With another summer upon us in Southwest Florida, heat exhaustion in seniors is a concern for those who have older loved ones that enjoy having “fun in the sun” during the warmer months.
As a concerned spouse, family member, or friend, transitioning an older adult from hospital to home can be challenging. In addition to creating a safe and comfortable home environment, other steps must be taken to ensure they receive the care they deserve.
If you’re noticing changes in your senior loved one, like increased forgetfulness, not practicing their usual hygiene habits, missing doctors’ appointments, falling behind on opening their mail, or paying their bills, it may be time for them to begin receiving home care.
Consistency is essential when it comes to caregiving. You want to know that your caregiver will do the right thing for your loved one every time they’re with them. You can count on a consistent caregiver.
How do you know as a family caregiver that you need help providing the care your loved one needs? Here are five signs we’ve found to be reliable indicators that memory care is needed.
If you’re worried about the senior loved one in your life falling at home, there are modifications you can make that can substantially reduce their risk of serious injury. Taking a room-by-room approach, let’s look at some budget-friendly modifications you can make to help prevent your loved one from falling.
If you’re a family caregiver who is feeling stressed, anxious, and exhausted, rest assured that you’re not alone. Here are some sources that can provide you with the caregiving support you need.
If we’ve learned anything over the past few years concerning our health care system, it’s that the nurses across America are skilled, dedicated, and selfless. It's only fitting that one week each year is dedicated to honoring these incredible individuals.
A rapidly aging population combined with a heightened desire to age in place has created the “perfect storm” for employment opportunities within home care. If becoming a professional caregiver interest you, this handy roadmap could be your pathway to success.
At Home Instead of Southwest Florida, we provide caregivers with several benefits that include personal growth and development, job satisfaction, and flexibility. What does it take for you to be a good caregiver? Read on to learn more about the top qualities that professional caregivers should have.