How Home Health Care Helped My Mom

  • Talking To Your Aging Parent About Getting In-Home Care

    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.

  • Polypharmacy: Protecting Your Elderly Loved One From Drug Misuse

    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.

  • Three Things To Know If You Plan To Tip Your Home Health Aide

    9 March 2016

    Having a health aide visit your home throughout the week can help you keep some degree of your independence as you age. If you're really pleased with the quality of the care that the aide provides you, you might consider giving a tip to express your gratitude. However, you might also be unsure about whether tipping is permitted in this industry. Generally, you don't tip after each visit but it's acceptable to tip around the holidays.

  • Changes To Make To Your Home That Will Help You Provide Safe Home Care To A Loved One

    30 December 2015

    Is someone in your home having a more and more difficult time getting around and to the point where they need help with their daily care? Are you worried that they are going to get injured when they are trying to go about their daily regimen? If so, then there are some changes you should consider making around your house to help make it a safer environment for them. If you have come to the point where you need to provide home health care for your loved one, then the advice in this article will help you to create a safer home environment and make it easier for you to care for them.

  • Respite Care For Caregivers To The Elderly

    20 October 2015

    Are you a caregiver for an elderly person? If so, then you know that helping a senior with their daily activities and meeting their various physical and emotional needs can be an all-consuming task. Fortunately, there is help for anyone who faces this difficult and stressful situation: respite care. This article examines this topic in more detail.   Home or Away   The two primarytypes of respite care are in-home and out-of-home. In the former, the elderly person stays at their home, while in the latter, the senior is taken some type of care facility.

  • Living Options For Developmentally Disabled Adults: A Guide For Aging Parents

    29 July 2015

    Raising a child with developmental delays can bring a lot of joy and a lot of worry, especially as they get older and enter the adult world. This is especially true once you are no longer able to care for them due to your own health and age. Fortunately, there are a range of supportive services that can help you in your home or allow your adult child to live in a home of their own.