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Xpress Health Care Staffing Allow all Seniors to express themselves fully in all Forms: Individualized attention, Flexibility, Diversity, Compassionate and Comfort care. We assess patient and Family needs. Our services include developing plan of care to meet identified needs, Coordinate team visits and ensure implementation of approved plan of Care. Our registered nurses and nurses aides provide care to improve Life of individuals impacted by Chronic illness that Primarily affects Memory Loss & Problem with Movement (Balancing & Walking). AS Professionals...We Have a Responsibility to Ensure Quality, EDUCATION & SAFETY TO CLIENTS & THEIR FAMILY. We can help families around the clock as hospital stays become shorter. As an integral part of a progressive community Home Care Agency...we can help you Achieve Goals by Providing day by day at home Living! For further information, CALL Toll Free: 877-572-3494, 617-7922200, 617-2444676. FAX: 617-213-5457.  For additional information: Feel free to use our 24HoursCare-brochure.pdf and 24HoursCare Brochure


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Our Caregivers are available 24Hr / 7 Days a week (ON CALL) to Support & Caring for Aging parents and Others with chronic Conditions That Primarily Affects movements, memory loss with Associated signs and symptoms of illness to manage life challenges: Diabetes, Stroke, Dementia, Alzheimer's, Parkinson, MS, ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease).

Xpress Healthcare Staffing is A Better Choice Because...Our Staff is Very Goal-oriented and fully understands the importance of Protecting client's privacy,
Preserving client's dignity, Involving family and friends, Nurturing the spirit, Fostering individual independence
and Personalizing services.

Xpress Health Care StaffingSkilled & Resource for Families Seeking Extremely Affordable Rate for Trained Professional Care Givers Dedicated to Offering reliable, Quality & Compassionate Assistance to Elderly persons, and others with special needs : (Dementia, Alzheimer's, Parkinson, MS, ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease).

HELPING THE FAMILY OR CAREGIVER

HELPING THE FAMILY OR OTHER CAREGIVER

The majority of patients diagnosed with dementia live at home and are cared for by a Family member. It follows logically that, if the patient is showing improvements, life for family members and other caregivers will also improve (Grossberg, 2008). If patients with mild memory loss can do their own shopping and pay their own bills, then no one has to spend time helping them with these chores. And, of course, if activities of daily living are improved, families and other caregivers will have more time for their own activities. One study found that treatment was associated with a saving of 68 minutes per day on average for caregivers (Sano et al., 2003).

SAVING MONEY

Current pharmacological treatments for memory loss cost money, between $1500 and $2000 per year for each medication. Are the beneficial effects for patients and caregivers worth the costs? Although certain aspects of this question cannot be readily answered, an easier question to answer is whether the dollars spent on medications to treat memory loss and to improve quality of life end up saving money. This issue has been studied and the results are clear: treatment of memory loss does save money (Getsios et al., 2001; Moore et al., 2001;Wimo et al., 2003a,b). When patients are treated for their memory loss, fewer medications to control behavior need be prescribed. There is less use of home health aids. Caregivers have more time to spend in the workplace bringing in revenue to the household. And placement in nursing homes can be delayed (Lyseng-Williamson & Plosker, 2002; Geldmacher et al., 2003).

PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE

Planning for the future is absolutely essential for any patient with progressive memory loss. Documents such as a power of attorney and healthcare proxy will need to be drawn up and signed. Banking, bill paying, and driving need to be addressed. The physical environment within the home will often need changes.

REFERENCES

Cummings, J.L., 2004. Alzheimer's disease. N. Engl. J Med. 351, 56-67. Geldmacher, D.S., Provenzano, G., McRae, T., et al., 2003. Donepezil is associated with delayed nursing home placement in patients with Alzheimer's disease. J. Am. Geriatr. Soc. 51, 937-944. Getsios, D., Caro, J.J., Caro, G., Ishak, K., 2001. Assessment of health economics in Alzheimer's disease (AHEAD): galantamine treatment in Canada. Neurology 57, 972-978. Grossberg, G.T., 2008. Impact of rivastigmine on caregiver burden associated with Alzheimer's disease in both informal care and nursing home settings. Drugs Aging 25, 573-584. Lyseng-Williamson, K.A., Plosker, G.L., 2002. Galantamine: a pharmacoeconomic review of its use in Alzheimer's disease. Pharmacoeconomics 20, 919—942. Moore, M.J., Zhu, C.W., Clipp, E.C., 2001. Informal costs of dementia care: estimates from the National Longitudinal Caregiver Study. J. Gerontol. B Psychol. Sci. Soc. Sci. 56, S219-S228. Sano, M., Wilcock, G.K., van Baelen, B., et al., 2003. The effects of galantamine treatment on caregiver time in Alzheimer's disease. Int. J. Geriatr. Psychiatry 18 942-950. Wimo, A., Winblad, B., Engedal, K., et al., 2003a. An economic evaluation of donepezil in mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease: results of a  1-year, double-blind, randomized trial. Dement. Geriatr. Cogn. Disord. 15, 44 54. Wimo, A., Winblad, B., Stoffler, A., et al., 2003b.

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What Is Alzheimer's?

Alzheimer's disease is a neurodegenerative disease of the brain characterized by a dementia with prominent memory impairment and specific microscopic pathology including senile plaques and neurofibrillary tangles.* Either alone or in combination with other disorders, Alzheimer's cause of approximately 75% of dementia cases. Genetic risk: * Family history of Alzheimer's disease in a first-degree.

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What Is Parkinson's?

Parkinson's is a chronic condition that primarily affects movement. It is caused by the breakdown of brain cells that create a substance called dopamine. Dopamine acts as a chemical messenger to the parts of the brain that control movement. Lack of sufficient dopamine causes the typical Parkinson's symptoms of tremor, slow movement, stiffness, and problems with balance and walking.

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Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)

ALS is a progressive, always fatal neuromuscular disease that begins with muscle weakness and as it progresses, results in total paralysis and the inability to speak and swallow. Sadly, the mind and senses remain intact. Each day, an additional 15 people are diagnosed. Estimated 5000 people in the United States are diagnosed with the disease each year.

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Commitment to Quality Care

Xpress Healthcare Staffing believe that provision of quality care using holistic approach enriches the standard of life.

Integrity and Accountability

Open and honest communication will be maintained along with responsibility for any action taken.

Respect and Sensitivity

At all time, compassion, understanding and respect will be extended to clients. Our services are provided along with sensitivity and understanding to family members.

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