Monday, March 13, 2017
Caregivers are a special breed. They are driven by love and a sense of responsibility. It quickly becomes apparent that a lot of cost can go into being a caregiver and many people assume it’s much less expensive to be a caregiver than to utilize outside professional help. While senior care facilities have their own upsides, they are not always more expensive.
Monday, February 20, 2017
If you are a caregiver to an elderly loved one, it’s very important that you learn to take care of yourself as well as your patient. You must learn how to prevent yourself from facing burnout and exhaustion to avoid a new set of health problems yourself. So why is it so hard for caregivers to take a break? Rationally, we know it’s needed, but emotionally, we don’t want to step away from our loved one, even if it’s taking a toll on our own health. It’s tough to ask for help, but it’s important to do. Let’s look at some tips that will help you through the season of being a caregiver to your loved one, but also for yourself.
Monday, January 16, 2017
If you're taking care of an elderly mother or father or dealing with the demands of helping a loved one or friend who is chronically sick, elderly or disabled, you’re not alone. You are one of millions of Americans who take care of an aging adult. Family caregivers comprise about 80 percent of at home care, but as opposed to registered nurses and home health aides, they are unpaid for their kindly acts.
Tuesday, January 03, 2017
The key to choosing the ideal home care agency is knowing the amount of care needed by your mother or father. There are primarily two categories of in-home care: custodial care and professional care. Custodial care includes help with shopping, housekeeping, preparing meals, and also personal care like dressing, feeding and bathing. Skilled care, on the other hand, attends to the medical requirements of the senior. Some companies provide only one type of care while others have both choices.
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Senior care can be challenging: whether it’s a parent or a patient, the difficulties that arise can vary day to day, and it could get to the point that you are physically and emotionally drained. However, it doesn’t have to be that way. Here are some suggestions on how you can make the situation less difficult for you and the elderly person you’re caring for.
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Caregivers undergo a lot of stress: it is unpredictable, the workload can be immense and dealing with the individual, the family and your own personal needs can feel like the world is collapsing around you. Whether you’re a professional or just someone who needs to take care of a sick / elderly family member, it’s physically and emotionally draining.
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
As a home care expert for a loved one or a patient, you’re going to have to handle several responsibilities, and if you’re new to caregiving. it may seem overwhelming. In spite of the challenges however, caregiving is an emotionally rewarding experience, and there are things you can do to make the experience more enjoyable for you and the one you’re caring for.
Tuesday, June 14, 2016