As a family caregiver, your priority is the health and safety of your loved one. You want to ensure that they are eating enough, comfortable, and taking the right medications. Because of the importance of these tasks, it can be challenging to also prioritize their dignity and sense of independence.
Becoming a caregiver for a loved one with dementia can be intimidating, especially when you may feel like you’ve been thrown into the role with no guidance or experience. However, caregiving isn’t as daunting as you might think. Once you get familiar with the specifics of dementia care, you can easily create a positive and engaging environment for you and your loved one.
Becoming a family caregiver may not be something you planned for. As your parents age, they may need help with a few tasks here and there, but as they get older or even ill, they may start to rely on you more and more.
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At CaraVita Home Care, we understand the impact that an Alzheimer’s disease diagnosis can have on a family. Though adults may understand the disease and how it could affect their family member, children may be unaware of the changes that may develop.
Emergencies are a normal part of living and can happen at any moment. As a family caregiver, creating an emergency care plan can help prevent you from being unprepared and ensure your loved one’s health should an emergency occur.
Caring for an older adult can pose many unique challenges, especially if he or she is dealing with memory loss. If you are a family caregiver for a parent or loved one with a form of dementia, you may notice mood shifts, confusion, and changes in their personality, which can make it challenging to communicate with him or her.
Dear Client and Responsible Party,
We appreciate the trust and confidence you have in us as we navigate the Coronavirus pandemic. We are closely monitoring the situation and continuously updating our policies and protocols as new information and recommendations become available.
Technology is a wonderful thing. Staying organized with daily reminders, quickly getting questions answered, and staying connected with family and friends are a few of the perks of today's technology. When applied to the senior demographic, technology takes on a whole new application.
To Our Clients and Family Members:
We know many of you are concerned about the spread of COVID-19 (the new coronavirus) and how it may impact you and/or your loved one. Ensuring our clients are cared for in a safe and healthy environment is our first priority.
When assessing your parent or loved one’s diet, it’s essential to consider their vitamin intake. Vitamins for seniors are important, especially if there is a suspected deficiency. A vitamin deficiency can occur at any age, but it is more likely to happen as we age.