A Couple Great Benefits Of Hiring A Nanny For Your Special Needs Child


If you have a special needs child, they often require more specialized and attentive care than other children. As the parent, it is your responsibility to make sure that your child is getting the care that they need, whether you are there or not. This can sometimes be difficult to achieve if you have to work because you simply can't be with your child all of the time and give them the specialized care that they need.

10 February 2018

Things To Know About In-Home Care Services


Meeting your medical needs will require you to work with various professionals to ensure that your care needs are being met. When it comes to serious injuries and diseases, there are individuals that assume they will have to stay in a hospital until they fully recover, but in-home care services can be an invaluable alternative. Are In-Home Care Services Only Designed For Elderly Patients? There is a common assumption that in-home care services are only suitable for elderly patients with mobility problems.

28 June 2017

Senior Care Options to Consider if You Live in a Small Town


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

3 Reasons To Consider Senior Home Care


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

Beyond Diet: More Causes Of Nutritional Deficiencies


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

How to Help a Senior Who Is Resisting Care


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

4 Questions To Ask About Elderly Abuse This Holiday Season


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

How To Help Your Elderly Relative Accept Their Home Health Care Aide


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

A Home Health Aide Helps Make Your Recovery from Back Surgery Easier


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

Flying With Medical Equipment: Tips To Get Through Screening


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