No part of our population is more deserving than those who have put their lives on the line for us – our veterans. But as they age, it is a tough challenge to get them to admit they need home care assistance. They take pride in their independence and many deny they need help at all. From injuries due to warfare, post traumatic stress, or simple aging, many of our vets need and can benefit from home care assistance. Vets With Limited Mobility Maybe they have sustained an injury from service. Maybe it originated from a fall at home. Either way, a vet with a physical disability needs assistance getting around, preparing meals, going shopping or simply going to the bathroom. Home care assistance can provide for an improved quality of life and address safety concerns as well. The typical veteran doesn’t want to ask for help. They have been…> Read More
Most of us never think about home care services until we or someone we love needs them. In the meantime, we probably have heard some false stories. Unfortunately, those are the ones that make the news – not the millions of others that are handled with love, compassion and diligence. If you are facing the need for a home care services agency, let us help you rest easy about what lies ahead and separate the myths about home care services from the reality. Myth #1 You Don’t Get To Choose The Caregiver You are justified to be wary of having a stranger enter your parent’s home. Will they be honest? Will they have the personality to deal with my loved one’s issues? The fact is, a home care services agency will coordinate with you to find someone with the right personality and temperament. They will analyze the needs of your…> Read More
Your parent or loved one has reached a point in their life when they can no longer care for themselves. This might mean physically, mentally or both. So what is the next step? Should you let them remain in their home with 24-hour care or take the step of choosing a long term care facility such as a nursing home or retirement home. Let’s take some time and weigh the pros and cons. Monetary Considerations Everyone must decide whether it makes sense financially to bring in 24-hour care and have your loved one remain in their home. Would it be better to sell their home and move them into a nursing facility? Of course, there are multiple considerations. Will their insurance, long-term care insurance, or pension provide the financial requirements needed for 24-hour care? Would selling the home give you the ability to move them to a nursing home? Emotional…> Read More
We all slow down a bit as we age. Our older seniors can become more sedentary, but they, like everyone else, continue to need activity for both their minds and their bodies. It can be challenging to create recreational activities for seniors like a parent while we have our own responsibilities. In addition, many seniors are reluctant to try new things or venture out of their “comfort zone”. Senior care is both a blessing and a challenge! As a home caregiver, it is necessary to find that happy medium. Finding activities that your family member will participate in but enjoy as well can be difficult, but it’s not impossible. Let’s look at five such recreational activities for seniors. Visit A Garden That garden could be in your own backyard or a formal garden where you live. If they are not completely mobile, the back yard would probably work better. If…> Read More
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