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
If you are starting to wonder whether it might be time to contact a home healthcare facility for your loved one, you will want to review the following information. This way, you will know for sure if it is truly time to make that phone call. Forgetting To Take Medication It is very important to make sure that your elderly loved one is taking his or her medication every single day.
13 February 2017
Working as a home health aide requires you to wear many different hats. In a given day, you can find yourself being in charge of giving medication to a patient, preparing health meals, and even being a shoulder to cry on. Another duty that will be part of your daily life is providing physical support to patients, as you'll often need to lift them out of the bathtub, help them into your vehicle, and more.
9 February 2017
If you have recently taken in your elderly parent after they suffered a fall, you may be worried about them falling again in your home. If so, use the following tips to help prevent falls and keep your parent safe while you are taking care of them. Have A "Before You Leave The Room" Checklist Since a lot of falls happen when an elderly person reaches for or gets up to retrieve something they need, you want to make sure they have everything in reach before you leave the room.
9 February 2017
If you have recently been involved in an accident that caused you to lose the use of your legs, it can be very difficult to adjust to daily living. There are many people who have the help of their friends and family to get them through the beginning stages of recovery, but not everyone has someone that can be with them at all times. There are in-home caregivers who can be hired to give you the assistance you need until you are able to learn how to manage daily living on your own.
7 February 2017
If you have a loved one that is not able to do everything on their own but is wary about moving to an assisted living facility or nursing home, you might want to consider getting them in-home care for them. This allows them to receive the care they need in the comfort of their own home. Why should they get in-home care? Your loved one may have not expressed it yet, but they are likely afraid of losing their independence.
21 May 2015