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Time For In-Home Care For Your Parent? 3 Steps To Take To Make The Right Choice

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If you’re in the process of choosing in home caretakers for your parent, it’s important that you choose the right one. Most in-home care providers will give your parent the care they need. However, since your home healthcare workers will be with your parent throughout the day, you want to make sure that the care they receive goes beyond the basic. Here are three steps you can take to ensure that you choose the right in-home care for your parent. Read More»

Guide To Creating A Dementia Friendly Bathroom

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If you are providing care with a loved one who suffers from dementia, it may be necessary to make changes around the home to protect your loved one. For example, is your bathroom safe and dementia friendly? You have to understand that dementia is a rough condition that can cause your loved one to become forgetful or be unsure of how things work. In some ways, a making a bathroom dementia friendly is a lot like making it child friendly. Read More»

Pregnant And Caring For An Elderly Parent? How Assisted Living Services Can Help

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Caring for an aging parent can be an extraordinary task, but add in the pregnancy of the caretaker and the task has just become a monumental struggle. If you’re currently pregnant while also caring for your parent full-time, consider bringing in a home health aide to help out. If you need convincing, consider the three reasons below. 1. Home Health Aides Can Do the Heavy Lifting When you’re caring for a bed-bound or wheelchair-bound loved one, there’s no doubt a lot of heavy lifting is involved. Read More»

Aging In Place Or A Community Home May Be The Best Senior Home Care Choice For Your Parents

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It’s a foregone conclusion that your parents will grow old one day and need some type of care. Most people are happy living in their own homes and would like to do so as long as they are alive. That’s entirely possible. In fact, elderly people thrive living in their homes, and the consensus of opinion is that efforts should be made to grant seniors the wish to live at home and provide them all the services they need, like senior home care. Read More»

Three Subjects To Cover When You're Interviewing A Home Health Nurse

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Arranging for a licensed home health nurse to pay visits to your elderly parent takes a significant burden off your shoulders if you’ve been traveling to the parent’s home to administer care. Home health nurses are qualified to provide care in a number of different ways, meaning that your loved one will be well looked after. When you’re ready to hire this health professional, it’s beneficial to contact a local home health care agency and arrange an appointment in which you can speak to several aides and conduct short interviews. Read More»

Make Recovering From Knee Surgery At Home Easier With A Home Care Service

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You’re going into the hospital for surgical repair of torn cartilage in your knee. After a day in the hospital, you’ll go home to finish your recovery. You could try to have a friend or family member stop by to help you now and then. Another option is to work with a home care assistance service to have staff available at your home regularly for the first few days or weeks. Read More»

Aging Parents? Why Home Healthcare Is the Way to Go

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If your parents are a part of the baby boomer generation, they may be in the process of making the switch from working citizen to retirement. As they age, they may require more help on a daily basis. At this point, you may start to think that it would be best for you to place them in a nursing home, especially if you have your own burgeoning family that depends on you. Read More»

Selecting A Home Health Care Provider When You Have A Cardiac Condition

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Home health care is a wonderful alternative for a number of seniors. Many elderly people would prefer to age in place than live out their later years in a nursing home. However, finding competent home care providers when you have a cardiac condition can be more difficult and complicated. If you have heart problems and are hiring a home health care provider through an agency, read on to learn what you should ask to select the best person for the job. Read More»

Home Health Care Supplies For Your Overweight Parent With Diabetes

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If you are struggling to care at home for your diabetic parent who is overweight, there are many items that you can purchase to make the care that you offer safer for both you and your parent. Follow these tips for buying health care supplies to help your parent live with you as long as possible at home: Bariatric Hospital Commode  If your parent’s diabetes causes them to need to use the bathroom during the night and it is hard for them to get out of bed, then you should get a bariatric hospital commode. Read More»

Going Mobile—Helping Seniors Stay On The Move

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As your parents age, you may begin to notice that they are having difficulty walking, even in their own homes. Unfortunately, it’s not uncommon for some elderly people to resist getting medical equipment that could help them get around. In some cases, it might be pride and an unwillingness to accept the fact that they are aging. For other seniors, it may simply be a perceived or actual lack of funds. That is why the purchase of a mobility aid for your parent may end up falling on your shoulders. Read More»