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MONTHLY HIGH FIVE!

Our January 2022 High Five goes out to Patricia McGrew!!

Our January High Five Award goes out to Patricia McGrew! Patricia has been dedicated to Fresh Perspective Home Care and our clients for over 4 years. She is someone that can always be relied on to show up with bright smile and to do a great job! Her clients express their satisfaction, appreciation, and affirmation that she truly makes a difference in their lives. Patricia never lets a challenge stand in her way when it comes to helping her clients. Her determination is admirable. We would like to thank her for all of her hard work, commitment, and compassion she displays each and every day. Thank you Patricia!!!

If you would like to nominate a team member for the Monthly High Five, please email us at Info@FreshPerspectiveHomeCare.com!

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JANUARY 2022 FRESH PERSPECTIVE TEAM UPDATE

Happy January Birthday Wishes:

01/04 – Celeste Warren

01/15 – Liz Zettel

01/17 – Harley Futrell

And a big THANK YOU to our Team Members celebrating Anniversaries!

2 years – Lynn Givan

3 years – Sharon Maston

4 years – Angie Honer

5 years – Hope Partanen

10 years!! – Kelly Kroll

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Our Mission

We frequently refer to our Values, Mission and Pledge in our monthly newsletter. They are something our team reviews and reflects on regularly. They are displayed throughout our office and frame our daily decisions and how we choose to act. We share them as often as we can and thought it would be a great idea to include them in this months newsletter. These are not simply words. These are our guiding principles.

Our Mission:

Service our Clients with honest, patient and compassionate care in the comfort of their own home with a focus on privacy, dignity, well-being, and overall quality of life while creating an environment where Team Members are provided meaningful career opportunities in Home Care. We support this Mission with ongoing training, innovation, selective hiring practices and constant reinforcement of our Values.

Our Vision:

Fresh Perspective Home Care strives to be the leading provider of in-home care supportive services in Southwest Michigan, attract Team Members who share our Values and have a positive impact in the communities we serve.

Our Values:

Our Values define who we are and permeate all aspects of our business and daily interactions with our Clients, Team Members and the community.

  • We make a difference in the lives of those with whom we interact.
  • We respect the privacy, dignity, and opinions of our Clients and Team Members.
  • We support our community and strive to be a positive influence.
  • We provide caring support at all levels.
  • We are professional, compassionate, kind and respectful.
  • We communicate effectively.
  • We keep our promises.
  • We support overall health and wellness.
  • We promote independence and success.
  • We value diversity, collaboration, and teamwork.
  • We respect our Clients, our community and ourselves.

Our Pledge:

We demonstrate the commitment to our Values through our pledge to:

  • Treat our Clients and Team Members with kindness, dignity and respect
  • Communicate honestly, listen carefully and respond thoughtfully
  • Keep our promises
  • Foster a spirit of collaboration and teamwork that values honesty and diversity
  • Create a work environment that is friendly, caring and sensitive to work/family balance
  • Encourage continued professional growth through training and education
  • Design and deliver in-home care that promotes independence and wellness
  • Align ourselves with organizations and professionals who share our Values
  • Share our Values so we may continue to be a trusted provider and respected employer
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DECEMBER 2021 FRESH PERSPECTIVE TEAM UPDATE

 

Congratulations to our newest Caregiver. Welcome to the Fresh Perspective Home Care Team!

11/16 – Desiree Logsdon

 

Happy Birthday Wishes:

12/12 – Vanessa Lewis

 

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MONTHLY HIGH FIVE!

 

Our December 2021 High Five goes out to Cassie Lawton!

Our December High Five Award goes out to Cassie Lawton! We are so fortunate for Cassie’s dedication to Fresh Perspective Home Care and our clients for over 3 years. She began her journey with us providing the highest level of compassionate care to our grateful clients and has since grown into a highly valued member of our office care team. Cassie compassion and experience as an outstanding caregiver has been invaluable in her becoming a knowledgeable and effective Client Service Coordinator. Her personal values align directly with the core Values of Fresh Perspective. She works diligently in the best interest of both our clients and caregivers. Cassie is tireless in her goal to find that perfect Client-Caregiver match. Thank you, Cassie, and congrats!! We are so grateful that you are part of our Fresh Perspective Family!!

