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Transitioning to Home Care

January 22, 2019

By: Alanna Jones. 

   Home Care is essential for those needing care once discharged from the Hospital. A lot of times patients are discharged with no help afterwards,  patients can become confused in the processes of self care and the next steps they need to take due to fatigue, pain or current illness.  

 Comfort Guardians is dedicated in providing optimal care and filling in the care -gap to help: decrease hospital readmission, increase quality of life, provide less medical distractions and help with the follow- through of plan of care for better health outcomes.  

   Comfort Guardians has set best practices to help with the transition to help reduce readmission rates to the hospital, provide quality care measures and provide better quality of life with less distractions. 

   Q: What best practices help with the transition?   With Comfort Guardians it first starts in the hiring process, ensuring properly trained, skilled and compassionate staff. Second, we help remind patient of any new medications to be taken or new plan of care regimen. Third, we would insure to remind patient of any and all scheduled follow-up appointments and even provide transportation to and from if needed. these best practices, are also supported by evidence from  home health quality improvementshttp://homehealthquality.org/Home.aspx

   Q: How Can Comfort Guardians Provide Better Quality of Life? We take pride in our services and make it a mission of the organization to provide quality assurance of cares, relieve stress, worries and burden and make a difference in the lives we serve. By Providing evidence based care, we can optimize the health outcomes of our clients.  By being aware of changes, documenting and communicating with the care team,  we can help client's stay on track with plan of care, setting reminders of appointments, medications and providing transportation if necessary to meet care needs. 

    Q: How Can Comfort Guardians Make The Transition Easier?  The transition can be difficult with accepting care from strangers.  Comfort Guardians LLC Home Care , strives to be an extended part of our clients family. We our here to become a valued friend providing the utmost compassionate and empathetic care.


We Help Our Clients Stay Independent, Comfortable and safe!

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About: Owner, Administrator & Blogger

By: Alanna Jones. 

  Hello, Welcome to Comfort Guardians Blog Page! Here you will find informative information questions and answers that address common concerns regarding Home Care our services and how we can help clients stay Independent, comfortable and safe.

   To Begin, I will tell you about myself and Comfort Guardians Home Care  and how we provide top-quality care to our clients.  My Name Is Alanna Jones-Bassuk, I am the founder of Comfort Guardians LLC Home Care, I started the Company in July of 2018.  We are a family operated business a husband and wife operation. We strive to enrich the lives we serve and help our wonderful seniors in the community with support services.

    My purpose and motivation to open my own Home Care Agency was brought on by my 13 years experience in the healthcare field and the extraordinary amount of information and experience I gained working in the nursing field.  I have first hand experience with care giving and understand the amount of work, attention to detail, compassion and skill required to safely take care of patients/clients.

    I have educational knowledge, degrees,  and certificates in Nursing and Healthcare Administration and Management and know what it takes to have a well-rounded quality management plan to drive better health outcomes, reduce readmission rates to hospitals and provide superior quality assurance of cares.  I have personally worked in hospital care setting for high observatory patients, rehabilitation, long-term acute care, assisted living, hospice, home health and home care.  

   I  personally, know how hard it is to see a loved one declining and needing care. I took on the sole-responsibility of taking care of my mother during her illness and her final transition. I remember, those months sleeping beside her chair in the hospital the sleepless nights checking her blood sugar dosing insulin and ensuring her oxygen was kept on.  I remember, checking her sugar again in the morning fixing her something to eat, giving meds, setting appointments, transporting her to doctors and dialysis centers. She needed full-assistance with transferring, bathing, dressing, feeding and ambulating. 

   I was in my second year of Nursing School, taking care of my children and had to quit work and move across country to provide those round-the-clock cares. It left me depressed, burned-out and  with sad memories no child should have.  At the end of her passing,  I was in a state of having to rebuild my entire life. 

   My Passion is helping others I understand what it takes to provide quality care not just quality care but building trust and value in relationships. I understand personal care services takes a bond of trust, confidentiality and loyalty.  Being able to help someone in their weakest moments is an honor and privilege. It gives me great pride in helping others stay independent, comfortable and safe.  

   Please, If you have any questions or concerns about healthcare, home care or concerns about your needs or the needs of a loved one,  I encourage you to send an email out to me.  I will respond as soon as possible, usually less than 24 hours.  [email protected].  

   Comfort Guardians is not the ordinary home Care Agency.  I personally believe my presence and guidance is crucial to the quality care measures I placed for my company. I use evidence based research in processes and care initiatives to successfully achieve quality care, better health outcomes,  decreased hospital readmission rates, provide increased communication between healthcare providers clients and family. 


 Call Today For a Free Home Care Assessment!!  970.448.9835

  

  

Alzheimer's Care/ Memory Care

By: Alanna Jones. 

       Alzheimer's is not the end of the road, Its just a different road!!

Yes, it changes your life and the life of those around you. With proper care and support from trained and experienced memory care support team, Alzheimer's can be manged and supported with a wide variety of resources and experience from those caregivers and health providers. 

     The important thing,  is to still engage and make sure daily cares and safety needs are being met. These individuals get to a point, where they are unable to remember their basic needs and become scarred and confused of daily task such as toileting, bathing or even eating and drinking. 

     Each path is different after diagnosis, Comfort Guardians Home Care can help navigate this difficult time for your loved one. We ensure the best interest of the client is always met in a safe and comforting environment.


     Call Today For a Free Non-Obligation Home Care Assessment! (970) 488-9835

Serving Northern Colorado Area


 If you need additional information regarding Alzheimer's disease the Alzheimer's Association is a great resource of information: https://www.alz.org/co 

Tips on how to control blood pressure!

By: Alanna Jones. 

     Tips on How to Control Blood Pressure!

As we age are vascular system changes. Our arteries become stiffer causing blood pressure to rise. This is true for people that maintain good heart health as well. What’s important to remember is that blood pressure can be controlled in most people. There are many habits or changes you can make to lower your risk of high blood pressure.

1. Maintain a healthy weight - being obese or overweight increase your chances of having high blood pressure.

2. Exercise daily- consistent exercise is known to lower blood pressure. set daily goals to help achieve an exercise routine. Try working up to 30 minutes of exercise a day. Make sure to consult with your Doctor prior to starting any exercise routine, if you have any health problems that needs evaluated. You can find more daily lifestyle routine an exercise tips at: http://www.go4life.nia.nih.gov

3. Eat a healthy Diet- make sure to eat proper fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and low-fat dairy. May help lower blood pressure.

4. Cut down on sodium intake. (salt). - Blood pressure becomes sensitive to sodium intake as we age.

5. Consume less alcohol - Its recommended that men only have 2 drinks a day. Women should only drink one a day, to lower blood pressure.

6. Don't Smoke- Smoking increase chances of chronic diseases.

7. make sure to get proper sleep - If, Snoring is issue ensure sleep apnea is not an issue.

8. Reduce and manage stress. - Try coping and relaxing techniques.