Posted: 6/29/2017 3:29 PM by
Often part of the job of being a family caregiver is coordinating medical care and taking care of your parent’s important paperwork. Unfortunately, organizing important documents is sometimes forgotten until an emergency occurs. When that happens, it can be difficult to navigate your parent’s medical care and handle some other important decisions. If you haven’t already done so, getting your parents important documents in order could make future caregiving duties much easier and less stressful.
Posted: 6/22/2017 10:58 AM by
The Centers for Disease Control estimates that approximately half of elderly adults are dealing with some level of incontinence or urinary urgency. This condition is particularly common among aging women, with up to 80 percent of those who experience these symptoms being women. Whether it is not being able to control their bladder, experiencing leakage, or dealing with urgency, this can be a very challenging condition for your elderly parent that can put them at risk for issues such as illness and infection, threaten their mental and emotional health, and diminish their quality of life. As a family caregiver you can make a tremendous difference in how your senior is able to handle this condition and continue living an active and fulfilling lifestyle.
Posted: 6/19/2017 3:43 PM by
What is in-home care? How do I go about arranging it? Will they be safe? Well for starters, there are two basic types of in-home caregivers. The first are licensed healthcare professionals... The second are caregivers who serve as companions, homemakers and aides.
Posted: 6/14/2017 9:06 AM by
When people are younger, their skin care routine sometimes centers around trying to prevent skin from wrinkling. However, for older adults, the focus of skin care should change to keeping skin healthy since seniors are more prone to skin infections and other skin problems due to changes in the skin. When seniors are cared for by elder care providers or family caregivers, the responsibility for managing skin care falls on their shoulders. To help keep your parent’s skin healthy, it’s important to know about the skin problems that seniors may face and some techniques for keeping skin healthy.
Posted: 6/12/2017 8:31 AM by
There are approximately 5.5 million people throughout the United States who are living with Alzheimer’s disease. Of these, 3 in 5, or around 60 percent, will develop wandering tendencies at some point in their progression. This can be a very dangerous situation for your elderly parent, putting them at risk of serious injury or even death. By understanding why your loved one might wander and what this might look like, you can better protect your senior from these potentially serious consequences.
Posted: 6/7/2017 6:15 AM by
As the person responsible for the elderly care of an aging parent or loved one, you are surely aware of all of the possible medical crises that can occur. It is important, though, to know the signs and symptoms of each individual problem, so that you can take the correct action as quickly as possible.
One of the medical emergencies that requires the quickest action on your part is a stroke. A stroke occurs when the blood flow is cut off to a certain part of the brain.