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SEPTEMBER 2022 FRESH PERSPECTIVE TEAM UPDATE

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

08/02 – Adeline Andreas

08/02 – Hailey Staley-Lazzara

08/08 – Yocelyn Gonzalez

08/25 – Mary Zanders

08/31 – Morgan Misak

08/31 – Rebekah Ercia

 

Happy Birthday Wishes:

09/03 – Jill Henry
09/14 – Debra Burton
09/26 – Norma Jarman
09/29 – Phillicia Jackson

 

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

1 Year – Norma Jarman
1 Year – Amy Kirby
2 Years – Debra Burton
4 Years – Celeste Warren
12 Years – Ronda Wemus

 

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SEPTEMBER HIGH FIVE!

 

This month’s High Five goes out to HOPE PARTANEN!

Hope has been part of the Fresh Perspective Home Care for almost 6 years. She started as a Caregiver in January, 2017 and had a big impact on the clients she helped. In the spring of 2019, she then expressed an interest in becoming a Client Care Coordinator. Hope again excelled at her job and showed a high level of work ethic, attention to detail and willingness to learn. In March of 2020, she accepted the Care Coordination Manager position and continues to learn, grow and excel!! Hope’s dedication to Fresh Perspective Home Care is beyond words. Her commitment to helping our clients and Caregivers goes far and beyond all expectations. She works tirelessly to ensure every Caregiver has what they need to be successful in their career. She advocates for our clients to assure they have the best of care and can remain safely at home with their needs met. We are proud to have watched Hope’s growth through her journey at Fresh Perspective and grateful for all she gives to make a difference on a daily basis! We are so fortunate that Hope is part of our 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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AUGUST 2022 FRESH PERSPECTIVE TEAM UPDATE

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

07/27 – Mary Zanders

 

Happy Birthday Wishes:

08/02 – Wendy Leach
08/23 – George Miller

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JULY 2022 FRESH PERSPECTIVE TEAM UPDATE

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

06/21 – Trena Allen

Happy Birthday Wishes:

07/01 – Christina Zilke

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

1 Year – Harley Futrell
5 Years – Patricia McGrew
5 Years – Dee Hiscock

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JUNE HIGH FIVE!

This month’s High Five goes out to Joanna Anderson-Wilde!

Although new to this industry, Joanna has proven herself to be a valuable addition to our care team. She has an continues take full advantage of our professional growth and training programs. Joanna focuses on attention to detail to provide the best care possible for our clients. She is fantastic at communicating with our Care Coordinators when there are concerns, client wellness changes, or even to simply them know when things are going well. She asks great questions and follows through with recommendations. Joanna is extremely coachable and applies all of her training to provide quality care to our clients. Congratulations and thank you for being a great caregiver!!!

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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ALS Seniors and Health Issues

How Home Care Can Help Your Senior with ALS

Does your elderly loved one have ALS? If so, you may already know what is going to happen with the progression of this disease. However, you may not be too familiar yet with how much home care can benefit your elderly loved one. Home care for ALS involves all kinds of help to those with this disease. It includes personal care, help with transportation, hospice care, and much more.

Getting Your Elderly Loved One Personal Care

If your elderly loved one has ALS, the disease is going to progress quickly. They are going to need help with personal care tasks and may not want a family member to help with these tasks. The things they may need help with include getting dressed and undressed, taking a shower, brushing their teeth, wiping when going to the bathroom, and other daily living activities. If your elderly loved one doesn’t have ALS home care yet, now might be a good time to book these services.

Help for Family Caregivers

You may have been taking care of your elderly loved one for some time, since they found out they had ALS. However, the more the disease progresses, the more demanding it can be to take care of your elderly loved one. If this is the case, you and your elderly loved one could benefit from booking ALS home care services. It will allow you to get a break, so you can focus on other things in your life and so you can just rest, too.

Receiving Hospice Care

Unfortunately, over some time, ALS will become fatal. There are symptoms that will develop that affect your elderly loved one’s heart rate, breathing, and other bodily functions. It is important to have services ready for when this time comes. Hospice care is a go-to for people who have ALS. If you are a family caregiver of someone who has this disease, you may want to reach out before this stage, so you can learn more about what you will need to do when the time comes for receiving this type of help.

Conclusion

If your elderly loved one does have ALS, it is important to understand that the disease can progress fairly quickly. Even if your elderly loved one just received an ALS diagnosis or they are only in the first stage of the disease, it can still benefit you and them to get home care services. These home care providers are trained in handling people with this disease. They know what type of care to provide and how to help everyone who is involved in the care, too.

