Home Care Solutions would like to wish a Happy Birthday to all of our July Birthday Team Members!


Office Staff:

Elsha Richards   ~  Olivia Montez

Elsha Richards 
Elsha Richards

 

 

Olivia Montez
Olivia Montez

 

 

Caregivers:

Jessica Blezard

Debbie Bradshaw

Karren Garton

Sheila Kennedy

Ruth Mendoza

Tara Nesary

Werkenesh Novoa

Marlette Ramirez

 

Thank you for all you do!

 Home Care Solutions
We serve all of the Tri-Cities Area.
Call 509-627-8575

July’s Dust Devil Ticket Raffle Winners were:
Lizeth Lepe, Linda Garza, Katherine Young-Homan, Jordan Waldo and Carol Simmons.

Lizeth Lepe
Lizeth Lepe
Jordan Waldo
Jordan Waldo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Home Care Solutions hopes you all enjoyed whichever game you attended.

We appreciate you and thank you all for all you do for Solutions and our Clients!

 

 

 Home Care Solutions
We serve all of the Tri-Cities Area.
Call 509-627-8575

Maddy McDonald

 Maddy McDonald is July’s Employee of the Month. Maddy received movie passes for four and treats for the movie.


Maddy is an amazing caregiver who is fun, kind, compassionate and passionate about providing excellent care to her clients. Maddy always goes above and beyond to jump in and help where needed.

Thank you, Maddy, for being a part of our team.

Solutions and our clients are blessed and grateful to have you as part of our team and appreciate all you do!

 


Home Care Solutions
We serve all of the Tri-Cities Area.
Call 509-627-8575

Home Health Care in Kennewick WA: Sandwich Generation Month

July is Sandwich Generation Month – Are You a Member?

Janet is a mother of two children, both in middle school. They are involved in sports and other school activities, so Janet is constantly running them from place to place. And, of course, Janet holds down a full-time job. In addition to all of that, Janet spends a great deal of time helping her elderly mother with day to day tasks.

If Janet’s life sounds a lot like yours, congratulations! You’re a member of the Sandwich Generation. The term “Sandwich Generation” describes adults who are sandwiched between caring for children of their own and are also family caregivers for their aging relatives.


Who Are the Sandwich Generation?

According to the Pew Research Center, around 71 percent of people who are caregivers for older adults while also taking care of their own children are middle-aged. They are between the ages of 40 and 59. Additionally, 19 percent of the sandwich generation are under the age of 40 and 10 percent are 60 or older. Clearly, the term “generation” in this case isn’t defined by your age, but by your situation!

Interestingly enough, statistics show that people of Hispanic descent are more likely to be in this situation than Caucasians or African Americans. In fact, 3 out of 10 Hispanics are in the Sandwich Generation.

Ways to Balance the Sandwich Life

Raising children while also being a family caregiver comes with its own special kind of stress. There are the demands on your time, worrying about both kids and older relatives, and the financial strains that can come with both responsibilities. Making it through requires finding a balance between the two. Some ways you can keep your life in balance are:

  • Don’t Give Up What’s Important to YOU: If you love your job and it’s a part of your identity, don’t give it up to spend more time as a caregiver. Instead, find other ways to create extra time in your life. This applies regardless of what is important to you, whether its volunteering, a hobby, or something else.
  • Take Care of Yourself: Caregivers have a tendency to neglect their own well-being for the sake of others. Make time to exercise, eat healthy, and attend your own medical appointments.
  • Set Your Priorities: It can help to write down your priorities and keep them where you can see them. This can help you address the most important things first when you’re pressed for time.

If those tips for finding balance sound easier said than done, you might benefit from hiring a professional in-home caregiver. Professional caregivers can look after your aging relative while you spend time with your children, work, or make time for yourself.

If you or an aging loved-one are considering Home Health Care in Kennewick, WA, please contact the caring staff at Home Care Solutions today. We serve all of the Tri-Cities area.  Call 509-627-8575


Sources

Pewsocialtrends.org
Apa.org
Caregiverslibrary.org
Aarp.org

Senior Care in Pasco: You might hear a lot about avoiding COPD triggers for your elderly family member, but why is it so very important?

One of the tips you might see often when it comes to COPD is that avoiding triggers is a key component of your elderly family member’s care plan. The immediate reason for this may be obvious, but there are plenty of additional reasons this is a good rule of thumb

Triggers Steal Her Breath

The biggest reason to avoid triggers is that they steal your senior’s breath from her. This causes her to have trouble breathing and might even cause her problems for hours or days afterward. Your elderly family member might find that she’s reluctant to go out in public for fear of losing her ability to breathe easily if she encounters a triggering situation.

They’re Taxing on Her Entire Body

Dealing with triggers and their resulting effects is taxing to her lungs as well as her entire body. She can feel tired and worn out after an attack. The entire episode causes your senior’s body to work much harder than it should have to work. She might find that her energy levels are down for a while after a triggering episode. She may also feel as if normal activities take more energy than they really should.

This Affects Her Immune System, Too

The more run down your senior is, the more difficult it is for her immune system to fight off even small bugs and illnesses. These can go on to become larger infections, which are even more damaging to your elderly family member’s lungs. Pneumonia can quickly become a lengthy hospital stay and that’s going to expose her to even more issues and potential triggers.

Overall Quality of Life Suffers

When your aging adult is run down, constantly tired, and always feeling sick, she’s experiencing a diminished quality of life. This means that she’s not doing the things that she enjoys most because the rest of her life is such a struggle. Avoiding triggers as much as possible helps to improve that quality of life so that your elderly family member can spend the time that she has left enjoying family, friends, and activities that she loves.

Triggers can change over time, too. Some of the situations and triggers that didn’t affect your elderly family member in the past can suddenly become a problem for her. It’s a good idea to keep an updated list somewhere so that you can refer to it as you need to do so.

If you or an aging loved-one are considering in-home senior care in Pasco, WA, please contact the caring staff at Home Care Solutions today. We serve all of the Tri-Cities area.  Call 509-627-8575