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United Nursing Services has been providing compassionate and professional home healthcare services to clients since 1986. Locally owned, United Nursing Services is a dually licensed, Home Healthcare and Medicare-certified agency.

Call us today: (561) 478-8788 or (800) 334-5140
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Fighting Depression at Home

Depression is a serious mental illness that affects many seniors, yet often goes undiagnosed or treated. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have reported that 15-20% of adults older than 65 in the United States have experienced depression.

Depression is more than just feeling down. It is a persistent feeling of sadness, hopelessness, and loss of interest in activities the person once enjoyed. Depression affects many aspects of the person - how they think, feel, and behave - and can result in emotional and physical problems.

Why are seniors at higher risk for depression?

• Seniors may have acute or chronic medical problems which lead to chronic pain, loss of independence, loss of function, and/or isolation. Medical issues can affect their lives so significantly that they begin to feel sad and hopeless.

• Widowhood and/or loss of friends can lead to less socialization and physical activity, increasing the risks for depression. With more seniors being able to stay in their own homes longer, there is a higher risk for isolation.

It is important to understand that although common, depression is not a normal part of the aging process. Depression in seniors may go undiagnosed because the symptoms vary from person to person and are not always accompanied by sadness. Symptoms may include: http://bit.ly/2sO8ujI
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11 Telltale Signs You May Have Caregiver Burnout

Taking care of a loved one’s emotional, physical and or mental needs can be both rewarding and exhausting. When a caregiver gets busy taking care of others, their own spiritual, physical, and emotional health can often be neglected, causing them to feel exhausted and overwhelmed. They often feel guilty taking time for themselves and if they aren’t careful, can find themselves becoming burned out very quickly.


How do you know if you are headed down this slippery slope? Check our list of signs below to see if you are experiencing any signs of burnout. You will notice they are very similar to someone who is suffering from depression.


1. Withdrawal from family and friends
2. Loss of interest in activities usually enjoyed
3. Weight loss and/or changes in appetite
4. Interrupted sleep
5. Feelings of hopelessness or helplessness
6. Feeling irritable
7. Feelings of wanting to harm yourself or the person you are caring for
8. Emotional and physical exhaustion
9. Feeling stressed and anxious
10. Drinking or smoking more than usual
11. New or worsening health problems


United Nursing Services has been providing compassionate and professional home healthcare services to clients since 1986. Locally owned, United Nursing Services is a dually licensed, Home Healthcare and Medicare-certified agency. Our experienced staff provide a wide-range of tailored services, including private nursing care, therapy, respite care and companionship. Our clients can expect expert homecare services delivered with a professional, caring and personalized touch.

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Caregiver burnout puts your own health at risk and affects your ability to provide care to your loved one. Recognizing the signs early will help you to take the steps needed to do something about it before it spirals out of control.

How Can I Prevent Caregiver Burnout?

Caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, or other medical conditions can be very challenging, but you don’t have to do it alone.

• Ask for help - Whether it be through formal supports such as hiring a homecare agency or calling upon family and friends to help with tasks such as meals and errands, don’t be afraid to ask for help. Trying to do everything on your own is a guaranteed way to burn out quickly.

• Make time for yourself – Take some time everyday to have a break so you can relax and recharge. Arrange for respite care so that you can get out of the house on a regular basis.

• Acceptance – Instead of dwelling on your loved one’s illness and the unfairness of the situation, focus on what you can control. Share your feelings and try to see the silver lining in the situation. Choose how you react to problems that arise.

• Take care of yourself – Eat well, exercise, and try to get enough sleep. Don’t minimize your own health by ignoring your health problems or skipping personal doctor appointments.

• Join a support group – Knowing you aren’t alone can be incredibly helpful to caregivers. Talk about your feelings, share tips and connect with others going through similar experiences. Online support groups may be available if you have difficulty leaving your home.
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When a caregiver experiences burn out, it is difficult to do anything for yourself, let alone care for another person. Professional agencies such as UNS have highly trained experts that can provide the nurturing care that your loved one deserves so that you, the caregiver, can stay as healthy as possible. You deserve help and regular breaks from your role as a caregiver to help prevent caregiver burnout.
United Nursing Services has been providing compassionate and professional home healthcare services to clients since 1986. Locally owned, United Nursing Services is a dually licensed, Home Healthcare and Medicare-certified agency. Our experienced staff provide a wide-range of tailored services, including private nursing care, therapy, respite care and companionship. Our clients can expect expert homecare services delivered with a professional, caring and personalized touch.

