Do you have a loved one who will soon be needing in-home care, especially after major surgery? Then you will soon know the feeling of having your routines disrupted almost beyond recognition. Often, the most difficult part of this is having to discuss, with the household's newest member, how things will be run. This seemingly arduous task can be made easier by what you do and say in the time leading up to the introduction of your loved one into the household.
A hospital stay can be a trying and stressful time for even the most patient and otherwise healthy of people, and this is doubly true for older adults who have become well-accustomed to living alone at home and who have established preferences and routines that are disrupted by staying in the hospital.
In-home care for special needs children is a great option for working parents, senior parents of adult special needs children or parents who need a little break now and then. It allows your kids to feel comfortable in a familiar environment and helps them to feel safe by keeping their schedule predictable and consistent.
One of the challenges of caring for those with dementia or declining mental faculties is the risk of physical assault from the patient. These attacks can often occur unprovoked and can take the caregiver completely by surprise. When faced with this possibility, caregivers can take precautions to protect themselves, but also to protect the health and future care of the patient themselves.
Family gatherings and reunions serve as an excellent way to reunite the family. Planning gatherings such as these can be very stressful, especially if you have family members who are elderly you must attend to, as well as cooking, contacting everyone and rounding up the kids.
Everyone says, “Home is where the heart is.” But we know that home is also where your comfort zone resides. After a long hospital stay or surgery, helping you return to your home and your daily routine is the next step. After leaving a medical facility, you will feel vulnerable. Your recovery has not ended simply because you are home. Before leaving the hospital, discuss your home care with your doctor or nurse.
Most people become caregivers to their aging parents and are willing to take on the responsibility of care. However, they often need help to validate that they are doing the best job possible for their loved ones.
Warm summer weather and sunshine provide a perfect opportunity to spend more time outside, especially for elderly loved ones. However, too much sun and heat can cause serious health complications if not monitored properly. Carefully consider some of the potential complications and solutions of spending too much time outside in the sun.