Do you have prediabetes, and you’re a Medicare patient? Good news: Medicare will now cover the cost of using a Diabetes Prevention Program. This went into effect earlier this year.
Do you have prediabetes, and you’re a Medicare patient? Good news: Medicare will now cover the cost of using a Diabetes Prevention Program. This went into effect earlier this year.
The “Florida Home Care Guide,” published by Home Helpers of Bradenton, shares useful information about the types of home care providers available.
As a chiropractic physician, Dr. Heather Crawford of Hudson Harbor Chiropractic relieves patients’ pain and prevents future pain with chiropractic adjustments. She and her staff spend a lot of time educating patients about care for their spine and joints as well. They focus on better spine alignment and education that focuses on improved health.
What Is Home Care and How Does It Differ from Other Care in the Home? The “Florida Home Care Guide” provides a few more details and starts by defining the overall area of home care. “Home care is essentially support or non-medical care services provided in the home. This care also can take place in another location where the person receiving the care is living (for example, in a skilled nursing facility).”
Choosing long-term care for a loved one is never an easy task. Whether you are looking for assisted living, continuous care (where the living facility advances as your loved one’s care needs change), or a nursing home, there are some similar questions you should ask as you visit facilities.
Medication Hacks: Tips to reduce medication errors and save money. In this blog we highlight a couple businesses that can help.
May 14 to June 14 is National Smile Month! Healthy teeth and gums are essential for your overall health. National Smile Month highlights the importance of oral health. So, just how do you ensure you have optimal oral health?
Kim Lowry explains how Family Home Health Services helps clients improve health and manage self-care.
Summer vacation is right around the corner—do you know where you’re going yet? If you’re looking for an easier idea that involves a short plane ride (or perhaps no plane at all), then consider vacationing in one of these scenic areas of the Southeast.
The continuous sunshine of Florida is one thing that draws residents and visitors to the aptly named Sunshine State. Unfortunately, one consequence of our sun-rich environment is the need for an even greater vigilance for skin cancer, including the deadly form of melanoma. May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month, so it’s a perfect time to find out your risk for skin cancer.
Got strange muscle pain? Have you had an accident and need pain relief? Then give Neil Holmes at Muscle Eze of Bradenton a call.
Geriatric medicine doctors focus on the healthcare treatment of patients who are 65 years of age or older. Learn more from LocumJobsOnline.com blogger, Lenay Ruhl.
Too much sitting can lead to higher rates of chronic diseases for many individuals, including seniors. That’s why the American Diabetes Association started Get Fit, Don’t Sit Day, taking place on May 2 this year.
April 24 to 30 is World Immunization Week, sponsored by the World Health Organization (WHO). During this week in April, WHO and its partners shed light on the importance of immunization around the world.
April is Stress Awareness Month. Here’s What Stress Does to Your Body—and How You Can Cope.
Community Spotlight: Peggy Cauthen and Cathy Foster. Their EZ Lift Vest makes transport of the mobility-challenged easier.
The American Diabetes Association designated March 27 as American Diabetes Association Alert day.
Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of U.S. cancer deaths affecting both men and women, with more than 90% of colorectal cancers occurring in people age 50 or older. The good news is that colorectal cancer is highly preventable. In our blog, we share useful information about diagnosis and prevention.
One in five people experience a medical error in their own care. Home Helpers of Bradenton shares tips to improve your own safety.
Read the recent press release about our downloadable free Florida Home Care Guide. When searching for home care, it’s important that you find the best care for you or your loved one. In Florida, that search can be overwhelming, given all the available options. This guide will help you navigate the home care landscape in Florida.
Here are 5 suggestions for ways to enjoy Bradenton and Sarasota this month...because sometimes you may need a little reminding of our area’s treasures.
Friday, February 16 is National Caregivers Day! Take time to celebrate and give an extra "thank you" to those working in hospice, long-term care, or in a family caregiving role.
Amy Bailey, Business Development Director, discusses with us the living options available at Freedom Village at Bradenton, a continuous retirement care community in Bradenton, FL. Freedom Village at Bradenton is ready to meet all care needs as loved ones get older—from independent living to assisted living to memory care.
