Florida Home Care helps you monitor your symptoms, avoid hospitalizations, and live independently in your own home. Contact us or your physician today if you think Florida Home Care is right for you.
For patients with Diabetes:
Diabetes is a chronic metabolic disease that occurs when the body cannot produce enough or effectively use insulin, elevating the glucose levels in your blood. Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas that allows glucose extracted from food to enter the body’s cells where it is converted into the energy needed by muscles and tissues to function. The disease can be caused by too little insulin, a resistance to insulin, or both.
There are three major types of diabetes:
- Type 1 can occur at any age, but is most often diagnosed in children, teens or young adults whose bodies make small amounts of insulin or none at all;
- Type 2 is the most common type of diabetes and occurs in adults, but is increasingly seen in children and adolescents;
- Gestational diabetes refers to the development of high blood sugar in pregnant women who did not previously have the disease.
All types of diabetes cause similar symptoms – blurry vision, excess thirst, fatigue, frequent urination, hunger, and weight loss.
For patients with Alzheimer:
We are committed to improving the quality of life for persons living with dementia through proper assessment, communication and understanding behavior, social needs and activities, proper nutrition, reducing pain, falls, and end of life care.
Top 10 Early Warning Signs:
- Memory loss that disrupts daily life
- Challenges in planning or solving problems
- Difficulty completing familiar tasks at home, at work or at leisure
- Confusion with time or place
- Trouble understanding visual images and spatial relationships
- New problems with words in speaking or writing
- Misplacing things and losing the ability to retrace steps
- Decreased or poor judgment
- Withdrawal from work or social activities
- Changes in mood and personality
For patients with Congestive Heart Failure (CHF), we provide assistance, education, and instruction about:
* Recognition of early warning signs and when to alert your physician about changes in your condition.
* Self-management of your CHF to avoid hospital and emergency room visits.
* To minimize your symptoms and understand the progression of heart failure disease to improve your overall comfort level.
* Managing of your diet, medication, and lifestyle.
For patients who experienced a Stroke:
After a Stroke many people lose the use of their arm and hands .Stroke rehabilitation begins once your condition has stabilized. An early individualized therapy helps improve your chance of full recovery. Our physical therapist will assist with:
Stretching exercises by improving range of motion.
Exercises to help rebuild your strength.
Electrical stimulation therapy by stimulating the nerves that makes your muscle contract.
Constraint – Induced movement therapy by increasing brain plasticity.
Practice fine motor skills, repletion of exercises help you to retrain the brain.
For patients with Hypertension (HTN), We provide assistance, education, and instruction about:
- Understanding what hypertension is and the implications on your health.
- Self-manage your high blood pressure to lower your risk of stroke, heart attack, kidney failure, and vascular disease.
- Selecting heart healthy foods and improving nutrition.
- Maintaining a healthy weight and developing an appropriate daily exercise routine.
- What needs to be avoided, such as smoking and stress.
High Blood Pressure
|Top (systolic)||Less Than 120||120-139||140 or higher|
|Bottom (diastolic)||Less Than 80||80-89||90 or higher|
High blood pressure (also called hypertension) is known as the “silent killer.” Typically there are no symptoms – until it’s too late. Many people don’t know they have high blood pressure until other problems develop. In most cases, high blood pressure can’t be cured and requires lifelong treatment. The good news is that it CAN be managed.
For patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), we provide assistance, education and instruction about:
* The progression of COPD, how to reduce your symptoms, and how to improve your overall comfort
* Self-management of your COPD to keep you out of the hospital and emergency room
* Activities, exercises, and breathing techniques to conserve energy and increase endurance
* Early signs of complications and when to alert your physician about changes in your condition
* Management of your diet, medication and lifestyle.
For Patients with unbalance or specific nutritional needs, we provide assistance, education and diet coaching:
Nutrition and Hydration are essential to health and well being. They play an important role on the recovery of wellness if it is well managed. Our objectives are:
Developing, delivering and evaluating a program led by our experts of nutrition
Changing the practices in food preparation and eating
Carrying out routine nutritional screening
Developing a customized education program
For patients with Autism:
Early intervention is the most effective way to speed up your child’s development and reduce the symptoms of autism.