in-home health care

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.

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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.

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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.

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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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November is National Long-Term Care Awareness Month. Long-term awareness month is a time to recognize and show support for both seniors who are receiving long-term care and for those who are providing long-term care. This type of care is overwhelming for seniors and their caregivers as they figure out how they are going to pay for care, what role the family members play in providing care and when and who should make the decision that senior loved ones need extra help.

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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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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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Visiting your elderly parents is when you spend time catching up on each other’s lives and sometimes the visits are shorter than you would like them to be. So, it can be difficult to recognize some of the signs that your aging parents may need a bit of outside help. In many situations, the changes in behavior happen gradually and subtly. Unfortunately, many elderly people are also hesitant about voicing their concerns, especially when it is about needing help.

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Seniors and those with many types of underlying medical conditions, such as chronic respiratory illness, are most at risk for contracting COVID-19. For this reason, the CDC is continuing to recommend that those at risk stay at home. It is imperative to understand that although these people are following the recommendations, and avoiding social contact, many still require services from in-home care providers.

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In case your cherished one's Alzheimer's has progressed to the point at which they're having trouble going to the toilet, feeding, clothing or washing themselves, or should they've health problems that demand specialized medical attention, then take care of a nursing home could be an option. Nursing homecare can be divided into two broad classes: basic and proficient.

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We at 1st Meridian Care Services are actively taking steps to ensure the safety of our clients, our employees, and their families. We have instituted protocols to help protect each individual. We are prepared and monitoring the coronavirus, COVID-19, to ensure that we have the most accurate and latest information on the threat of the virus.  As you know, this situation continues to develop rapidly as new cases are identified in our communities and our protocols will be adjusted as needed.

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