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Prima Home Health Inc. is a Medicare certified, state-licensed and insured home health care agency whose mission is to provide high quality affordable home care services to adults of all ages and children.
Our organization is also certified by The Joint Commission for Accreditations of Health Organizations such as hospitals and other healthcare facilities. The Joint Commission set gold standard by which healthcare providers are measured. Organizations that meet such standard are award the gold seal of approval for quality of care and safety. Prima Home Health is member of this club.
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The Problem with Senior Diet Programs
As people reach an older age, they tend to become pickier with their food. Most times, they experience different physical conditions that set them back with limits with their diets. Some have difficulty chewing and swallowing while others have physical ailments like high blood pressure that prevent them from eating their favorite food.
Meal preparation is a service that ensures older adults they take the proper amount of nutrition through their daily meals with the help of professional carers and nurses. They also introduce a variety of recipes so that seniors can have an increase in appetite.
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Ensuring Seniors Appetite
There are many factors why seniors may not eat as often as they should. This may be due to physical limitations, loss of appetite, or repetitive meals. Meal planning and home assistance can address 2 of the problems mentioned earlier but to ensure they get the nutrition they need, a carer should know how to feed them even if the seniors do not feel like eating at all. The secrets to increasing the appetite are to serve the right amount of food portions, make the meal visually appealing, and prepare the meal according to the seniors’ comfortability.
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Need Help with Meal Preparation and Planning?
Did you know that meal preparation is a service that can help seniors have a healthier lifestyle? It can promote taking more nutrients and aids in having better digestion. Prima Home Health offers meal preparation services in the comfort of your own home too!
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Promoting Safety and Security in Seniors’ Homes
Seniors find comfort in living alone and independently, which is why it is important to make sure their environment is highly secured. One of the most common dangers that seniors encounter is fall. This can lead to possible injuries and even death for some.
The first place to ensure safety is the bathroom, as it is a small area where slips can most possibly happen. Raised toilet seats help those with ambulatory problems. Kitchens should also be free from too many sharps and important materials kept in hard to reach areas. #SeniorCare #LovedOnes #HomeHealth
Why Companionship Means a Lot to Older Adults
Proper nutrition and exercise can make a body become healthy. On the other hand, companionship and socialization can help make minds and emotions healthy. To live a happier and longer life, interacting with a few people a day can lessen the chances of feeling anxious, isolated and depressed. It can even help prevent an older adult from suffering mental illnesses!
Companionship and socialization protect seniors from having dementia because they improve the memory. It also tends to lower risk of heart diseases since happiness encourages healthier lifestyles. #Companion #SeniorCare #LovedOnes
Medical Professionals Help You Have Better Quality of Life
Do you ever feel like it’s the right time to be guided by professional nurses in your daily living? Your daily routines can become easier with the help of Prima Home Health skilled nurses! They can assist you in meal preparations, clothing, wound care and light housekeeping! #MedicalProfessionals #SkilledNurses #HomeHealth
7 of the Best Activities to Stay Physically and Socially Active
There’s no reason a person should be stuck at home all day – playing a crossword puzzle or watching a movie – providing they are in good condition. Staying socially active and keeping physically fit can ward off the ill effects of isolation and an array of health conditions.
Here are some fun, inexpensive options to push yourself out of the house and into the world:
1. Walk around your community and say hi to a neighbor.
2. Visit parks or malls.
3. Join walking groups.
4. Participate in exercise centers.
5. Sign up for water aerobics.
6. Join dance classes.
7. Play board games.
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6 Benefits of Being Socially Active
Did you know that having a healthy social life can affect your longevity? Don’t just focus on proper diet and exercise. Go out, make friends, or catch up with old mates - Meet your social needs to address your medical condition. It’s a health secret you couldn’t find in your prescription!
Those who are socially active in their autumn years benefit from the following:
1. Good emotional well-being
2. Improved physical health
3. Improved cognitive function
4. Increased immunity
5. Better sleeping habits
6. Increased longevity
Tag a friend you’d want to hang out with!
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Schedule Your FREE In-Home Care Assessment Today!
Prima Home Health helps families by creating a tailored care plan upon understanding their loved one's needs. Give us a call today to schedule your FREE in-home care assessment or just talk to one of our friendly care coordinators.
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Here’s Why It’s Good to Pursue Your Passion
Enjoying good health seems impossible without sacrificing old habits for a healthy change. However, there’s an easier way to improve your health!
We’ve all heard about diet and exercise, but do you know how pursuing your passion can keep you healthy and happy? It’s a little-known secret to improve your psychological wellness and physical health.
