Elderly Care Torrance CA - Is Dressing Difficult for Your Elderly Loved One?

Does your elderly loved one have a difficult time getting themselves dressed? If so, giving them more time might help. However, there are other things that could be causing these difficulties. It is important to determine the reasons why your elderly loved one has trouble getting themselves dressed. It might be because they have a tough time reaching and bending. It might be because they have a health condition that causes these difficulties. Either way, there are some tips for helping them to get dressed easier.  


Making Choices Easier 


If your elderly loved one feels overwhelmed when they have to pick out their clothes, this might be because there are too many choices. If they have a lot of clothes in their dresser or closet that they don’t wear, you might want to get rid of these or put them someplace else for a while. Reducing the number of choices your loved one has when getting dressed can make things easier on them.  

Home Care Services Long Beach CA - What Should You Know About Transient Aphasia?

Has your elderly loved one lost their ability to communicate? If so, you and your elderly loved one might be scared. However, it is important to know that aphasia can happen any time that the speech part of one’s brain gets obstructed. Some people do end up with permanent aphasia due to brain damage. However, there are others who experience transient aphasia. This type of aphasia can occur due to environmental conditions.  


Transient Aphasia Symptoms 


If your elderly loved one experiences transient aphasia, it can affect their ability to communicate and/or comprehend things. There are various causes of transient aphasia ranging from mild to severe. Some of the symptoms of transient aphasia include the following: 

In-Home Care San Diego CA - Is it a Bladder Infection or Something Else?

Bladder infections are one of those health issues that you probably feel reasonably certain you recognize. The problem is that in older adults, bladder infections present differently. Because of that fact, you and your senior might not recognize a bladder infection right away. 


What Are the Typical Symptoms of a Bladder Infection? 


The usual symptoms of a bladder infection are usually physical. Your elderly family member might experience pain and her urine may be cloudy or have blood in it. In extreme cases, your senior might have a fever from the infection, but that’s more likely if the infection has spread to her kidneys. Your elderly family member might experience a strong urge to “go,” too. Incontinence could also be an issue. 


Senior Care Menifee CA - What Do You Look at When Doing a Home Safety Check at Your Mom's?

Have you ever looked at your mom's home in terms of safety? If she lives alone, she needs all possible risk factors tended to. You want her home to be free of obstacles that could cause a fall. Fire hazards and other safety issues must also be addressed. What should you look at? 


Stairs and Steps 


Check all stairs and steps for loose carpeting or carpet runners. Check that the railings are secure and not splintering. If the stairs are not carpeted, make sure they are not too slippery. If they are, you need something to add traction. 


Home Care West Covina CA - Navigating the Care of Your Aging Mom When She Insists She'd Fine on Her Own

Aging at home is often the best step. It's familiar and comforting. It's also normal to worry about your mom when she's living alone. If she fell, how long would it take someone to find her? If she was sick, would she immediately tell you? 


Many older adults refuse to ask for help. Pride steps in and keeps them from admitting they cannot do everything on their own. If that's your mom, she's going to insist that she's fine on her own. Don't let her talk you out of arranging home care services. If she needs help, make the arrangements. You need to navigate it carefully, but it's important. 


Homecare Temecula CA - Why is the Mediterranean Diet Popular?

Every time you go to the doctor or accompany your mom to her doctor, the Mediterranean diet comes up. It's clear doctors feel it's one of the best diets to follow, but you don't know why. What makes the Mediterranean diet so popular? 


The Mediterranean diet isn't hard to follow. It doesn't revolve as much on portion control as it does food choices. The basic premise of this diet is that your meals and snacks focus on vegetables, fish, whole grains, one small glass of red wine, and olive oil. You avoid red meat, sugary treats, and processed items. 


Home Care Services Victorville CA - Why Not Thoroughly Clean Your Dad's Fridge While You're Self-Isolating?

