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 [...]
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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 [...]
Daily activities for seniors can become difficult due to normal aging factors (loss of mobility or cognitive ability), but even more so after surgery, illness or injury. Physical therapy helps restore physical function when possible, but occupational therapy (OT) is usually needed, as well. […]
Medicaid Non-Emergency Medical Transportation Services in Akron Ohio: What is It and What’s Covered?myfamily-admin 2019-03-13T20:06:20+00:00
If your elderly loved one is a Medicaid beneficiary and doesn’t have a means of transportation, they may be able to utilize non-emergency medical transportation services (NEMT). The Code of Federal Regulations requires all states to ensure that eligible Medicaid beneficiaries have NEMT transport them to and from non-emergency appointments. But what is non-emergency medical [...]
Properly managing and taking medications is extremely important for seniors. Despite this importance, it can also be difficult to take medications regularly, remember proper dosage or recall updated instructions. There are many reasons this crucial task can be difficult, including: Timing of doses Number of medications Frequent medication changes Medication side-effects Conditions that make it [...]
As seniors age, there are a variety of issues that may arise, including managing medications, needing in-home assistance or dealing with medical claims. It can be difficult for family members or caregivers to navigate each new challenge. For this reason, a home health social worker who specializes in seniors can be a huge support in [...]
Heart disease is one of the most common health conditions amongst men and women in the United States. While our risk of heart disease increases as we age, many seniors can still reduce their risk of developing congestive heart failure or experiencing a heart attack by making some simple changes. And with February being American [...]
Nearly 80% of older adults have at least one chronic disease. For seniors who wish to age in place at home, it can be a struggle to manage symptoms, avoid costly hospital stays and coordinate the right kind of support. Fortunately, with increased access to online resources and improved options for in-home care, seniors have [...]