The Truth About Long-Term Care

Does the term CPAP ring a bell? It should, literally and figuratively, because suffering from sleep deprivation can cause symptoms that make it seem that you’re inside a ringing bell. On the other hand, Continuous Positive Airway Pressure therapy or CPAP can use methods such as CPAP full-face masks to keep you asleep until your alarm clock rings, buzzes, or cockle-doodle-doo’s.

100,000 people a year are affected by high BP. Race has a lot to do with how you are affected. Last year the numbers of those killed by high blood pressure are as follows. 15.6% for white males, 51.1% for black males, 14.3% for white females and 37.7% for black females. As you can see black people are at the highest risk for high blood pressure and most of that percentage were unaware of the condition in their body.

Other benefits with the home groups are that they are usually less expensive than large care centers and they are usually more flexible about drop-off and pick-up times. If you can find a responsible, loving and caring give, this is definitely a good way to go.

Is location important to you? There are healthcare positions available in virtually every city across the country, so you have some flexibility as to where you begin your career. Deciding on a geographical region will narrow down the search a great deal. If you already have a home and are looking to stay local, consider what kind of commute you are willing to make to work each day. Factor in transportation, gas prices, and the value of your time. If instead you are looking for a change, you can look into relocating.

Mobile phone applications. You can now get cloud applications for holding customer data and job scheduling. This means that your office staff and mobile staff can see the same information as each other in real time. It also means that you can give your drivers a phone and there is no requirement to print off job sheets, you can change their work schedule on their device, and the drivers can record immediately what the result of the job was, for example – job complete, collected 20 bags of paper etc Being in a situation whereby your staff can use these applications can save a great deal of time and money, and completely removes the need to enter collection data once your staff get back to base.

Of course, there is no one that can take the place of a parent, but if you have to work, you want the best you can find for your child that is available. You don’t just want a “baby sitter” to watch your child, you want someone who will love, and nurture, and care for your child while you are away.

Please send on your feedback, and your experience with paid home care workers. If you would like to talk more about any aspects of hiring and working with home care aides, please let me know. Your feedback and requests will guide my next columns.