E Newsletter - Nightingales

Mrs. Vasant Kapadia
TOUGH TIMES
DON’T LAST, BUT
TOUGH PEOPLE DO.
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2014 was a difficult year for Mrs. Vasant
Kapadia, an 86- year- old retired school teacher
from Bangalore. It all started when she suffered
a right Middle Cerebral Artery (MCA) stroke and
developed left-sided hemiparesis. She was
admitted to Sakra World Hospital for treatment
when she had an episode of General- Tonic
Clonic Seizure (GTCS) and was admitted to the
MICU.
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OUR PASSION FOR HOME HEALTHCARE
GOES WELL BEYOND THE HOME
The Nightingales Physical Therapy
Clinic has been carefully designed
to integrate the latest technologies
in physical therapy with our holistic
approach to healthcare.
With the combination of advanced
equipment and skilled hands-on
care, the clinic offers an effective,
safe, patient centered care plan
carefully designed by the treating
physicians.
Our multispecialty clinic provides
expert care focusing on multiple
components, including physical
and
occupational
therapies,
minimally-invasive
pain
treatments, sports rehabilitation
and specialised geriatric and
pediatric services using the latest
technology for better results.
The clinic is located in Indiranagar,
Bangalore.
TESTIMONIALS
Patient name: Mr. Sunil,
Patient name: K. Rajendran,
First of all, thank you so much for taking such a good
care of my father. Despite the language barrier, your staff
and doctors really made my parents feel comfortable.
We have been using the services of
Nightingales for the past two years.
Mr. Amit is such a good physiotherapist. He taught my
father very good exercises, and his recovery has been
much better from the time he took over.
The Nightingales team has helped us get
the services done at home professionally
with no compromise on any front. The
personal touch makes a world of difference
for the elderly at home.
I thank you very much for doing so much for my father.
God bless you!
Thank you for the support!
K. Kothandaraman
Thanks,
Dipak Ranjankar (Mr. Sunil’s son)
ASK NURSE
Dear Nurse Esther,
My father is 74 years of age and suffers from Type-2 Diabetes. The problem is that he just can’t stay away from sweets.
To make matters worse, he detests all sugar substitutes because they taste artificial. Because of his condition I don’t
store any sweet snacks in the house. Recently I found a stack of chocolates and cookies tucked away under his bed,
which of course I threw out immediately. But the next day I found the sugar bowl empty!
Please tell me what I should do.
Thanks,
Suma
Dear Suma,
It is a common misconception that sugar alone will raise your blood sugar levels and lead to the development or worsening of diabetes. In reality,
all carbohydrates will raise your blood sugar, but all carbohydrates, including sugar, are permitted in a diabetic diet.
The preferred energy source for your brain and muscles is sugar. Sugar is a form of carbohydrate that includes more than just the white, sandy
granules you pour into your morning coffee. All carbohydrates are broken down into sugar when they are digested, and they contribute to the
overall concentration of sugar in your blood. Therefore, it is more important to
monitor the total number of grams of carbohydrates you consume rather than sugar alone.
Some sugar occurs naturally in foods, while other sugar is added to foods to give them a sweeter taste. Foods with naturally occurring sugar
include milk, fruit and starchy vegetables like peas, corn and potatoes. Although these foods provide sugar, they also provide essential vitamins,
minerals and fiber. The sugar they contain is not added. Identify foods with added sugar by examining the nutrition facts label. Added sugars
are listed with the ingredients under names like sucrose, corn syrup and raw sugar. Although all sugar contributes to a rise in blood sugar and
must be considered in your total carbohydrate intake, it is better to consume foods with no added sugar for maximum health benefits.
Esther.
HOME REMEDIES
CLOVE FOR CUTS
Sprinkle powdered cloves on a cut to keep it from becoming
infected. Clove oil is rich in eugenol, a chemical that's both
antiseptic and pain-killing.
Write in and share your tried and tested home remedies with us.
[email protected]
CAREGIVER’S CORNER
Did you know caregivers have a higher-than-normal incidence of getting sick?
They can become so depleted that they cannot maintain the stamina to continue caring for others.
Don't let this happen to you. Follow these 10 tips to nurture yourself physically, mentally and spiritually every day, even when you are
at the bedside of another.
1. TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF
4. READ, PRAY OR MEDITATE FOR
AT LEAST 15 MINUTES A DAY
Eat well-balanced meals. Take a daily multivitamin.
Drink six to eight glasses of water a day. Get outdoors.
Exercise regularly. Sleep well.
Take out some time from your day to read prayer books,
helpful magazines and books like Chicken Soup for the
Caregiver's Soul to uplift your spirits. If you're religious, seek
the counsel of a spiritual leader you trust and respect.
2. TREAT YOURSELF
Get treatments for your own aches and pains before
they turn into something more serious.
5. LAUGH MORE OFTEN
Laugh, reminisce and share stories of happy times.
3. DON'T IGNORE YOUR
EMOTIONS
6. ASK FOR HELP
Pay attention to your own feelings and emotions, and
seek counseling if needed. Vent feelings to trusted
family members or friends.
Friends, family and religious groups may be eager to assist
and are only waiting to be asked and directed. Doing
everything yourself deprives others of an opportunity to serve.
SERVICES
• MEDICAL CARE PROFESSIONALS ON CALL
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MEMBERSHIP
Get in Touch:
1800-103-4530 (toll free), 4530 0300
SMS homecare to 56070
www.nightingales.in
Nightingales Home Health Services and Physical Therapy Clinic
2989/1A 12th Main, HAL II Stage, Indiranagar, Bangalore 560 038.
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