Each year, more than millions of people of both genders, all ages and backgrounds decease because of not taking care of themselves. A lot has to do with not following up with doctor appointments as well. This is not intended to scare anyone, but to alert others that it is highly important to not just take care of yourself but to go to the doctors when needed and for your annual checkup.
Our A-1 Home Care caregivers can assist your loved one with this. One of the mandatory job tasks for most of our senior patients is transportation. Our caretakers do so for their patients’ doctor appointments, something that cannot be missed. Unless, rescheduled for an emergency. This job task also keeps our caregivers alert because, often, they do sit in on the appointments to consult with their patients’ doctor and see what health elements are remaining the same of changing.
Some of these appointments are (Very Well, 2016):
- Routine/Physical – Blood Pressure; Height; Weight; Blood Work; EKG; Fecal Occult Blood Test; Flexible Sigmoidoscopy/Colonoscopy.
- Senior Women – Mammogram; Pap Smear and Pelvic Exam; Measurement of Bone Mass.
- Senior Men – Prostate Exam and Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA)/Blood Test.
Tests and other examinations will vary per senior, depending if they are recovering from a heart attack or have diabetes, etc.
If your loved one needs further assistance, beyond transportation to their appointments or running errands and online assistance, then be sure to give us a call at 949-650-3800 or 562-929-8400 so we can place you with the best fit caregiver. Be sure to check out our website www.a-1homecare.com for our offices in the Inland Empire, Los Angeles County, Orange County, and the San Bernardino County.