amily caregivers must see that their aging loved one gets their hair washed at least once per week to keep them healthy, clean and looking good. If washing hair has become a fight between them, it may be time to hire an elderly care provider to assist.
Asking for help is not easy to do as a caregiver. But the more you practice, the better you’ll get.
You’ve probably heard of an A1C test and have a vague understanding of it as something having to do with diabetes. Maybe you’ve even had an A1C test as part of a routine physical but didn’t pay much attention as the results were normal. But, as a family caregiver to an older adult with diabetes, […]
April is National Lawn Care Month. This is the ideal opportunity for you as a family caregiver to recognize the importance not just of the care you directly give your parent, but the ways you help them to create and maintain a healthy, safe, and enjoyable living environment. When thinking of all the ways you […]
Stress impacts both physical and mental health. Stress makes the heart beat harder and increases respiratory rates. It’s exhausting to be stressed every day. Excessive stress can make you angry or sad. You may find your short temper is affecting your relationships and quality of care you provide. If you ignore it, there’s the risk […]
Estimates find that 4 out of 10 of seniors living in retirement communities are dehydrated. A UCLA professor of nursing came up with a way to see if senior citizens are getting enough to drink. Her study tested the saliva measurements of 53 men and women from area senior centers and adult day programs. The […]
As a family caregiver, you put a tremendous amount of time and effort into helping your senior to avoid serious health issues and events such a stroke. No matter how hard you try, however, these events can still occur, and it is important to be prepared to help your parent manage them as effectively as […]
Hallways are often dark, long, and don’t have much going on other than serving as a connector between one part of a home to another. But that can make hallways a bit of a danger zone for your elderly family member. Lighting Is a Huge Issue Lighting is a big issue in every room of […]
You might be pretty surprised to find just how difficult some of the decisions you have to make as a caregiver really are. They can be overwhelming at times, but you still need to figure out which option is the best for your elderly family member. That’s really difficult to do, which is part of […]
Weight can be a big issue for your senior, whether she’s carrying a little too much of it or has lost more weight than she should. No matter which situation she’s facing, it’s important that you figure out how to help her to meet that goal in as pain-free a way as possible. Excess Weight […]