Xpress Health Care Staffing

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Xpress Health Care Staffing Allow all Seniors to express themselves fully in all Forms: Individualized attention, Flexibility, Diversity, Compassionate and Comfort care. We assess patient and Family needs. Our services include developing plan of care to meet identified needs, Coordinate team visits and ensure implementation of approved plan of Care. Our registered nurses and nurses aides provide care to improve Life of individuals impacted by Chronic illness that Primarily affects Memory Loss & Problem with Movement (Balancing & Walking). AS Professionals...We Have a Responsibility to Ensure Quality, EDUCATION & SAFETY TO CLIENTS & THEIR FAMILY. We can help families around the clock as hospital stays become shorter. As an integral part of a progressive community Home Care Agency...we can help you Achieve Goals by Providing day by day at home Living! For further information, CALL Toll Free: 877-572-3494, 617-7922200, 617-2444676. FAX: 617-213-5457.  For additional information: Feel free to use our 24HoursCare-brochure.pdf and 24HoursCare Brochure


CAREGIVER SELF-ASSESSMENT QUESTIONNAIRE

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Client Family Testimonial for Xpress Health Care Staffing

 

 

Our Caregivers are available 24Hr / 7 Days a week (ON CALL) to Support & Caring for Aging parents and Others with chronic Conditions That Primarily Affects movements, memory loss with Associated signs and symptoms of illness to manage life challenges: Diabetes, Stroke, Dementia, Alzheimer's, Parkinson, MS, ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease).

Xpress Healthcare Staffing is A Better Choice Because...Our Staff is Very Goal-oriented and fully understands the importance of Protecting client's privacy,
Preserving client's dignity, Involving family and friends, Nurturing the spirit, Fostering individual independence
and Personalizing services.

Xpress Health Care StaffingSkilled & Resource for Families Seeking Extremely Affordable Rate for Trained Professional Care Givers Dedicated to Offering reliable, Quality & Compassionate Assistance to Elderly persons, and others with special needs : (Dementia, Alzheimer's, Parkinson, MS, ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease).

Caregiver self-assessment questionare

 

Caregiver self-assessmefit questionnaire

Caregivers are often so concerned with caring for their relative's needs that they lose sight of their own well-being. Please take just a moment to answer the following questions. Once you have answered the questions, turn the page to do a self-evaluation.

During the past week or so, I have ...

1.  Had trouble keeping my mind on what I was doing...................□Yes  □No

2.  Felt that I couldn't leave my relative alone............................□Yes  □No

3.  Had difficulty making decisions..................................□Yes  □No

4.  Felt completely overwhelmed......□Yes  □No

5.  Felt useful and needed...............□Yes  □No

6.  Felt lonely.................................□Yes  □No

7.  Been upset that my relative has changed so much from his/her former self.....................□Yes  □No

8.  Felt a loss of privacy and/or personal time............................□Yes  □No

9.  Been edgy or irritable.................□Yes  □No

10.  Had sleep disturbed because of caring for my relative...........□Yes  □No

11.  Had a crying spell(s)................□Yes  □No

12.  Felt strained between work and family responsibilities………

13. Had back pain.........................□Yes □No

14. Felt ill (headaches, stomach problems or common cold)............□Yes   □No

15.  Been satisfied with the support my family has given me............□Yes □No

16.  Found my relative's living situation to be inconvenient or a barrier to care..,......□Yes  □No

17.  On a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 being "not stressful" to 10 being "extremely stressful," please rate your current level of stress.

18. On a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 being "very healthy" to 10 being "very ill," please rate your current health compared to what it was this time last year. _____

 

Self-evaluation

To determine the score:

1.  Reverse score questions 5 and 15. (For example, a "No" response should be counted as "Yes" and a "Yes" response should be counted as "No.")

2.  Total the number of "yes" responses.

 

To interpret the score

Chances are that you are experiencing a high degree of distress:

•   If you answered "Yes" to either or both questions 4 and 11; or

•   If your total "Yes" score = 10 or more; or

•   If your score on question 17 is 6 or higher;

•   If your score on question 18 is 6 or higher

 

Next steps

•   Consider seeing a doctor for a check-up for yourself

•   Consider having some relief from caregiving (Discuss with the doctor or a social worker the resources available in your community.)

•   Consider joining a support group

 

Valuable resources for caregivers

 

Eldercare Locator (a national directory of community services)

(800)677 1116

www.eldercare.gov

 

Family Caregiver Alliance

(415) 434-3388

www. caregiver.org

 

Medicare Hotline

(800) 633-4227

www. medicare.gov

 

National Alliance for Caregiving

(301) 718-8444

www. caregiving. org

 

National Family Caregivers Association

(800) 896-3650

www. nfcacares.org

 

National Information Center for Children

Youth with Disabilities

(800) 695-0285

www. nichcy.org

 

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What Is Alzheimer's?

Alzheimer's disease is a neurodegenerative disease of the brain characterized by a dementia with prominent memory impairment and specific microscopic pathology including senile plaques and neurofibrillary tangles.* Either alone or in combination with other disorders, Alzheimer's cause of approximately 75% of dementia cases. Genetic risk: * Family history of Alzheimer's disease in a first-degree.

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What Is Parkinson's?

Parkinson's is a chronic condition that primarily affects movement. It is caused by the breakdown of brain cells that create a substance called dopamine. Dopamine acts as a chemical messenger to the parts of the brain that control movement. Lack of sufficient dopamine causes the typical Parkinson's symptoms of tremor, slow movement, stiffness, and problems with balance and walking.

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Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)

ALS is a progressive, always fatal neuromuscular disease that begins with muscle weakness and as it progresses, results in total paralysis and the inability to speak and swallow. Sadly, the mind and senses remain intact. Each day, an additional 15 people are diagnosed. Estimated 5000 people in the United States are diagnosed with the disease each year.

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Commitment to Quality Care

Xpress Healthcare Staffing believe that provision of quality care using holistic approach enriches the standard of life.

Integrity and Accountability

Open and honest communication will be maintained along with responsibility for any action taken.

Respect and Sensitivity

At all time, compassion, understanding and respect will be extended to clients. Our services are provided along with sensitivity and understanding to family members.

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