Whether it is a parent, child, or other family member, there is no limit to your love and the sacrifice you're willing to make to care for your loved one. However, as superhuman as you might believe you are, you do have limits. Caregiver burnout is a rarely talked about concern that affects many people who tirelessly care for others. Understanding this condition and learning how to work through it is critical.
10 January 2017
Being homebound can be stressful, especially if it's been a while since the homebound person has been able to get outside. When someone is homebound, even a simple gesture can make a world of difference. If you know someone who's homebound, there are some simple things you can do to help them feel less isolated. Here are three suggestions for lifting the spirits of your homebound friend. Volunteer Your Time
28 June 2016
One of the most useful and effective ways to ensure that your elderly parents or grandparents are cared for is to take advantage of in-home health care that can provide substantial and benefits that other types of senior care options cannot really compete with. Listed below are two reasons to consider in-home health care for your aging relatives. Familiar Surroundings A major reason to consider utilizing in-home healthcare is that it can make your aging relatives much more comfortable because they will be receiving the care and supervision that they may need in the home that they may have spent many years in.
4 February 2016
Statistics show that 90% of people aged 65 and older want to continue living in their own homes for as long as possible. Respecting the wishes of an aging relative can be difficult if he or she suffers from dementia, but having access to reliable home health care service providers can be beneficial when caring for dementia patients. Here are three strategies that you should discuss with your home health care service providers to help make life more enjoyable for your dementia-stricken loved ones.
7 December 2015
As a caregiver for elderly patients, you are likely aware that activities that keep their emotional and mental health strong are so important. As the season begins to turn toward the holidays, this is a prime opportunity to have some fun and work with your clients on some great holiday-themed activities that can keep them not only mentally strong, but also lift their spirits as well. Explore New Recipes Nothing ushers in the holiday season like trying some new recipes.
22 October 2015
It isn't uncommon for people to not look forward to growing old. However, it is possible to age gracefully so that you don't have to dread it. Growing old, despite what you may believe, does not mean that you can't get out of the house and see the beautiful world outside. Healthy aging is possible if you stay positive and maintain certain things in your life. Here are a few tips to help you promote healthy aging so that your golden years are just that – golden:
16 September 2015
Most people want to lose weight, but can never find time to workout. Maintaining a healthy weight is important for your overall health. If you cannot make it to the gym on a regular basis, then it is time to invest into some home fitness equipment. Here are three ways to reach your weight loss goals at home. Buy a Treadmill If you are thinking about buying gym equipment, then a treadmill should be one of your first purchases.
15 September 2015
When you get to the point in your life where you can no longer manage all of your daily duties and routines on your own, you are likely considering your options for assistance and living accommodations. As you are considering your options, you may be thinking about home health care in lieu of going into assisted living or nursing home care. Before you make any major decisions about your future care and assistance, you should get to know some of the ways that non-medical home health care could benefit you.
8 September 2015
Alzheimer's disease is a cognitive condition that robs people of their ability to function independently, and it takes its toll on a person's entire family. If you have a parent with this disease, you may want to try to maintain care in the home for as long as possible. Fortunately, there are some things you can do to prepare your home and your family for this responsibility. Consider Private Duty Home Nurses
3 September 2015
Many Americans require the use of a walker due to certain medical conditions. If they live in a small or cluttered home or apartment, using the walker can be awkward and cumbersome. Other people can't work up the motivation to follow the doctor's orders to walk throughout the day unless they can enjoy the great outdoors while doing so. No matter someone's mobility needs, it is beneficial to obtain a walker that is suitable for conditions both inside and outside the home.
6 August 2015