ProPassion is a non-medical home care group that meets the needs of you and your loved ones. Bringing compassionate and professional help to your home.
[10/05/17] Hello everyone. I am looking to staff a part time private duty job in East Greenville. I need someone who is comfortable with transferring. It is for a man in his mid 50 s who is paraplegic. 3 hours in the morning with flexible start time. The pay is very competitive and paid weekly. Please PM me if you are SERIOUSLY INTERESTED and RELIABLE. 😀😀😀
[08/19/16] Are you in need of affordable, flexible, reliable and professional home care? ProPassion can meet any of the needs you or your loved ones have in order to stay home, happy & healthy. Call today to find out how! 267-382-8660
DID YOU KNOW...
That here at ProPassion we integrate the latest technology to make caring for your loved ones even easier?
Including electronic care logs, and other documentation, so that you can keep up on what's going on, from anywhere in the world!
Installation and monitoring of wireless camera equipment, so our trained caregivers can keep an eye on your loved ones when ever you need it.
Are your loved ones falling asleep with all the lights on or the TV blairing, bothering the neighbors? How about accidently turning off all the lights at night, putting them at risk for a fall? We have solutions for that too!
No matter what your non-medical homecare needs are, ProPassion is sure to have an answer. Call us today to find out more. And don't forget, we are on call 24/7/365!
[03/28/16] From everyone here at ProPassion Home Care, we hope everyone had a wonderful and blessed Easter!
ProPassion is now offering Free Activation and Set up of any Life Alert System to all new, and existing clients! This is one of the many ways our team ensures that seniors can stay Home, Happy and Healthy!
No family close by in case of emergency? We've got you covered! ProPassion is on call 24/7 to keep you safe around the clock. You can list us as your Life Alert primary contact if you don't need an ambulance. Even better, if you do need an ambulance, ProPassion is there to fill in your emergency response team with all of your pertinent health information to take the guess work out of caring for you.
Hello friends, we hope everyone had a wonderful holiday!
We here at ProPassion wanted to remind you that whether we like it or not, winter is right around the corner. Are you and prepared for it? Our caregivers are here to make sure your loved ones are well taken care of, short or long term. Our helpful services include but are certainly not limited to:
Assistance in paying bills
With no minimum hourly requirement and no contracts, ProPassion makes it easy and competitively affordable to have care in your home. Call or email us today to find out how we keep seniors home, happy and healthy.
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[03/23/15] The difference between a bad health care professional and a good one is, one just a job title and the other is their nature.
Seeking experienced senior caregiver for part time, occasional full time hours to work on care team between two cases, both located in Pennsburg pa.
Certification not required but experience and compassion is. Must have reliable car, cell phone with text, and a valid PA DL. Good cash pay. Serious inquiries only please. PM me with your info if interested.
There are so many options to help seniors and people with disabilities to keep them at home and more independent.
From chair lifts, fall sensors, medication dispensing systems and much more, ProPassion is here to help you find what you need! We can even help in the process of having medical insurance cover part, of all of your medical equipment. Call today to find out how!
[01/01/15] Happy New Year everyone!
An easy fix for some seniors with balance issues?
Balance in older adults may improve with hearing aids.
A new study finds that when older adults who used hearing aids kept them switched on in both ears, they performed better on balance tests than when the devices were switched off.
If you know a senior with balance problems, this is a simple thing to check and monitor. If it helps the balance issues, it can greatly improve their quality of life and help prevent falls.
[12/28/14] Hello Facebook Family! I hope that everyone had a Merry Christmas and will have a happy and safe New Year's. As the new year is upon us, I encourage you to reflect on the year that your senior loved ones have had. If you have noticed a decline in their mental or physical abilities, it may be time to get them a little, or a lot, of extra help. Call ProPassion at your convenience to see how we can help make 2015 a better year for you!
ATTENTION CAREGIVERS: ProPassion home care is seeking professional and compassionate CAREGIVERS to add to our team. If you or someone you know is looking for part time/ temp work in home care, please message me through my page or my email at [email protected]
Thank you and have a wonderful Monday!
I apologize for the long post, however, pressure ulcers in the senior population is a very real and serious thing!
Pressure ulcers are almost completely preventable when people are knowledgeable about causes, identification, preventive measures, and treatment. Below I have used information from a very informative website at http://www.phc-online.com/pressure_sore_a/137.htm
If you or a loved one needs help or further information please do not hesitate to contact me via email or phone. My contact information is listed under the "about" section of this page.
