Millions of Americans each year donate their time and talents to care for aging-in-place friends and relatives. Whether you’re new to the family caregiver game or a seasoned pro, having an effective caregiving strategy is the key to staying organized and focused with each passing day.
So it's time for “the talk” with mom or dad about senior home care, how can you tactfully bring it up? Here are some tips to help.
Although many seniors are still relatively independent, they still do need some outside help. In-home care provides that help, allowing seniors to age in place in the comfort of their own homes.
Millions of elderly Americans suffer from dementia, and when it happens to someone close to you it’s especially painful to watch as their condition progressively worsens. In order for you to reconnect with them better, try out these 7 strategies.
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.
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.
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.
As seniors grow old their pace of life slows down and this can hurt them in the long run. To fight this, seniors can adopt new hobbies like these that they can enjoy.
At Home Instead of Southwest Florida, we’ve helped many seniors accept outside help from a caregiver for the first time, and we’ve supported many families having those initial, challenging discussions about home care. Here are eight tips to help you when the time comes to talk with an aging family member about home care.
Studies consistently show that an overwhelming majority of older adults wish to age in place – at home - rather than relocate to a long-term care facility or nursing home. If your family member only needs assistance with daily living activities to maintain their independence, home care may be the right choice