for 8 hours. The grocery stores are full of Rice, Corn, and the elusive Wheat Chex. There are special displays in the store containing all the ingredients for green bean casserole or sweet potato pie all in one location.
Hip replacement surgery has become an extremely common procedure in the past 10 years.
As of 2014, a study by American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons revealed that almost 1% of the U.S. population is living with an artificial hip. So, whether you are a senior citizen or the adult daughter or son of a senior citizen, it’s likely that you’ve had a hip replacement or you most certainly know someone who’s had one.