5. Doing outdoor activities
8. Collecting trinkets or memorabilia
10. Spending time with your loved ones
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5 Signs It’s Time to Consider In-Home Care Support
More and more people are investing their time and energy caring for their loved ones, but sometimes the stakes are too high in caregiving. When caregivers become too drenched in their responsibilities and take little (to none) breaks, they may suffer from illness themselves. If you’re experiencing this, there’s no denying: You need to consider hiring in-home caregivers ASAP.
Getting outside help isn’t an easy decision. Read about the signs that tell it is time to consider getting outside help:
1. Increasing care demands
2. Home safety concerns
3. Mood swings and aggression
4. Lack of personal time
5. Stress in caregiving
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Stay Healthy and Happy at Home!
There’s never a dull moment in your retirement with Prima Home Health! Stay healthy, safe, and independent with our all-inclusive in-home health services.
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7 Ways to Help a Caregiver
Most care arrangements aren’t stagnant. Their needs and level of care may evolve and complicate the personal needs of the caregiver. There are caregivers who do not receive outside help, while others feel reluctant to seek additional support.
Here are ways to lighten a caregiver’s load and offer the support they may not even realize they need and deserve:
1. Ask them.
2. Contribute time, effort, and money when necessary.
3. Remind them to look after themselves.
4. Include them in social gatherings outside the home.
5. Take time to listen.
6. Be updated.
7. Suggest for home healthcare services.
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Have a Companion at Home Today
At Prima Home Health, we recognize the importance of a good social health in seniors. Being connected and staying socially active can mean the difference in improving their overall health and longevity.
When you make use of our in-home health services, you'll enjoy the skilled attention from our care experts and the comforting presence in our companion care. From bespoke care plans to well-rounded in-home support, we give you access to our health and wellness programs crafted to your happiness and satisfaction.
We welcome you to experience Prima Home Health for yourself. Get a companion, expand your social circle, and discover new interests in life. Give us a call today to schedule an assessment.
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Be Careful: Intense Workout Routines Can Snatch Your Energy
Exercise is important for good health. But intense workout routines (like boxing and CrossFit) can use up a lot of energy. Burning those 800 calories doesn't mean anything if you're ending your session with a cheat meal. Load up on proteins and healthy treats instead.
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12 Fun Ways to Do in Your Retirement Years
Many empty nesters often suffer from or are at risk of, boredom and depression. Keeping an active social life and finding your sense of belongingness is important for all walks of life, especially in your golden years.
If you’re a senior living independently and want to improve the quality of your retirement years, you might find these activities useful:
1. Have a pet.
2. Take a walk.
3. Do arts and crafts.
4. Play golf.
5. Do gardening
6. Practice yoga.
7. Join dance classes.
8. Play board games.
9. Go for a swim.
10. Visit your family and friends.
11. Join volunteer groups.
12. Attend senior fitness clubs.
Share this with your loved ones. #HomeHealth #CompanionshipCare #HealthTips
10 Must-Try Social Activities for Seniors
Staying connected with others give you a sense of purpose and belongingness. Are you looking for ways to be socially active? First, think about activities that spark your interest.
Get up and about with Prima Home Health's suggestions:
1. Join a club or organization.
2. Join volunteer groups and projects.
3. Attend classes and learn new skills.
4. Register to a senior fitness center.
5. Babysit grandkids.
6. Take grandkids to and/or fetch them from school.
7. Take a loved one out to lunch.
8. Have a part-time job.
9. Be a consultant to the younger professionals.
10. Make use of the internet.
Which activity would you enjoy most? #HomeCare #HomeHealth #Companionship
Here’s Why You Need to Cut Back on Junk Food
It's no secret: Junk food is bad for you. Their high-sodium content can harm your heart, liver, and kidney. Excessive intake of junk food can cause major health threats you could've prevented if you take this health warning seriously. #HealthTips #HealthyFood #Homecare
Fun Fact: Why are toddlers called such?
Do you know where the word toddler was derived from? It has been around since the eighteenth century. It is derived from the word "toddle" which means to move about with an unsteady gait.
That pretty sums up your tots, right? That is what makes them adorable!
You should never take your eyes off your toddler. This is especially true when they are playing. They may figure into an accident, such as tripping and falling, cutting themselves, and more horrific scenarios. What are some ways you can do to keep your tot secure? Share us your thoughts.
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Trivia: What are the most popular gifts to give on birthdays?
We never run out of occasions to celebrate. In fact, we almost have a special day every month, including the birthdays of our loved ones. Do you know what the most popular gift to give to a birthday celebrant is? We list down three of the most popular birthday gifts below:
2. Birthday Cards
3. Gift Cards
Did you get any of the answers we mentioned above? We bet most of you did.
Can you think of other awesome birthday gifts to give to a dear one? Please share us your ideas in the comment box.
