Is your parent hesitant to accept help? If so, here are five ways to ease your senior loved one into accepting some professional home care.
Is there a senior in your life who wants to remain in the comfort of their own home? Here's how to know when it's time for some home care assistance so they can do just that.
According to a recent AARP survey, a majority (77%) of Americans aged 50-and-over want to continue aging in place for as long as possible. If you feel that way, home care might be the perfect choice for you.
Are you staying up at night worrying about your aging parent's health and wellbeing? If you think it's time for home care, here’s how to select the right home care agency so that their needs are met and their wishes are respected.
Your elderly father still lives alone in the house you grew up in. Dad’s health hasn’t been the greatest lately, so you’ve been trying to help him out when you have time. After considering your options, you’ve decided that it might be best to hire dad a professional home caregiver.
Knowing how to tell the difference between home care and home health care will no doubt matter when important decisions weigh in the balance. What follows is some information that can help guide your decision-making process.
Carol Bradley Bursack, Minding Our Elders When it becomes obvious to us that a loved one can’t get through a day without assistance, the logical next step is to begin looking into resources that can provide the added support they need. One of the first things a long-term care insurance company, home care company, adult day care center or assisted living facility will ask about is the person’s ability to perform ADLs. But what exactly are ADLs? Every field has its jargon, and the long-term care industry is no exception. In the business of providing care, the phrase “activities of daily living” [...]
The holidays are supposed to be a joyful time, full of celebration with family. But for caregivers and the millions of people living with Alzheimer’s disease or a related form of dementia, the holidays can be nothing short of overwhelming. The holiday season brings additional financial strain, a disruption in routine and many more unforeseen commitments that can contribute to caregiver stress. Read how one daughter sees through the holiday stress and finds peace with her father’s dementia through the holidays. Finding Triumph in Tragedy: Christmas with Alzheimer’s Colleen Carrol Campbell is an author, broadcast journalist and a former presidential speechwriter. [...]
Creative Caregivers would like to share this valuable information with you as provided by A Place for Mom. It provides fantastic tips for the holiday season when dealing with your older relatives who may have difficulty with the activity and stress of the season. Over the holidays, we’re likely to see our aging parents and relatives and learn more about their daily habits. If they are beginning to get lonely or are having trouble living independently, the holidays can quickly become a difficult and stressful time. However, if we approach this time with a positive and proactive attitude, we can make our [...]
Everyone needs a little help from time to time and while many seniors lean on the friends and family members for support, there may be some instances in which it’s necessary to seek additional assistance or long-term care. Any senior finding themselves in need of a little extra help in their daily life might benefit from the services of a family caregiver, but they are not always available for long-term care. In this case, a private duty home senior caregiver is the next best thing. These professionals may be the perfect answer for those who need assistance in non-medical aspects of [...]