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    Home Care San Diego, Agency Participates in National Senior Independence Month

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    Skilled Homecare, Home Health Nursing Agency, Firstat Nursing Services Publishes “Senior Independence Guide.”

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    Firstat Nursing Services, a San Diego home health and home care agency shares “Senior Independence Guide”.

    “Independence is such an important part of every person’s life. As young adults, people fight to gain independence from parents, and all through adulthood they work hard to maintain their position as individuals capable and strong enough to care for themselves,” said Linnea Goodrich, president of Firstat Nursing Services in San Diego, CA. “Then, once again, as they age, they are thrust into a struggle to keep their personal independence.”

    “When it weakens or is lost altogether, seniors often fall into deep depressions,” continued Goodrich. “It is time that people learn to celebrate their age. It is equally important for the younger generation to respect seniors and understand how important it is that their elders remain secure in their independence.” Here are three ways senior citizens can remain independent as they age.

    Create an Environment at Home that Helps Seniors Maintain Their Lives – As seniors age they can increase their ability to stay in their homes by creating better situations for their own health. Getting rid of clutter and installing safety features will make it easier to keep up with personal needs and hygiene. Rather than trying to get seniors to change their living arrangements, family members should help older loved ones find ways to improve their living areas.

    Stay Healthy and Fit – As people age, even mild exercise becomes more difficult, but it is important to remain active. Older people tend to reduce their activity levels, resulting in weaker muscles and balance issues. To stay healthy, find new ways to work muscles and increase stability through stretching exercises such as yoga or T’ai Chi.

    Get Help From San Diego Home Care Services – When more help is needed, there are alternatives to moving away from home to a loved one’s house, or into a living facility. Seniors or their family members can arrange for home health care services to provide at home care and nursing as needed to maintain an elderly individual’s nutritional, physical and mental needs.

    Home nursing can be set up to deliver exactly what each person requires. If light housekeeping and quick physical assessments are all that is necessary, a home care specialist can visit a few hours a day, or even once or twice a week to check up on an elderly patient.

    If more involved care is needed such as help with regular meals and hygiene will help an older person stay in their home and maintain their independence, it can be arranged easily. Even 24-hour care is possible.

    Home care specialists can help elderly people get to doctor’s appointments or other important meetings, take them to local events and make it possible to visit friends. They can get them out to the grocery store or to do other shopping safely, and even make sure they get to family parties or gatherings. Keeping seniors in touch with loved ones and friends is vital to emotional health that fights senior depression.

    Families can make it easier on their elderly loved ones by visiting often and talking over needs to make sure everything is taken care of properly. When a local family member prefers to care of their elderly loved one, home care specialists can help the caregiver out by giving them a break regularly. This helps avoid the stresses and guilt often experienced as they do their best to take care of parents or other older individuals.

    People wanting to learn more are encouraged to visit the company website and pick up a copy of this free report “Critical Questions You Must Ask Before You Hire a Home Care Provider," Visit, http://firstatofsandiego.com/

    About Firstat Nursing Services Linnea Goodrich is the owner of Firstat Nursing Services, which is the only Home Care Agency in San Diego that is both State licensed and certified by the Alzheimer's Association. Firstat Nursing Services has been providing a higher standard of home nursing, home health and home care services for elderly, disabled and injured people in the greater San Diego area since 1997. To pick up a copy of her free report "Critical Questions You Must Ask Before You Hire a Home Care Provider," Visit, http://firstatofsandiego.com.

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    Independence is such an important part of every person’s life. As young adults people fight to gain independence from parents and all through adulthood they work hard to maintain their position as individuals capable and strong enough to care for themselves.
    - Linnea Goodrich, president of Firstat Nursing Services in San Diego, CA
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    http://firstatofsandiego.com/

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