February is American Hearth Month. Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death around the world, including deaths from heart disease and stroke. Here are 5 tips to focus on heart health.
“We are thrilled to now have received the Best of Home Care – Provider of Choice award for the second year in a row,” says Jonathan Marsh, Owner of Home Helpers of Bradenton. “We appreciate all of our employees' dedication, including that of our caregivers as well as our administrative staff. Our staff has really bought into our culture that is centered around our motto 'We're not just caregivers, we're family.' The award is truly a testament to the great service they provide to our community day in and day out,” Marsh added.
January is Thyroid Awareness Month, so this is a great time of year to call attention to the myriad health problems connected to the thyroid, including cancers, Hashimoto’s disease, Graves’ disease, and hypo- and hyperthyroidism.
Get Regular Dilated Eye Exams to Monitor for Glaucoma. The disease may not have any symptoms initially, but over time, it can take away your vision.
It’s almost time for 2018! If you’re like many people, once you recover from New Year’s Eve, you’re going to set some New Year’s resolutions. Here are some ideas for healthy New Year’s resolutions.
If learning is a challenge for a child or adult in your life—or even for you—then Mary Conway, M.Ed., of Breaking Barriers to Learning of Bradenton can help.
Crohn’s and Colitis Awareness Week, Dec. 1–7: Home Helpers of Bradenton shares a few facts about these serious inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) in honor of Crohn’s and Colitis Awareness Week, Dec. 1–7.
SeniorCaring.com blogger, Troy Diffenderfer, shares with us myths about palliative care.
Think about the health problems you deal with regularly. How do you treat these problems? If you’re not already seeing acupuncture physician Dr. Dominique Vonador of Acupuncture & Herbal Solutions, now’s the time to give acupuncture a try.
Exceptional Caregiver of the Year Award. At Home Helpers, we love to recognize our Exceptional Caregivers. Consider nominating your Home Helpers caregiver for our prestigious 2018 Caregiver of the Year award! Nominations must be received by Nov 30.
Sharing some ideas for holiday fun for all ages this season. Happy Holidays!
November Is Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month. In this blog, we share stats about the disease and how you can help prevent it.
Home Helpers of Bradenton shows gratitude for caregivers in Family Caregivers Month.
There’s a diabetes epidemic in the U.S. right now, particularly for Type 2 diabetes. Unfortunately, the rise in diabetes coincides with the obesity epidemic in the U.S. This blog includes just a few of the staggering statistics and some interesting facts about diabetes.
Tips for seniors and caregivers on adjusting to the upcoming end of daylight savings time.
Not all falls happen at home. Those at risk for falls can also fall at the store, at doctors’ appointments, or at a workplace. Here are some tips to try and lower the risk for falls at places outside the home.
Home Helpers Home Care of Bradenton, FL hires new Community Liaison, Carol Chew. This hire shows our commitment to only the best senior home care.
Having a long-term disability that stops you from working can be frustrating and stressful, especially as bills start to pile up. You can apply for disability through Social Security, but it’s a trickier and more time-consuming process than you might think.
Home Helpers shares with you some tips to help lower your risk for breast cancer.
Home Helpers shares 10 facts about breast cancer. Keep these facts and stats in mind, and make sure to get regular exams for breast cancer.
Renaissance on 9th plays an active role in helping local residents, particularly seniors.
September 22 is the first day of fall this year, and that’s an easy way to remember that it’s also the 10th annual National Falls Prevention Awareness Day, sponsored by the National Council on Aging.
Having difficulty talking to an older parent or other loved one about their living arrangements and whether they’ll need help? Here are 8 Easy Ways to Start the Conversation.
With September as National Senior Center Month, it’s the perfect time to recognize all that senior centers have to offer.
We give lots of love to the moms and dads in our lives on Mother’s Day and Father’s Day. How about sharing the love with grandparents this Sunday, September 10, for Grandparents Day?
The cost of medications continues to skyrocket. However, there is help to manage your medication costs. Discount Med Direct is a mail-order medication service that obtains more than 14,000 generic and brand-name medications from a network of licensed U.S., Canadian, and international pharmacies to provide customers the best prices on prescription meds. Discount Med Direct typically saves customers 30% to 80% on their medications.
