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Calculating the Cost of Home Care Infographic

Delivering care to an ill or elderly loved one in their own home ensures their safety, preserves their independence and accommodates hardworking families who are unable to personally address all of their loved one’s needs. As a result, more families are finding that home care is the option their loved ones prefer and their budgets support.

At Just Like Family Home Care, we take pride in aligning the right star with each clients personalized preferences. We believe it is important, as a Naples home health care company, to maintain our clients lifestyle in the comfort of their home, hospital or facility.

Calculating the cist of at home care


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Keeping Seniors Safe in the Summer Sun

BA65396It’s summertime in Naples, Florida and we all know the scenic views come with the price of overwhelming rays from the powerful sun. At Just Like Family Home Care we want to ensure safety in the warm weather! The heat makes summer a dangerous season for everyone, but seniors are at a higher risk of suffering complications from the heat.

Most people don’t realize it, but according to the Huffington Post, extreme summer heat causes thousands of heat-related illnesses in the U.S. each year, and kills more people than hurricanes, lightning, tornadoes, floods and earthquakes combined. Seniors are among the most vulnerable.

Many seniors take medications that could dehydrate them or make them more sensitive to the sun. Bodies of older adults also contain far less water than a younger person’s, and older brains don’t recognize thirst as easily, making them more likely to get dehydrated. For seniors who are not as mobile or depend on others to come by to care for them, they may not be able to move themselves to a cooler spot or help themselves if they start feeling heat-sick when they’re by themselves.

There are two main types of heat conditions: heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Both are categorized by dizziness, rapid or weak pulse, bright red skin, clamminess, and spots on the eyes. Both these conditions can cause the body temperature to get upwards toward 103 degrees.

In addition, many seniors have certain health problems that can increase their risk of hyperthermia (when the body overheats). These include:

• Underlying diseases like congestive heart failure, diabetes and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or COPD.
• Trouble walking or moving around.
• Being overweight.
• Having dementia or other problems with thinking skills.

Suggestions to keep seniors cooler:

  • Wear light colored or loose clothing
  • Use sunscreen, even if going outside for just a short period of time
  • Wear a hat that is wide-brimmed to protect the face (but isn’t so tight as to prevent ventilation)
  • Stay hydrated with water or other non-alcoholic, non-caffeinated drinks
  • Keep a spray bottle with cool water nearby to lightly spritz the face and body
  • A shady spot outdoors may be cooler than inside, so sitting on a covered porch with a portable or ceiling fan may be a good option
  • If you are inside with no AC, stay on the lower floor of your residence (which is typically cooler)
  • Mobile seniors should try to spend a few hours each day in a place with A/C: either a mall, library, a movie, or restaurant

At Just Like Family Home Care, we wish you a safe and COOL summer!


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Need a Ride to the Airport?

We have some news to share…

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Colby Robertson
239.676.9756 | colby@markit-group.com

Just Like Family Concierge Transport Services available for airport pick-up and drop-off

NAPLES, Fla. – Just Like Family Concierge Transport Services, a family-owned transportation company servicing Southwest Florida, is now available to drive customers to and from Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) during this busy travel season.

Concierge Transport Services is a personalized solution to anyone in need of accessible transportation. Drivers are friendly, trained, licensed, insured, and safe. The vehicles are handicap accessible, air-conditioned, and comfortable.

Concierge Transport Services offers one-way or round-trip transportation to and from the airport with no tipping, minimum distance, or minimum price. Customers can book exact pick-up and drop-off times when booked with 24-hour notice, and prices are competitively rated with taxi services. There is also an on-call dispatcher to assist callers after hours and on weekends.

Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, Concierge Transport Services offers customers safety, freedom and independence by relieving traffic and parking hassles for customers.

For more information, contact Just Like Family Concierge Transport Services at 239.682.8907, or email info@jlfcts.com

 

Concierge Transport Service is a personalized solution for anyone in need of accessible transportation. Fulfilling local travel needs, Concierge Transport Services, available 24/7, takes customers to and from errands, the Airport, church and more. Concierge Transport Services fills a prominent hole in the transport needs of Southwest Florida, offering one-way or round-trip transportation with no tipping, minimum distance, or minimum price, and full handicap accessibility. Conciergetransportservices.com

MARKIT Group is a full-service traditional and digital marketing and public relations firm with an emphasis on social media, reputation management and monitoring, as well as brand management.  Headquartered in Naples, Fla., with offices in New York. Markit-group.com.


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2014 Senior Collection Drive

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Spring is just around the corner, and that means it is once again time for the annual Senior Collection Drive here at Just Like Family, as we celebrate Senior Citizens Month!  During the months of May through June, we are collecting NEW items to distribute to Seniors in need in Southwest Florida.

Last year the drive was a huge success because of our friends and partners’ generosity and support.  We ask that you participate again this year by helping us collect as much as we can for our Seniors.

How can you help? By creating your own Senior Collection Drive.  We have marketing materials and boxes available.

 

Suggested Items include:

  • Soap
  • Shower Gel
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Mouthwash
  • Razors
  • Deodorant
  • Chapstick
  • Lotion
  • Facial Tissues
  • Throat Drops
  • Laundry Detergent
  • Softener Sheets
  • Dish Soap
  • Dish Towels
  • Household Cleaners
  • Sweaters for Men or Women
  • Pajamas
  • Slippers
  • Undershirts for Men
  • Pajamas
  • Slippers
  • Undershirts for Men
  • Socks
  • Greeting Cards
  • Stamps
  • Crossword Puzzle Books
  • Puzzles
  • Books
  • Tea Bags
  • Coffee
  • Canned Goods
  • Bottled Water
  • Ensure
  • Reading Glasses
  • Sunglasses
  • Knitting Supplies
  • Deck of Cards
  • Calendars

When your box is filled, simply phone us at (239) 431-6661, and we will pick up your collection.  Thank you in advance for your help and support, and we look forward to working with you in the coming months!

 

Sincerely,

Elisabeth & Jacob Nassberg
Just Like Family Home Care