Home Health Solutions Group Announces the Opening of New Florida NW Regional Office

March 23, 2017 08:00 ET

Home Health Solutions Group Announces the Opening of New Florida NW Regional Office

New Office Features a New Point of Presence Enabling Direct Support to patients in Central Florida

MIAMI, FL–(Mar 23, 2017) – Home Health Solutions Group, a leading provider of Home Health, Homemaker & Companion, Continuous Care and Private Duty services, announces the opening of its newest office, located in the heart of Hernando County, Florida. The new office is centrally located in Spring Hill, FL.

Home Health Solutions Group is also deploying a new Point of Presence (PoP) in this area. The PoP will feature diverse offerings to patients and clients in the area

“We are very pleased to announce our new office in Hernando County,” said Carlos M. Gutierrez, Ph.D. President and Chief Operating Officer of Home Health Solutions Group. “Spring Hill a key city in NW Florida Region and our presence will allow our team to better serve our Florida patients and clients.”

“It is critical for us to be close to our patients and clients and to have our fingers on the pulse of the local and regional community,” added Maria Toranzo, Regional Manager.

To find out more about Home Health Solutions Group, please visit us at http://hhsgroup.net

About Home Health Solutions Group, Inc.

 Recognized as a leader, Home Health Solutions Group., Inc. is a leading provider of Home Health, Homemaker & Companion, Continuous Care and Private Duty services in Florida.

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About Home Health Solutions Group: Home Health Care, Companionship & Homemaking services and more in Miami-Dade, Monroe and Broward, Florida by Home Health Solutions Group.

 

Retired people swimming in the ocean Our approach focuses on activity based care. Our staff is trained to engage your elder’s mind, body, and spirit. Our approach means our team of nurses and caregivers and managers ensure your family member’s quality of life remains high so they can stay in their homes, where they can live independently, under their own rules, with the dignity they’ve enjoyed all their lives. Whether you need help a few hours each week or around-the-clock care, Home Health Solutions Group believes in “home care your way.”

We call our approach Independence by your design.

What you can expect:

Wellness & Personal Assistance

  • Personal hygiene assistance & in home spa services
  • Exercise planning and assistance
  • Companionship, errands and grocery shopping
  • Nutritionally based meal planning & preparation
  • Assist with managing household maintenance
  • Respite: a break for the family caregiver

Social & Mental Enrichment

  • Introduce mentally stimulating activities based on client’s likes and interests
  • Accompany to sporting events, theater & other outings of interest
  • Escort to weddings, social events & family gatherings

Health Care Management

  • Status reports provided to family members and guardians
  • Medication management
  • Accompany to medical appointments
  • Manage transition from hospital to home
  • Uphold compliance of care plans and medication; reducing hospitalizations
  • Ongoing communication between family, health & financial representatives

Home Care Services:

Our Home Health Care experts provide home care assistance in and around Pinellas County.

Personal Care Assistance

With nearly 3 decades serving Pasco County, Pinellas County and Hillsborough County,Home Health Solutions Group is one the most experienced home care assistance providers in Florida. We believe that everyone deserves the opportunity to remain independently in their home, and that is why our home health aides provide the personal care assistance necessary to ensure our client’s health and dignity. We recognize that everyone’s needs and level of functioning are unique, which is why we custom tailor our services to each individual we serve. Plus, our skilled caregivers offer an array of home care assistance services, so as your needs change, we can adapt to meet them.

Our services include:

Fall Risk Intervention — Elderly or recovering patients are at risk for falling or re-injury if not properly assisted. AtHome Health Solutions Group, our experienced home health aides are trained to provide assistance with walking and transferring to and from bed to chair or mobility aid. They can also help patients uphold exercise plans to improve and maintain mobility and flexibility.

Personal Care — Proper hygiene is not only an important part of maintaining physical and mental health, but it also promotes a sense of well-being and dignity. Our caregivers are here to provide assistance with bathing, dressing, toileting and grooming for those who experience difficulty managing their own personal care. We understand the sensitivity that comes with this level of home care assistance, and our caregivers are make every effort to provide a safe and comfortable environment for personal care.

Medication Reminders — Taking prescribed medication at the appropriate time is vital for maintaining health and wellness, however remembering to take it can be difficult. Our caregivers can keep track of what medications need to be taken and when, providing gentle reminders when necessary.

Homemaking & Companionship — While remaining comfortable in the home is the goal of our clients, maintaining daily household tasks can be cumbersome. From light housekeeping and meal preparation to running errands and laundry, we can provide you with the assistance you need to enjoy a clean and relaxing home environment.

