Firstat Nursing Services, a Poway home health and in home care agency is participating in National Emotional Wellness Month.
“Emotional health is an important part of overall well being. The state of a person’s emotional wellness has an effect on their entire life,” said Linnea Goodrich, president of Firstat Nursing Services in San Diego, CA.
“When that area of wellness deteriorates it can cause depression, withdrawal from society and difficulty in performing even routine chores. Everyone can have issues with emotional health, but the elderly have a unique set of circumstances caused by their aging bodies that makes them the most at risk for serious depression caused by events in their lives,” continued Goodrich.
Hiring a professional to assist in creating a healthy atmosphere for a loved one is a great choice when family members can’t be available. Here are three ways to help seniors improve their emotional health.
Keep Them at Home – It is tempting to bring a senior family member to live in their adult child’s home, or to consider making arrangements with a senior living facility. Both choices make taking care of a senior citizen more convenient, but it is often emotionally distressing for the parent. It isn’t a matter of not loving their family; it is a matter of feeling incompetent, and losing the independence of living in their own home.
Allowing a loved one to live in their own home for as long as possible allows them to feel strong and independent. Keep up with an elderly loved one’s needs, and if necessary, hire a professional to check on them daily and provide necessary assistance.
Keep Them Active – Too often elderly individuals become trapped in their own homes, or in assisted living facilities. Weakened bodies and loss of transportation keeps them from getting out to visit friends and loved ones. This leads to depression and a feeling of isolation. Keep elderly family members emotionally fulfilled by making sure they get out to see the people that are important to them.
Include them in family functions, encourage them to have regular visits with friends their own age and find community functions for seniors in their area that they can attend
Provide Assistance to Keep them Emotionally Strong – Hiring professional home health care services is an excellent way to make sure loved ones have the help they need to be safe and remain emotionally healthy.
A skilled home nurse can visit an elderly loved one daily to prepare meals, make sure necessary hygiene is performed and help them around the house. If needed, home nursing services can be provided 24 hours a day to make sure an elderly loved one is safe and cared for in their own home.
A skilled nursing service can also make sure their elderly patients get out to appointments, meet with friends and attend family functions. They have the proper training to monitor vital medical information and keep their client’s doctors informed of their well-being, not to mention this allows the senior to stay in the home they love.
People wanting to learn more about home health poway are encouraged to visit the company website and pick up a copy of their free report “Critical Questions You Must Ask Before You Hire a Home Care Provider,” Visit, http://firstatofsandiego.com/HomeCare
About Firstat Nursing Services – Linnea Goodrich is the owner of Firstat Nursing Services a Home Care Agency in San Diego that is state licensed and certified by the Alzheimer’s Association. Firstat provides a higher standard of home nursing, health and home care for elderly, disabled and injured people in San Diego area since 1997. Pick up a copy of her free report “Critical Questions You Must Ask Before You Hire a Home Care Provider,” http://firstatofsandiego.com/HomeCare
Name: Linnea Goodrich
Organization: Firstat Nursing Services
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