We are able to provide assistance in the home, independent living, assisted living, skilled nursing, and hospital setting. Our skilled and qualified caregivers are able to provide for all your home care needs as long as it does not require the assistance of an LVN or RN. Our care staff is able to assist with bathing, dressing, personal hygiene, transfers, toileting, meal preparation, medication reminders, shopping, transportation, housekeeping, companionship, hospital sittings, care for bedbound and terminally ill, and much more. All care staff are insured, bonded, FBI background checked, TB tested, and registered with the state of California. Care staff are careful screened and receive extensive training once they are hired.
This inspection took place on 17 September 2018 and was carried out by one inspector. The provider was given 48 hours’ notice of the inspection visit because it is a small domiciliary care agency and we needed to be sure that they would be in the office. We also needed them to get people’s consent for us to visit them at home or telephone them as part of the inspection.
When someone is having symptoms of a stroke – slurred speech, sudden leg or arm weakness, facial drooping, loss of balance or visual changes – getting them to the hospital quickly can mean the difference between recovery and permanent disability. One of the best treatments for ischemic stroke is treatment with the clot-busting drug, intravenous tissue plasminogen activator, or IV tPA. If given in the first three hours after the start of stroke symptoms, IV tPA has been shown to significantly reduce the effects of stroke and lessen the chance of permanent disability. UofL Hospital Stroke Center staff strive to deliver IV tPA to appropriate patients within 45 minutes to one hour from the time they arrive at the hospital.
Considered to be one of the best stroke rehabilitation centers in America, the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, also known as RIC, takes care of more patients who have suffered from strokes than most other hospitals in the entire country. The medical staff includes specialists in physical medicine and rehabilitative techniques who are renowned for their expertise. Some of the finest speech language pathologists will guide your loved one in relearning how to speak or swallow if necessary. RIC also offers some innovative technologies that are hard to find at other stroke centers. The robot-assisted walking therapy is one of these cutting-edge technologies; it uses robotic devices that are attached to the patient, helping him move his legs in a natural manner. Physical therapy is complemented by patient training, education, and support groups to maximize the treatment’s effectiveness.
A local example of the life-saving stroke care making a difference was a man who came to Marshall North ER in June with weakness and impaired speech. Tests showed the patient to be a candidate for teleneurology and possible tPA – a clot busting medication. Through the teleneurology system – which links rural hospitals with a neurologist at Huntsville Hospital using a computer monitor – the medical team determined tPA should be administered. The patient received the drug and, after close monitoring, was transferred to Huntsville Hospital.
The Hound app claims to be the “best way to search using your natural voice.” It uses familiar sites like NPR, Accuweather, Yelp, Uber, Sportradar, and Expedia to complete common tasks and to give you the most up-to-date information. If you’re looking for a new car, consider a Hyundai, which in 2019 is launching a voice-enabled, AI-equipped car powered by Houndify. Hound is available on Google Play and the iTunes app store.
The Ninth Five-Year Plan included policies in an attempt to care for the elderly left without children as caretakers. A Senior Health Facilities Fund has been established in each district. The Senior Citizens Health Facilities Program Implementation Guideline, 2061BS provides medical facilities to the elderly, and to those that are poverty stricken, free medicine and health care in all districts. In its yearly budget, the government has planned to fund free health care to all heart and kidney patients older than 75. Unfortunately, many of these plans are overly ambitious, which has been recognized by the Nepali government. Nepal is a developing nation and may not be able to fund all of these programs after the development of an Old Age Allowance, or OAA. OAA provides a monthly stipend to all citizens over 70 and widows over 60.
“Mechanical thrombectomy is a treatment used to remove a large blood clot from inside a blood vessel in a patient’s brain,” explains Dr John Thornton. “Before this was developed, Irish patients were receiving clot-busting drugs to help dissolve the clot instead of pulling the clot out but what became evident was that these drugs didn’t work as well when there was a large blockage in the brain. Thrombectomy provides the greatest chance of patient recovery from large blockages which cause the most devastating strokes.”
Traditionally, care for older adults has been the responsibility of family members and was provided within the extended family home. Increasingly in modern societies, care is now being provided by state or charitable institutions. The reasons for this change include decreasing family size, greater life expectancy, the geographical dispersion of families, and the tendency for women to be educated and work outside the home. Although the changes have affected European and North American countries first, they are now increasingly affecting Asian countries as well.
Intravenous injection of tissue plasminogen activator (tPA). This injection of recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (tPA), also called alteplase, is considered the gold standard treatment for ischemic stroke. An injection of tPA is usually given through a vein in the arm. This potent clot-busting drug ideally is given within three hours. In some instances, tPA can be given up to 4.5 hours after stroke symptoms begin.
Hemorrhagic strokes occur when an artery inside the brain ruptures or when an aneurysm at the base of the brain bursts. Twenty percent of all strokes suffered are hemorrhagic strokes. Symptoms more specific to this type of stroke include headache, nausea and vomiting, neck stiffness, seizures, sudden changes in mental state and lethargy. Hemorrhagic strokes usually occur in the daytime and during physical activity. The symptoms typically begin very suddenly and evolve over several hours.
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). An MRI uses powerful radio waves and magnets to create a detailed view of your brain. An MRI can detect brain tissue damaged by an ischemic stroke and brain hemorrhages. Your doctor may inject a dye into a blood vessel to view the arteries and veins and highlight blood flow (magnetic resonance angiography, or magnetic resonance venography).
Your loved ones also benefit from around-the-clock care services. If they’ve been staying with you at your home but have an upcoming vacation planned, Nurse Next Door’s comprehensive health care program will schedule an immediate around-the-clock home care caregiver to maintain your continuity of care and ensure there are no gaps in your daily assistance while your family is away. No matter what situation occurs, you will have someone in your home to look after you and take care of your household tasks every day.