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Working in Home Care: Why There Is No Career More Rewarding

Working for a home health agency is both a very rewarding and humbling experience. It is undoubtedly a great privilege to be invited into our client’s homes when they are most vulnerable and to be wholly trusted to provide excellent care in the ease of their own environment.


Although there are many reasons why health care providers love working in home care, here are the top 4 reasons why it is a highly fulfilling career:


1. Helping Clients Stay at Home – The thought of having to move from home to a retirement or nursing home is a very scary and often unwanted outcome for many people who are having difficulty managing on their own. Home care can be a life-changing service that allows clients to remain at home and to receive the specialized care they need to remain medically stable, supported and safe. As a homecare provider, we take great pride in knowing we play a part in keeping clients at home, where they are comfortable and desperately want to be.


2. To Help Make Life Easier – Clients with physical, cognitive and/or mental disabilities may have difficulty accomplishing tasks that most of us take for granted. Activities of daily living such as bathing, dressing, toileting, mobilizing and eating can be more easily achieved with the help of a home care provider and is invaluable to clients. Being able to make life more manageable for many clients in such simple, but meaningful ways is greatly rewarding for home care providers.


3. Providing Companionship – No matter the reason a client is seen in their home, you can be assured the social interaction and companionship they receive helps to combat isolation, depression and loneliness. Studies have also shown that companionship helps reduce risks for Alzheimer’s disease, cardiovascular problems and mental health issues. As satisfying as a home visit can be for clients, this relationship also provides immeasurable rewarding personal benefits for the caregivers as well.


4. A Rewarding and Fulfilling Career – Many health providers that work in homecare do so because the experience has tremendous professional and personal rewards. Clients put their trust in us when they are at their most vulnerable and rely on us to provide very personal, but necessary care. To know you can make such a meaningful impact in a person’s life and help ease the worry for families is priceless.


As someone who has worked in the home health field for over 9 years, I can truly say it is my passion. I get joy out of being able to help the elderly in our community in their time of need. When you have a client call in and tell you they are very pleased with both your agency and the staff you have coming to help them in their home, it makes you feel great to do the job you do and work for such a great company. I consider our clients to be like family, and want to make sure they get the very best care possible. I will continue to make strides to ensure this happens for every single client in every encounter they have with United Nursing Services.

United Nursing Services has been providing compassionate and professional home healthcare services to clients since 1986. Locally owned, United Nursing Services is a dually licensed, Home Healthcare and Medicare-certified agency. United Nursing Services offers superior home care services, including skilled nursing care, home health aides, therapy, respite care and companionship. Our clients can expect high quality home care services delivered with a caring and personalized touch. For more information you can visit our website at www.unitednursingservices.com or call us at 1-800-334-5140 or email info@uns-1.com.

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End of Life Care – Dying with Dignity at Home

Dealing with a progressive or terminal illness is an emotional and stressful time for patients and their families. The focus of medical management is to propose interventions which will extend life and to ensure patients suffer as little as possible. We can help.

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Considering homecare services for a loved one?

Top 12 questions to ask during your first meeting and before hiring them.

When you are considering homecare services for yourself or your loved one, knowing the right questions to ask can help ensure that you receive high quality, professional care.

http://www.unitednursingservices.com/12-Questions-to-Ask-Home-Healthcare-Providers
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United Nursing Services offers transportation in our vehicle or yours. We cater to clients who need assistance in vehicle travel. We can meet your transport needs.
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Your first instinct may be to find a nursing home that will take care of your loved one, but these days there are better, safer and more cost effective options. With the range of services available today, your loved one can remain in the comfort of their own home and maintain their maximum level of independence by having one on one personal services readily available to meet their every need.
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