New Beginnings: Caring for a Family Member after an Amputation

October 13, 2013By Best CareAdolescent Home Care, Adult Home Care, Home Care, PCA Caregivers, Pediatric Home Care, Senior Home Care, Veteran Care

Whether your loved one has undergone an amputation as a result of a combat injury or as the result of peripheral vascular disease, your family member will need not only medical care and physical support, but also psychological and emotional support as he or she learns to live life without a limb. While caring for… Continue Reading New Beginnings: Caring for a Family Member after an Amputation

A Familiar Stranger in the House: Coming Home after a Severe Traumatic Brain Injury

September 24, 2013By Best CareAdolescent Home Care, Adult Home Care, Home Care, PCA Caregivers, Senior Home Care, Veteran Care

While the attending to the needs of a loved one with a traumatic brain injury is difficult, most family caregivers find the most challenging aspect is coping with the personality changes that make the person seem like a stranger. To alleviate stress and avoid burnout, experts recommend arranging for the services of a home health… Continue Reading A Familiar Stranger in the House: Coming Home after a Severe Traumatic Brain Injury

Spine Disorders and Home Health Care

May 13, 2013By Best CareAdolescent Home Care, Adult Home Care, Home Care, PCA Caregivers, Pediatric Home Care, Senior Home Care

Spine disorders are caused by several factors. Ankylosing spondylitis is the result of progressive arthritis that causes inflammation of the spine and the joints of the spine and pelvis. Degenerative disk disease is caused by wear and tear on the discs between the vertebrae of the spine, which act as shock absorbers. Spinal fractures are… Continue Reading Spine Disorders and Home Health Care

Veterans with PTSD and TBI Can Gain from Home Care Support

March 25, 2013By Best CareAdolescent Home Care, Adult Home Care, Veteran Care

Veterans and service members returning from conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan often deal with the ill effects of their combat experience long after they leave the battlefield and come home to their loved ones. Victims of calamities, terror acts and other catastrophes also have lingering effects of mental trauma after the event. According to the… Continue Reading Veterans with PTSD and TBI Can Gain from Home Care Support

Amputation and Home Care Services

March 14, 2013By Best CareAdolescent Home Care, Adult Home Care, Pediatric Home Care, Senior Home Care

A person may have an amputation for a number of reasons, such as an accident, disease process such as diabetes, which may cause a sore on the foot to become infected and gangrenous requiring amputation. Other diseases such as peripheral vascular disease cause poor circulation to extremities, resulting in tissue death. This requires the need… Continue Reading Amputation and Home Care Services

Kids With ADD/ADHD Should Receive Excellent Home Care Services

June 7, 2012By Best CareAdolescent Home Care, Adult Home Care, Pediatric Home Care

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a type of developmental disorder which affects between 8-12 percent of children. It is characterized by behavioral problems such as inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsiveness. Attention deficit disorder (ADD) is a subtype of ADHD and lacks the hyperactive or impulsive features of ADHD. Symptoms of ADD/ADHD will show in very… Continue Reading Kids With ADD/ADHD Should Receive Excellent Home Care Services

10 Reasons Why You Should Hire a Non-Medical Home Health Caregiver

May 31, 2012By Best CareAdolescent Home Care, Adult Home Care, Home Care, Pediatric Home Care, Senior Home Care

Taking care of someone else is part of being alive and involved. Parents take care of children who grow up and take care of their own. With the advances in medicine and increase in longevity in the western world, the parents live longer. The middle generation, Generation X of today, now has to take care… Continue Reading 10 Reasons Why You Should Hire a Non-Medical Home Health Caregiver

Individuals with Spina Bifida Need Adequate Home Care Support

May 8, 2012By Best CareAdolescent Home Care, Adult Home Care, Pediatric Home Care

Overview Spina bifida is a congenital (present at birth) defect wherein the spinal cord protrudes out of the spine. There is an opening at the back where a sac covering the spinal cord can be seen. The exposure of the spinal cord and the nerves make them vulnerable to damage and infection. This is the… Continue Reading Individuals with Spina Bifida Need Adequate Home Care Support

Getting the Best Home Care for Individuals with TBI

April 12, 2012By Best CareAdolescent Home Care, Adult Home Care, Pediatric Home Care, Senior Home Care

What is traumatic brain injury (TBI)? Traumatic brain injury or TBI is any damage to the head or brain that is caused by concussions, contusions, trauma, or penetrating injury. A mild TBI results to temporary loss of consciousness but a severe TBI will lead to marked and lasting changes in mental condition, memory impairment, speech… Continue Reading Getting the Best Home Care for Individuals with TBI

10 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Non-Medical Home Health Caregiver

February 22, 2012By Best CareAdolescent Home Care, Adult Home Care, Home Care, Pediatric Home Care, Senior Home Care

With the advances in medical research and treatment people are living longer than ever, but it doesn’t necessary mean that they are living healthier. Chronic diseases together with decline in mental capacity pose problems that past generations didn’t have to deal with. The top five chronic diseases are: diabetes, hypertension, musculoskeletal diseases, heart problems, arthritis… Continue Reading 10 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Non-Medical Home Health Caregiver