Having a certified home health care provider can be an excellent way to promote kidney health in seniors. Whether you are currently battling kidney problems or may be in a high risk category for chronic kidney disease (CKD) accepting the help of home health care can make your life easier.
5 Ways Home Health Care Can Help Promote Kidney Health
We offer both non-medical caregiving and skilled nursing or medical home health care. Having the ability to choose from both types of care allows for many options.
How Non-Medical Home Health Care Can Promote Kidney Health
- Focus on Diet – The right nutrition can help promote healthy kidney function. Our caregivers can help you with meals; focusing on foods that are good for the kidneys.
- Appointments – Our caregivers will help you get to appointments to your doctors, testing, blood work, and even dialysis if needed. If you are suffering from kidney disease and are feeling weaker, having a sturdy caregiver at your side to help you get from your home to appointments can be extremely helpful.
- At Risk Disease Care – If you’re at risk for CKD due to other health issues you can decrease that risk by calling us for in home caregiving. For example, if you were diabetic our home health aide could help you keep your insulin levels under control with diet, exercise and helping you keep track as you monitor blood sugar levels.
- Get Tested – According to the National Kidney Disease Education Program (NKDEP) if you have diabetes or high blood pressure you should be tested for proper kidney function. Testing can be as easy as a blood and/or urine test. Our home health care aides can make sure that you maintain regular testing by assisting you to and from the testing facilities without needing to bother friends and family to get you there.
- Be Active – You should focus on being more active and moving around more. Caregivers and our therapists can help get you moving in the right way. Promoting certain activities and
How Can You Prevent Kidney Disease
Like many diseases and health issues we face, turning to a healthy lifestyle is the best way for promoting kidney health. Because some diseases increase your risk for kidney disease you can reduce your risk by taking control and managing the diseases that put you at risk.
This video can also help you learn a little more about how promoting kidney health is all about you making the choice to live a healthier life.
Make the Move to Contact Us & Take Control of Your Kidney Health
- Call us to talk about how we can help with promoting kidney health with a healthier lifestyle
- Ask us how in home health care services can make life easier for you if you are already battling kidney disease or kidney failure with a personalized program
- Check with your doctor to see if they could prescribe physical therapy for increased exercise, occupational therapy (this free brochure explains how occupational therapy is helpful for chronic diseases), or massage therapy (reduce stress for better kidney health) to help you combat issues that are putting you at risk for chronic kidney disease
- Read more about chronic kidney disease on the National Kidney Foundation website or the governmental website NIDDK
March is set aside as a month for promoting kidney health and you can take charge of your life to help fight against kidney disease. We know that home health care can help those who are battling kidney health issues and help those who have diseases that increase the risk of CKD.
Photo by mrhelpbutton0 (Pixabay)