Accredited Home Care has the ability to help those who suffer with kidney health issues by providing a variety of both non-medical caregivers and skilled health care services at home. Since March is National Kidney Health Awareness Month we wanted to remind you of the services we provide that can help.
Understanding Kidney Health & Function
Our home health services offers skilled medical professional services that can help make your life easier if you are dealing with health issues; especially kidney health.
- According to the American Kidney Fund it’s estimated that 31 million Americans have Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)
- Many People who have CKD do not know until the later stages of the disease because the symptoms can be hard to notice with minimal signs in the early stages.
- Your kidneys don’t just produce urine as waste; they actually produce hormones that can stimulate red cell production, regulate various minerals, salt, potassium and acid.
- A form of Vitamin D is produced by the kidneys
- The NIDDK explains that your kidneys filter 120-150 quarts of red blood cells in order to produce 1 to 2 quarts of urine daily
Learn more about kidney health with this video from the National Kidney Foundation:
5 Ways Home Care Can Help with Kidney Health
We offer non-medical home care that offers a variety of services that can help make life easier if you have a kidney disease or any health issues that put you at risk for kidney disease. Here’s how we can help.
- Special Diet – Diet is very important for those who suffer from kidney disease. It can also help those who suffer from certain diseases that can put you at risk for kidney failure or disease. Our home care providers can focus on a healthy diet that creates delicious meals geared to promote better kidney health.
- Appointments & Errands – We can provide errand running and doing things like shopping for special foods that recommended by professionals. Taking you to appointments, you can be assured you will get to your specialists’ visits and, if needed, to dialysis appointments as scheduled without having to worry.
- Getting Rest – It’s important to get rest while battling any disease or health issue. Our home care providers can provide light housekeeping that will keep your home looking presentable. Being in a clean environment is important.
- Incontinence Care – Having kidney issues may result in having to deal with some issues with incontinence. Our team is trained to not only discreetly help you with such needs but will also make sure that you are always fresh and clean so you are never embarrassed.
- Observe & Report – It’s important that any changes are observed and reported. Having one on one care means that you will generally have the same caregiver(s) to notice things like swelling, itching, or other symptoms of problems with your kidneys.
Whether you are currently dealing with kidney health issues, are at a higher risk of having kidney problems, or may face them in the future we are here to help.
Kidney Health Resources
Remember that Accredited Care offers both non-medical and skilled health home care. This can be extremely helpful in not only helping to prevent kidney disease but in helping to attend to your needs if you should ever face these problems.
- Find a Keep Healthy Kidney Check in Your Area with the National Kidney Foundation
- The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease (NIDDK)
- The National Kidney Foundation Website for Information
- Medline Plus Kidney Disease
We’re Here When You Need Us
Remember that Accredited Care offers a number of services specific to your needs. Our one on one home care, health care services, and caregiving abilities are very flexible. Contact us to see if we can help you or anyone you love that may be concerned about their kidney health.
Photo by Paul Zollo