This statistic presents the number of overdose deaths from antidepressants in the U.S. from 1999 to
2019. In 2019,
There were an estimated 5,175 overdose deaths in the U.S. from antidepressants, an increase from
1,798 deaths in 2000.
THE WAY YOU DO ANYTHING IS THE WAY YOU DO EVERYTHING
“The Way You Do Anything Is the Way You Do Everything”
By Shawn Rose Practice What you Preach, You are the friends you keep, Two peas in a pod. You are
what you eat…. These are all sayings that allow an individual to get a general
Idea of who another person is or like based on generalizations that are very obvious to observe. What
does that mean about you? What does that mean about Me?
Are you being the best you that you can be? In the workplace, hiring managers can learn a lot about
employees and interviewees based on “subtle-yet
Not-so-subtle” tell-tale signs. If you come in for an interview and you are not dressed to impress
(professional dress) and you tell the employer that you pay attention to detail, and are a dedicated
worker – do you think that your way of dressing says that you are ready to represent the company? Of
course not! What about schooling? If you apply to a university and write to them to be accepted, but
your letter of interest is full of grammatical mistakes, and not properly formatted,
Do you think the college would think you are ready for their rigorous curriculum based on that letter? If
your child debates with you on their grades, and insist that
Their teacher is falsely accusing them of not completing assignments, but you see their room and it is
not kept up appropriately on a regular basis. Do you think your child is being completely honest based
on that? More than likely not. The way you do anything is the way you do everything, so it is easy to see
through someone’s deception by the habits they have. What about us? What kind of habits do you
Are you becoming the best you?
ANXIETY THROUGH YOUR EYES & MINE, SPINACH & ORANGE SALAD
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We’re looking for a Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, American Indian/Native American and
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Let’s help someone else by letting them walk” in your shoes!
The Children’s Youth Shelters proudly helps our community’s youth and teens who are suffering from
homelessness. Help us take a stand by making a difference in a youth’s life by volunteering at one of our
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May is mental health awareness month, a time
To recognize a range of issues-depression, bipolar and schizophrenia among them and the
Effects they have not only on the people personally experiencing and struggling with
Them, but on society at large. The goal with a whole month of mental health
Awareness is to help people with mental illnesses understand that they are not alone in their struggles
and that getting treatment can
Make all the difference.
BETTER SPEECH &
LANGUAGE MONTH, BUTTER PARMESAN CORN
W.A.Y.S SPOTLIGHT & ANNOUNCEMENTS
As people grow old, their siblings main concern is to provide them with home care assistance in their Golden years. It is better safe than sorry. The bottom line is that you are entrusting your loved one to a complete stranger. Therefore, it would be worth the money spent in checking applicant’s background.
1. What Is Home Care?
Home care pertains to services that are not medically related. It helps individuals, mostly the elderly, in going through a healthy lifestyle each day. Home care service became well liked mainly due to the fact that the elderly do not need to go to a hospice or house for the elderly to be taken care of. They can just remain at home where they are comfortable and be given services there. As people grow old, home errands like cleaning the house, buying groceries, cooking dishes, opening or carrying something heavy becomes harder. Also, personal grooming like taking a bath, dressing up, even getting up from bed or stairs could be difficult. Now, due to those home care service providers, there are people trained and monitored by agencies to give those types of services. As a rule, people who provide home care should be ready to perform their duty 24 hours each day. Depending on the arrangements, home care providers can work by shift, hourly, living-in or can be called when needed.
2. Types Of Home Care:
This service includes preparing meals, minor house cleaning, laundry, buying food and household needs and other chores at home.
Service totally focused on the daily activities of a client like taking a bath, getting dressed, use of toilet, eating and grooming.
This means that the home care provider is just somebody to talk to when needed. For example, the elderly is usually left at home when everybody is at work or in school. A home care provider is hired as a talking buddy. Depending on the arrangements, the service can be over the phone, a daily visit, or a stay-in companion.
This service is performed by professionals that can provide help like nursing, psychiatric care, social work, health aides at home, respiratory therapy, speech development or occupational or physical therapy.
A volunteer trained in home care or professional lives in with the elderly or client. This is a comprehensive care giving service. Any help needed by the client will be provided by the home care provider.
3. Selection Tips:
If money is an issue, agencies that provide home services are much expensive compared to individual providers. The advantage of an agency-based though is that they are professionally schooled and trained for the job. Individuals do not provide this assurance unless they present related proof of their professional training as a home care provider.
