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Home Health Care Is Better Than Hospital Care

As we all know, home is the place of emotional, physical association, memories, and comfort. The hospital is the place for primary care for the people suffering from chronic illness and acute issues. Many people feel upsetting while leaving their home. What can be the solution for this? Asks Gary Ferone who is the franchise owner of Assisting Hand in Stamford, Connecticut.

The only solution for this kind of people is to visit home health care. Home health care is the fastest growing segment and they provide a variety of different home health care services for seniors including helping the patients with daily needs. Is home health care really better than hospital care? The immediate answer is yes and it comes with the 5 reasons of why it is better than hospital care.

  • By receiving home health care services, patients can enjoy the personal care in the comfort of their own homes and in the presence of their loved ones.
  • Home health care help and support the family members, allowing them to enjoy quality time with their elderly loved ones.
  • Home health care is recognized as the most cost-effective form of long-term health care when compared to hospitals.
  • By having good quality nursing care at home, re-hospitalization gets reduced. In many cases, patients used to return to the hospital soon after their previous stay and this may be costly and potentially harmful. Hence, this can be avoided with home health care services.

Apart from all these facilities, family members, and friends can visit the patients anytime they wish while compared to time-based visiting hours in the hospital.

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Aneurysm – Gary Ferone

An aneurysm is a very weak point in an artery and it most commonly occur in the arteries of the brain or in the body’s largest artery which is the aorta. An aortic aneurysm can be in the chest which is a thoracic aortic aneurysm or in the abdomen which is an abdominal aortic aneurysm. Most people with an aneurysm do not even know they have one and if the aneurysm grows large enough, the artery wall may become so thin that blood begins to leak into the wall of the blood vessel which is also known as dissection or out into neighbouring tissues or parts of the body.

When the brain is deprived of blood and therefore oxygen, a stroke results and an accumulation of blood from a leaking brain aneurysm can press on areas of the brain causing brain damage. When an aortic aneurysm leaks or ruptures, severe bleeding which is also known as haemorrhage may occur and this is a medical emergency that requires immediate attention. Other groups who have a high risk of developing an aneurysm include people who smoke, have a family history of aneurysm, have high blood pressure and have atherosclerosis which is blocked and weakened blood vessels, have untreated syphilis, have infections, have injuries, etc.

Diet and Diabetes – Gary Ferone

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As food is digested, it is broken down into glucose which is also known as sugar which provides energy and powers our cells. Insulin which is a hormone made in the pancreas moves the glucose from the blood to the cells. If there is not enough insulin or the insulin is not working properly, then the glucose stays in the blood as well as causes blood sugar levels to rise. There are three main types of diabetes are type 1, type 2 and gestational diabetes. Type 1 is caused from the pancreas no longer being able to make insulin and is usually found in children, teens and young adults.

Gestational diabetes can also occur near the end of a woman’s pregnancy and usually disappears after the baby’s birth. When poorly controlled diabetes causes blood glucose levels that are too high or too low, one may not feel well and diabetes that is poorly controlled over time can lead to complications that affect the body from head to toe. Issues can also occur with everything from one’s eyes, kidneys and nerves to reproductive organs, blood vessels and gums. Processed foods as well as items high in fat or sugar not only can disrupt the balance between glucose and insulin which results in inflammation.

Pericarditis – Gary Ferone

Pericarditis is a type of an inflammation of the pericardium which is the sac that surrounds and holds the heart in place and the condition may be acute which is also known as short term is or chronic which is also known as long term. A sharp and stabbing chest pain which may feel like heart attack pain is the most common symptom of pericarditis and it is very unclear just how common pericarditis is in the general population. It may be responsible for around five percent of all non-heart attack and chest pain cases that end up in accident as well as emergency departments.

Evidence of pericarditis has also been found in about one percent of autopsy studies which suggest that the inflammation might frequently be present in the people without causing noticeable symptoms. In many cases, it is unknown what causes a person to develop acute or chronic pericarditis and however, viral infections such as from coxsackie viruses, influenza and HIV are the most common and identifiable causes of pericarditis. Infections caused from bacteria, fungi, parasites and other organisms such as tuberculosis which can also cause pericarditis. Scientists believe that chronic pericarditis is most often caused by autoimmune disorders like lupus, scleroderma and rheumatoid arthritis and it may also may develop after a heart attack.

Advantages of Water – Gary Ferone

Water helps in many different types such as helps the body in removing all types of waste, prevents the body from becoming dehydrated, aids in digestion, helps in protecting the joints, tissues as well as spinal cords, etc. Water also keeps the tissues inside the body moist other than regulating the body’s temperature as well as quenching the thirst and one’s body retains the optimum levels of moisture in bones, brain, blood as well as sensitive areas by keeping the body hydrated.

Water acts as a lubricant as well as cushion for the joints and it also helps in protecting the spinal cord and the adequate amount of water helps the body to excrete through urination, defecation as well as perspiration. The intestines, liver as well as kidneys uses the water to help flush out the waste from the body and it also helps in moving the food that have been eaten through the intestinal tract as well as softening the stools and it also keeps the body from getting constipated. Digestion relies on some of the enzymes which are found in the saliva which helps in breaking down the liquid as well as the food and to dissolve other nutrients as well as minerals.

Leukemia – Gary Ferone

Leukemia refers to cancers of the white blood cells and normal white blood cells also known as leukocytes play a central role in fighting some of the infections. They have a very short life span and are continuously replenished in the bone marrow. The bone marrow creates some abnormal white blood cells that do not mature properly, cannot fight infection effectively and do not die like normal cells. The effects of leukemia on the body includes frequent infections from a lack of healthy white blood cells, anemia caused from a lack of healthy red blood cells, easy bruising and bleeding because of inadequate platelets, etc. Some of the risk factors for developing leukemia as an adult are being male, being white, having received chemotherapy and radiation therapy in the past, past exposure to high doses of radiation from other sources, past exposure to the high levels of solvents like benzene, having certain genetic disorders such as down syndrome, having myelodysplastic syndrome which is a type of bone marrow disorder, etc. There are mainly four types of leukemia that occur in adults are:

Acute lymphoblastic leukemia: Lymphoblast fails to mature and instead reproduce rapidly taking over the bone marrow.

Acute myeloid leukemia: It occurs when myeloid stem cells become abnormal myeloblasts that do not mature into healthy white blood cells.

Chronic lymphocytic leukemia: Abnormal B cells are produced and it is the most common type of chronic leukemia in adults.

Chronic myeloid leukemia: A genetic mutation which is also known as the philadelphia chromosome causes production of excessive numbers of myeloid cells.

Gary Ferone