Learning About Home Health Care Techniques

  • Three Things To Know About Hiring A Live-In Caregiver To Help Your Elderly Parent

    2 February 2017

    When your parents start to age, it can be scary for them to live on their own when they cannot properly take care of themselves. There are many elderly parents who are still somewhat independent, but not able to live completely on their own. Fortunately, there are live-in caregivers available that can live with your parent to ensure that they still have their independence, but also get to be as safe as they can be at all times.

  • Loved One In An Assisted Living Facility? How To Stay Involved

    22 November 2016

    For many families, an assisted living facility is the last resort. Loved ones have done everything in their power to keep the individual at home, but the need for greater resources and care has made living in these communities the better alternative. The care offered by professionals at these centers is vital to your loved one's health, but your interaction is equally important. Make sure you are staying involved. Why Is Family Involvement Important?

  • Things To Know Before Hiring A Caregiver

    20 October 2016

    Home health care can help your loved one stay in their home, instead of being forced into a skilled nursing facility. The process of bringing in a caregiver does require some research and a basic understanding of what you need as well as what is available. The following guide can help you better prepare for your search for the perfect care provider. What type of help is needed? Caregivers fall into different categories, and it's important that you hire the one that can perform all the necessary services.

  • Why Home Health Care Is Ideal After Partial Paralysis From A Stroke

    30 September 2016

    Did your life change after stoke complications caused one side of your body to become partially paralyzed? If you have been unable to take care of yourself as you once did, a home care nurse can come in handy as you recover from the stroke complications. A nurse can actually help you avoid suffering from another major stroke. Below, you will find helpful information in regards to the services that a home care nurse can provide for your situation.

  • 4 Signs An Elderly Individual Requires Assistance

    30 September 2016

    The challenges of getting older can be devastating for some people. There isn't any doubt that some individuals struggle more emotionally, physically, and financially with age than others. If you have an elderly loved one in your life that you may think needs help, you should monitor this individual closely. By knowing specific signs that indicate this person in your life could benefit from home health care, you can increase this person's quality of life.

  • 3 Tips For A Smoother Recovery After A Stroke

    22 September 2016

    Are you trying to recover after having a bad stroke that left you partially paralyzed? If you are trying to recover in the fastest way possible, there are a few things that you should consider doing. You don't want to become inactive, as it can lead to your stroke complications becoming worse. Take a look at this article for some helpful tips in regards to stroke recovery. 1. Attend a Short-Term Rehabilitation Center

  • Color And Light: Decorating For Dementia Or Alzheimer's Patients

    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.

  • Valuable Types of Long-Term Home Care You Can Arrange for an Elderly Parent

    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.

  • Elderly Parent In Home Care? 5 Tips To Keep Them From Falling Down And Breaking Their Hip

    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.

  • 5 Necessities To Send With Your Elderly Loved One With Alzheimer's To The Assisted Living Center

    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.