Care, Health and Placement Advice
Elder abuse is a problem that shouldn't be dismissed, particularly when you are letting a stranger to come into the home and care for an elderly family member. Statistics show that the older and more cognitively impaired a grownup is, the more likely they're to be a victim of mistreatment.Read More
Once you have hired a caregiver, you will be confronted with a brand new challenge: determining if the person you have entrusted your loved one's well being to is doing a fantastic job.
It can be a tricky task, one that is made harder by the complex mix of emotions which accompany hiring outside help. You might start to feel as though you are always on the edge of another possible crisis.Read More
When most people hear the term hospice care, they think that accepting the care means that they are giving up on their loved one. It is common for people to think that hospice care is only a service provided for those who will pass away within a few days or a few weeks.Read More
Earlier in our blog's we covered Helping a Senior Adjust to a New Caregiver. Now, we continue by helping your senior trust their caregiver by having a conversation.
Once introductions have been made, you (and your cherished one, should they're cognitively capable of understanding) will take a seat with the professional caregiver and the care manager to review the care plan.Read More
A stroke happens when the brain’s blood supply is reduced or interrupted, preventing the brain tissue from receiving essential oxygen and nutrients. When a stroke occurs, the brain cells will begin to die in a matter of minutes, so it is a medical emergency and prompt treatment is critical. The quicker treatment is sought, the better the chances are of reducing brain damage and other complications.Read More
You'll learn what to expect out of a normal home care experience, as well as strategies for addressing common problems that may arise, like the way to assist a beloved one get used to some brand new caregiver and the best way to figure out if a caregiver is doing their job correctly.Read More
Since increasingly more aging adults are being diagnosed with dementia, the number of professional care providers who're trained to handle people with cognitive impairment is slowly increasing.Read More
As a cherished one ages, one of the questions Which may think of you or your loved ones is the way to inform the difference between the cognitive changes associated with “ordinary aging” and the ones that could signal serious underlying health conditions, like Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia.Read More
If you’re looking for someone who can help your loved one to maintain their independence, live a fgood life, and give you the peace of mind that your cherished one is taken care of, 1st Meridian Care Services is available to help!Read More
Heart disease is one of the top leading causes of death in women; one in four American women die from heart disease. Unfortunately, even with knowing the statistics, it’s common for women to wait significantly longer than men before seeking emergency care for a heart attack, and oftentimes their symptoms are misdiagnosed when they arrive at the hospital.Read More