As family members age, in-home care may become a necessity. Often it starts with care on an as-needed basis, but eventually, it may require 24-hour care. Using 24-hour homecare from Help at Home can allow seniors to remain in their own home environment longer than if they are alone.
If you or a family member is in need of private home healthcare and nursing, Help at Home Homecare is here for you. Our home health agency is dedicated to helping individuals receive the care they need from the comfort of their own home, or anywhere else. When working with us, your family can feel secure knowing that we employe compassionate, well-trained, and professional staff to care for those who need it.
Dental health is important for everyone at all ages, but especially for seniors. Help at Home would like to bring to your attention to some common conditions for older adults and present you with information on how to protect your aging loved one from potential problems.
Older teeth are susceptible to tooth or root decay, so brushing and flossing twice daily is vital. Teeth are more vulnerable to decay at the gum line or near fillings, so be sure to choose a toothpaste with fluoride to help strengthen teeth and prevent cavities. Some aging seniors may need assistance with their dental health and hygiene routine, and our licensed Home Health Aides are happy to provide help.
Special consideration for dental health is in order for seniors for another reason. Dry mouth, or xerostomia, is a side effect associated with a number of medications. Seniors who are taking prescription medications should be especially aware of this, as dry mouth can increase the risk of tooth decay.
Periodontal disease is also a risk for seniors, as it has been shown to be linked to other health issues like heart disease, stroke, respiratory problems, and diabetes. If your aging loved one has health conditions that put them at risk for periodontal disease, taking extra care to stick to a good oral hygiene routine is in order. This includes regular cleanings and dental checkups in addition to brushing and flossing.
As seniors age, they don’t have to lose their beautiful, healthy smile. As your loved one gets older however, their ability to carry out daily tasks like brushing and flossing may decline. Seniors may not be able to drive themselves to the dentist. Help at Home is here to assist you and your family with taking care of your aging loved one. Contact us to learn more about senior well-being and our in-home care services.
Danielle Santana, our Director of Business Relations, attended the “Share the Care Event” at the Autumn of Sarasota on Wednesday, Feb. 8. The event was designed as a caregiver resource day to help answer questions by a panel of expert Physicians and resource tables to educate caregivers in the community.
Bouchra Fares – Bradenton Office
Bouchra “Bouchie” Fares started with HAH 5/26/2016. Bouchra is HHA, she is a loving, fun, spunky caregiver. She gives 110% to each client she is with, she is professional with clients and fellow field staff. She is soothing and kind and her personality can adjust to each client she is with. She has this quality that makes each person she is with know that they are important to her and that she truly cares.
Rudy Faraccio – Sarasota Office
Rudy Fraraccio is a very compassionate caring CNA. He started with HAH 9/7/2015. Amazing asset to company, Rudy goes above and beyond with his clients. Caregiving is not just a job for Rudy he truly cares about making a difference in each and every person he is with.
Eileen Liggan – Naples Office
Eileen Liggan is from Bonita Springs, Florida and has been with Help at Home for two years. She is always helpful for filling in when other caregivers are sick or can’t make their shift. Eileen has a great personality and her clients truly enjoy spending time with her.