MAS promises a well trained and compassionate staff to provide quality home health care New Hampshire caregivers and patients will be comfortable working with.
We work hard to provide the best care possible to clients of a wide range of backgrounds and health care needs. Our services range from companionship and picking up prescriptions to hospice support and recuperative care. An example of in which home care can really lend some necessary support is following a stroke. Continue reading
With all the responsibilities attached to being a caregiver for our loved ones, sometimes we overlook the emotional stuff. Building and maintaining strong relationships is an important aspect of the care process. When people feel loved and understood it boosts their mood and aids in healing. Depression is a concern in the elderly, especially those that are home bound or confined to a nursing home. Having close relationships with people who acknowledge their feelings is one way to keep negative feelings at bay. Continue reading
Mother’s Day is this weekend and many of us are still trying to figure out that perfect gift to show Mom how important she is to us. It gets a little harder each year as she accumulates everything she could want or need. Flowers and chocolates are a good choice since they are consumable and won’t add to the clutter, but somehow they just don’t seem personal enough. Continue reading
There is a lot of research surrounding dementia and Alzheimer’s. There is a list a mile long of factors that could contribute to these cognitive disorders; family history, diet and exercise, etc.
A new study has found the depression could also be added to this group of possible contributors. Depression in the elderly has already been linked to social isolation, poor health and increased risk of death. Now the British Journal of Psychiatry has published a report analyzing 23 previous studies conducted over the span of five years. Researchers found that older adults (age 50 and over) who are depressed are more than twice as likely to develop dementia and 65 percent as likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease as their similarly aged counterparts, who were not depressed. The belief is not that depression causes dementia, but that it contributes to the degeneration of the brain. Continue reading
Even if you don’t intend to need long term care, you should still think about your options. Injury and illness don’t give fair warning and could lead you to make quick decisions rather than well thought out plans.
There are various types of long term care. The type you choose depends on the preferences of the adult and the level of care he or she needs. Home care aides or a relative can help with bathing, dressing, housekeeping, meals, etc. Home health nurses are able to provide basic medical care in your home. Home care is available for individuals who need around-the-clock care as well as those that only need certain services. This is a popular choice because it lends itself to the most independence for the client. Day programs are another option for those that don’t require constant care but are looking for socialization and activities. Some programs do offer medical services, such as help taking medication or blood pressure checks. Senior housing, assisted living, continuing care retirement communities and nursing homes are facilities in which the client lives there and are able to receive different levels of long term care services.
When planning ahead for long term care, consider the following questions. These will help you determine the best options for you or your loved one.
- What kind of services do you need?
- What are you or your loved one’s preferences?
- Which options are financially feasible?
- How do the options compare with one another?
- How do you feel about your options after consultations/tours?
MAS Home Care is an option available for Maine long term care recipients. There are also locations in New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Caring staff, a long list of available services, positive results, and a stress free setting are all reasons why MAS Home Care is the right choice for so many adults. If you or a loved one is chronically ill or disabled, or if you just want to hear about your options should you need them down the road, call for a free in-home consultation. It is never too early to start planning for long-term care.