If you’re like most informal caregivers, you also manage a household and at least a part-time job. Unless there’s a trusted family member or neighbor nearby, it may be necessary to hire a professional caregiver for mom or dad. Here’s how to find the best one:
It’s not uncommon for family caregivers to experience chronic stress and anxiety that eventually place their health and wellbeing at risk. If you’re a senior caregiver, here are several proven ways to keep yourself from feeling overwhelmed.
A transient ischemic attack, or TIA for short, is a miniature version of a stroke that shares the same symptoms, but these mini strokes only last for a few minutes and don’t cause permanent damage like a stroke can. Unfortunately, roughly one-third of all seniors who experience a mini stroke eventually suffer a full-blown stroke within the next few years- sometimes in a matter of hours or days.
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.