As more states add stay-at-home restrictions, you might be getting bored. You might feel overwhelmed. Family caregivers suddenly find themselves trying to work from home, help school children with online assignments, and provide care. You can't take your dad to the beach for a walk. You can't go explore a zoo or museum. It's hard to de-stress when you're stuck in the house and yard. 


One thing you can do right now and check off some of the more time-consuming tasks on your list. It's a good time to get your dad's refrigerator cleaned and organized. It keeps you inside. It also helps you come up with a comprehensive look at what groceries he has and what he needs. You need to limit time inside a store, and this list makes sure you're avoiding multiple trips. 

Elderly Care Palm Desert CA - Is a Routine Something Your Senior Is Missing?

Routines don’t have to be boring, but that’s usually the association that people have when they hear the word. If your elderly family member is having some difficulties with rest, anxiety, or other issues, then she might be missing a routine. 


Disorientation Is a Real Problem 


Your senior doesn’t have to experience any sort of cognitive issue to have a difficult time orienting herself. If she’s always been busy and now is spending a lot of time at home without structure, the days can easily run into each other and start to blur a bit. Having a routine ensures that there’s less of that lost, slightly floaty feeling in your senior’s daily activities. 


Elder care Riverside Ca - Four Tips in Case You Get Sick

Even caregivers catch a cold, and that might mean that you’re caught flat footed if you don’t have a plan ready to go for your elderly family member. These tips can help you to start putting a plan together, just in case you get sick and need to have someone else handle caring for your senior. 


Know Who You Can Call 


It’s a good idea to have a backup system in place all the time, just in case something comes up. If you get sick, there might not be a family member who could take over your duties in the same way that you do. That’s why you should always have another option in place. Elder care providers can help you and your elderly family member when you’re feeling great and just need a little help and they can be invaluable substitutes if you’re ever sick. 


Home Care Huntington Beach CA - Alternative Options to the Dog Your Mom Wants But Cannot Manage

Mobility or memory issues may make you question your mom's ability to care for a dog. Don't ignore your concerns. If she can't care for a dog, the dog would be the one paying for the lack of proper care. It can lead to an unruly/untrained dog or an unhappy dog. Instead, consider these alternative options. 


Talk to Her About a Cat Instead 


See if your mom would be willing to have a cat instead. While a cat still needs care, products like self-cleaning litter boxes, automatic food dispensers, and water fountains make that care easier to manage. 


Senior Care Torrance CA - Are You Forgetting to Ask These Questions When Arranging Senior Care?

When you and your family start to talk about senior care, you need to develop a list of questions. It's often new territory, and there's no one-size-fits-all plan. Make sure you're considering these situations when you're coming up with questions to ask a senior care advisor. 


What Are All the Fees? 


When you ask for prices, you often get a range or base rate in return. Ask specific questions about the care you know your mom and dad need now and what they may need in the future. For example, your mom may drive now. But, what happens if she can't drive three months from now? How much more will you be paying? 

Caregiver Long Beach CA - The Realities of Being a Family Caregiver

Informal caregivers are spouses, adult children, and other family members who provide unpaid care to a family member. It's estimated that more than 34 million people are caring for an older adult in their family or close circle of friends. Of those family carers, 15.7 million of them deal specifically with someone diagnosed with dementia. 

Before you agree to be the main caregiver to your parents, you should stop and consider the expectations vs. realities. Sometimes, people mean well and find that daily care routines are more stressful than imagined. They become stressed and overwhelmed without having thought everything through and making sure there's the right balance of self-care and caregiving duties.  

Home Care Services San Diego CA - Celebrate National Hot Breakfast Month With These Heat and Eat Meals

Only three out of four Americans eat breakfast each day. That's not great as breakfast restores energy after a full night's sleep. If you get enough sleep, you're going more than eight hours from one meal or snack to the next. Getting up and having breakfast is important.

February is National Hot Breakfast Month. It's a good time to talk to your parents about their morning routine and make sure they're eating. With these heat-and-eat meals, they can have a satisfying meal without having to spend much time in the kitchen.


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