When you live in a small, remote town and have done so your entire life, the process of aging can be especially worrisome. After all, small towns have many charms, but sometimes the healthcare options can seem to be somewhat lacking. Just because you are a senior in a small town does not mean that you are devoid of care options, though. Get to know some of the senior care options that may be available to you in your small town area.
15 December 2016
Home care can be a great way to have your elderly loved one taken care of and still be close to him or her. Here are a few reasons why you should consider choosing senior home care as a method of keeping up with your elderly loved one's health without ever having to abandon their side. 24-Hour Care Many senior home care services offer around the clock service to your loved one.
23 August 2016
Nutritional deficiencies are commonly linked to poor diet. It is true that a poor diet may starve your body of some of the nutrients it needs, but this isn't the only cause of malnutrition. There are conditions that may lead to nutritional deficiency even if your meals contain all the nutrients. Here are five examples of such conditions: Bariatric Surgery Bariatric surgery is meant to spur weight loss by restricting the amount of food your stomach can hold.
3 February 2016
It can be difficult for seniors to admit that they need help to take care of their daily needs. This can make it hard for their loved ones to offer them the help they need. If you have an elderly family member who is resistant to accepting your help then there are a few strategies you can try to get them to be more open to your assistance. Show Understanding
15 July 2015
The holidays are a common time to welcome elderly family members to our home for the holidays, but it is also a good time to look for potential signs of elder abuse. The unfortunate truth is that 1 in 10 elderly Americans is abused or neglected according to the National Center on Elder Abuse. Often, this mistreatment is a result of self-abuse or abuse by a family member or friend. Look for these signs to determine whether or not your loved one is safe.
13 July 2015
Home health care is a necessary measure to take if you have an elderly relative that is living alone and is no longer able to keep him or herself safe. However, your relative might resent the fact that there is a stranger in his or her home and be angry that you are trying to take away his or her independence. If your relative rejects the home health care aide, then the aide will not be able to be nearly as effective and your relative will spend a great deal of time working against the aide, rather than trying to live a full life.
9 July 2015
Back surgery requires a very extensive recovery period. If you do not have many friends or family members in the area where you live, it can be hard to get the support you need during your recovery period. A great option available to you is to hire a home health aide to give you help when you need it. The following guide walks you through a few reasons why a home health aide can serve as a great help during your recovery period.
6 July 2015