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    Home Health San Diego, Homecare Agency Participates in National Optimism Month

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    Home Care and Home Health Nursing Agency in San Diego, Firstat Nursing Services Publishes “Optimism Guide for Seniors.”

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    Firstat Nursing Services, a San Diego home health and home care agency shares “How a Home Care Provider can Improve Optimism for Seniors and Their Families”.

    “As people reach their senior years, they lose the feeling that “there’s always tomorrow” and what they feel today is an all-encompassing emotion,” said Linnea Goodrich, president of Firstat Nursing Services in San Diego, CA. “It is vital that caregivers understand the impact of pessimism and depression on seniors, and that they get the help they need to provide the best quality of life for aging loved ones. Home health care services can provide critical assistance in helping seniors develop and maintain an optimistic point of view.”

    “As important as it is that seniors get help with depression and pessimism, caregivers themselves can become distraught and depressed with the heavy responsibilities of caring for older family members. The fatigue and sadness is often compounded by the guilt for feeling that way,” continued Goodrich. “They need help too, and home care providers can make sure everyone in the family handles the transition and needs of having a senior citizen in their lives with the least amount of stress.”

    Here are three ways home health care services can help senior citizens and their families stay optimistic.

    Home Care in the Home – One of the most common reasons for depression in seniors is the loss of individuality. As people age it is harder for them to manage on their own, and they become more dependent on loved ones, leaving them feeling vulnerable, useless and depressed.

    A home health care provider can give seniors a chance to extend their independence longer, stay in their own homes so they do not feel like a burden on loved ones, and give them a sense of fulfillment so they can maintain an optimistic attitude for the future.

    Health Care and Supervision – Home nursing services can include continued medical checks for vital information. A home health care provider can monitor important physical factors and report to the senior’s physician when there are any changes. This is important because according to Karen Swartz, M.D. at Johns Hopkins, there is a direct correlation between how an elderly patient feels and their emotional state.

    Home health providers also make sure senior citizens are getting all of their daily needs met. They supervise household duties and chores to make sure they are being completed safely, or perform the tasks for the elderly patients.

    They also make sure their senior charges are maintaining proper hygiene and nutrition levels. This service provides a great peace of mind for senior citizen’s families as well. Knowing that their loved ones are cared for and safe allows people to feel optimistic and get relief from feelings of guilt.

    Maintaining Connections – Finally, seniors need to maintain family relationships and friendships in order to feel optimistic and happy. As people age they often become more isolated due to illness, incapacity and lower energy levels. This increases the likelihood of depression. Home health care San Diego providers make sure that seniors get out and enjoy fresh air, get together with people they love and stay connected to their communities.

    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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    As people reach their senior years, they lose the feeling that “there’s always tomorrow” and what they feel today is an all-encompassing emotion.
    - Linnea Goodrich, president of Firstat Nursing Services in San Diego, CA
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    Linnea Goodrich

    619-220-7600

    http://firstatofsandiego.com/

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