As a person ages, he or she may begin experiencing problems doing things and taking care of him or herself. This is very normal for aging seniors, and there are services available for this purpose. If you are beginning to wonder if your parent needs some assistance at home, here are three of the top signs you should look for that may indicate your parent could use some help. Trouble Doing Normal Things
3 August 2018
If you live far away from elderly parents, you probably feel frustrated that you aren't close by to help. You might even have feelings of guilt for not being there to care for parents who have been there for you from the time you were born. From helping your elderly parents while they remain at home to looking at skilled nursing homes when the time is right, here are some ideas that might help you.
5 June 2018
It is common as a parent to become concerned when your child is rocking back and forth. This is called self-stimulatory behavior. Examples of this behavior include biting, rocking, head-banging, scratching, and hand flapping. An autistic child usually carries out these behaviors on oneself. Stimming is another name for self-stimulatory behavior. Read on to find out how ABA services can stop stimming behavior in autistic children. The Need For Sensory Input
23 January 2018
If you have an elderly loved one you are caring for, you may want to consider the use of a home care service. This way, when there are times you cannot be there, you will know that your loved one is still being cared for. However, not many people realize just how important it is to sit down with their home care service provider to establish a healthy living plan. Here are four reasons you should take this seriously:
15 October 2017
If your aging parent is showing signs of dementia, then it may be time to start looking at senior housing options. Both independent living and assisted living are options for your loved one. If you have just started talking to your parent about moving to a community, then you notice some resistance. This is normal and it may give rise to something called transfer trauma. Keep reading to learn what this and how it can be best avoided.
20 July 2017
Individuals that are approaching advanced ages may realize that their healthcare needs are changing. This can often be related to the various changes that are occurring within the individual's body. While there are many senior care services that can be used to meet the needs of the elderly, it is a routine issue for individuals to overlook the benefits of these services due to being misinformed. Myth: Home Care Services Are Only For Those That Have Intensive Medical Needs
30 April 2017
There are plenty of in-home health care services that work to allow seniors to remain as independent as possible in the comfort of their humble abodes. Receiving assistance in their place of residence makes it easier for friends and family to visit. It also makes it a cinch to stick to a normal routine. Below is a list of the possible in-home health care services you can arrange or your loved one via their insurance, the Department of Aging, or local social services office.
12 April 2017
When your loved one has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's, you may be nervous about the future. As this is a form of dementia that doesn't have a cure, the goal is to provide treatment and care that helps ease the symptoms of your loved one and gives them a sense of safety. Early signs of dementia can include forgetfulness, trouble cooking, fear of staying home alone, or even difficulty remembering basic tasks that used to be easy.
9 March 2017
Wandering is a very real risk for those suffering from Alzheimer's, affecting 3 out of 5 patients. When disoriented, Alzheimer patients are at risk of wandering around aimlessly, and those who are not found after 24 hours are likely to suffer serious injuries or even death. If you don't have the resources to provide the constant care and supervision that is needed for a relative with Alzheimer's, consider signing them into a memory care facility.
19 July 2016
It is not abnormal for a person's appetite to decrease as they age. There are numerous factors that can cause an elderly individual to eat less, many of which should be expected as the years advance. However, when an older person begins to reduce their food consumption to the point where it causes negative health effects, it is time for caregivers and loved ones to intervene. Below are a few ideas that can help an elderly person increase their appetite:
18 April 2016