Condition-Specific Care - Boynton
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Traumatic Brain Injury

TBI has been getting more press lately and that is a good thing. For a long time we believed that brain damage or injuries were permanent, and some in medical circles still believe this. Fortunately, many do not. Research on the power of neuroplasticity, made popular by the rock star of neuroscience Norman Doidge, has shown us that just as brain cells can move toward imbalance, they can also move toward balance. In other words, nothing is fixed. And those with brain injuries who appear to be operating with a deficit, or unable to communicate, may have much more going on than we had previously realized.

Working with those to help the brain recover is hard work but we are up to the task. Everything from physical exercise to playing chess to reading can help, but for recovery to be most effective we need to know when to push and when to pull back and rest. We can help you to find that balance.

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Cancer
Cancer and its treatment can have grueling effects on your physical and emotional wellbeing. Having someone by your side while you are in treatment can ease the emotional stresses that inevitably come. The caring, dependable staff at BBHC understand what to expect while you are in treatment and in recovery. We can help with big and little things, in a caring and empowering way:
  • Transportation and companionship for chemotherapy treatments
  • Monitoring and companionship post-surgery
  • Support for family members who may not understand how best to support you
  • Meal preparation & light housework
  • Stress reduction with stretching and light exercise
  • Help with bathing, dressing and hygiene
  • Medication reminders
  • Shopping for medical clothing and other items
  • Among others depending on your care plan.

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Parkinson's Disease
Parkinson’s is a difficult, chronic condition that can put a lot of strain on individuals and families. At BBHC, we know how hard it can be to communicate your needs. Shaking and shuffling are commonly identified Parkinson’s symptoms, but for patients, the internal experience dealing with them comes with unseen challenges. Our skilled and compassionate care providers can relieve many of the strains of managing daily life with this difficult disease. We can help you with exercise, cooking home meals and helping you to relax. Most importantly, we can be there for you to talk through the growing limitations of your body and how to navigate them.
We can offer feedback on posture, gait and facial expression. BBHC staff have a good understanding of the perplexing impacts from this disease. The supports we provide includes:
  • Meal planning and nutritional guidance to minimize symptoms
  • Transportation and companionship during health appointments
  • Grocery shopping
  • Supervision at home to observe unsteady gait or other troublesome patterns for improvement
  • Daily mobility exercises for those who need help with bathing, dressing or using the bathroom
  • Walking partner who is sensitive to slower pace that comes with neuromuscular problems
  • Stretching and accompanying you to yoga classes to preserve or restore muscle elasticity
  • Caregiver relief for family members
  • Among others depending on your care plan.

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Mental Health
Mental health challenges are part of everyday life. BBHC is eager to support your mental health needs by providing supportive and encouraging wellness services for you and your family.
Physical and social activities are a great way to care support lifelong well-being, so our caring providers are ready to help you with:
  • A long walk in the park
  • Attentive listening to your concerns and interests
  • Referrals for mental health services
  • Creating a recipe together, or baking in the kitchen
  • Crafting and making art together
  • Games, bingo and other fun activities
  • An outing to boost endorphins and mood
  • Among others depending on your care plan.

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Neurological Disease
There is a great deal about our nerves, nerve pain and neurological dysfunction that baffle doctors. Even with a diagnosis, symptoms still vary from person to person. Sometimes we feel discouraged when medical professionals lump our neurological problems into groups when we want to be recognized for the symptoms we are actually experiencing.
At BBHC, we understand that neurological conditions affect each person individually. We come prepared to help you deal with the loss of motor skills or cognition you experience, regardless of diagnosis. We also understand that nerve pain needs to be treated differently than other types of pain. We perform a comprehensive analysis to plan and prepare for the unique challenges you face. Some of the support we offer includes:
  • Ambulatory assistance or a walking partner
  • Cognitive exercises to strengthen memory or train of thought
  • Laundry services
  • Light housekeeping
  • Trusted partner around the house for safety
  • Assistance with dressing
  • Activity partner to keep you engaged
  • Medication reminders
  • Socialization and conversation.
 

