How Much Do You Know About Aging?

Did you know that the median annual cost of a nursing home in the US is $87,600?   Did you also know that the median annual cost of a home health aide in the US is $45,000? Based on a recent study by Genworth, this interactive map can help you figure out the costs of varying forms of eldercare in every U.S. state.

QuizAs part of a yearlong project about aging and planning for the changes, the Next Avenue Website has a quiz full of statistics regarding long-term care concepts and costs. These facts and many more can be found on this short but informative online quiz which you can take by clicking here.

Unfortunately, as one ages, it is often more and more difficult to manage and care for your own personal needs. To ease the burden so that seniors can age in place, there are in-home health care providers like David York Agency that can provide home health aides for personal care and household services for individuals who need assistance with the activities of daily living. Their qualified home health aides’ goal is to care for your parent or loved one so they are comfortable, safe and secure.

David York Agency can help you to develop a plan to accommodate changes in your parents’ health. They thoroughly respect the wishes of your aging parent and involve the total family in deciding and implementing the care plan. This minimizes the anxiety and stress that occurs when quick decisions have to be made. Contact us today by visiting www.davidyorkagency.com and visit our Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter pages. You can also call us at 718.376.7755 where a nurse is standing by to take your call.

Home Health Aides – Providing Quality Care

Need a little assistance caring for an elderly loved one at home? A home health aide can provide much needed care when it comes to caring for an aging parent or spouse. Home health aides provide in-home care with many activities of daily living (ADL) which include personal care, bathing, dressing, toileting, grooming, and mobility.

A home health aide can also help with grocery shopping and meal preparation.Carer and elderly woman They can take into account any special dietary requirements and make sure that your loved one is getting healthy meals regularly.

If your loved one can no longer navigate outside the home by themselves, a home health aide can escort them to important doctor visits or other appointments. The home health aide will ensure that their elderly client gets back and forth safely.

David York Agency provides high quality skilled home health aide services for the elderly and infirm with the highest degree of personal service. We can provide full-time or part-time professionals depending on your needs. We have Certified Home Health Aides (HHA), Certified Personal Care Aides (PCA), Registered Nurses (RN), and Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN). All of our aides are certified and specially trained. All of our aides are thoroughly screened, fingerprinted and checked for criminal background. We regularly check credentials and maintain valid references for our aides. You can be sure that the highest caliber health aides are caring for your loved ones.

When home healthcare becomes necessary, David York Agency would be happy to answer all your questions. Visit our website at David York Agency. Please like us on  Facebook or follow us on Twitter, Google+ or LinkedIn.

Signs my Relative May Need a Home Health Aide

How do you know when a parent or relative needs some extra help? It’s not always easy to come to terms with a loved one having difficulty caring for themselves. But there are some sure signs that it is time to enlist the services of a certified home health aide.

When someone is having difficulty performing two of the following Activities of Daily Living (ADLs), it is time to contact a home healthcare agency for a certified home health aide best suited to the situation.

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  • Bathing
  • Dressing
  • Toileting
  • Grooming
  • Mobility
  • Transferring
  • Positioning
  • Feeding
  • Oral Hygiene

Bathing/Grooming/Self Care: If you notice that your relative is not grooming or caring for themselves, it may mean that they need additional help at home.
Unpleasant body odor, greasy hair, and dirty or well-worn clothes, may mean they have stopped doing laundry or are not bathing regularly and are also signs that a the relative may need a home health aide.

Mobility/Positioning/Transferring: If your loved one is not able to get around to do their errands or go the their appointments alone, you may want to seriously look into getting them a certified aide. If they can’t position themselves additional help at home will surely be required.

Food Preparation: If you notice that your parent is losing weight or not preparing healthy meals, it may be time to seek home healthcare. If they seem to have lost their appetite or are eating inconsistently, they may need some help with feeding to keep up their nutrition.

Taking this step can be difficult. This burden often falls on the family to recognize the signs that an aging parent might need help with the activities of daily living. However, there are home healthcare providers like David York Agency which is licensed by the State of New York Department of Health that can provide caring and attentive aides for your loved one. Their high quality home health aides care for your parent or relative making them as comfortable and as healthy as possible.

David York Agency can help you develop a plan to accommodate changes in your parents’ health. Their caring agency helps respect the wishes of your aging parent and fully involves them and the family in how they want to be cared for. This can minimize the anxiety and stress that occurs when quick decisions have to be made. Contact us today by visiting www.davidyorkagency.com, follow our Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter pages or call us at 718.376.7755.

Elder Abuse & New York City Doormen

Doormen are now being enlisted to fight the growing problem of elder abuse and neglect. The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Center for Elder Abuse Prevention at the Hebrew Home at Riverdale has devised an ingenious idea to combat elder abuse by utilizing those friendly attentive people that greet you each day. They train New York City doormen, porters and concierges so that they can keep a watchful eye on the people they see, or should see, each day.

Door Man

The building staff (turned quasi caregivers) trains on-site at their building to listen for signs of financial abuse in their conversations with these elderly tenants whether it is from telemarketing scammers, relatives, or household employees. They also look for physical signs such as bruises and changes in gait. The staff tries to be alert for neglect by loosely tracking how often friends and relatives come to call.

Many of the tenants welcome the extra assistance and the building management and staff are happy to be empowered to help their residents in any way they can.

At David York Home Healthcare Agency, we are always on the lookout for our clients. Our home health aides are thoroughly interviewed and rigorously screened including a criminal background check. Our homecare agency is licensed, bonded and insured.

David York Agency aides participate in ongoing in-service classes to keep them abreast of the latest trends and things to watch for. We are in constant contact with them and stress that they must report any concerns they have about their clients to us. We are available 24 hours a day to the client, their family and the aides for emergencies and any problem that arises.

David York Agency provides skilled home health aide services for home healthcare. Please call us at (718) 376-7755 or visit us on our website www.davidyorkagency.com to become acquainted with all we offer.
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When is Home Healthcare Right for you?

Home Health AideHome health care is a service for individuals who need professional skilled home health aide services recommended by a professional or physician.  It's appropriate for you if you have had an illness, surgical procedure, injury, or any life event that makes carrying out the daily activities of living difficult.  It can provide continued care with 24 hour, seven days a week from on call nurses.  Home health care is usually less expensive, more convenient, and just as effective as the care you get in a nursing facility. 

 

Home Health Care Aides can assist with Activities of Daily Living (ADL) including:

Personal Care Bathing Dressing
Toileting Grooming Mobility
Transferring Positioning Feeding
Oral Hygiene

Grocery Shopping

Companionship & Conversation
Reminding about Medications Household Tasks/Various Personal Errands

Light Housekeeping & Laundry

Escorting to Doctor Visits or Other Appointments Meal Preparation (taking into account any special dietary requirements) Accompanying on walks, outings, & other pleasant events

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

David York Agency provides skilled home health aide services for home healthcare.  We would be happy to discuss your case with you.  Visit our website at http://davidyorkhomehealthcare.com/.he goal of home health care is to help you get better, regain your independence, and become as self-sufficient as possible.  And, a Certified Home Health Aide can help you achieve those goals in the comfort of your own home.