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    Homecare San Diego, Senior Caregiver Agency Supports Physical Therapy Month

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    San Diego Homecare, Caregiver Agency Shares Tips for Seniors Seeking Help with In Home Physical Therapy. Offers Free Online Needs Assessment to Help Families Understand Senior Care Options

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    Firstat Nursing Services, a San Diego homecare and home nursing agency Supports National Physical Therapy Month and shares How Caregivers Can Help with Home Therapy.

    Linnea Goodrich, president of Firstat Nursing Services says, “Homecare providers can help the elderly remain in their home longer and enjoy life to its fullest, even helping seniors find relief from aches and pains.”

    Here are three ways caregivers can assist the elderly with home therapy for chronic pain.

    Homecare San Diego Can Help Seniors Get Active and Moving – Movement is medicine: that’s the motto of physical therapists. Getting the joints and muscles moving is a healthy way to lubricate painful areas, bringing blood and nutrients to injured areas. Exercise also helps improve mood by releasing endorphins in the brain — the body’s natural way of feeling good. A professional in home care provider can make regular trips to the home to help seniors exercise to relieve aches and pains from illnesses such as fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis and other injuries.

    Many in home care specialists are trained to help elderly people develop an exercise plan specifically designed for their abilities. They make sure senior citizens understand the routine, and assist them in performing activities safely. When extra help is needed, in home professional can arrange for daily visits to ensure seniors get their daily workout in, increasing flexibility and range of motion.

    Keep Tabs on Prescription Medication – Opening pill bottles is a challenge for many seniors. In addition, when pain is severe, taking more pills than prescribed can be tempting. Trained and certified home nursing professionals can help by filling daily pill holders, making certain there are no extra pills available. They can also alert physicians to heightened pain issues, while identifying alternative ways to alleviate pain through non-pharmaceutical means.

    Seek Additional Help – Getting around outside the home may be difficult for some older individuals. When driving or seeking other forms of transportation is a problem, in home caregivers can help. When pain becomes overwhelming, a professional can assist by ensuring seniors get to a physician’s office or physical therapist appointment. Senior citizen often have trouble communicating their problems to others and having a caregiver present when the doctor or therapist explains treatment is invaluable.

    People wanting to learn more about San Diego Homecare Agencies are encouraged to call 619-220-7600 or visit http://firstatofsandiego.com/ to pick up a copy of this free guide, Critical Questions You Must Ask Before You Hire a Home Care Provider.

    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 learn more, pick up a copy of this free guide, Critical Questions You Must Ask Before You Hire a Home Care Provider. Just call 619-220-7600 or visit http://firstatofsandiego.com.

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    Homecare providers can help the elderly remain in their home longer and enjoy life to its fullest, even helping seniors find relief from aches and pains.
    - Linnea Goodrich, president of Firstat Nursing Services
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    Linnea Goodrich

    619-220-7600

    http://firstatofsandiego.com/

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