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In Home Care Blog

How To Minimize Caregiver Burden

As the sibling, spouse, parent, or child of a loved one needing elderly help, you already have experienced the limitless value of in-home caregiver services. Providing these services involves and demands vast amounts of hard work and dedication, which caregivers are more than happy to provide. However, over time, stress can build and lead to a condition called caregiver burnout. Caregiver burnout can also occur if you are personally providing services to your loved one. This level of involvement can...

Posted: December 10, 2017 under blog. Helpful Article. Comments: none

Senior Citizen Safety Tips for Safety Proofing Their Homes

More and more senior citizens are choosing to remain in their homes than move into assisted living facilities. Part of the reason is due to the annual costs to reside in such facilities, compared to living in a mortgage-free home. However, deciding to remain at home does present certain senior citizen safety concerns. It is important for children of elderly parents to assist their parents in performing a complete home assessment. The assessment should identify different areas of the home...

Posted: November 10, 2017 under blog. Helpful Article. Comments: none

How In Home Care Helps You Help Your Loved One

When you are the caretaker of an elderly or disabled loved one, it can be difficult to recognize the signs of when you need to ask for help. It can be even harder to find out where to turn. In home care, though, has many benefits for you, as well as your cherished loved one. Here are a few things to consider if you are ready to seek the life-changing help of in home assistance. Quality of life. When someone...

Posted: October 10, 2017 under blog. Helpful Article. Comments: none

How to Recognize Early Signs of Dementia

Trouble with routine daily tasks, getting lost while traveling a familiar route, and misplacing objects in strange places may not seem serious but, taken together, they could be early signs of dementia. Early recognition of declining mental abilities can provide you an opportunity to help your loved one get the in-home assistance or other medical care he or she needs before quality of life begins to deteriorate. Dementia, a general term for a decline in mental abilities, can take many...

Posted: September 10, 2017 under blog. Helpful Article. Comments: none

Short-term Care: Not Just for the Elderly

When you think about at home care, there’s a good chance you picture caregivers and companions assisting the elderly with everyday tasks. However, short-term care can actually be used by patients of all ages to help them when they are unable to do the things they usually can. From doing laundry to performing basic cleaning tasks to preparing meals and providing transportation, our caregivers and companions can provide short-term care in a variety of situations, including: Rehabilitation Short-term Care If...

Posted: April 6, 2016 under blog. Helpful Article. Comments: none

What Is Palliative Care

You are probably familiar with cardiology and pediatrics, but palliative care is a medical specialty that is discussed much less frequently, yet it is just as important. In short, palliative care is a type of comprehensive medical treatment for people dealing with serious illnesses and diseases. A dedicated team of trained and certified individuals work together to help the patient deal with the physical and emotional symptoms of their condition. The goal of palliative care is to improve a patient’s...

Posted: June 22, 2015 under blog. Helpful Article. Comments: none