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Heart Disease
Supporting longevity and well being through heart health is one of the areas where BBHC can help you live your best life. Whether you are on a preventative care plan, or whether your doctor is working with you to control disease progression, our knowledgeable staff understand what you’re going through. We can help keep heart disease from progressing by supporting your healthy lifestyle choices, including:
  • Helping you exercise and enabling certain movements
  • Running errands to ease physical and emotional stress
  • Preparing nutritious, low-sodium meals
  • Light housekeeping to reduce allergens
  • Aiding in grocery shopping and dietary advice
  • Laundry assistance
  • Helping you design coping and hygiene plans
  • Medication reminders
  • Among others depending on your care plan.

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Diabetes
Diabetes is a complex condition that effects many body systems simultaneously. Home care can add tremendous benefit by reducing the impact of diabetes on neurological function, heart condition and emotional wellbeing. The professional and experienced staff at BBHC understand how diabetes manifests and progresses, and we work with you to identify areas for improvement in your daily routine. Since diabetes mostly affects people over age 65, home support can help prevent complications such as heart disease and empower you to live your healthiest, active life. We offer support with:
  • Dietary advice and meal planning for improvement of symptoms
  • Coordinating with your therapist on exercise and stretching routines
  • Working with your occupational therapist on any goals you might have
  • Shopping for groceries when you aren’t able
  • Encouraging a variety of outings and activities for overall well being
  • Among others depending on your care plan.

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Hypertension / Stroke
BBHC staff understand how important daily monitoring and lifestyle changes are to prevent high blood pressure from leading to stroke, heart attack, or even death. We help families assess the kind of stresses people with hypertension might be dealing with, and we help with daily habits that reduce stress and promote relaxation. We also help you deal with medication side effects by keeping you on a steady routine and making sure you stay adequately hydrated. Your best care is the one that is customized to your circumstance and medical condition. We offer support and advice for families who want to alleviate or prevent further complications from high blood pressure. The changes we can help you make include:
  • A light exercise routine with stretching exercises to promote flexibility and circulation
  • Shopping and errands when you aren’t able
  • Dietary advice and coordination of healthy meals
  • Emotional support, including phone calls to help with goals
  • Medication management reminders
  • Among others depending on your care plan.

We will also work with your physical therapist on a rehabilitation plan to correct deficits or cognitive issues resulting from a stroke.

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Alzheimer’s & Dementia
Alzheimer’s and Dementia are challenging cognitive diseases to manage on your own. People who have family to help do better, but the stress for the family may be significant enough to interfere with total quality of life. Connecting with BBHC’s trained professionals can ease the burden of cognitive disease. More than half of people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or dementia prefer living in home settings. Nursing homes are not the ideal setting for warding-off symptoms nor for strengthening cognitive function. Many do realize you can bring in a home care professional for a fraction of the cost.
Let us help facilitate a sense of normalcy in your home setting. We know how emotionally demanding it can be to care for Alzheimer’s and dementia, and because stress aggravates symptoms, it must be mitigated at every opportunity. BBHC provides cognitive support and coping mechanisms while boosting spirits with warm and friendly care. Our professional providers remain attentive to changes in behavior and diminished memory or reasoning capacities, and we keep your family informed. The simplest things can make the biggest difference. Among the benefits to hiring a BBHC care professional are:
  • Stress reduction that comes with your loved one safe & cared for
  • Engagement in conversation to supports brain function
  • Social activities that foster a sense of community belonging
  • Nutritious meals that meet dietary guidelines
  • Exercises to stimulate the mind and mood
  • Encouraging behavior changes that lift mood and promote a positive attitude
  • Training and support eases family life for everyone involved.

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Arthritis & Osteoarthritis
Chronic pain is a daunting problem that affects hundreds of millions of people worldwide. Conditions such as arthritis and osteoarthritis are common causes of pain in North America. Both can be incredibly frustrating as the cause is not always known. Daily tasks can become a mountainous challenge. To make things worse, doctors understand very little about chronic pain or how to treat it, mostly reverting to drug regimens that suppress symptoms. These measures are mostly temporary and can lead to significant side effects, including addiction.
The good news is that leading a full life is possible with just a little bit of help. Many with chronic pain also suffer from depression and may not realize how alleviating depression may also ease pain. Our caring staff are important allies in your care. We help alleviate the challenges of arthritis and osteoarthritis with the goal of easing the burdens of disease and helping your pain. Among the possibilities are:
  • Cooking with fun recipes together or chopping vegetables
  • Household chores such as sweeping or light cleaning
  • Running an errand when you cannot
  • Clothes shopping, with or without you
  • Laundry services
  • Recreational activities.