Congratulations to Hillary Burt for being awarded Solutions Caregiver of the Month for October!

Hillary is a tremendous asset to our caregiving team. She is compassionate, caring and always willing to help when needed.

 

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We serve all of the Tri-Cities Area.
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Home Care Services in Pasco WA: Seniors And Cats

 

How Can a Cat Help Your Older Family Member?

 

What is it about cats that can lull us into watching cute cat videos on the Internet for hours without realizing how much time has passed?
There’s just something about their furry faces and deep, comforting purrs that make them irresistible. If your older relative is one of the many people who is drawn to the cuteness of a cat, there are many good reasons you should consider helping them to adopt one or to keep the cat they already have.

 

Physical and Emotional Benefits of Cats

-One of the benefits of cats is that they are comforting. In a survey conducted in the United Kingdom, respondents indicated that being with cats helps people feel calmer. In fact, 87 percent of the people who responded said that they believed living with a cat improved their general sense of well-being. 76 percent stated that their cats helped them deal with stress better.

-Studies have also shown that having a cat makes older adults more physically active. Although cats are typically less work than dogs, caring for a cat still requires seniors to get up and move around to feed the cat, clean its litter box, and play with it.

-Cats can also reduce feelings of loneliness. Having a cat gives your aging relative someone to talk to and spend time with. Cats can even help seniors to interact with other people. Research indicates that when a pet is around, people talk and smile more. They even get up and move around the room more.

 


Why Cats are “Purr-fect” Pets for Seniors

-Cats make excellent pets for older adults because they are, in general, easy to care for. They don’t need to be taken outside to do their business. Instead, they are quite happy to spend all their time indoors.

-Cats also need less exercise than dogs. Since they don’t need to be walked, even an older adult who is confined to a wheelchair can provide them with the exercise they need. The senior simply needs to be able to hold a laser pointer or fishing pole toy to play with the cat.

-Finally, cats sleep a lot. They are usually pretty happy to spend most of the day curled up in a chair or on a lap. For older adults who are bed-ridden, a cat will contentedly snuggle up on the bed with them and keep them company.

 

Concerned about your aging relative being unable to care for a cat? Home care can help. Home care providers can assist the senior to feed and water the cat each day. Home care providers can also clean the litterbox. And, when it’s time for the cat to go to the vet for a checkup, a home care provider can drive both the older adult and their cat to the vet’s office.

 

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

 

Sources
Medicalnewstoday.com
Americanhumane.org

 

 

Please join Solutions in congratulating Elsha Richards, one of our amazing Care Coordinators, on her 4 year work anniversary!

We appreciate Elsha’s commitment and dedication to Solutions, our clients, and caregivers.
We are blessed to have Elsha on our team!

 

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Elder Care in Pasco WA: Senior Outdoor Safety

You’re happy your parents want to age at home. You’ve taken precautions inside. They have grab bars now. There are sturdy rails and non-slip rugs on the wood floors. What about outside? According to the Fall Prevention Center of Excellence, 23 percent of falls happen in the yard.

It’s not just the falls that put seniors at risk outside. Fires started by grills or fire pits and attacks by animals and insects are also dangers. Outside safety is just as important as indoor safety.

 

Put Screens Around Spaces Under Decks and Porches

To keep hornets and bees from building homes under a deck or porch, staple pet-proof screening around all open sides of a deck or porch. For a decorative touch, you can nail lattice over the screen. It will keep insects and animals out.

 

Inspect Decking and Patio Tiles

Keep an eye on the patio tiles and decking. If a deck board is rotting or warped, it could pose a safety issue. Pull it out and replace it. If multiple boards are rotting, it might be time to replace the deck. Patio tiles may raise out of place as the foundation settles or is shifted by frozen ground in the winter. If that happens, level tiles that are sunken or raised higher than the rest.

 

Trim Branches and Cut Down Dead Trees

Keep branches on trees and shrubs trimmed and away from the house. You don’t want a branch to break a window on a windy day. Trees against the foundation can cause problems as the roots grow and push against basement walls.

If there are dead trees, they could topple and put your parents’ safety at risk. They also draw carpenter ants, so you want them taken care of before they target and damage wood framing in and around your parents’ house.

 

Create Safe Areas to Garden and Walk

Mobility issues can make it hard to go outside. If your parent has a sloped or an uneven yard, create safe walking areas. A stone walkway or patio with raised garden beds surrounding it will provide opportunities to be outside in the fresh air. Benches along a path or on a patio provide a place to rest.

When your mom and dad spend time outside, you can hire elderly care services to offer a level of supervision. Caregivers can walk with your parents. They can lend an arm for balance. They can make sure your parents put on sunscreen, wear a hat, and avoid heat exhaustion. Call an elderly care agency to learn more.

 

If you or an aging loved-one are considering Elder 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

 

Sources:
Stopfalls.org

 

Home Care Solutions is honored to be the recipient of Home Care Pulse’s Best of Home Care “Provider of Choice” and “Employer of Choice” awards. We proudly strive to provide exceptional care for our clients and a positive, encouraging work environment for our employees.

 

 

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Charlotte Welch

“Home Care Solutions is happy to announce that our Scheduler position has been filled by Charlotte Welch.  Please welcome Charlotte to the office staff!

She will be the primary Scheduler and is a great asset to our office team”.

 

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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!

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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!

 

 

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We serve all of the Tri-Cities Area.
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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.
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