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
When you require medical equipment to help treat a medical condition, you can face some special challenges when traveling. It is possible for the equipment to set off metal detectors and lead to a delay in getting through security checkpoints. If you are planning to travel by airplane in the future, you need to prepare ahead of time for the possibility that your equipment trips the metal detector. What Type of Equipment Can Trigger an Alert?
2 July 2015
A recent survey suggests that roughly 60 percent of age 60-plus retirees look for a new form of employment once they leave their current company. This is proof that older Americans and senior citizens do not simply look to quit the workforce altogether once they reach retirement age. In fact, many seniors likely want to find something new and less-demanding that they can fully enjoy rather than staying in a dead-end job that they hate.
30 June 2015
It's a load off your shoulders to know that your elderly parent is receiving top-notch care from a home health aide. And, while you might not be around enough to thank the person for providing such dedicated care day after day, you can show your appreciation in different ways. Many home health care agencies allow their employees to accept tips and gifts from families, and doing so allows you to show just how much you're thankful for the care your family member is receiving.
29 June 2015