Respite Care — Caring for a loved one is both rewarding and challenging. Since everyone needs a break and time to take care of themselves from time to time,Home Health Solutions Group is pleased to offer respite care, allowing family caregivers to enjoy some time to relax.

Companionship & Homemaking Services

AtHome Health Solutions Group, we provide companionship for the elderly, and an array of other in home care services for seniors. From playing games and engaging in friendly conversation to providing assistance with household duties,Home Health Solutions Group is at your service! We are pleased to provide our services to individuals throughout Clearwater, Tampa, St Petersburg, Largo, FL and the surrounding communities. Whatever level of care you require, our experienced and compassionate caregivers are dedicated to helping you or your loved one maintain their independence and allow them to comfortably stay in their own home. In fact, our companions for seniors are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!

In Home Companions Services Include:

Laundry and Light Housekeeping — Maintaining a neat and tidy household can be hard work, especially if mobility is an issue. AtHome Health Solutions Group, we can provide you with assistance managing daily tasks, so you can enjoy a clean and comfortable home environment.

Transportation — Whether it is a medical appointment, religious service, shopping or just visiting with family and friends, our caregivers can provide you with the safe, convenient transportation services you need, when you need them. So, you can sit back, relax and enjoy the ride!

Meal Preparation — With HHSG’s in home care services, you can enjoy healthy, nutritious and delicious meals prepared for you in your own home! Proper diet is an important part of maintaining health, and our companions can provide you with the meal preparation services you need to meet your doctor or nutritionist’s recommendations.

Errands and Shopping — Companionship extends beyond the home withHome Health Solutions Group! Our caregivers can handle many of your errands for you or provide you with assistance shopping.

Pet Care — Our furry friends can really brighten our day, but caring for them can be difficult. AtHome Health Solutions Group, our companions will be happy to handle feeding, walks / emptying the litter box or other pet care duties. We know your pet is an important part of your family, and we are here to help.

Home Companionship — Everyone could use a little companionship, and our caring and friendly caregivers truly enjoy spending time with our clients. We take the time to get to know you and provide you with the personal one-on-one attention you deserve.

* Minimum service required: 1 hour per week or 4 hours per month

Home Health Aide Services

  • All of the above services
  • Personal care assistance: bathing, grooming, dressing, toileting, and more
  • Respite Care: a break for a family caregiver
  • Medication reminders

* Minimum service required: 1 hour per week or 4 hours per month

HOME HEALTH SOLUTIONS GROUP

 

 

The Power of Human Touch

Image“There is a primal reassurance in being touched, in knowing that someone else, someone close to you, wants to be touching you,” writes best-selling author Jim Butcher. “There is a bone-deep security that goes with the brush of a human hand, a silent, reflex-level affirmation that someone is near, that someone cares.”

“Skin hunger” is the name for a new concept in our digital and disconnected world. For eons we lived in family units and larger tribes, all of which had plentiful physical contact. Hunter-gatherers and farmers lived in close proximity and depended on each other in order to thrive.

Non-verbal communication and trust developed robustly as successful families and tribes grew in numbers. Those who could not or did not communicate and were not adaptable were culled out of the herd and didn’t survive to reproduce. Evolution favored intimacy. Touch is the key ingredient of intimacy (and the opposite of “skin hunger”).

Our society has grown away from physical intimacy, which is important for good mental and physical health. The laying on of the hands is the physical act of helping the ill and infirm. Touch is therapeutic, and for centuries was as effective as most every other therapy.

Non-verbal communication and emotions are inexorably intertwined. With more and more of our time spent at a keyboard and on the internet (as I am doing now as I draft this message), we become separated and distant. We all get removed from face to face, eye to eye, and skin to skin contact which has been so necessary for survival.

Contact is so important that one major way of punishment is to remove a person from interaction, which is essentially what a “time out” is for a toddler or solitary confinement is for a prisoner. Being isolated is uncomfortable for most social beings. Think of the many organizations we all belong to at various times of our lives—teams centered on sports; clubs focused on crafts while in K-thru-12th grade; sororities and fraternities in college; chambers and professional organizations in our working lives. All are all examples of us joining interest groups where we help each other and have physical contact with each other.

Peter Andersen is a Ph.D. trained at Florida State University. He observes:

“People who touch have better relationships. They have higher levels of intimacy. Touch often produces positive emotions. Skin hunger (lack of touch) shows negative association with general health, happiness, social support, relationship satisfaction, and attachment security. Some studies show excessive time spent in a digital world is more likely to produce loneness.”

Certain cultures are much more intimate and “touchy” than others. The English are often characterized as stiff (think of a “stiff upper lip”). Many Latin cultures endorse hugging, double or triple cheek kissing, and warm banter before and after any serious business is conducted.

