Skip to Main Content
Google Plus Logo
Home Nursing Services
At Home Therapies
Home Care FAQ
Bereavement & Grief
Hospice & Alzheimers
Hospice Pet Therapy
Special Care Programs
Your Care Team
Specialized Home Care
Patient-Centered Dementia Care
Congestive Heart Failure
Hypertension / Blood Pressure
Coronary Artery Disease
Mental Health and Depression
Home Care Support for Multiple Sclerosis
Paraplegia and Quadriplegia
Traumatic Brain Injury
Our Standard of Care
Caring Brands International
Aging in Place
Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Home Health Aide
8 Dietary Tips for Improving Senior Heart Health
Talking About Substance Abuse as a Caregiver
How to Take Care of Aging Hair
4 Ways to Improve Indoor Air Quality for Seniors
Designing Outdoor Living Areas for Seniors
Getting A Grip: How and Where to Install Bathroom Grab Bars
Keeping Active: Tips for Senior Gardening
Alzheimer's and Dementia
Calculating the Cost
Certified Senior Advisors
Consumer Health Care Education
Advisor Care Giving Guide
Care in a Residential Facility
Check Your Home Care IQ
Elder Care Communities
Medicare and Home Care
Senior Care Resources
Senior Care Scams
Signs That Care At Home is Needed
Long Term Care
Mobility in Seniors
Home Safety Checklist
Home Safety Tips
Medications and Fall Risk
Reduce the Risk of Falling
Risk of Falling
Visiting the Doctor and Discussing Falls
What to Do If Someone Falls
Elder Care Videos
Hiring Your Own Caregivers
Family Care Giving Facts
Information for Seniors
Long Distance Caregiving
Starting the Conversation
The Stress of Family Caregiving
Taking Care Of Yourself as a Family Caregiver
Home Care Technology
Hospice Fact or Myth
Exercise and Older Adults
Tips for Lowering Blood Pressure
Seniors and Zika Virus
Stories From Home
Transitioning from a Facility
Independent Living Assessment
Improved Elder Care in 5 Easy Steps
Improved Elder Care in 5 Easy Steps
Posted: 7/20/2015 1:30 PM by
Elder Care Tips by Interim HealthCare
There are many ways to improve care for an elderly individual. For family members, friends, or other loved ones who were concerned about a senior in their life, there are steps they can take to improve the quality of care and safety for them.
Step #1: Hire a professional, experienced elder care provider.
By relying on a professional caregiver, especially somebody who has experience and works for an agency, this improves safety because somebody will be there working with the senior on a regular basis. The consistency of a schedule can be incredibly important because if the elderly individual doesn’t know when a family member or friend is going to be stopping by, they might try to do things on their own. Set up a consistent schedule by relying on professional care.
Step #2: Focus on the physical challenges the person has.
Everyone is different, yet seniors often experience less strength and agility as they get older. By focusing on their physical limitations and challenges they face, it becomes easier to figure out what they may need help with on a regular basis.
Step #3: Consider installing grab bars in the shower or tub surround.
One of the most dangerous places in the entire house for the senior is the bathroom. Getting into and out of a bathtub or shower can be incredibly difficult for somebody with less strength in their legs and less balance.
By installing grab bars, it will give the senior something to hold onto and that can offer them comfort and physical stability.
Step #4: Improve their diet.
If the senior has difficulty standing for long periods of time, he or she may avoid preparing meals from scratch. As a result, they may be more reliant on frozen and processed meals that aren’t going to be very healthy for them. By helping them focus on an improved diet that relies on more fruits and vegetables and less red meat, it will help them feel better and stay as healthy as possible.
Step #5: Encourage exercise.
Experienced caregivers often encourage their aging clients to exercise on a regular basis, especially if their doctor has recommended that very thing. Exercise is incredibly important for people of all ages, yet it’s important to have the senior consult his or her doctor before taking on any new exercise regimen to make sure it is safe for them to do so.
By taking these five steps, it should help to improve elder care for any senior.
If you have an aging loved one in need of
services contact Interim HealthCare today.