15 September 2016
More people are remaining in their homes longer as they age thanks to the assistance of their loved ones and at-home medical care providers. There are many benefits to this choice, but there are also safety concerns. This is especially true for people with memory loss. One of the biggest issues that Alzheimer's and dementia patients have is with their vision. In addition to the common concern of reduced vision due to aging, memory loss patients also suffer from diminishing senses and visual perception.
14 September 2016
As your parent ages, you'll often find that you're beginning to assume the role, at least partially, of a caregiver. While you might not have any problem with giving back to the person who helped you for so many years, you could be struggling to balance this type of care with your work and family life. Instead of falling short in any of these areas, it's worthwhile to consult a home healthcare agency such as First In Care Home Health Agency Inc and find out what long-term services are available.
13 September 2016
Broken hips often happen with the elderly and it is a very long recovery process, as well as very painful. If you have an elderly parent that is currently in home care, there are things you can do to help prevent them from falling down, five of which are listed below. Medications Talk with your parent's doctor and ask them if they can do a bone mineral density test. This test will show how strong their bones are.
31 August 2016
In the beginning stages of Alzheimer's the mild forgetfulness and disorientation may not be so bad that you should be afraid for your elderly loved one to be alone. However, as their mental health deteriorates, it will be much more ideal for your elderly family member to transition into an assisted living center that specializes in care for Alzheimer's patients. Even though this change may be for the benefit of your loved one, any move and change in surroundings can be disconcerting for your family member.