Assisted living, nursing homes and home health care are issues most elderly persons and their loved ones will be faced with at some point. Whether the person struggles with mental disabilities, physical incapacities or chronic illnesses, most times care outside of what family and friends can provide is necessary. When the time comes to think
How does it feel to be old? It isn’t something we can fully understand until it happens to us. As caregivers, we’ve all felt the frustration when dad can’t hear at all, but pretends to follow every word of a conversation, or mom gets dressed in seemingly slow motion when you’re late for her doctor’s appointment.
Aging is a fact of life. As adult children, when imagining our parents as seniors, we may not fully comprehend the extent to which their aging will affect them. Indeed, if they are already seniors and still in good health we may not feel any dramatic changes or concerns. However, the time does come when effects
Is Home Health Care the Same as Home Care No, home health care is very different than home care. While the two services sound similar (both take place at a patient’s home or residence), home health is managed by licensed medical professionals. Further, the type of care encompassed by home health care covers a myriad of ailments and diseases. Including physical therapy, post-operative care,
It’s human to want a fresh start. Even though I know that December 31 of one year is rarely that different from January 1 of the next, I greet each New Year’s Day as a new beginning. I can’t explain it, but the first day of January always gives me a psychological boost, be it
Being a caregiver for a loved one is stressful any time of year, but during the hustle, bustle and additional demands of the holidays, many caregivers become overwhelmed physically and emotionally. Some add to their stress the knowledge that this could be the last holiday season with their loved one. Our family experts offer these
Spring is in the air! We’re finally coming out of a long, unusually cold winter and are getting our first taste of spring. The snow has melted and tree buds are starting to bloom, but the inevitable truth is that the beautiful greenery outside will soon release pollen into the atmosphere. Although warm, sunny seasons