“According to the Center for Disease Control, men still live far shorter lives than women, said Linnea Goodrich, president of Firstat Nursing Services in San Diego, CA. “In today’s age of advanced technology and higher medical education, this doesn’t seem reasonable, but the risks for serious illness such as cardiac disease, high blood pressure, and gender specific issues such as prostate disease still cause a much higher mortality rate in men.”
“As men age, these risks become higher and higher. At the same time, advanced age makes it harder to keep up with a proper diet, exercise, and emotional needs that can reduce the risks that cause early death in men,” continued Goodrich. Here are 3 ways skilled nursing visits can help seniors remain active, fit, and healthy.
Skilled Nursing Enables a Feeling of Self-Efficiency - Having a home health care professional can make it possible for family members to make sure their loved ones are getting the care they need to improve their health and lower the risks of premature death of the men in the family. We can’t always be around to help the elderly men in our lives get the care they need. One option is to move a loved one in with our own families. That can seem like the perfect solution, but it means the senior will have to leave the homes they love, and their independence behind.
Even when we live close enough, and our daily lives allow it, constant intrusion into a senior’s life can feel invasive, and make our loved ones feel inadequate. Having a skilled nurse come to the home gives seniors a better sense of control of their own lives, and lets them rest easier not feeling like a burden to their families. Skilled nurses give seniors a way to live in their own homes, care for themselves as much as possible, and get the assistance they need to be healthy.
Home Health Care Professionals Make Healthy Living Easier – Seniors often find it difficult to make meals, clean house, or even perform basic hygiene functions daily. When they do manage to get things done it can be at great risk to their own health. A simple fall can have devastating consequences for elderly individuals. Having a skilled nurse visit daily will give family members peace of mind knowing that everything is getting done, and their loved ones are getting the proper meals and help they need to be healthy without risking injury.
Mental and Emotional Health Benefits of Skilled Nursing – Home health care professionals will help their clients get to the activities they love and help keep them in touch with friends and family. Even doing outdoor chores with their elderly patients helps get older people outdoors to enjoy good weather and avoids the cabin fever that older individuals often experience.
Getting out to community functions, making visits to family, and even doing things most people take for granted like taking a walk gives seniors a better outlook on life and helps alleviate the depression that is common in the elderly who are not getting the help of a skilled nurse. A visit from a home nurse can also help men keep up with regular checkups, report to their physicians when necessary, and even help them get to doctor appointments to ensure good health.
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People wanting to learn more 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/
About Firstat Nursing Services
Linnea Goodrich is the owner of Firstat Nursing Services, which is the only Home care Agency in San Diego that is both State licensed and certified by the Alzheimer's Association. Firstat Nursing Services has been providing a higher standard of home nursing, home health and home care services for elderly, disabled and injured people in the greater San Diego area since 1997. To pick up a copy of her free report "Critical Questions You Must Ask Before You Hire a Home Care Provider," Visit, http://firstatofsandiego.com