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Attitude Can Affect the Impact Home Care Has for Veterans

Care for Aging Veterans in Princeton NJ

October is Positive Attitude Month and when it comes to home care support for veterans of all ages, how a person approaches it can impact what they receive from it. That goes for veterans and home care aides. It can also include family members who may be concerned about the well-being and safety of their elderly loved ones.

Attitude can impact life in many different ways.

Care for Aging Veterans in Princeton NJ

Care for Aging Veterans in Princeton NJ

First, a positive attitude opens up a number of opportunities while a negative one slams doors shut. For example, a veteran who may be struggling with their physical capabilities at the moment can choose between a positive or negative attitude.

If the veteran chooses a negative attitude, it might be difficult to convince him or her that home care support would be beneficial. “What difference would it make?” He might say. With that kind of attitude, it might be difficult for even the most experienced and dependable home care aide to make a difference.

If the veteran has a positive attitude, though, it can open up a number of possibilities. This veteran might see his or her current disability as an opportunity to inspire others. After all, they aren’t the only one who has gone through this particular injury or disability; and they won’t be the last.

When someone begins looking into home care as an option, it’s usually the result of being unable to tend to their own basic care in a safe and healthy manner. It may be a permanent issue they have to deal with for the rest of their life or something more temporary. It doesn’t matter whether it’s short term or long-term care that’s required; the veteran who enters into this working relationship with a positive mindset will lay the foundation for better results in the future.

More likely to open up. 

People who are positive in attitude have a greater tendency to open up about past interests, things they still want to do, and much more. If a veteran is positive about his or her future, they will more likely open up to the home care aide.

This can provide a caregiver a great foundation upon which to build a support system. They may offer encouragement for the veteran to pursue certain activities, get the type of exercise he or she needs, and that will, in turn, help foment that great, positive outlook on life.

Who knows, it could inspire others to consider home care support as well.

If you or an aging loved one are considering home care for an aging veteran in Princeton, NJ, please call the caring staff at Care Street Home Care. You can reach our Mercer/Burlington Division at (609) 496-5666.

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Dr. Shelly Chinkes, DPM

Administrator at Care Street Home Care
Dr. Shelly Chinkes, DPM, Care Street’s able administrator has more than 30 years of clinical experience in private practice and Skilled Nursing settings, with specific experience in clinical case management in Gerontology.

Dr. Shelly, as he is fondly known, has served as an Alzheimer’s Support Group Facilitator in Mercer County and is a Certified Dementia Instructor. Knowledgeable, compassionate, and unusually devoted, his guidance is crucial in helping families understand their options and render decisions for their loved ones’ care plan. Dr. Shelly’s extensive experience, sincere and pleasant demeanor, and professional affiliations have made him a vital asset to Care Street.

Care Street Home Health Care LLC is a division of Ocean Healthcare, a network of New Jersey-based healthcare centers and services founded in 1973 by Melvin and Debbie Feigenbaum. Melvin and Debbie both came from warm, close-knit backgrounds that emphasize the centrality of family. The values of respect, responsibility, and dignity run deep in the Feigenbaum family; they share a strong sensitivity to the importance of caring for others, particularly the elderly and disabled.

The Care Street mission is straightforward and compelling: to provide a comprehensive range of the highest quality home health services in a professional and efficient manner that will enhance our clients' quality of life and empower families to keep their loved one at home.
Care Street has earned a reputation of excellence among hundreds of families, and is recommended by medical professionals and hospital discharge planners throughout the State.

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