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Solution to Respiratory Care: Home Care Services

Elderly need help this winter especially if they have respiratory problems. Learn how home care services can help.

Many St. Louisans are happy that record breaking heat is now a distant memory. Although the break from scorching hot temperatures has been nice, those of use with aging parents have another concern.  With fall here and winter fast approaching, one concern for many are respiratory problems.

Crisp clean air sounds wonderful, doesn’t it? Especially when you combine it with the smell of fall and that chill that makes us think of the holidays.  That sounds wonderful until our elderly friends and family become hospitalized with respiratory problems.  I’m talking about COPD, asthma, pneumonia, the flu and other viral respiratory infections. Asthma becomes even more of a problem as the fall air becomes denser. Respiratory infections often lead to hospitalization. Pneumonia and viral lung infections are painful and sometimes debilitating. 

Cooler weather can be so debilitating in fact that seniors suffering from respiratory problems need help doing the simplest things. That’s where home care services can becomes a saving grace for seniors and family members in the St. Louis area. Many of us are working fulltime but want so desperately to be help with tasks that we take for granted.  Going to the grocery story, running errands, making dinner—all these things that we do everyday can be trying to someone suffering from respiratory issues. It’s easy to get tired or winded. Then of course there is a worry if something happens because these seniors are so weak, they can’t always help themselves. The last thing we want is place our loved ones in a home, even if it is just assisted living. The thought of doing that to my parents makes me uncomfortable, and I know it’s the last thing they want too. So another option is in home care services like Heavenly Helpers.

St. Louis home care services is exactly what many families in the area need, especially now. It makes it easy for us to do the right thing and take care of our seniors, ensuring they are taken care of and comfortable. It makes us comfortable too because we’re not as stressed feeling the stress of solely taking care of our aging family members. Heavenly Helpers does provide home care services that covers a variety of things. The important thing is that high trained individuals are there to help your family member with anything they need from errands to tasks around the house. For seniors suffering from respiratory issues, Heavenly Helpers takes extra measure to ensure that there is a humidifier and clients are comfortable.

When it comes down to it, we want to do the right thing, especially now as we prepare to deal with winter woes and problems that arise because of respiratory problems. It’s hard for us to take off work ourselves, but we can use home care services to be there when we can’t. 

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