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.
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.
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.
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.
As you’re looking for the right fit for your family in the home care space, the different terms can get confusing or overwhelming at times. Live-in care and 24/7 care can often be used interchangeably, though there are some differences.
CaraVita Home Care's March 2020 Caregiver of the Month is George Umahoin! George is originally from Nigeria. He joined the military in 1966 and served his country until 1983.
According to the Administration on Aging in 2017, 13.8 million people aged 65 or older live alone. That is 28% of the senior population, and as people continue to age, their likelihood of living alone also increases.
Topics: Wellness & Well-Being