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Spring is finally here (!) and it’s exciting for many different reasons. Some people look
forward to the extra hour of sunshine at the end of the day. For others, it kicks off baseball season. Gardening, green grass, and the general feeling of things coming alive are also happy spring things. For us in the Midwest, we also know that spring kicks off tornado season. In light of the recent bad weather, it’s time to check out your tornado preparedness. Please ...Continue Reading →
Mother Natures gets a little moody this time of year, doesn’t she? A week ago we were experiencing freezing rain and drizzle, today it’s 75 degrees. This isn’t a new phenomenon, but if you are caring for a senior loved one, there are a couple things to keep in mind:
As people reach a certain age range, they tend to develop limitations in their functions and capabilities. When they are unable to perform their regular duties, oftentimes assistance from someone else becomes necessary. Asking for help can be difficult and depending on others for physical assistance can be uncomfortable. It is important ...Continue Reading →
In our last blog post, we told you about what Hospice does. In this post we are going to discuss choosing a Hospice.
Your first question might be about finding a Hospice care.
Here are some suggestions as to where to start:
Opting for elderly care at home entails various safety considerations on your part to ensure that you are not posing any threat to their health and safety. Due to the lack of coordination and reduced sensitivity to their environment, elderly individuals sometimes lack the capacity to assess the their environment about whether it ...Continue Reading →
As we discussed in our last post, losing the ability to balance can lead to other serious problems, like losing confidence to move about safely, losing socializing activities and feeling isolated, and of course, depression.
When a loss of balance is experienced, it is important to figure out the underlying cause. There are many common causes, like medications that cause dizziness and other health conditions that lead to shortness in breath.
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Check out these stats from the Caregiver Action Network:
Did you know…
When a loved one has been diagnosed with dementia, it can seem like your whole world has been turned upside down. While your previous normal no longer exists, there are still things you can do to cope more effectively with a changing and often challenging situation.
1) It is helpful to remember that someone with dementia has a new reference point ...Continue Reading →