12 April 2019
When you have a loved one getting in home senior care, communication with any care providers is essential to good care. If your loved one is not able to communicate effectively, a journal can have a big impact on the continuity of their care. If your family member receives around the clock care, what goes on during each shift should be documented for the next person. There should be a calendar that is easily accessible to all providers, and a way for any caregiver to contact you in the event of an emergency.
18 November 2018
In the future, there will be even more elderly women than elderly men. Science has yet to figure out how to extend the life of males to the point that it either equals or exceeds the average life expectancy of women. Additionally, there are dozens more centenarians living now than there were in the last decade, and the number is rising. There is still a life expectancy disparity between men and women who have reached the century mark, too, with more men dying right before or just after reaching this major life milestone than women.
2 April 2018
There are a variety of needs that individuals will need as they age. Meeting these needs can be of immense importance if the health and well-being of the patient are to be protected. Unfortunately, individuals that are needing to meet these needs for an elderly loved one will often find that they are poorly suited to this task as a result of believing some routinely shared pieces of misinformation. Myth: Elderly Individuals Will Have To Live In Assisted Care Communities To Have Their Needs Met
3 January 2018
There might come a time when you or someone you love needs to hire an in-home caregiver. Finding the right person to care for your daily needs as well as someone you trust and like can be a difficult task. There are some traits you should look for in an in-home caregiver that will ensure you will find the right person for your needs. Experience One thing you should always look for in a caregiver is how much experience they have doing their job.
22 November 2016
If you are in charge of finding a healthcare facility for a loved one, such as when someone in your life needs short-term rehab, it is very important that you make sure you are doing enough research in order to find the best one. The little bit of time that this will take you will be more than worth it. Speak Directly to the Admissions Counselor You will want to make sure that you are taking the time out of your busy schedule to sit down face to face with the admission counselor.
8 August 2016
If you are currently looking into home health care services for your senior parent, there will be a lot of different aspects and factors you will need to consider as you select a company to provide services. One of the most important aspects you should look into is the ability to have the same employees visit your parent each day. The consistency of this may help your parent cope with this change in life, and here are several reasons it is important for seniors to receive care from the same person each day.
26 May 2016
If your kidney disease has progressed to the point where you now require regular dialysis treatments three times each week, then it is important for your future health that you live in the most healthy situation as possible. While some people on dialysis are able to continue to live alone, others require a different living situation because their medical treatment and illness leaves them unable to live safely alone at home.
6 April 2016
If you're due for knee surgery or a hip replacement, the risk of falling is certainly increased until you've completely healed. Since the recovery time after surgeries like this can often be pretty long, it's essential that your home is set up in a way that's not only functional but that will help make your life easier and prevent falls. Here are some things you can do and equipment you should have before you return home to recover.
18 March 2016
Elderly parents are often resistant to the idea of bringing in outside help with day-to-day activities, even if they know they are not able to do as much as they used to. Tact and patience are essential when broaching this very sensitive topic. Make Home Care Desirable Talk about the advantages of having someone to help, such as being able to stay in their home. Point out the lower cost of home care as opposed to assisted living, and the one-on-one attention they will receive instead of being just another resident in a facility.
15 March 2016
Polypharmacy describes a situation where a patient is taking multiple prescription drugs. Elderly patients sometimes have a hard time keeping track of all the proper dosages and timing of each one, and even caregivers can get confused. Write Out Instructions Memory problems can make it impossible for your aging loved one to follow a strict drug regimen. To make it easier, write out a daily instruction sheet with the drug name, dosage, and time it is to be taken.