Easy To Deal With
Home care providers that are agency based have a much more systematic way and processes in dealing with clients. Payment is professionally processed and in case the provider is sick, an agency can give a replacement. Also if a problem comes up regarding the service provider, there is an agency wherein you can file a complaint; whereas for individual home care providers, you have no other person to report to if he or she falters. In case you decided to choose an individual provider instead, here are some things to do to assure that your loved one will be safe and given a good service.
– Know the person
– Perform a thorough interview
– Have clear expectations
– Explain clearly what you expect
– Discuss Costs Immediately
– Ask for personal information
HOW TO IMPROVE SENIOR SLEEP PATTERNS
Sleep deprivation and other sleep issues can impact senior health significantly. Learn how to improve sleep patterns for seniors. An average of 71/2 to 9 hours of sleep each night is considered healthy for most adults. Seniors are often unable to sleep this much due to a variety of sleep-related problems. During sleep awareness month, learn what can be done to help seniors establish healthy sleep patterns.
*Sleep Awareness Month is sponsored by the National Sleep Foundation.
Unfortunately, changes in sleep patterns are a normal part of aging. Many seniors have difficulty falling asleep and staying asleep. In some cases, the challenge is due to a sleeping disorder or the side effect of a medication. However, sleep disturbance in the aging is often just the result of reduced REM sleep. In other words, seniors tend to be lighter sleepers. They wake up more often due to noise, aches, movement, the need to use the bathroom, etc.
SLEEP TIPS FOR THE SENIORS
To make the most out of sleep, seniors can use these simple tips:
1. Be Mindful Stress, worry, and negative thought patterns can disrupt sleep—even if seniors try to “think positively” right before bed. Since sleep deprivation affects mental health and vice versa, it is important to encourage seniors to develop a healthy response to stress at all hours.
2. Exercise Regularly Physical activity can help the body sleep. Regular exercise also offers health benefits that positively impact sleep, like lower blood pressure, stress relief, and improved breathing.
3. Form a Bedtime Routine Many habits can influence sleep for better or for worse. Lying in bed during the day can disrupt sleep patterns. Watching television or screen time on the phone at night can also delay sleep. Encourage seniors to establish a bedtime routine that includes doing something quiet and relaxing for an hour.
4. Eat and Drink for Better Sleep Sometimes seniors drink alcohol before bed because it makes them sleepy. However, alcohol tends to wake people up in the middle of the night and reduce REM sleep cycles. Food does the same. Seniors should avoid eating food or drinking alcohol for 2-3 hours before bedtime. (Better Health While Aging)
You can also print our newsletter here: WAYSHomeCareSleepAwarenessApril2018
Entrusting Your Aging Parent to Someone Else’s Care is a Big Decision
How do you know who the right caregiver is? There are a few steps you can take to help make your selection confidently. 57% of seniors over age 70 do not find it very easy to live alone. Many need assistance with some daily tasks. If your parent is one of them and plans to age in place, it’s time to hire a caregiver. There are several steps to take to ensure your loved one receives the best care.
First Steps to Take When Hiring a Caregiver
1. Understand Your Loved One’s Needs The first thing you need to know is the kind of care your parent needs, and how often. Home care caregivers offer assistance with non-medical activities like bathing, cooking, transportation, or companionship. Create a list of specific activities your parent needs help with.
2. Assess Your Financial Options and Resources Your finances may affect your caregiver options. Work out a budget for caregiving. Many nonprofit and governmental programs offer financial assistance for the care of the elderly as well.
3. Choose an Agency Many families use a home care agency because of the added security, accountability, and convenience. Consider factors such as how long the agency has been in business, their procedures for documenting and monitoring care, and how they train and hire caregivers.
4. Compile Your Requirements The final step to take before beginning your caregiver search is compiling your requirements. If possible, create a list together with your your loved one who will be receiving care. Include preferences about the caregiver’s gender, age, availability, and more. Mark non-negotiables, like that the caregiver speak a particular language, or have a driver’s license. Use this list to screen potential private caregivers or give it to the agency you select.
For more information on ways to seek the BEST Caregiver, read our article https://wayshomecare.com/find-the-right-caregiver-for-your-elderly-parent. Your next step is to call us at: 424-702-5222, and [email protected].
We are so excited to announcement that WAYS Home Care & Health Agency, LLC (WAYS) is a community-based service that provides important assistance to supplement the efforts of family caregivers, friends, neighbors, and in some cases, home health aides. Our services assist our clients and allow them to remain safe and independent in their own homes.
Our Caregivers are available for as few as four hours per visit or up to as many as 24-hours a day. And they can help with a wide range of activities including companionship, meal planning, preparation and clean-up, light housekeeping, laundry, errands, shopping as well as transportation to and from appointments and events. WAYS can also assist with personal care needs and provide medication and exercise reminders.