Ways That A Home Health Aide May Feel Like A Member Of Your Family
14 February 2018
When you hire a home health aide to care for an elderly family member who lives with you, you can expect that the aide will help with grooming, medication, physical exercise, and much more. What you might not expect, however, is how the caregiver can grow to seem like a member of your family. This is especially true if you mainly rely on one specific caregiver, rather than a team of them, and if the caregiver is with your family for an extended period of time.
2 Tips For Helping Your Elderly Loved One Stay In Good Health After The Death Of Their Spouse
16 May 2017
If a senior you care for just lost their spouse, then you may wonder just what you can do for them to help them get through the grieving process in a healthy way. Of course, the loss of a spouse is difficult emotionally for a person of any age, but it can take a bigger toll on the elderly both mentally and physically. The process of grieving puts stress on the mind and body, and since seniors are already more prone to health problems due to simple old age, their physical health can suffer after the loss of a spouse if they are not encouraged to take the right steps to stay healthy.
5 Tips for Caring for a Parent With Alzheimer's
16 December 2016
Finding out that your parent has Alzheimer's disease can be devastating. This disease progressively gets worse and your parent will not be able to do everyday tasks that came so easily before. However, instead of getting frustrated and upset, try to make your parent's life as happy and stress free as possible. Here are five helpful tips for caring for a parent with Alzheimer's:
Create a Routine
If your parent has Alzheimer's, it is helpful to follow the same routine every day.
Look For These Strengths If You Wish To Work As A Home Health Nurse
7 June 2016
Whether you have a medical background or you're simply someone who is looking to make a major career change, you might be tempted to explore the role of home health nurse. In this role, you'll spend shifts at patients' homes, providing the care they need to continue to live with a certain degree of independence. Before you use your credentials to apply for a position of this type or enroll in school to begin the process of working toward this career, you should always try to evaluate your personal strengths to determine if they're in alignment with a job of this type.