Meet Stephanie, our August 2017 Caregiver of the Month.
On Aug. 21st, Senior Citizens Day is “an opportunity to celebrate the wisdom and achievements senior citizens have made, as well as to advocate for the rights of older people throughout the world.”
Learn more about Reverse Mortgages at upcoming seminars in our community, presented by Mr. Alan Garceau of Eric Peterson & Associates. Upcoming Seminar Dates: Tuesday, August 15, 2017 Thursday, August 17, 2017 Monday, August 21, 2017 Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Whether it’s young children or an older adult, vacations can be a special kind of challenge for in-home caregivers. Our professional caregivers have noted some activities and attractions you can enjoy with younger and older members of the family, together.
Caring for someone in their home means supporting their independence in many ways, and that usually includes their interaction with health care professionals.
Right in our own backyard, Just for Girls offers hope, resources, and compassion for girls.
Just a quick blog post today to give you five ways to have fun with your senior loved-one. Cherish these moments you have and focus on the positive!
This summer, rather than recommending the books we’re reading that might be of interest to other caregivers, we’d like to suggest subjects that will interest our older loved ones.
Are you a CNA, HHA, or Homemaker/Companion looking for employment? Home Helpers of Bradenton is looking for compassionate caregivers in Manatee County.
July is Social Wellness Month! Just what does that mean? Social wellness means taking care of yourself and the relationships in your life. “The health risks from being alone or isolated in one’s life are comparable to the risks associated with cigarette smoking, blood pressure, and obesity,” the University of Minnesota reports.
No one likes to think about planning a funeral. However, there’s a value to preplanning, says Barbara Borden, a family service counselor for Manasota Memorial Park and Funeral Home in Bradenton.
In-home caregivers celebrate independence every day. In fact, perhaps members of no other profession appreciate the importance of personal independence more than those who support the dignity of seniors hoping to remain in their own homes for as long as possible.
In-home caregivers are aware of the potential hazards our loved ones face while we’re with them. But one of the important roles of elder care is to anticipate and address situations that may be safety risks when we’re not there.
With summer upon us, these tips for providing in home care during the hot months will help caregivers and their elderly family members be better prepared.
Some words of comfort to those who may need it at this time.
June is Elder Abuse Month. Unfortunately, some of our community’s seniors become victims of elder abuse and don’t have the power to speak up for themselves. Here are different kinds of elder abuse and some common signs.
Wishing all fathers in our community and beyond a Happy Father's Day!
Gift-giving for seniors aging in place is always going to be complicated, and there’s no single perfect gift for every situation. However we’ve found some of the current technologies remarkably user friendly.
There’s a business in the Bradenton/Sarasota area to help with financial and care management for seniors. Secure Aging, located on Cortez Road in Bradenton, brings personalized care to each of its clients so their families can worry less.
Feeding America, the national network of food banks and food pantries, notes that almost one in 10 seniors who live alone are food insecure, which is defined as lacking reliable access to nutritious food. Many others may have the financial means to purchase a sufficient amount of healthy foods but lack the resources to go to the grocery or the ability to prepare it properly.
Respite care provides the break you need to refresh and recharge – it’s a planned break from caregiving routines that still allows your loved one to be cared for at home, where they truly belong. Let Home Helpers help you take a needed break. We offer "Respite Care Services". Call us at 941.999.1960 or visit our website at www.homehelpershomecare.com/bradenton for more information.
With Senior Health and Fitness Day approaching, there are plenty of ideas for how to encourage your older loved ones to take their strength and conditioning seriously.
Recently, Home Helpers had the honor of being a part of Barrett Realty's "52 weeks of Promoting People and Places."
Memorial Day weekend is a time when officially we stop to remember those who have sacrificed their lives in the service of their country.
Sometimes our loved ones need help with basic activities of daily living, including hygiene and nutritional needs to stay in their homes living enriched, engaged, and independent lives. Home Helpers can help. We offer "Personal Care Services". Call us at 941.999.1960 or visit our website at www.homehelpershomecare.com/bradenton for more information.
