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Allergies: The Unbearable Sniffing, Sneezing and Drainage

My name is Marilyn Baker, and I have horrible allergies. I’m 42 years old and have been suffering from allergies since I was a child. I have seasonal and environmental allergies. Allergies plague me year round. When I was young, my parents even moved to a dryer area in the hope of helping me. Over the past eight years, I have done extensive research both through doctors and online. I have managed to come up with some combinations that have helped me a great deal. My allergies aren’t gone, but they have become manageable. I do have to have allergy shots, but I also use some natural remedies. I am happy to be able to share my findings with you here on my blog. I hope you can find some of this of value.

Allergies: The Unbearable Sniffing, Sneezing and Drainage

4 Tips To Consider When Visiting With A Home Care Nurse

by Clifton Davidson

If you have an elderly loved one, home health care is definitely something to consider. This ensures that there is a nurse available to your loved one when you are not able to be there. Home health care can involve a nurse who is there throughout the day, during certain times of the day, or they can even provide live-in services, which is ideal if you have a family of your own to take care of and work full time. This way, you know that your elderly loved one is being cared for. When you meet with a home care nurse for the first time, here are four tips to consider:

  1. Provide Accurate Information: First off, you need to let the nurse know the accurate details of your loved one's health condition as well as their living situation. This can make a big difference in the cost the nurse provides you for their services, as well as the treatment plan that they discuss with you. The nurse will need to know if your loved one needs help making meals, getting dressed and showered, walking, and more.
  2. Listen to the Nurse: When you meet with the home care nurse, they may provide tips for how you can help in the situation. It's important to discuss this and take it into consideration to ensure that your elderly loved one is receiving the best care. 
  3. Bring Along Questions: When you meet with the home health care nurse for the first time, you may have many questions that you forget about once you are with them in person. This is why you should write down any questions that you have from the moment you set up the meeting up until the moment you are at the meeting. By doing this, you can be sure that you leave the meeting with all the information that you need. 
  4. Bring a Relative or Friend: If you have a relative who is as close to your elderly loved one as you are, consider bringing them along. If not, then it's best to at least bring a friend. This way, any questions that you have overlooked may be asked by the person you bring along. It also provides support that you may need during this difficult transition in your life and your loved one's life. 

When you consider these four tips, your first meeting with a home care nurse can be as successful as possible and you will definitely feel more comfortable with the services and care they can provide. 

For home care nursing, contact a company such as Ameristaff Nursing Services.