If you would like to nominate a team member for the Monthly High Five, please email us at Info@FreshPerspectiveHomeCare.com!

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Home Health Care Physical Therapy at Home

How Does Moving More Help Your Senior’s Overall Health?

Becoming as physically active as your senior is able to be can have tremendous benefits for her overall health and well-being. That can be easier said than done, however, depending on other health challenges she’s facing.

Helps with Mental Health and Cognition

Because of how the body functions, moving encourages your senior’s brain to release endorphins and other chemicals that assist with mood and with mental health. Reducing stress levels through movement helps your elderly family member to be more emotionally and mentally resilient. Physical activity also helps your elderly family member’s brain to have what it needs to keep functioning well.

Can Improve Immune Function

Your senior’s immune system also gets a boost from all those feel-good chemicals that movement helps to release in her body. Exercise alone isn’t going to keep her from getting sick, but it can help her to strengthen her immune functioning. Moving more also helps your elderly family member to manage chronic health issues, like higher blood sugar levels, so that it’s easier to stay healthy overall.

Can Reduce Fall Risks

The less your senior uses her body, the higher her risk of falling becomes. By moving more in a safe manner, your aging family member helps to reduce muscle loss and improves her balance and flexibility. All of that can pay off in a big way by helping her to avoid a potentially serious fall. One fall now doubles your senior’s risk of falling again, so anything that she can do to avoid falling is important.

Your Senior Can Have Targeted Assistance with Her Concerns

It’s easy to say “move more” to your senior, but there may be a lot of reasons that’s difficult for her. Home health care can offer your elderly family member a way to manage her concerns and issues in a way that is truly helpful. A physical therapist is able to work directly with your senior to offer her exercises and therapies that improve her ability to move well. Physical therapy at home can be exactly what your senior needs to become as mobile as possible again.

Preserving your senior’s sense of independence involves a lot of different activities, including helping her to protect her mobility. Talk with your senior’s doctor about how much physical activity is okay for her, so that she knows what her goal is as she’s increasing her movement on a daily basis. A home health care provider can easily follow the doctor’s recommendations for your senior and assist in performing the activities safely.

If you are considering home health care in Marcellus, MI, for an aging loved one, please call the caring staff at Fresh Perspective Home Care at (269) 329-4717. We are here to help!

 

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Healthy Habits Nutrition

Healthy Lifestyle Habits for the Elderly

Everyone deserves to live a healthy life. However, being healthy isn’t just something that happens. People need to make healthy lifestyle choices in order to improve and maintain their health. Over time, as a person makes healthier choices, they can reduce their risk of health issues and feel better in general. If you are helping out your elderly loved one, there are some healthy lifestyle habits that they can implement to improve their overall health.

Eating Right

One of the best healthy lifestyle habits that someone can stick to is eating right. There are so many healthy recipes and healthy eating resources out there. It can be quite overwhelming. Many of the recipes are complicated and seem to be too much for the elderly. However, there are some simple steps the elderly can take to start eating right.

These tips include:

  • Eat one vegetable and one fruit a day
  • Add whole grains into meals
  • Eat fish instead of other meats

If your elderly loved one still needs help implementing healthy eating into their lifestyle, maybe you or a companion care at home provider could assist with this.

Lowering the Risk of Specific Health Issues

Does your elderly loved one have a higher risk of certain health conditions such as diabetes? Maybe, it runs in their family. If so, you or a home care provider should have your elderly loved one see a doctor. The doctor can give your elderly loved one recommendations on how to prevent or lower the risk of specific health conditions. You could also look up that specific condition and how to prevent it. Then, you could share what you learn with your elderly loved one.

Taking Medications Properly

Does your elderly loved one have to take medications to prevent a heart attack? Maybe, they are on medications for a different condition. Either way, in order to keep their health in the best state possible, you or a companion care provider may need to remind them to take their medications. Some senior citizens forget to take medications prescribed by their doctor and that worsens their condition. This doesn’t have to happen with your elderly loved one.

