Caregiving

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.

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Once it becomes evident your elderly cherished one needs additional help, you'll be faced with numerous options for supplying them the assistance they want. One option your loved ones can turn to is in-homecare supplied by an expert caregiver.

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As a family caregiver, your liability will be to ensure your cherished one is safe, healthy and getting the care they want.

A lot of men and women express the desire to stay to their very own home as they age, a wish that may be granted with the assistance of professional in-homecare. However, selling a grownup on the concept that letting an outside caregiver--who's most likely a stranger--in their home is tough.

Here are some strategies to make this conversation Somewhat easier for everyone involved:

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If you are noticing signs that your senior parent may be struggling with keeping up around the house or with their personal care, you are most likely thinking about getting the help of caregivers. Considering the help of in-home caregiver for your elderly loved one may be a difficult decision and it becomes even more difficult when your senior loved one is refusing to accept caregiving help because of guilt.

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Stepping in when an elder needs care is difficult. Below are 22 common signs to recognize when an aging loved one needs additional help. Whether the change is sudden or gradual, there are certain signs you can look for that indicate when your loved one is having trouble attending to their own needs.

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The holiday season is thought to be the most wonderful time of the year. It’s the time of the year when the family gets together, it’s a time for happiness, thankfulness, and faith. Unfortunately, due to the threat of COVID-19, this holiday season may be a little different.  Caregiving can sometimes be extremely challenging any time of the year, but with the challenges that tend to come with the holidays and when you add the pandemic into the mix, this holiday season may seem like things are impossible.

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As your parents and other loved one's age, you may notice that their mobility is beginning to decline. This is common and is simply one of the issues with aging, but it can be extremely distressful for both you and your elderly loved one. Even small, minor difficulties for your elderly loved ones can have a significant impact on their life.

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Caring for your aging parents can be touching, but it can also be an overwhelming and stressful situation, but when you include sibling rivalry into the mix, the situation can become extremely emotional and physically draining. When adult siblings become aware of the fact that their parents aren’t “themselves” and they need help, it’s common for the old roles and the competitiveness of siblings to resurface.

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Many seniors have a tendency to avoid discussing their care needs and future plans with their family members. Even though broaching the subject of making a maintenance plan can be hard, this is a crucial initial measure for successful aging and caregiving.

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Even though the majority of states have lifted their “shelter-in-place” orders, the risk for seniors contracting the virus still remains high. So, for this reason, for their safety, older adults are remaining at home unless it’s absolutely necessary for them to venture out. Unfortunately, this means that many seniors aren’t able to do the activities and be connected like they were before COVID-19.

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Although states, cities and counties are starting to open back up, there is still a potential risk of being exposed to COVID-19. Older adults have a significantly higher risk for severe illnesses, including coronavirus. There are other factors that may also increase the risk for severe illnesses, such as having an underlying medical condition.

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Caregiving: a verb, not a definition.

It should be easy for a caregiver to see themselves as a verb..., after all, they’re doing something.

People taking care of a one with Alzheimer’s disease constantly bounce between dozens of tasks: driving an elder to their doctor’s appointments, cooking dinner, working a day job, making a loved sure one takes their medications.

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