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Some of the Key Reasons Why Home Care Is Truly the Best Option When an Aging Parent or Spouse Has Difficulty with Activities of Daily Living

Some of the Key Reasons Why Home Care Is Truly the Best Option When an Aging Parent or Spouse Has Difficulty with Activities of Daily Living

It’s wonderful to want to be there and support an aging parent or spouse. You’ve known this person for most of your life or a significant portion of it. They have been supportive of you, a great and wonderful person, and you just want to make sure they remain safe and can stay at home as long as possible. While home care is the best option, some people take it upon themselves to provide this level of support to those elderly men and women, especially when they are close to them relationally.

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Home Care Might Only Be Needed for a Few Weeks Following a Hospital Stay

Reduce Hospital Readmission Rates: Home Care Might Only Be Needed for a Few Weeks Following a Hospital Stay

Reduce Hospital Readmission Rates: When George was hospitalized, he wasn’t quite sure what was going on. The last thing he remembered before losing consciousness was the incredible tightness in his chest and arm. He called out for help, and while his voice seemed to be so weak and raspy, as though it never actually left his lips, his wife did hear something, then she heard the crash. The heart attack came on suddenly, but fortunately help arrived almost as quickly.

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When Should You Discuss Safety Concerns with an Aging Parent?

Senior Home Safety: When Should You Discuss Safety Concerns with an Aging Parent?

Senior Home Safety: Are you concerned about the safety of your mother or father? Most people, as their parents or other family members get older, and they begin to see them slowing down, having more difficulty getting up from a chair, or calling for assistance with laundry, changing a lightbulb, checking the smoke detectors, cleaning the lawn, and more, begin to realize that issues are starting to come to the surface.

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How Many Hours Do You Help Your Aging Parent?

How Many Hours Do You Help Your Aging Parent?

Caregiver Stress: Stress is one of those things that generally sneaks up on us. You are a family caregiver, if you have been supporting your mother, father, spouse, or even a sibling because they are struggling with their own basic care as they get older or face a health emergency, you may very well be dealing with a lot of stress.

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Defensiveness May Be Normal When Seniors Face the Prospect of Home Care Support

Defensiveness May Be Normal When Seniors Face the Prospect of Home Care Support

Sarah was not too keen on the idea of relying on somebody else for help. Her daughter lived one street over from her. She just assumed that her daughter would be there for her when she needed her. When she was having difficulty, she would call on her daughter to help her with a wide range of things around the house, never thinking twice about the kind of pressure it was placing on her. She never wanted to consider home care options because she had various misconceptions about it.

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Life Lessons One Might Gain Caring for a Loved One with Alzheimer’s

Life Lessons One Might Gain Caring for a Loved One with Alzheimer’s

In a lot of situations in life, there are lessons to be learned. When a loved one has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, it’s incredibly easy to want to step up and be there for them. It could be a parent, grandparent, sibling, spouse, or somebody else a person cares about tremendously, but what most people fail to realize is just how impactful this is going to be for the caregiver and possibly even the senior.

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Grandparents as Parents and Safety Issues That Arise

Grandparents as Parents and Safety Issues That Arise

Today, many grandparents are providing direct childcare for their grandchildren. They do this often as a support system for their adult children, and while they may have never anticipated doing this during their retirement years, it’s happening more and more frequently. As people get older, they don’t have the same physical strength and ability they did in their youth. That means for seniors who may be acting as childcare providers for their grandchildren, safety issues can arise.

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Depression Among Seniors May Affect Hospital Readmissions

Depression Among Seniors May Affect Hospital Readmissions

Reduce Hospital Readmission Rates: Depression affects millions of people all across the country every single year. Sometimes it can be diagnosed as clinical depression, and only a trained medical professional should be diagnosing any type of severe depression. For some seniors, though, even mild depression can affect their ability to recover from a medical emergency or ailment and, subsequently, increase the risk of a readmission.

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