Caregiver fatigue is a common problem that many informal caregivers experience, especially when they’re shouldering most of the responsibilities. To protect your health and wellbeing, it’s O.K. sometimes to reach out for help.
When a hurricane makes landfall, residents aged 65-and-over are most vulnerable because of health problems, diminished awareness and transportation challenges. In the storm’s aftermath a lack of food, water, shelter and medicine can quickly place the elderly at risk. If your aging in place parents currently live near the coast here’s how to help them prepare for the next storm.
The average senior spent many years working and running a household, so they don’t want to be lectured by their kids about something like home care. Sadly, convincing an aging parent to accept home care may be the difference-maker between them keeping their freedom and independence, or not.
Finding a home care company for your loved one that you both agree upon can be hard. At First In Care in Bradenton, we are a private, fully licensed and insured home care agency with compassionate caregivers that are carefully screened and highly trained beforehand. Our agency’s mission is keeping seniors as safe and comfortable as possible so they can stay right where they want to be.
If you’re an informal caregiver for an elderly loved one with dementia or Alzheimer’s, then you understand how their behavior can sometimes turn on a dime. They could have a clinical condition that’s called Sundowner’s Syndrome, or “sundowning” for short. Trying to understand and manage Sundowner’s Syndrome can be challenging and stressful, but it is possible when taking these steps.
Moving an elderly parent into their home is one of the toughest decisions that adult children ever have-to make. Consider these 4 things beforehand to ensure it’s the right “move” for you.
Aging in place seniors with limited mobility face safety challenges around the home which can make it seem like an intimidating place at times. If you’re currently looking after an older loved one who’s still living at home, here are some proven ways to help keep them safer.
Seniors oftentimes make easy targets for criminals when they are socially isolated, less mobile and not as strong as younger victims. Elders with dementia, a chronic illness or disability are at even higher risk. Sadly, a high percentage of crimes committed against seniors are perpetrated by their own family members.
We’ve all seen pictures of exhausted, PPE-attired health care workers finishing up their shifts while serving on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. You might even be a health care professional or live with one. During the COVID-19 outbreak these heroes oftentimes battle stress, fatigue and depression while doing their jobs. In addition to keeping us safe, those brave men and women have families of their own that love and rely upon them. Here are 4 great ways to show health care professionals everywhere just how much they’re appreciated.
First In Care Home Health Agency Inc has been selected two years in a row for the 2020 Best of Bradenton Awards for Home Health Care Service and now qualifies for the Bradenton Business Hall of Fame.