A few months ago, we had an older male client whose condition was worsening. Our client did not want any extraordinary measures taken to save his life. We asked him if he had an Advanced Health Care Directive. He wasn’t sure, so we contacted the family and passed along his wishes. We asked if they […]
As we age, many of us experience eye problems, which can be positively-impacted through early intervention. That’s why it’s important to be diligent about your eye health and to be aware of any symptoms that may pop up.
The Distance Gap is Easily Closed
Janice, the daughter of a client, called us and thanked us for her […]
No matter what our age, staying healthy is a top concern for all of us, including our older relatives. Since our client base at Luxe Homecare is made up predominantly of seniors, we decided to take a look at some of the devices and apps on the market that have specific benefits for the senior […]
It’s flu season. The average healthy individual will usually contract a form of the flu that is here and gone within two weeks. This year, the flu has been wreaking havoc on all age groups, unlike in past years when it predominantly affected children under five years of age and those 65 and older. And […]
When most people think of home care agencies, they conjure up visions of seniors who are in failing health. But this isn’t always the case. Yes, home care agencies do have a generous share of older clients who require companionship or help with activities of daily living. But at many agencies, home care programs also […]
When someone who is being released from a hospital or rehabilitation center needs help, Luxe Homecare receives referrals from physicians and rehabilitation facilities. We follow doctor’s orders as to what type of home health care is needed and send the appropriate professional (nurse, occupational, physical therapist, etc.).
Every once in a while, we get a patient […]
Sometimes even after a patient has passed on, we hear from family members who no longer feel as if they have a purpose in life. They are at a loss for what to do. Because they spent so much time helping to care for their spouse, parent or child, they didn’t take the time nurture […]
I recently spoke with Bruce, a new client. His father, Martin, is in the early stages of Alzheimer’s. Bruce had hired another agency and didn’t bother asking them if their staff are trained to deal specifically with individuals who have Alzheimer’s or dementia. He just assumed they knew.
Like many Alzheimer’s patients, Martin wasn’t able to […]