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5 Warning Signs That an Aging Parent Needs Help at Home

It’s safe to say that the goal of most people approaching the latter half of their life is to grow old gracefully. And while many challenges emerge for those approaching their “mid-life era,” a common one for many people is helping with the care of now-elderly parents or loved ones. While it may not be an issue many people actively think of as the years pass, it can suddenly become a reality for those growing older with aging parents. Preparation is critical, so here are some warning signs to … [Read more...] about 5 Warning Signs That an Aging Parent Needs Help at Home

Three Best Shoes for Registered Nurses 

If you literally never want to sit down on the job, a nursing career may be for you. When you think about jobs requiring a lot of standing, some obvious ones, like cooks, cashiers, and bartenders, come to mind. And when you picture people sitting around at work all day, you probably picture accountants and maybe even bus drivers. But what about nurses? According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the average American worker spends just 39% of the workday sitting and 61% on their feet. … [Read more...] about Three Best Shoes for Registered Nurses 

Planning for Aging in Place

The CDC defines aging in place as "the ability to live in one's own home and community safely, independently, and comfortably, regardless of age, income, or ability level." Most older adults prefer to age in their homes as long as possible either living independently or with the help of a caregiver. There are a few things to keep in mind, however, when planning on aging in place.  Below are some tips on how to age in place safely and comfortably. Modify Your Home The common household contains … [Read more...] about Planning for Aging in Place

Elder Care with Preferred Home Health Care

If you have an elderly loved one who needs caretaking, the best option is often for them to stay in their home. For those who are not always available to care for their loved one, Preferred Home Health Care offers a comprehensive list of elder care services. We can help you determine what type of care is right for your situation. Our skillful nursing and caregiving staff has been trusted throughout New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware for more than 35 years. We keep our fully bonded and … [Read more...] about Elder Care with Preferred Home Health Care

What Are the Benefits of Becoming a
Private Duty Nurse?

Nursing is a calling that takes equal parts skill and compassion. Nurses who work in hospitals or other public settings, and those on private duty, all work to provide a level of effective and empathetic care to their patients. If you are in the nursing profession and currently employed at a hospital, you may not realize how many advantages there are in shifting to a private duty career path. Want to learn more about how Preferred Home Health Care & Nursing Services can take your nursing … [Read more...] about What Are the Benefits of Becoming a
Private Duty Nurse?

What is the Difference Between Live-in Care
and 24-Hour Home Care?

With home health care, qualified medical professionals, such as registered nurses, provide medical care at your place of residence. Depending on your needs, you can get this type of service part-time or on a 24-hour basis. Full-time home health care is ideal for people who need ongoing medical supervision but would like to remain in their own residence. If you or a loved one need ongoing medical services, you need to understand the types of home health care available. The most common options … [Read more...] about What is the Difference Between Live-in Care
and 24-Hour Home Care?

How to Help Your Client Tackle Allergy Season

If your client is finding themselves sneezing and blowing their nose nonstop lately, they’re not alone. Nearly 8% of Americans suffer from seasonal allergies. Allergies happen as your body mounts an immune response to a foreign substance. In the case of seasonal allergies, that substance is usually pollen from plants and trees. Symptoms of seasonal allergies often include sneezing, a runny or stuffy nose, scratchy throat, and itchy or watery eyes. Luckily, there’s things your client can do to … [Read more...] about How to Help Your Client Tackle Allergy Season

Pediatric Private Duty Nursing

What Is Pediatric Private Duty Nursing? A child with special needs requires extra TLC. While parents give their child enormous love and attention, this extra level of care can be difficult to handle on your own because it requires special skills. These are the skills of a pediatric private duty nurse, also called a pediatric PDN or pediatric visiting nurse. This health care specialist is a registered nurse (RN), a licensed practical nurse (LPN), or a vocational nurse who provides clients with … [Read more...] about Pediatric Private Duty Nursing

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