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6 Things You Should Look for in a Homecare Provider
To whom you entrust your loved one's welfare is a tough decision to make. So before you get a homecare provider, look for the following attributes:
4. High-quality Services
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A Homecare Agency that Does Not Discriminate
Home care should be for everyone. It should be for both men and women and young and adult. That is what we exactly offer here at Prima Home Health. Our superb homecare services are catered to all people from all walks of life with any health condition. #HomeCare #HealthCare #Care
8 Healthy Habits You Should Teach Your Youngster
No parent wants their child to be sickly. One way to help your little one live a healthy life is by teaching them healthy habits. Prima Home Health enumerates some of these healthy habits below:
1. Never skip breakfast.
2. Practice personal hygiene.
3. Eat fruits and vegetables.
4. Engage in fun physical activities.
5. Choose water, instead of soda.
6. Keep on learning.
7. Maintain a positive outlook.
8. Make some friends.
Remember that children look up to their parents. As such, you should show to your little one that you are a good role model. #HomeHealth #HealthyHabits #Youngster
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4 Ways to Keep the Bathroom Safe for Your Seniors
Seniors are more vulnerable to frequent slips and falls. This is sometimes due to limited mobility, blurry vision, and other health conditions. The most common site of falls inside the home is the bathroom. Keep the bathroom safe for your senior loved one. Here are some ways you can go about it:
1. Install grab bars near the bathtub and toilet.
2. Place non-skid mat.
3. Install proper lighting.
4. Keep bathrooms essential (e.g. shampoo, soap, etc.) within reach.
Secure your senior's safety at all times. You can also get a professional who can look after them. #HomeHealth #FallPrevention #Safety
Personal Hygiene as Your First Line of Defense against Germs
Germs are everywhere, even in the air we breathe! How do we see to it that our body is protected? The answer to that is simple: by practicing proper personal hygiene. Sadly, not all are able to do it on their own. Do not worry, Prima Home Health has your back. #HomeCare #Health #PersonalHygiene
Bridging the Language Barrier for Effective Care Services
Communication is essential in every relationship. The same goes true to that of caregivers and patients. At Prima Home Health, we have caregivers who speak other foreign languages. This is to ensure that we are able to give effective care services. #HomeCare #Communication #Services
Our personal care services offer you the respectful and compassionate support you need. Through these services, we can help you with many parts of your life from personal hygiene, getting dressed, and even using the bathroom.
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Homemaking for Senior Citizens
As a senior citizen, you probably do not want to be spending your time doing household chores. Our homemaking services will handle these tasks for you so you can focus on the more important aspects of life.
What is Skilled Nursing?
Skilled nursing is a service that offers personalized health care at home. We can provide wound care, pain management, and general nursing services to help you live a more comfortable and independent life. #skillednursing
3 Easy and Effective Tips for Maintaining Your Health
Here are some great ways to keep you healthy at an advanced age:
1. Reduce Stress:
Stress can increase the aging process and it is known to cause numerous health problems. By reducing the stress you feel every day, it is possible for you to maintain your youth much easier.
2. Eat Better:
Having a more nutritional diet is a great way to keep you healthy and feel young. The kinds of food you eat have an impact on every aspect of your health, so by improving your food and eating better, it is possible to stay young.
Another way to maintain your youth is through regular exercise. Physical activity can help improve the amount of energy you have, it will improve your physical strength, and it can even help you feel happier. This is definitely a great way to improve your health.
These three tips will help you feel and look much younger. If you want to learn more about maintaining your health at an advanced age.
How to Keep your Meds Organized
Organizing your medications can make life easier for you. The main reason to keep your meds organized is to help you remember what you need to take when you need to take them, and any special instructions.
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Convenience at an Advanced Age
We offer the personalized services to help you live a more convenient life in the comfort of home. From exceptional homemaking services to compassionate skilled nursing, we are committed to serving you.
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Word of the Day: Personal Care Services
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The Basics of Caregiving
You have heard a lot of things about caregiving. But do you really know what its services are composed of?
1. Personal Care.
Many of you already know about personal care services. This includes helping you take a bath, brush your teeth, remind you about your medication, and prepare your meal.
People with old age, disability, or other health problems that cause them to stay at home are more likely to develop feelings of isolation and loneliness. This can lead to depression. To prevent this, caregiving provides companionship services. Caregivers offer their ears, as well as their time to engage in social activities with you (i.e. play board games).
You probably did not know that caregiving also offers homemaking services. Caregivers can assist you with basic household chores, such as doing the laundry, washing the dishes, and wiping the floor.
4. Errands running.
Caregivers can also run errands for you. We can go refill your prescribed medication or shop for your groceries.
At Prima Home Health, we understand that every person has varying needs. We have an assortment of home care services that will suit your needs. To learn more, talk to us at 703-955-7800.
14101 Willard Rd., Suite C Chantilly, Virginia 20151
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