Conclusion

These are some of the best healthy lifestyle habits that your elderly loved one can start implementing into their daily routine. If they need help, these are things that you or companion care at home providers can help them with. If your elderly loved one have specific health concerns, make sure they see their doctor about those.

Sources
https://www.webmd.com/digestive-disorders/features/digestive-health-aging
https://medlineplus.gov/healthscreening.html

If you are considering companion care at home in Galesburg, MI, for an aging loved one, please call the caring staff at Fresh Perspective Home Care at (269) 329-4717. We are here to help!
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MONTHLY HIGH FIVE!

 

Our November 2021 High Five goes out to LuAnn Dunn!

LuAnn joined Fresh Perspective Home Care over 2 years ago. She came to us with an exceptional background in healthcare and has been an amazing addition to our care team. We receive compliments and praise about the positive energy she brings to her clients and the families that she helps. She’s very attentive to their needs, provides a high-quality level of care, and does so with sincerity and compassion. LuAnn always arrives with a smile on her face and a positive outlook to everything she does. You can’t help but smile and feel the sunshine she is delivering. We want to thank her and recognize LuAnn for all she does each and every day! We are very thankful to have her on our team!!

If you would like to nominate a team member for the Monthly High Five, please email us at Info@FreshPerspectiveHomeCare.com!

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NOVEMBER 2021 FRESH PERSPECTIVE TEAM UPDATE

 

Congratulations to our newest Caregivers. Welcome to the Fresh Perspective Home Care Team!

 

10/13 – Brandy Selby

Happy Birthday Wishes:

10/3 – Travis Dixon
11/22 – Mihret Craft

And a big THANK YOU to our Team Members celebrating Anniversaries!

1 Year – Rachel Greenway
4 Years – George Miller
10 Years!! – Travis Dixon

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Liver Disease Seniors and Health Issues

What Do You Know About Fatty Liver Disease?

One out of four people have “hepatic steatosis” in the U.S. That may not be familiar to you, but you’ll be more familiar with the more common name of fatty liver disease. It’s what your mom’s been diagnosed as having.

There’s no cure for fatty liver disease, but there are steps that your mom can take to treat it. If she’s been diagnosed, it’s time to take a closer look at what causes it and what happens next.

It is a condition that is caused by excessive fat in the liver. Ignore it, and it can worsen and cause liver damage. October is National Liver Awareness Month, so it’s a good time to address your mom’s new diagnosis.

Ask Her Doctor Which Form She Has

There are two primary forms of fatty liver disease. One of them is caused by drinking too many alcoholic beverages. If your mom has more than one drink per day, her liver disease could be the result of her drinking more than a 12-ounce beer, 5-ounce glass of wine, or 1.5-ounce shot of liquor.

Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is more common. It occurs in children and adults who do not drink, but a lack of exercise and poor diet may impact it. A diet high in added sugar, saturated fat, or too large a portion can all factor into this type of fatty liver disease.

Fatty liver disease is more prevalent in certain people. The risk factors include having high cholesterol and triglyceride levels, going through menopause, having diabetes, or being obese.

What Steps Should She Take?

Her doctor will want your mom to lose weight if she’s obese and better manage chronic health conditions like high cholesterol and diabetes. She may be asked to take vitamin E supplements. If she does drink, she needs to stop.

She’ll need to exercise regularly. If her mobility is limited, she needs to work with a therapist to gain flexibility and mobility. She also may need to improve her diet with more fiber, produce, and healthy fats.

Look into the benefits of home health care services to help her learn how to take care of her liver. One of the most significant benefits is to have a physical therapist come to her home to teach her exercises that help her get more active.

A visit from a dietitian can help her learn the best diet for liver health. If she has diabetes, it’s beneficial to have her learn proper diabetes care at home. Reach out to a home health care agency to make arrangements.

Sources:
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease/symptoms-causes/syc-20354567

If you are considering home health care in Paw Paw, MI, for an aging loved one, please call the caring staff at Fresh Perspective Home Care at (269) 329-4717. We are here to help!