Home Health Care Estero FL
(September 19, 2016, Naples, FL, LTCEP) Ted Wolfendale, Administrator of Dial-A-Nurse Home Health Care in Naples, Florida, has been chosen as the featured provider for all of South Florida for the week of September 19, 2016. His tips for family caregivers and other information will be shared all week at https://www.facebook.com/southfloridaseniors/
Dial-A-Nurse was chosen because of their dedication to their community and to the clients they serve. Ted has written several articles for the South Florida Approved Senior Network. They can be found here: http://southflorida.approvedseniornetwork.com/author/twolfendale/
When asked why Ted got into the home care business, he told us:
“I was 12 years old when my dad was diagnosed with bone cancer. At that time, in my town, there were no home health agencies or hospices- nowhere to get help. We got a hospital bed, wheeled it in our home and took care of him until he died four years later. Then, as a family, we decided that there were other people in our community that had the same challenges as we faced, and my mother started Dial-a-Nurse. That was 40 years ago. I still remember as a young boy Saturdays at Dial-a-Nurse, working in the office, folding brochures, copying over schedules onto giant green sheets manually, and sweeping the floors. We have come a long way since then. Today we are still our proud of our heritage, and our mission to provide compassionate caring nurses, and educational support to our community.”
Ted also shared his top three tips for family caregivers in South Florida:
“1. Don’t go it alone. Too often, the stress associated with continual care of a loved one can impact on the caregiver’s life resulting in divorce, lost jobs, and feelings of helplessness. To provide the best care the caregiver needs to look after herself/himself. There are systems of support available in most communities, and always on the internet. Even just talking with other people going through what you are experiencing can provide an outlet.
2. Take breaks in care. Hire a licensed home health agency that does their due diligence: fingerprint checks employees backgrounds, maintains liability insurance and workers’ compensation insurance on each employee, pays their taxes, does reference checks, and supervises and monitors their staff. At Dial-a-Nurse we are the only home health agency in Naples that additionally requires a written test prior to hiring. With these assurances in place, you can feel comfortable giving yourself a break by providing a qualified and insured healthcare professional to take care of your loved one while giving you an outlet for stress.
3. Get all the education you can. There are many places to obtain education in the community. Libraries have DVD programs on specific healthcare issues such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, Diabetes, and Cancer. There are community organizations that also provide education. Applied education is power, and the more you know, the better you can take care of a loved one. The result is that it not only increases the level of care and support you can offer your loved one, but gives you a sense of well-being and strength knowing you have this information, which in term translates to better care.”
One-on-one personal home care for seniors plus outstanding supervision provides a quality of care you can depend on from Dial-a-Nurse. That’s what you should expect with any in-home care company. And you can expect the best from Dial-a-Nurse. All the nursing services we offer are tailored to your needs. We will help you remain independent in the comfort of your own home, provide the assistance you need in a facility, or help you through an operation.
Contact us at (239) 307-0033 in Naples or (239) 307-0065 in Fort Myers, to see how your life can improve . . . using the finest home care for seniors.
If you or an aging loved one are considering Home Health Care Services in Estero FL, call the caring staff at Dial-a-Nurse today. Naples: (239) 307-0033. Ft. Myers: (239) 307-0065 .
In 1995 he became Administrator of Dial-a-Nurse nursing agency, the oldest nursing agency in the Southwest Florida succeeding his mother who started the company 37 years ago. He is also President of Nevco, Inc., an educational healthcare training company begun in 1988.
Mr. Wolfendale has worked with the U.S. Department of Commerce on various Missions to improve the quality of life around the world by development of supportive healthcare programs. In 2005 he traveled with U.S. officials and addressed the Italian National Government assisting in the creation of Nurse Education mandates for that Country. In 2006 he was invited and spoke with the National Institutes of Continuing Education in Eastern Europe on healthcare education and developmental mandates, and most recently represented the United States at the European Union in Lake Balaton, Hungary in 2011. In 2014 he traveled with the U.S. Department of State to Singapore, Malaysia and Vietnam in an effort to improve caregiver knowledge and training.
Mr. Wolfendale has worked with a number of non-profits in contributing and creating curriculum to improve the quality of life in third-world countries since 2001, and notably created a successful program in Odessa, India that has been modeled in other areas of the world. In his backyard, he has worked with local Goodwill Industries to provide curriculum and training to underserved individuals who have obtained employment as a result of educational training. He was the Congressional appointment to the Governor's purple ribbon task force in 2013, and has worked to educate caregivers in all aspects of Alzheimer's training.
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