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The Importance of Handwashing

Posted By Changing Seasons
July 16, 2019 Category: Health

Check out this interesting article: https://newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/08/27/the-dirty-little-secret-of-nursing-homes/?searchResultPosition=7 This article discusses the problems that arise in nursing homes related to the spread of illness. Caregivers can easily spread germs from patient to patient if proper handwashing protocols are not followed. We all know that handwashing is very important for caretakers to perform on a regular basis, but a study was done that shows some nursing homes lack this important step in the caretaking process. What causes this? Nursing homes don’t always give enough emphasis and training on handwashing.    At Changing Seasons Homecare we do in-services for our aides on the benefits of proper handwashing and train our aides how to wash hands properly. It seems like common sense, but when caregivers are busy or not trained well, they could easily overlook the simplest way to prevent the spread of disease. We know that the patients in the population we serve are more vulnerable to sickness and infections and that is why we take these precautions very seriously. We want to ensure that your loved one is treated with the best care possible and that starts with proper handwashing.    Our aides are trained to wet their hands with water and lather soap for at least 30 seconds. During this time, they are encouraged to clean under fingernails, between the fingers and under and around all jewelry. When they are done, the

Activities to do with your loved ones

Posted By Changing Seasons
July 08, 2019 Category: Activities

Check out these fun articles: Helpful Daily Activities for Dementia Patients: 50 Expert Tips and Suggestions to Keep Your Loved One Engaged 10 Stimulating Activities for Alzheimer’s If you're looking for some fun and engaging games and activities to do with your loved ones who have Alzheimer’s or Dementia, check these articles out. Whether you are a caregiver looking for things to do with your client or a grandchild looking to develop a bond with your grandparents, it can often be hard to find activities for someone that has Dementia or Alzheimer’s. These articles provide numerous ideas for activities to try. At Changing Seasons Home Care, our aides are trained to use these strategies with clients. Our aides seek to develop a personal relationship with your loved one and what better way to do so than through fun activities. We promote the use of activities because they serve as a healthy distraction when clients need a little redirection. It keeps their mind moving and it can also help physically.  Our personal favorites include: Doing puzzles-it may be necessary to use a child-size puzzle with large pieces for the client to be successful Completing crosswords-again, think simple and easy so it will be a positive and not frustrating experience Listening to music-remember to choose songs from the client’s era as long term memory is more likely to be intact Cooking or baking Going for a walk Reminiscing by looking at family videos and ph

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