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Nurse Positivity is More Important Now than Ever Before

Most nurses and professional caregivers are well aware that a positive attitude on their part can dramatically influence patient or client outcomes for the better. However, staying positive in the current pandemic environment may seem like an impossible challenge.

Today’s blog post shows that caregiver and nurse positivity is still very much possible—even in these trying times. And it’s needed now more than ever before. We’ll take a brief look at some ways frontline healthcare workers can keep their spirits up for the sake of their patients and clients, and how healthcare leaders can help with this.

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How to Help Your Senior Loved Ones Age in Place at Home

It’s a fact. Most seniors today want to spend their golden years in their own homes—as many as 76% of AARP survey respondents over age 50 say they prefer to remain in their current residence for as long as possible. They don’t want to move into retirement communities or assisted living/personal care facilities.

Aging in place—aka aging at home—is a wonderful option that allows seniors to stay in familiar surroundings and in their own community of friends and neighbors. Being able to age in place successfully, however, does require some extra planning, a network of people helping seniors as needed, and a willingness on the part of the seniors themselves to accept help.

Here at MediQuest Staffing & Homecare, our experienced caregivers strive to make aging in place a reality for individuals who are committed to this lifestyle, no matter their care needs. Read on to learn more about how we partner with families and loved ones to help our deserving clients live better every day.

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How to Start Caring for Your Parents Remotely

Being there for your aging parents may mean having to move back home, or move them to your area if you live far away. But what if there was another option? Caring for your parents remotely is now a possibility if relocating yourself or your parents isn’t currently an option. Even if you cannot be there every day, you still have care options to ensure your parents are receiving the care they deserve and need. Continue reading to learn more about your options as a long-distance caregiver. 

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How Can a Medical Staffing Agency Help Solve Your Hiring Challenges?

A medical staffing agency can help you solve hiring challenges when you cannot find the right candidates quickly enough to fill your roster. When hiring managers or HR managers of hospitals or healthcare facilities find themselves needing medical staff quickly, they come to us at MediQuest Staffing & Homecare in Lancaster, Pa. We are a valued and respected resource that helps provide experienced and licensed RNs, LPNs, and CNAs to local home care organizations, healthcare facilities, and hospitals.

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The State of Senior and Home Care Going into 2020

In a recent blog article, we discussed how caregiver burnout was becoming more frequent because of the growing number of unpaid family caregivers. The need for senior care is increasing because members of the aging Baby Boomer population are retiring at roughly 10,000 people per day. As a result, the demand for senior care providers has not been able to keep up.

According to the Population Reference Bureau, the older generations of Americans (65+) are “projected to nearly double from 52 million in 2018 to 95 million by 2060.” This increase could lead to “more than a 50 percent increase in the number of Americans ages 65 and older” that would require nursing home care.

But what does all of that mean for the state of senior care and home health care heading into 2020?

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Caregiver Burnout: How You Can Prevent It Happening Too Soon

Many of us experience burnout at some point in our lives. Getting an education, raising children, and working long hours can lead to burnout. But how do we address caregiver burnout from taking care of a family member as they age or need assistance?

According to the Pew Research Center, “there are 40.4 million unpaid caregivers of adults ages 65 and older in the United States,” and roughly nine out of ten of those caregivers are caring for a relative.

Read on to find out how to spot the symptoms of caregiver burnout and how to prevent them from continuing.

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What You Need to Know About Orthopedic Rehab

An injury, trauma, or surgery may require orthopedic care, but knowing where to look for in-home orthopedic rehabilitation can be stressful. You or your loved one deserve the best orthopedic care plan, and orthopedic rehab is an integral part of that care plan.

When looking for orthopedic care, you want to make sure you find the right team that will bring quality care and service into your home. At MediQuest Staffing & Homecare, we have a team of healthcare professionals who have been serving the Lancaster County community for over 17 years. Not only do we specialize in home care services, but we also want to help educate our clients to best serve their needs.

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Finding Senior Transportation When Family Isn’t an Option

When you’re unable to drive for any reason, temporarily or otherwise, finding ways to get around can be challenging—even in our modern world of rideshare services and accessible mass transit. If you or someone you care about cannot find transportation from a family member at the moment it’s needed, it can be a distressing situation, especially if there’s an emergency.

This is why we offer transport assistance services here at MediQuest. You or your loved one should never have to stress about how you might get urgent medical care, if needed, or even go to the grocery store across town for your weekly restock of household supplies and food.

Have a special family event coming up like a wedding or milestone birthday party? We can help you get there and back again, too.

Today’s post gives you what you need to know about our service offerings for transportation, as well as shows how this way of traveling is much more comfortable and convenient than alternative options in our local Lancaster, PA area.

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MediQuest Urges Family Caregivers to Learn About Alzheimer’s Care Options

LANCASTER, PA. (September 20, 2019) – MediQuest Staffing, Inc., a high quality, privately-owned home healthcare service agency in Lancaster County, PA., is urging current family caregivers of loved ones with dementia or Alzheimer’s Disease to discover how they can find help and support. September is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, and MediQuest wants to bring attention to memory care as a way to mark this special time.

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What are the Different Types of Home Healthcare Jobs?

It’s true that robust demand for home care services like those we provide here at MediQuest Staffing & Homecare is fueling an unprecedented shortage of qualified home healthcare workers. There just are not enough nurses and certified nursing assistants to go around—and the problem is getting worse as more members of the Baby Boomer generation retire every day.

Getting into the field now is undoubtedly a smart career move, but many prospective new caregivers are often unclear of what jobs actually exist, and what education and experience requirements they will face to obtain these in-demand jobs.

Today’s blog post highlights a few of the main types of home healthcare professions you can pursue as a compassionate individual seeking a fulfilling career. And, for those considering whether home care is right for their or their loved ones’ needs, these are the types of caregivers MediQuest can help you choose.

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