Americans, according to Peter Andersen, are somewhere in the middle of the spectrum. We are a melting pot. This is good, but we are sometimes conflicted when it comes to how to act in social settings. We may wish to express warmth with a hug, but this may come with a lingering concern that touch or inadvertent excessive public intimacy might not be welcomed by others. In fact, in today’s hypersensitive work environment, touch may be misconstrued as an invasion of personal space.

“Proxemics” is the study of how close folks come to each other in normal interaction, whether personal or professional. Proxemics shows that being too close is as uncomfortable as being too distant and not connected. Communication among ourselves is most effective when we all are not afraid to make eye contact, smile warmly and genuinely, be appropriate with touch, and the right distance apart.

In the womb we are surrounded by touch, which is the most essential of the five basic senses for survival. Touch is the first and last sense of our lives. As we hug a newborn, the baby is comforted and fed; and as we console the dying, touch is the last sense to diminish before death. Babies, toddlers, and children are the best to lovingly cuddle, caress, hug, and play wrestle. Parents mourn the day their children are too big to sit on their laps.

Adults in the working environment should be “high fiving,” “fist bumping,” shaking hands, and touching on the arm or shoulder to help create an environment of trust and success. We don’t have to be distant. Having fun doing the right thing is mission critical for good teams doing important work. Cold, distant, and excessively formal environments are not necessary for progress.

Granted, in some adversarial situations such as courtrooms, it is still important to be professional in order to come to a solution which is good and fair for all. Obviously, the non-verbal communications are different here and the “touch” maybe limited to a handshake.

Finally, the elderly, disabled, and very ill are sometimes characterized as “untouchables,” and this is an area for more understanding and change. We can help folks by shaking hands, touching, caring, reading to them and interacting in ways that bring back pleasant memories. These folks need more, not less touch. They are not social pariahs and, in fact, if we are lucky someday, we will be the elderly ones looking for company.

Life is a cycle. Touch is an important connector in this cycle and makes all of us better off mentally and physically.

So, show someone that you care. Reach out and touch somebody, and enjoy the most fundamental of our senses.

For more information contact:

HOME HEALTH SOLUTIONS GROUP   www.hhsgroup.net

Everything You Should Know About A Home Care Assistant by Home Health Solutions Group

 

Home Care Assistant

A home care assistant serves an important role in providing services to the elderly, chronically sick and disabled populations within a community. They provide care for those who live independently but cannot provide adequate care for their own hygiene, nutrition and personal space needs. This type of caregiver may also provide assistance with activities, companionship and other non-medical services as needed by the one receiving care.

You may take certain activities that you perform everyday for granted. However, activities such as getting dressed, bathing or cooking may be too challenging for your aging loved one to complete alone. Personalized home care plans are sure to meet the needs of your loved one. These care plans are not only designed to provide your loved one with the assistance he or she needs but also respect their wellbeing and dignity.

What Is A Home Care Assistant?

A home care assistant is a general term that is often used to refer to two different types of caregivers: home health aides and personal care assistants. However, each position has specific responsibilities and functions on the job.

Home health aides or assistants (HHAs) provide assistance with Activities of Daily Living such as bathing, dressing and other types of hygiene needs. These caregivers also provide assistance with other tasks such as laundry, housekeeping and cooking. By providing these services, these aides allow patients to remain in their homes safely and improve their quality of life as a result.

Some of their job functions may require that HHAs document both the care that is provided and the patient’s physical, mental and emotional conditions. Along with this report, any problems or issues may also be documented and submitted to their supervisor.

A home health assistant may also be asked to provide transportation or provide companionship for activities.

A personal care assistant may assist patients with personal care and also help with other chores. A personal care aide (PCA) is known by other titles including:

• Personal attendant
• Caregiver
• Companion

Although they provide many of the same tasks that home health assistants do, they are not allowed to provide any medically related tasks such as taking vital signs.

What Is a Typical Home Care Assistant’s Work Environment?

Although the word “home” would imply that all home care assistants work in a patient’s home, this is not always the case. Even though many of them work in their clients’ homes, the functions of their jobs may allow them to work in a variety of settings. These settings include:

• Retirement homes
• Nursing homes
• Adult day care centers
• Residential group facilities

The assistant may work with one client at a time, or may work with more than one. The amount of time that the caregiver works with a particular client can also vary. The hours can include nights, days, holidays and weekends. The schedule will be dependent on the client’s needs.

Skills of Home Care Assistants

The home caregiver’s focus is direct patient care. This means that the caregiver must possess certain skills such as time management, patience, interpersonal skills and dependability. It is important that they are also detail oriented and can follow specific protocols and care plans.