If you aren’t sure what services your elderly loved one needs, don’t hesitate to reach out to a home care agency today. You can get more information about the services that can be provided for someone with ALS. Once your elderly loved one starts receiving these services, you will see just how helpful they can be.

Sources
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/9419061/

If you are considering home care 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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MAY 2022 FRESH PERSPECTIVE TEAM UPDATE

 

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

04/28 – Christina Zilke – Client Service Representative

Happy Birthday Wishes:

05/10 – Joanna Anderson-Wilde
05/13 – Patricia McGrew
05/15 – Michael Beckett
05/26 – Stephanie Baugh
05/28 – Hope Partanen

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

1 Year – Laurie Beal
5 Years – Mihret Craft

A Very Special CONGRATULATIONS TO Mihret Craft!!!

Mihret has been part of the Fresh Perspective family for 5 years and in nursing school. She graduated this month from Kalamazoo Valley Community College and we couldn’t be more proud of her huge accomplishment! We are so fortunate to have her in our fold. Congratulations and best of luck on your board exams!!!!

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MAY HIGH FIVE!

This month’s High Five goes out to Rebecca DeVries!

Rebecca has made quite an impact during the 3 months she has been with Fresh Perspective Home Care. We receive continuous positive feedback from our clients regarding her kindness and sincerity. She’s committed to our Mission and very attentive to needs of her clients. Rebecca is also an exceptional communicator with our home office, keeping us aware and involved every step of the way. We are so grateful to have Rebecca on our team! Thank you!!

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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Benefits of Home Care Senior Home Care

What Are the Top Advantages of Senior Home Care Services?

If you are thinking about hiring senior home care services for your elderly loved one, it would be a good idea to look over the advantages of these types of services. You and your senior loved one can talk about the many benefits of senior home care together, which can help ease any concerns they may have about having a new person in their home. Here are just a few of the many benefits of senior home care:

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Mental Health Seniors and Health Issues

Senior Citizen Attention Disorders: What Do You Need to Know?

Does your elderly loved one have attention issues? Maybe, you aren’t even sure, yet you know their mind is always racing, they can’t focus their thoughts, and they have some other issues going on, as well. Sometimes, adults are diagnosed with ADHD or another attention disorder, even though they never were when growing up. This could be the case for your elderly loved one.

What is ADHD?

There are various kinds of attention disorders that your elderly loved one might have.

One of the types of attention disorders is the inattentive type. With this condition, the person might:

  • Struggle to stay organized (or not be able to at all without medication or other treatments)
  • Doesn’t seem to pay attention to details
  • Loses things a lot of the time
  • Forgets things often
  • Not finishing projects at all or not on time
  • Getting easily distracted

These are signs of the inattentive type of attention disorder.

There is also a type brought about with hyperactivity. In these cases, you might notice:

  • They are talking a lot
  • Fidgeting often
  • Can’t sit still very well
  • Interrupting others when they are talking
  • Moving around non-stop
  • Always wanting to be on the go
  • Talking fast

If you notice these things, your elderly loved one might have hyperactivity type of attention disorder.

Someone could have both the inattentive and hyperactivity forms of this disorder, as well.

What are the causes of attention disorders?

At this time, there really isn’t one exact known cause for attention disorders. However, it has been found that through a combination of medications and therapy, along with lifestyle changes, someone can manage their attention disorder. If your elderly loved one has this type of disorder, they may need a lot of help from an elder care provider to manage it.

What are the common treatments for attention disorders in the elderly?

If you suspect your elderly loved one has an attention disorder or they have already been diagnosed, you might want to learn more about the treatments they might receive. Some of the common treatments for attention disorders in the elderly include:

  • Various medications (non-stimulants and/or stimulants)
  • Individual and/or group therapy
  • Support groups for people with attention disorders
  • Getting help managing a schedule
  • Learning organizational tips that work for them

If your elderly loved one does get an attention disorder diagnosis, you can talk to their doctor about any treatments they prescribe.

Some senior citizens are diagnosed with an attention disorder, even if they never were diagnosed as a child. If this is the case for your elderly loved one or if you suspect they have an attention deficit disorder of some sort, hopefully, the information left here today has helped you to better understand what is going on. If you have more questions, don’t hesitate to have an elder care provider take your elderly loved one to the doctor and ask these questions.

Sources
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4712975/

If you are considering elder care in Portage, 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!