28 September 2020
How can in-home care help your parent or grandparent to manage type 2 diabetes? More than 14 million seniors 65 and over have diabetes, according to the American Diabetes Association. If your loved one is aging in place and has diabetes, take a look at what you need to know about home caregiving services. Help with Medications Does your parent or grandparent take medications to control their blood sugar? Common medications patients with type 2 diabetes take include sulfonylureas, metformin, meglitinides, DPP-4 inhibitors, thiazolidinediones, GLP-1 receptor agonists, SGLT2 inhibitors, and insulin.
2 July 2020
As loved ones age, it is often left up to their family members to decide what type of elder care they will receive. It is not uncommon for older people to no longer be able to live alone without someone assisting them with their daily routine. However, it is not always possible for their loved ones who may also be working full time and managing their own households to provide the needed help.
6 January 2020
Home care services can provide the extra help you need when you don't want to rely on friends or family members for help. While you may have an adult child willing to take you grocery shopping, you might be concerned about causing a strain on the relationship because you need assistance with other tasks. When you can't seem to get your laundry done, need help with personal care, or want assistance with house cleaning, home care services can have a positive impact.
18 July 2019
As you watch a loved one begin to need more assistance with daily life, it can be frustrating. It's normal to worry about their safety as they continue to age and need more help. There are care services that you can invest in to help take care of your loved one. This can also allow you to have a lot less worry. In home senior care is an option you might consider!
12 April 2019
When you have a loved one getting in home senior care, communication with any care providers is essential to good care. If your loved one is not able to communicate effectively, a journal can have a big impact on the continuity of their care. If your family member receives around the clock care, what goes on during each shift should be documented for the next person. There should be a calendar that is easily accessible to all providers, and a way for any caregiver to contact you in the event of an emergency.
18 November 2018
In the future, there will be even more elderly women than elderly men. Science has yet to figure out how to extend the life of males to the point that it either equals or exceeds the average life expectancy of women. Additionally, there are dozens more centenarians living now than there were in the last decade, and the number is rising. There is still a life expectancy disparity between men and women who have reached the century mark, too, with more men dying right before or just after reaching this major life milestone than women.
2 April 2018
There are a variety of needs that individuals will need as they age. Meeting these needs can be of immense importance if the health and well-being of the patient are to be protected. Unfortunately, individuals that are needing to meet these needs for an elderly loved one will often find that they are poorly suited to this task as a result of believing some routinely shared pieces of misinformation. Myth: Elderly Individuals Will Have To Live In Assisted Care Communities To Have Their Needs Met