They will also work very closely with patients who may be experiencing severe pain and/or going through emotional distress. These caregivers must be able to show empathy and sensitivity to the emotions their patients are experiencing.

Home health assistants must also be emotionally stable, warm, engaging and compassionate. They must also have physical endurance to lift patients, turn patients and reposition patients. These tasks must be performed safely in order to protect both the patient and the caregiver.

Is A HCA Right For You Or Your Loved One?

The decision to hire any health professional to come into the home is one that should not be taken lightly, and it should be a decision that includes the client. It is important to take their feelings and concerns into consideration. Be sure he or she understands that they will be an active participant in the decision process, and the caregiver will be as closely matched to their needs as well as their personality as possible.

A home care assistant allows clients to retain their independence while receiving essential care in their homes. These professionals provide a vital service that helps keeps their client’s dignity intact.

Learn more about home care services. Contact Home Health Solutions Group today.

Home Health Care Services for Children with Special Needs by Home Health Solutions Group

Home Health Care Services for Children with Special Needs

Home Health Care Services Can Offer Many Benefits to Parents and Children with Special Needs

Children who have special needs can bring joy, happiness and beauty into a home. However, it can be challenging for the parents or the primary caregiver to attend to their needs every day. It can be overwhelming for family to deal with rigors associated with children who have mental or physical impairments. One option that can provide numerous advantages to a parent is to find a company that offers home health care services to parents who have children with special needs.

What Are Special Needs

A special need is an umbrella term, and some examples of these types of needs include: terminal illnesses, developmental delays, learning disabilities and other psychological or physical conditions that prevent an adult or child from living a normal life. These children require more attention than other children need. The right home health care services provide these children with the same amount of love and support that parents are able to provide them with.

The most important thing for parents who have children with special needs is to remember that these children typically react negatively to stress. This means that they notice when their parents are frowning, upset or shouting. In response, these children may begin displaying aggressive or other types of undesirable behavior. To prevent this from occurring, parents and primary caregivers should be able to get as much as rest as they possibly can.

How Home Health Care Services Can Help

Home health care services can help reduce and alleviate parents’ stress levels. They are able to step in for the parents when the parents need time away to recharge. In order to make these types of services beneficial, parents should remember several key points.

For a better understanding of services your child needs, make sure they are properly diagnosed. Listen carefully to the advice that the physician provides because it is essential to your child’s overall health and well-being.

When you are taking care of children with special needs it is important that you practice patience and compassion. Home health care services are in place to help you find the assistance you need to help your child stay safe and happy. Contact a Miami-Dade home health care service provider today.

Home Health Solutions Group

The Truth About Hospice

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ADMITTING A PATIENT TO HOSPICE DOES NOT MEAN GIVING UP HOPE.

Hospice care provides pain and symptom management and appropriate palliative care when curative medical treatments no longer enhance the patient’s quality of life. The focus of care shifts toward helping the patient achieve maximum quality of life from a physical, emotional and spiritual perspective.

Hospice programs provide medication to manage symptoms related to the primary illness.

Each patient receives the medical equipment and supplies necessary to enhance overall comfort and safety including, but not limited to, hospital beds, bedside commode, an over bed table, oxygen, and dressing supplies. When finding a Hospice program for you or a family member, it is important to ask about the levels of care that particular Hospice program offers.

Routine home care provides patient care availability wherever the patient considers home, including a residence, skilled nursing facility or assisted living community. New generations often opt for the option of staying at home during their final moments or when seriously ill, with their family by their side. “Everybody agrees that they don’t want to be in the emergency room and they don’t want to come into the hospital,” says Amy Kelley, MD, associate professor in the department of geriatrics and palliative medicine at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City. Hospice provides the opportunity for a person to spend their last moments where they feel most comfortable.

Continuous care at home means hospice provides medical management at the home 24 hours a day. During times of crisis, when death is impending or the patient has worsened, hospice provides additional services to allow the patient to remain at home. A patient may also be admitted to general inpatient care if there are certain medical needs that cannot be managed at home.

Finally, respite care is when a hospice program provides a short-term accommodation of the patient in order to provide temporary relief to caregivers. Oftentimes, the caregiver’s own health declines due to stress and lack of time to care for himself. When a family needs a “break” some hospice programs will offer respite care to give them an opportunity to rest. Breaks are necessary for the caregiver to refresh and return to the patient with a stronger and revitalized ability to care for him or her.

In hospice care, the caregiver/hospice aid is in constant communication with the rest of the team to identify physical and emotional changes. The program also teaches families how to meet the physical and emotional needs of the patient, as well as to provide ongoing support and education.