Conservation of energy is a hugely important idea for your senior family member. This is a way of ensuring that she is using energy only in ways that make sense for her so that she doesn’t wear herself out.
Use Strategy to Determine Her Tasks
Combining tasks or eliminating tasks that are not as necessary as they appear can make a big difference for your senior’s energy levels. Being strategic with this can get rid of unnecessary energy drains pretty quickly. Look for tasks that aren’t particularly exhausting for your senior to get the best results.
Organize Activities around Energy Levels
How your senior schedules her activities throughout the day can have a tremendous impact on her energy levels. When your elderly family member tends to have more energy, such as earlier in the day, that’s when you need to schedule the most strenuous activities. If you can schedule appointments when your elderly family member has more energy, that’s useful, too. This may not be an exact science, however, so you may need to go with the flow of your senior’s energy levels.
Double up on Some Household Items
One way for your senior to burn more energy than she should is to consistently need something that tends to be in a different part of the house. If possible, keeping multiples of items your aging family member needs often in various parts of the house can help her to conserve some of her energy. This might involve setting up several areas that contain cleaning supplies, for instance, or a linen closet upstairs as well as downstairs.
Get Help with Household Tasks
Pride goes before a fall, as they say, and the same can be true for your senior. It can be incredibly important for her to maintain a certain set of standards around her home, yet that can also exhaust her. Hiring home care providers to help with those household tasks is just one way that you can help her to use that energy in other ways.
Use Rolling Carts to Carry Items around the House
When your elderly family member needs to move items from one part of her home to another, it makes sense to use a tool or device to make that job easier. Rolling carts can be one of the easiest ways to carry items around the house because they require far less energy to move than if your senior carried the items by hand.
As your elderly family member’s health and needs change, she may need your help in determining other ways to help her to conserve more energy. Work together to figure out what is working well for her and what needs to be changed or adjusted in order to function better.
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As a practicing Registered Nurse, Etelka was keenly aware of a void in quality patient care that could be provided in the home. She embarked upon a journey to develop a home health care agency that would exceed all expectations and become a trusted partner to physicians and patients.
A Distinguished Career From Nurse to Director of Nursing to President of Home Services Unlimited
Etelka’s distinguished career followed a logical progression to her position as President of Home Services Unlimited. She graduated as a nurse practitioner with a Bachelor of Nursing (RN) in 1972 from Meshgorya University in the Ukraine, close to where she lived with her family. She married her husband Phil in 1973 and decided in 1977 that they would relocate to the United States to be closer to family and to come to this land of opportunity. With an eagerness to continue her budding career, Etelka sat for and passed her Boards in the U.S. in 1979.
A Love and Talent for Working with the Elderly
Etelka began her nursing career in the U.S. at Colonial Crest, now part of Golden Living, where she was the In-service Coordinator, the Director of Training and Education and Director of Nursing, a position she occupied for several years.
With a group of partners, she co-founded Adept Corporation, which operated group homes for the mentally challenged. The business was successful and in 1996, Etelka sold her share to return to her roots, caring for the elderly.
In January of 1997, Etelka opened Home Services Unlimited as a fully licensed business to provide home health care. In her quest to learn to do better for her patients, she had already obtained a Masters in Healthcare Administration (MHA) in May of 1990 from the College of St. Francis. As President of Home Services Unlimited, Inc., Etelka guides the trusted, experienced care model Home Services Unlimited uses to continue providing excellent home health care.
Giving Back to the Community of Indianapolis
Volunteering for community services is a high priority for Etelka. Her memberships include the Indiana Association of Rehabilitation Facilities, Executive Women in Health Care and the Indiana Association for Home and Hospice Care, where she is a member of the Board of Directors.
Etelka has also served on the Board of Directors with Hooverwood Home, a highly regarded geriatric facility, since 1997 and as the President for 2005-2006. Through her community work, she has received several awards and accolades, including the Nora McFarland award in 2002, from the Indiana Association of Home and Hospice Care.
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