The Value of National Health Center Week

The Value of National Health Center Week

It”s an event that happens the third week of every August before students go to classes to begin their new year. You may or may not have heard of it.  If you haven’t, I have to say you’re missing out!  I’m here to tell you why it’s valuable to the surrounding communities and yourself.  There are options available to people, and I want to make sure I spread the word about its impact in communities.

Why is it important?

This is a good question and with answers. It’s important because health awareness is a growing dilemma in our nation.  It begins with our youth and extends to adulthood.  Health centers throughout communities provide an outlet to you. Vendors from various organizations attend this event to give back to the community with knowledge, free blood pressure tests, free healthy snacks, and free educational tips on how to live a healthier life.  Did I mention the word free?

Are you not insured?  Health center week has you covered.  Wellcare, Horizon Blue Cross, United Health Care, and other insurance companies can assist you in finding insurance.

I’m interested!  Is there one in my community?

The response is a yes. Throughout the state of New Jersey, health centers in counties host it.  It is available in the tri-state area.  You should contact your nearest health center to see if they host one.

I don’t know if I’d like to go.  It sounds boring.

It’s actually not boring.  The health center events have music, games, food, raffles, and prizes to win. It’s more of a festival than an actual health event.  In addition to providing educational support, the event hosts do an excellent job in reassuring that health is as fun as it can be!  If you have kids, take them with you!  The health centers have bouncy houses, games, and prizes that your kids will enjoy.

My advice is if you’re looking for good, clean fun, visit one of these health center fairs.  I promise you won’t be disappointed.

A Dedication to Home Health Aides 

A Dedication to Home Health Aides 

It’s not every day you meet the people responsible for giving the important ones in our lives the care they deserve. These undercover professionals often go unnoticed in their daily struggles. I wanted to dedicate this message to the Home Health Aides I’ve encountered both in the classroom during their vigorous training sessions and outside the classroom where their expertise is put to the test. They are the front lines to the medical field, and they deserve the utmost respect for the services they provide throughout the United States.

Home Health Aides are caregivers who assist in day to day care for those in need. They allow loved ones to stay in the comfort of their home without the concern or stress of being left alone. Being at home, has proven to be beneficial for those in recovery from sickness or other illnesses. The level of comfort and familiarity of the surroundings can be therapeutic for several patients.

In addition to the care services they provide those in need, they are trained in various types of care services. Their other duties include household prowess of laundry, preparing meal, bathing, or other personal necessities. They act as in-house nurses. Their given responsibilities by a Registered Nurse to be followed as the doctor specified. As medical health professionals at the front of health care, they are considered the future of health care services. The idea of receiving care at home has been a thought

Home Health Aides go through difficult times especially with their patients. Their patients are not the easiest to deal and at times, the work load can be stressful. I’ve encountered Home Health Aides who do their work with compassion despite the hectic and busy schedules they might have. It takes great patience to be a Home Health Aide. It’s a trait that deserves admiration.

The next time you come in contact with a Home Health Aide give them a big thank you. Their duties are not easy, and it can sometimes be overwhelming. However, their services are what allow our loved ones to stay at home and cared for.

For Home Health Aides everywhere, thank you for the work that you do.

Four Reasons Home Care Services are Important for Families

Making the decision to place a loved one in Home care services is a huge decision and should not be taken lightly. Many believe by taking this step they are admitting defeat and weakness, because it shows they can no longer care for their loved one. But it is perfectly fine to ask for help. Home care services are here to help those who can’t help themselves. They provide a safe place for the client and provide the care they need. As well as Home health care is a good fit for families who don’t live in close proximity to their loved ones, but are in need of assistance. Families can rely on certified, skilled professionals for the assistance and care they need if unable to be there in person.

There are many reasons why Home care services are important and here are only four of the many.


  1. Home Care Services provide a helping hand to those who need it. There are occasions where a client does not have any family or anyone to care for them, that is where the home care services come in and save the day. Home care Services like E & S Academy provide the training for all their Home Aides, and place them into the homes of those in need

2. According to the Health and Retirement Study, as men and women age, they need more help with the activities of daily living. By the time we reach 85, 32% of men and 66% of women are no longer driving, and many either have limitations in what they can do, or require regular assistance. Home Care services provide a means of transportation and aide to many of the daily tasks that need to be performed. The Home Heath Aids take their clients to all their doctor appointments, as well as cook, clean, and at time bathe them.

3. Home care services are important because they adjust to the needs of the client. With the two types of care: skilled and non-skilled. Depending on the severity of the client, the type of care is determined. Skilled care professionals have a higher level of certification they have obtained in the area of nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, mental health, or speech therapy. Unskilled care falls into the area of companion or personal care. They assist with grooming, dressing, housekeeping and meal preparation. Certified Nursing Assistants and home health care aides typically administer this type of care.

4. Seniors can get depressed at the thought of losing their mobility and independence. After so many years of being on their own, taking care of themselves, they now have difficulty performing even the simplest tasks. However, home care services make it possible for people to take care of their ageing loved ones and help them maintain their independence. By providing the aide needed Seniors wont fall into a deep depression because they are not alone in the process, they have an Aide who is with them through every step of the way.




The Benefits of having a Home Health Aide

You’re at a crossroads in your life where you have a family member or someone close to you in need of care, but you don’t know where to turn.  The doctor explains that their condition requires extra attention that you might not be able to provide because you have work or you do not feel confident that you can administer the careful details. You can decide to take your loved one to a facility, but even then, you have the burden of guilt.

The situation appears dire, but in today’s society, there is one major choice that millions of families have turned to. Acquiring a Home Health Aide, is one of the best options for you and your loved one. There are three important reasons why many households have turned to Home Care agencies for their health care needs.

For one, Home Health Aides are specifically trained to provide the detailed and extra care that doctors require.  Their duties involve diet checks, transporting their patients to appointments, blood pressure monitoring, bathing,  giving comfort, and in some states they can administer medication at appropriate times.

Secondly, your loved one can stay in the comfort of their home without being moved.  They have all their necessities at hand. At the same time, you do not have to feel guilty because you know they are at a secure place with a valued professional.

Lastly, it has been statistically proven that, those in need of Home Care services, enjoy a better lifestyle because their Home Health Aide gives them the companionship and a sense of independence!