Although of course we’d love to visualize enjoying a Norman Rockwell-worthy holiday gathering, with all of our family members spending quality time together and Mom’s traditional holiday feast, the reality for numerous family gatherings instead can consist of something unanticipated: an E/R visit. In fact, research shows that E/R visits for seniors rise about 10 – 20% over the holiday season.
When taking care of elderly parents, understand that discussing health issues is hard for many older individuals. They might believe their health issues are their business and no one else’s, or they might possibly be fearful that if they admit to experiencing problems, they could compromise their ability to remain independent. This is oftentimes the situation regarding vision loss.
Among all of our senses, our vision is probably the one for which we’re most grateful. So much of our life’s experiences are a result of the things we notice in the world around us. Our sight also safeguards us from a variety of risks. Reduced or low vision can make it more problematic to avoid the dangers and barriers we come across, both within and outside of the home.
We all face a number of critical crossroads in life, when decisions we make will result in far-reaching effects. The career we choose. Who (or whether) to marry. Whether or not to have children. And as we age, another life-changing decision needs to be made: should we move into an assisted living environment so that we have the level of care needed during our years of aging? Or is aging…
Family members providing COPD care for an older loved one know that outdoor air pollution can make symptoms worse. But, did you know that compromised air quality in the home can also aggravate COPD symptoms? Cleaning the air inside the home can help those with COPD – and everyone else in the home – breathe easier.
While it goes without saying that abusing an older adult is something that would never even occur to most people, it’s a tragically typical occurrence in the U.S. Elder care abuse happens in many ways, from emotional to physical, and it affects the most frail and vulnerable among us. Considering that elder care abuse is typically a voiceless problem, it’s crucial for families and friends of older individuals to be…
Providing the assistance that helps seniors remain healthy, happy and independent is the objective of not only our professional senior care experts, but of each and every family caregiver who has ever assisted a loved one. Considering the health and happiness of older individuals is so important to us, it’s vital that we discuss something that can be tough for many of us to even consider – senior abuse.
More likely to strike men, and more common than MS, ALS, and muscular dystrophy combined, Parkinson’s disease is diagnosed in as many as 7 – 10 million individuals internationally, with an additional 600,000 people in America diagnosed every year. And though each person’s experience with Parkinson’s can vary in level of severity, there are 5 main stages of Parkinson’s disease that are normally experienced by all.
Everybody knows the story pertaining to the ugly duckling who turned out to be a lovely swan. The apparent moral of the story is that certain things, upon first glance, are not what they seem to be. It is with the swan’s story in mind that Advanced Home Health Care invites you to commemorate Women’s Heart Health Month with the “IF She Were a SWAN…” Challenge.
“Home is where the heart is”; but what if the person you love has dementia and says, “I want to go home” when he or she is already home? When you are providing care for a loved one with memory loss issues from Alzheimer’s disease or another type of dementia, unfortunately this discussion can be a common occurrence. And the bewilderment and plaintive yearning being conveyed are nothing short of…