You can feel dramatically more secure about the health of your elderly parent who lives independently by hiring a home health aide to visit regularly. By providing in-home care, as well as sharing insights with you, this health professional can extend the length of time that your parent is able to live on his or her own. It can be useful, based on your parent's demeanor, to make some house rules for the parent to follow — and for the home health aide to enforce.
17 November 2016
Being a caregiver is difficult, but when being a caregiver also coincides with being a spouse, it can become even more challenging. If you're caring for an ailing spouse, below are three coping tips to keep in mind. Plan Time To Just Be a Couple When you're the main caregiver for your spouse, it can sometimes be difficult to come out of caregiver mode and enter spouse mode. That's why planned dates are vital to both you and your spouse's mental health.
27 July 2016
If your parent needs assisted living, it can be a very difficult and stressful time for them, as well as for you. It is important that you choose a facility that they will feel comfortable in, and the way to do this is to ask lots of questions, such as the three questions below. Does the facility offer memory care? If your parent has dementia or Alzheimer's, ask the assisted living facility if they offer memory care.
17 May 2016
If you have a loved one who is having trouble walking on their own, consider purchasing a walking cane for them. The cane will allow them to distribute their weight in a way that is most comfortable for them. The following guide walks you through key things to take into consideration when buying a walking cane for someone else. Consider the Handle When purchasing a cane for someone else, it is important to consider how well they will be able to hold the handle of the cane.
3 March 2016