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What can you help me with?

Home Care

When mobility or mental capacity is limited, taking care of yourself and your home can be a challenge. To ensure you have the care and assistance you need to live a comfortable life at home, we provide in-home caregivers who are qualified to:

  • Assist with medications
  • Provide personal care including: 
    • Bathing, Dressing, Grooming, Incontinence care, Oral / Denture care, Ostomy care
  • Perform light housekeeping including: 
    • Dusting, Vacuuming, Laundry, Bedding changes, Duties that promote a healthy environment
  • Plan, prepare and serve meals
  • Assist with transfers and ambulation
  • Provide bedbound care
  • Assist with exercises
  • Provide companionship
  • Grocery shop & run errands
  • Provide transportation to medical appointments and procedures
  • Speak, read and write
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What can I do to stay healthy?

Health

As you age, your body becomes increasingly prone to illness and injury. Here are some important tips for staying healthy as you grow older:

Keep current with your vaccinations. Your risk for developing the flu, pneumonia, and shingles increases as you age. To decrease your risk, get a flu shot every year. If you’re 65 or older, it is recommended you get a pneumonia vaccine. The shingles vaccine is recommended at age 60 and up.

Decrease your risk for falls. Falls are a major concern for aging seniors, as the risk of serious injury or death increases. To protect yourself, consider installing grip bars in your bathroom. Removing throw rugs and other objects that you can trip over is also recommended. Your EIHC caregiver will be happy to assist you with these tasks.

Get routine checkups and screenings. Dental, hearing, vision, blood pressure, cholesterol—these are just a few of the routine checkups that are important to stay healthy. Early disease detection screenings, such as colonoscopies, mammograms, pap smears, and prostate exams, are also important. To find out at what age and how often you should undergo these tests, ask your doctor.

Maintain a healthy diet. Maintaining good eating habits is important to staying healthy at every age. This includes watching your calorie intake, eating nutrient-rich foods, and avoiding excess sugar, salt, and fat in your diet. Dietary supplements may also be beneficial if recommended by your doctor.

Stay as active as possible. Keeping physically active is one of the most important things you can do for your body and your mind. In addition to maintaining and improving your body’s strength and flexibility, exercise improves blood flow to vital organs, including your brain. From mobility to strength-building exercises, our in-home care providers are trained to assist you with whatever exercise you need.

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Could you suggest a good diet?

Nutrition

Diet becomes increasingly important as you age. While daily caloric intake requirements decrease, your body continues to require healthy nutrients. To prevent malnourishment, it’s important to develop good eating habits. Here are some important tips for maintaining a good diet:

  • Replace empty calories, such as cookies and chips, with nutritious, calorie-dense foods, such as grains, lean meats, fruits, and vegetables.
  • Eat three to five small-portioned meals each day. This will help with digestion and provide your body with the fuel it needs to stay energized.
  • Reduce your daily salt intake. This is especially important if you have high blood pressure or heart disease.
  • Drink at least a half a gallon of water a day. This will provide your body with the fluids it needs to maintain healthy organ function.
  • Avoid foods with added sugar, such as cookies, candy, donuts, pie, etc. This is especially important if you have diabetes.
  • Limit your alcohol intake. As your body ages, alcohol becomes increasingly difficult to metabolize. Alcohol can also increase your risk for blood clots and stroke.

While replacing bad eating habits with good ones is important, keep in mind that certain medications and illnesses can have an impact on your body. To find out what’s healthiest for you, consult with your doctor or a licensed nutritionist for guidance.

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