Factors which increase risk for pressure ulcers include:
*Age -- elderly people are at higher risk
*Inability to move certain parts of the body without assistance, such as with spinal or brain injury patients, and patients with neuromuscular diseases
*Being bedridden or in a wheelchair
*Having a chronic condition, such as diabetes or artery disease, that prevents areas of the body from receiving proper blood flow and nutrition
*Urinary incontinence or bowel incontinence (moisture next to the skin for long periods of time can cause skin irritation that may lead to skin breakdown)
*Mental disability from conditions, such as Alzheimer's (some patients may not be capable of taking the proper steps toward prevention and may not seek appropriate treatment when an ulcer has formed)
An estimated 1.3 to 3 million patients in the US have pressure ulcers. Incidence is highest in older patients, especially those who are hospitalized or in long-term care facilities. Aging increases risk, in part because of reduced subcutaneous fat and decreased capillary blood flow. Immobility increases risk further.
Education of at-risk patients and their families is the most productive way to prevent pressure ulcers. Steps toward prevention include:
*Identifying individuals at high risk for pressure ulcers.
*Ensuring that immobile patients change their position at least every two hours to relieve pressure.
*Using items that can help reduce pressure caused by bed sheets and wheelchairs (e.g., low air-loss mattress system, pillows, cushions, foam padding ).
*Making sure patients eat healthy, well-balanced meals.
*Encouraging daily exercise, including range-of-motion exercises for immobile patients.
*Following good skin care, including inspecting the skin every day and keeping skin clean and dry. Incontinent people need to take extra steps to limit areas of moisture.
--Symptoms & Pressure Sore Stages--
Stage I: A reddened area on the skin that, when pressed, is "non-blanchable" (does not turn white). This indicates that a pressure ulcer is starting to develop. Non-blanchable erythema of intact skin, the heralding lesion of skin ulceration. In individuals with darker skin, discoloration of the skin, warmth, edema, induration, or hardness may also be indicators.
Stage II: The skin blisters or forms an open sore. The area around the sore may be red and irritated. Partial thickness skin loss involving epidermis, dermis, or both.
Stage III: The skin breakdown now looks like a crater where there is damage to the tissue below the skin. Full thickness skin loss involving damage to or necrosis of subcutaneous tissue that may extend down to, but not through, underlying fascia. The ulcer presents clinically as a deep crater with or without undermining adjacent tissue.
Stage IV: The pressure ulcer has become so deep that there is damage to the muscle and bone, and sometimes tendons and joints. Full thickness skin loss with extensive destruction, tissue necrosis, or damage to muscle, bone, or supporting structures (e.g., tendon or joint capsule).
Once a pressure ulcer is identified, certain basic steps must be taken immediately. These include:
*Relieving the pressure to that area. Use pillows, special foam cushions, and sheepskin to help reduce the pressure.
*Treating the sore. Treatment will be based on the stage of the ulcer. Your health care provider will give you specific treatment and care instructions.
*Avoiding further trauma or friction. Powdering the sheets lightly can help decrease friction in bed. (There are many items made specifically for this purpose -- check a medical supplies store.)
*Focusing on improving nutrition and other underlying problems that may affect the healing process.
*If the pressure ulcer is at Stage II or worse, your health care provider will give you specific instructions on how to clean and care for open ulcers, as it is very important to do this properly to prevent infection.
*Keep the area clean and free of dead tissue. Your health care provider will give you specific care directions. Generally, pressure ulcers are rinsed with a salt-water rinse that removes the loose, dead tissue. The sore should be covered with special gauze dressing made for pressure ulcers.
*Do NOT massage the area of the ulcer because massage can cause tissue damage under the skin.
*Donut-shaped or ring-shaped cushions are NOT recommended because they can interfere with the blood flow to that area and cause complications.
Call immediately for emergency medical assistance if there are any signs that the pressure ulcer is getting infected. An infection can lead to serious problems because the infection can spread to the rest of the body. Some of the signs of an infected pressure ulcer include:
A foul odor from the ulcer
Redness and tenderness around the area of the ulcer
The skin close to the ulcer is warm and swollen
If the patient starts running a fever or have other symptoms, such as weakness or confusion, he or she may be developing a systemic infection that can be very serious.
phc-online.com Pressure Sore and Decubitus ulcers are bedsores. Pressure ulcers are typically located in areas such as heels, elbows, shoulders and the sacral region.
Good morning Facebook community!
It's getting really cold, really fast! Please make sure the seniors you love (family, friends, neighbors) are warm and are eating well. Remember that due to several different factors, as we age, seniors are less capable of handling the cold, but a healthy diet with a proper amount of calories and protein can help them stay warm this winter! If you or your loved ones needs help preparing meals, choosing healthier options, or what ever the case may be, feel free to contact me and ask how I can help!
Happy Friday, bundle up and stay safe everyone!!
Alzheimer's disease is often misunderstood and is diagnosed in later stages due to lack of awareness.
Did you know that Alzheimer's is not just a disease of old age? Younger-onset (also known as early-onset) Alzheimer's affects people younger than age 65. Up to 5 percent of the more than 5 million Americans with Alzheimer’s have younger-onset.
This is educational material directly from the ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION titled BASICS OF ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE and is full of information that is good for every one to know. Please take the time to gain some knowledge on this very real issue.
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