In-home care services can make a big difference in the health and safety of a loved one who is living at home alone. When you have a loved one who needs help in the home in order to get their needs met, good communication regarding care needs and day-to-day happenings in the home is an essential component to good care. A notebook in the home to address any concerns, a daily schedule on the wall to provide a continuity of care, and a list of the people taking care of your loved one as well as contact information all in one place is going to make communication easier.
27 September 2019
If you have an elderly parent who is no longer able to live on their own or fully take care of themselves, you may have moved them into your home so that you can help and keep an eye on them. However, if you are doing most of the work yourself, you may be having difficulty keeping up with their needs while trying to take care of your own. If so, look for the following signs that it's time to seek help with caring for your elderly parent in your home.
1 May 2019
If your elderly parent needs assistance for his or her activities of daily living, then hiring home health aides may be an option. Whether the home health aide comes and goes, or you hire live-in home health aides, there are a few things you will need to discuss with him or her about your parent's medical condition. Here are three important things to discuss with your loved one's home health aides and why it is so important to do so.
30 September 2018
When you choose an at-home nursing care provider to come into your home to take care of you, an elderly relative, or a friend, it is beholden to that nursing care provider to adapt to what your preferences are. This professional should not be willing to step out of the knowing-the rules-well box, but they should use the experience to now tailor a working model that's consistent with your current needs.
16 May 2018
Caring for a parent with Alzheimer's disease can be time consuming, stressful, and even inconvenient at times. Hiring a professional Alzheimer's care seervice to assist you may be just what the doctor ordered – here's why: Increase Your Peace of Mind By having a professional aide by your parent's side when you aren't around, you'll likely increase your peace of mind overall throughout the day. There is no need to worry about whether they'll remember to eat a nutritious meal in the middle of the day while you're at work.
3 January 2018
It's easy to feel lost when you see your elderly parent struggling with depression. Whether he or she has recently lost a spouse, is battling an illness, or is simply depressed about aging, it's easy for senior citizens to feel depressed. While you should always do your best to ensure that your parent is receiving professional medical care for this condition, you can also think about ways that you can help.
26 May 2017
When you're getting a helping hand from a home health aide as you manage your ability to live independently, you can talk to this health professional about more than just visiting your home. In many cases, it can be advantageous to have your health aide accompany you outside of your home to attend various medical appointments. If you don't drive, your aide could actually pick you up and take you to your appointments.
24 February 2017
When you hire a home health aide to care for a loved one, you can count on this health professional fulfilling a wide range of duties. While it's customary to hire a health aide when your loved one has trouble with some of the elements related to living independently, you shouldn't discount another service that the aide provides — companionship. In some cases, you may have an elderly family member who is getting by satisfactorily but struggles with being lonely, arranging a visit from a home health aide can provide a good feeling.
23 February 2017
Making the decision of moving a family member or a dear friend into an assisted living facility may turn out to be a very good decision. Maybe you've lately noticed behavioral changes in your dear loved one. Elderly people who live alone may gradually become lonely or depressed. Locked in their homes, they have no social outlets and boredom causes them to become reclusive. Personal care becomes shabby as some seniors fade away into a twilight zone.
16 February 2017
Family caregiving may be full of challenges, but you also enjoyed spending long hours with your aging parent. Now, however, they have decided to move to an assisted living facility, and you are left trying to figure out how to use all your newfound time. While it is normal to feel many emotions such as guilt and even a sense of loss after your loved one makes a change in their care plan, it is also important to celebrate their move toward more independence.
15 February 2017