So you have attempted and cleared your graduation, you have also received your results that seem fairly good. But then you are still undecided about what to do in the days to come . . . whether you should take up further studies, or you should consider some job options which will make your resume look interesting in the future. Instead of remaining in perpetual confusion and wasting precious time thinking about the same, you can log on to the net and apply for ‘gap year programs’, an opportunity that will enable you to enjoy your spare time and also help you make your mind up for what you would want to take up as your future career.
It is important that your insurance covers your help. It could get very costly if you did not arrange for an agency that is covered. If you need help finding one, call your insurance company. Ask them what senior home health aide agencies they work with. From there, you should be able to find one that will work for you.
As soon as you can hobble to a bath tub, you will have two challenges. First is bathing without falling down, and a bath stool solves that problem. Put the stool in the tub or shower stall, sit on a chair outside the tub and hoist yourself onto the bath stool. Use a hand-held shower wand for wetting and rinsing.
A common service offered by most home health care agencies is help with daily tasks and grooming. Some senior citizens are in fairly good health but they may have trouble getting around. Maybe they can no longer drive so they need someone to take them food shopping or to run errands. Aides can provide help, whether it’s taking them to the bank or picking up their prescription medicine. What if your parent of loved one is suffering from a bit of arthritis in the hands? That can make cooking extremely difficult, as well as tidying up the home. Without a strong grip, it’s hard to do a lot of tasks we’ve always deemed as “simple.” Aides can take care of these tasks too.
In the US, the ratio between registered nurses and doctors is 4:1. Aside from providing the usual health care services to patients, they also teach patients about prevention and work in other fields such as cardiac, family health, gynecology, neonatal, neurology, oncology, pediatrics and other advance clinical specialties.
In Grecia, where we live, renting or buying houses is less expensive than that in the U.S., and both new and second-hand furniture are available at very low prices. Our advice to you is to buy your house or land for building in the Central Valley now, before the Boomers make their rush on Costa Rica. With the U.S. economy in a downward spiral, there will be many seeking a way to retire in a nice place with less money needed to live on. Land here just as an investment is wise, even if you later decide you want to live somewhere else or buy another piece of land. Land prices are still appreciating here, unlike the States.
Choosing the right home health care agency is something you need to take time with. You need to make sure that you are doing the right thing and that you are making the right investment.