At Oxford HealthCare, we are insistent that our employees have the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively take care of our members. We personally train our Home Health Aides on Dementia, Alzheimer's and Stroke patients.
Alzheimer's specialty training
Today, it is estimated that Alzheimer’s affects 4.5 million Americans and 70,000 Oklahomans. By the year 2050, 14 million Americans will have Alzheimer’s if no cure is found. 10% of people over age 65 and half of people over 85 have Alzheimer’s. 7 out of 10 persons living with Alzheimer’s live at home and family members provide 75% of their care.
The role of the home health aide includes understanding and managing challenging behaviors related to Alzheimer’s disease, assisting with personal care and providing safety supervision and companionship.
End of Life Care and the Role of the Home Health Aide
While 90% of Americans say they want to die at home, four out of five will die in a hospital or other healthcare facility. Studies show that those dying in hospitals need more care at end of life, but often receive less. It is not always necessary to enact healthcare procedures; sitting close and holding a hand could be enough for the moment. Hospice and home care effectively meet the needs of dying patients in their homes.
The role of the home health aide includes, however is not limited to, providing physical, emotional and spiritual comfort, while also granting respite for primary caregivers.
HOME Care of the Client with Neurological Diseases and Brain Injuries
Oxford HealthCare’s Certified Home Health Aides have had special training on the following neurologic diseases and brain injuries that are commonly seen in home health clients; stroke, Alzheimer’s/Dementia, ALS, Progressive Supra-Nuclear Palsy, Multiple Sclerosis, Muscular Dystrophy, Brain Aneurysms, Traumatic brain injury, Quadriplegia/Paraplegia.