Tips for Seniors to Stay Safe and Healthy in Winter

As people get older, their bodies respond differently to the cold which unfortunately makes them more susceptible to serious health problems. During the winter months, cold temperatures, snowy walkways, and icy roads make life more challenging for everyone, especially for seniors. Unfortunately, snow also brings added challenges to seniors when it comes to their safety and independence. Elly Kleinman, founder of the Americare Companies knows all about that.

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New Challenges Facing Home Health Care

As Americare keeps on using their impressive tools in order to expand its quality services and at the same time contain the costs, it must be noted not to force extra burden on the home care suppliers and providers.

In a recent interview, Elly Kleinman noted that there can be an intemperate level of unbending nature in the administrative and automatic structure. This mostly relates to meeting all the requirements for cooperation in government programs. For instance, certain government arrangements requiring case administration and a solitary purpose of passage run counter to activities advancing case administration, plus coordination and making purposes of various section – something that has been implemented in New York state for some time.

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Home Health vs Home Care

Elly Kleinman Americare explained that the first step in hiring senior services provided in the home is identifying the difference between non-medical home care and home health care. Home care and home health are separate types of care, both provided in a home setting. Even though they might sound similar, they provide very different services. Since the type of care will both guide your search for the appropriate caregiver as well as define how you will be able to pay for home care, it is important to understand this distinction. Home health care and home care are different in terms of the help provided, resources, the costs, and other factors that affect your choice.

Home health care is skilled care that helps individuals get healthy in the comfort of their home. Home health care or supportive health care is medically driven and helps adults and seniors recovering after a hospital or facility stay or those who need additional support to remain safely at home and avoid unnecessary hospitalization. Home health care services include wound care, pain management, therapy and injections, and nursing. This care is provided by registered nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, home health aides and medical social workers.

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