There is some misconception that in-home nurses are typically only needed for older adults, seniors or the elderly with chronic conditions or health complications. While a home health nurse can be a huge support for the elderly--especially in cases of recovery after hospitalization, chronic disease or in-depth symptom management or pain control--they can also be [...]
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Summer can be a wonderful time of outdoor activities, relaxation and spending time with family and friends. Many seniors enjoy the summer months and their warmer temperatures and sunshine. But for some seniors and elderly folks, summer brings safety concerns that family members and caregivers should monitor. While summer doesn’t have winter’s cold snaps or [...]
Many seniors will experience long illness, surgery or even age-related pain that limits mobility or movement. In some cases, like stroke or hip replacement, an elderly individual may need support with walking or learning to reuse limbs. Each of these situations generally requires physical therapy, which will be prescribed by a doctor or specialist. Some [...]
Aging can be a difficult process to navigate, both for parents and their kids. Sometimes aging is gradual and individuals are able to prepare for or meet needs as they arise. Other times, the children of elderly parents notice sudden changes in behavior or health. Falls, loss of appetite, difficulty with mobility and other signs [...]
You may already be caring for one or more of your parents. Or you might be at the stage where your loved ones have been faring well for years, but now seem like they need extra help. First and foremost, know that you’re not alone. It’s estimated that up to 30 million American households are [...]
No matter how well a senior is doing currently, there will likely be a time when your loved one will need extra help or care at home. Whether it’s after recovering from a fall or learning new ways to go about daily routines and intensive therapies after a stroke, receiving care at home is possible. [...]
You may have a home care routine for your elderly loved one that has served you both for years. You’re able to help when needed or have a neighbor check in every now and then, and it works. But now things have changed. Your loved one recently experienced an illness or is showing more signs [...]
One of the key components to help a senior continue to age in place at home is the ability to have access to regular, nutritious meals. But what was once an easy task can become more difficult as your loved one ages. For some seniors, getting to the grocery store regularly, experiencing a changing appetite [...]
How Do You Stop a Dementia Patient from Wandering? Helpful Tips for Managing Wandering in Dementia Patientsmyfamily-admin 2019-03-21T19:20:20+00:00
Caring for loved ones with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease is one of the most difficult things adult children can face. Unlike other diseases or conditions, dementia erodes at the person and personality of the loved one you once knew so well. In fact, it can feel like your parent or loved one is a completely [...]
How Can You Help a Stroke Patient at Home? Everything You Need to Know About In-Home Stroke Recoverymyfamily-admin 2019-03-21T19:19:26+00:00
A stroke is a brain injury that can affect anyone at any age but is more common in individuals over the age of 65. Seniors who have had a stroke may experience paralysis, difficulty speaking, trouble swallowing, pain or numbness, bursts of emotion, weakness or problems with balance. Each patient [...]