When people think of home care for seniors, they primarily think of a senior’s physical needs being met: meal preparation, bathing, dressing, housekeeping, etc. While these are all a part of helping a senior stay healthy and age comfortably at home, meeting the emotional needs of an older adult is also necessary to maintain their health and happiness.
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How can you tell that you’re on the verge of experiencing caregiver burnout or have already reached that point? Here are four telltale signs that it’s time to let someone step in and help with respite care.
Having a home care plan in place benefits everyone involved in the life and care of an older adult aging in place. Family members can build their schedules around it, and care providers with the proper skill sets can be assembled.
As the senior population continues to grow through the coming-of-age of the baby boomers, the demand for in-home care is also increasing. While many families can help their aging loved ones remain at home by offering some assistance with daily living activities, they often need additional help as a family member’s needs increase.
You may have noticed some things that have caused you concern about your loved one’s ability to care for themselves, but you want to be sure they need home care before talking with them about it. Here are seven signs to help you decide if now is the right time to bring a caregiver aboard.
As the first wave of Baby Boomers continues to age, many of their children are asking, “how do I find an in-home caregiver?” Here are some ways to find outside help.
Verbalizing your families’ needs and expectations is one of the best things you can do to ensure that you have a successful, long-term relationship with your caregiver.
Each year, millions of Americans selflessly donate their time and talents to care for aging loved ones. If you are currently serving as a family caregiver, here’s why taking care of yourself must also be a priority.
It’s important to carefully weigh all your options before “signing on the dotted line.” Factors to consider when choosing a home care agency include services offered, reputation, and cost. Getting answers to the following questions will help ensure that all your care needs are met without breaking your budget.
At some point, most seniors require at least some outside assistance to remain independent. For that aging-in-place loved one in your life, here are five classic signs to watch for when determining if it’s time to discuss the topic of home care.