Nassau County Care for Chronic Conditions
Paralysis, diabetes, (COPD), chronic renal failure, and arthritis are just some of the chronic conditions for which we can provide in home care services. A change in mobility can require special care and our specially trained caregivers in Nassau County are available to you and your family for a couple of hours or 24/7.
No one should be defined by their disease or disability caused by a chronic condition so our care plans address the abilities and personal interests of each client. People with chronic conditions can often experience progressive changes with their condition and a decline in their capabilities, but Nassau County Homewatch CareGivers’ professionally-developed training prepares our elder care specialists so that they are ready to adapt when they need to.
For someone living with diabetes, even small daily changes can make a big impact on future health and well-being. Our caregivers, trained through professionally-developed courses, assist your loved one to live healthier by encouraging lifestyle choices that help manage their diabetes. A critical service for those living with diabetes is healthy meal planning and preparation to promote overall health; we will take your loved one to the grocery store and encourage healthy choices within their prescribed diet plan, taking into consideration their tastes and preferences. The professionally-developed courses on our Homewatch CareGivers University training platform equips our caregivers with the tools they need to report changes in skin appearance so we can share this with the medical professionals treating your loved one.
We provide support for those living with heart disease through our personalized care plans that encourage your loved one’s commitment to their new, healthy lifestyle. Specific services include assistance with grocery shopping and meal preparation to promote a heart healthy diet. We can recommend Remote Care Technology devices that monitor important health measures such as weight, blood pressure and oxygen levels, while also providing help with housekeeping, errands, and transportation to and from appointments. With a caregiver keeping an eye on your loved one day-to-day and trained to report changes, we can help to reduce unnecessary visits to the hospital.
Caring for a loved one who is often short of breath and anxious can be taxing, overwhelming, and sometimes even scary. Our compassionate caregivers can help alleviate the stress caused by these unpredictable changes. Our caregivers help keep an eye on your loved one day-to-day and are trained to report any important changes, provide assistance adjusting to a new lifestyle, and facilitate the ease of social outings and daily errands, which can reduce family caregiver burnout.
ALS Articles and Resources
ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord, and is diagnosed in more than 5,500 people in the U.S. each year, cites the ALS Association. Do you know the signs and symptoms? Full story.
Learn more about Lou Gehrig's through the ALS Association.
Stroke Articles and Resources
Life after a stroke is inevitably full of challenges and adjustments that require re-learning the motions of everyday life to coping with such a life-altering event. While in the recovery period, it’s important to keep in mind that healing emotionally is just as important as healing physically. Full story.
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
National Stroke Association
American Stroke Association
Diabetes Articles and Resources
Chronic Care for Diabetes: Caring for someone with diabetes is a daily challenge that can cause strain on relationships and alter the dynamic between family members. Full story.
Twenty-three-point-one percent of Americans (12.2 million people) age 60 and older are diabetic, and therefore require a therapeutic diet low in high glycemic carbohydrates, or carbohydrates that metabolize quickly and cause a drastic spike in blood sugar. If you’re considering the needs of a diabetic in mealtime planning, you’re not alone. Full story.
Visit the American Diabetes Association website for more helpful information.
Lung Disease Articles and Resources
According to the World Health Organization, COPD is on track to become the third leading cause of death by 2020 and it is on the rise. Lung disease is a caregiving reality. Full story.
Visit the American Lung Association and the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute websites for more information.
Heart Disease Articles and Resources
Heart disease encompasses a myriad of heart conditions, such as coronary artery disease, heart attack and heart failure, among other less common diseases. According to the Centers for Disease Control, heart disease is the leading cause of death in most ethnic groups throughout the U.S. Full story.
Visit the American Heart Association and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention websites for more information about heart disease.
Parkinson Disease Articles and Resources
Parkinson's disease is a life-altering condition — recognize the symptoms for fast treatment and relief. Full story.
For more information, visit the American Parkinson Disease Association website.