Regarding chronic diseases, seniors are usually the experts, hands down, with as many as three out of four older persons impacted by a number of conditions that are ongoing, require extensive medical attention, and put limitations on activities. With the continuous barrage of bloodwork and other exams, physicians’ appointments and procedures and medications, chronic disease care management often takes both a physical and emotional toll, and that can quickly become…
The holidays can be filled with a whirlwind of busyness for the seniors we love, with family get-togethers, holiday parties, faith-based events and services, and deciding on the best gifts for the ones they love. Yet after the ornaments are packed away and families have resumed the daily busyness of life, many seniors encounter a typical but little-discussed concern: post-holiday loneliness.
When we were young, we figured out how to share toys and games as well as the attention of our parents, and those same feelings likely carry with us well into the adult years. As nice as it is to have brothers and sisters, there also are times it can bring about heightened stress levels, such as when caring for aging parents. While loving each other and taking into account…
Stroke, according to the National Stroke Association, is listed as the fifth leading reason for death in the U.S., with an annual count of about 800,000 individuals suffering from a stroke. This signifies that every 40 seconds somebody in some location in our nation experiences a stroke. And every four minutes somebody dies from a stroke.
Meeting the care needs of a loved one who is undergoing traumatic brain injury rehabilitation can be easier to manage when armed with knowledge and understanding. The methods below, courtesy of professional Burlington, IA rehabilitation services from Advanced Home Health Care, can lower stress and frustration for both family caregivers and traumatic brain injury survivors.
Though the yuletide season is usually thought of as a time that is joyful, filled with visiting those who are nearest and dearest and picking out the perfect gifts, for older individuals, it can be anything but merry and bright. A combination of lost loved ones, memories of holidays past, health issues and more can impact seniors with feelings of lonesomeness and sadness.
The holiday season is chock-full of get-togethers, celebrations, and parties. However, for an elderly loved one, holiday outings require a little supplemental planning. Follow these guidelines from the Mt. Pleasant, IA home care experts at Advanced Home Health Care to be able to enjoy fun and relaxed outings with loved ones of all ages this season.
You’re concerned that Mom may need some help at home, and so naturally, you know just where to turn for assistance, right? No? Rest assured – you’re not alone. Millions of Americans are faced with the same dilemma, and most people don’t know a lot about home care services until the need for care arises. If you’re in the initial stages of looking into home care options, it’s helpful to…
Many times, families make the assumption that given that their loved one is covered by Medicare, paying for care at home is not anything they need to consider. Unfortunately, however, this is a common misconception. As we mentioned in a previous blog post, most people use private funds in paying for care at home. There are several alternatives to look into, though, for home care for veterans and their spouses….
When it comes to paying for home care help and support, generally services of a non-medical nature are paid for out of pocket. Because of this, assessing your finances and identifying what assets are in place to assist in paying for home care services is crucial.