A stroke can be a serious, even fatal, health emergency. As scared as you might be of a stroke, do you know what to do to lower your risk? May is National Stroke Awareness Month, and here are 6 things you can do to help lower your risk for a stroke.
We love spending time with our loved ones. However, most of us can’t be there as much as we’d like to provide that needed companionship. Home Helpers can help. We offer "Companion Care Services". Call us at 941.999.1960 for more information.
The owner of Home Helpers of Bradenton, Jonathan Marsh, sits down with Alan Garceau, Marketing Director with Eric S. Peterson & Associates, to better understand Reverse Mortgages.
Have them contact the Manatee County Community Services Emergency Home Energy Assistance Program by 3/31. Call (941) 749-3030 and state to the receptionist that they are calling for electric help.
“Receiving this award is truly an honor for Home Helpers of Bradenton. It demonstrates the dedication of all of our employees, from our administrative staff to our caregivers, to providing excellent in-home care,” says Jonathan Marsh, Owner and Administrator of Home Helpers of Bradenton.
Home Helpers Blood Drive Location: 4230 59th St W, Bradenton FL 34209 Date: Monday, February 27, 2016 Time: 12pm to 5pm
Meet Ann, our September 2016 Caregiver of the Month.
Meet the winner of our $500 Airfare Giveaway, Pete Blews: Husband, father, and owner of local business, Happy Dog Naturals.
Bradenton, FL – October 13, 2016 – Home Helpers of Bradenton today announced that it has become a member of the Manatee Chamber's Better Business Council (BBC). This distinction illustrates Home Helpers of Bradenton’s commitment to its clients.
Bradenton, FL – August 13, 2016 – Home Helpers of Bradenton today announced that it has received the Certified – Trusted Provider distinction from Home Care Pulse. This distinction illustrates Home Helpers of Bradenton’s commitment to client satisfaction.
The purpose of this blog is to bring awareness to our community of the ways to prevent Alzheimer's. Despite genetic predispositions to Alzheimer's, it is largely a preventable disease. It comes down to lifestyle choices, similar to aging in general.
The purpose of this blog is to help to familiarize our community with some of the common issues that result in visits to the ER by our elderly population. We may be able to help to prevent an ER visit or, at the very least, have a better understanding of how to handle certain situations.
The purpose of this blog post is to bring more awareness to the community about cataracts and the importance of an individual's eyes to their overall health.
The purpose of this blog post is to promote June 2016 as National Aphasia Awareness Month. Aphasia is a condition that very common in stroke victims. According to the National Aphasia Association (NAA), “aphasia is an acquired communication disorder that impairs a person's ability to process language."
The purpose of this blog is to shed some light on the importance of being proactive as it relates to your retirement planning, which involves your financial future as well as decisions that will affect your quality of life.
This blog post is about the article regarding our owner, Jonathan Marsh, in the Hometown News publication which is circulated in the Lakewood Ranch area.
This blog post is directed towards that may become the primary caregiver and discusses creating a team to assist in the recovery of a stroke survivor. Doing so is vital in their successful recovery.
Home Helpers of Bradenton's "Splash into Summer Getaway!"
The purpose of this blog post is to bring more awareness of Parkinson’s disease to the community so that we may all be aware of both the motor and non-motor symptoms.
Home Helpers of Bradenton is proud to introduce our new office manager, Amanda Lunsford. Amanda’s experience as well as her sincere desire to help others will greatly benefit Home Helpers, our clients and our caregivers. She is excited to help continue the Home Helpers tradition of making a difference in our clients' lives.
This blog post captures a few of the questions that we typically receive during in-home consultations with individuals or their families that are looking for care. These questions deal with cost, acceptable methods of payment, caregivers, insurance, and medical alert systems.
May is stroke awareness month. In this article are some helpful things for a caregiver of a stroke survivor to know and do to aid in the recovery.
Home Helpers of Bradenton Rated As An A+ Agency By The Home Care Standards Bureau
This blog is a little encouragement to simply love everyone.
This blog post will help you understand that how we age is primarily related to lifestyle and environment. Your decisions play a very large role in how you age, more so than genetics. You are not necessarily destined to live with a chronic condition if you make healthy choices.