CaraVita Health Care wants all of our clients and their families to be as healthy as they possibly can be. Everyone gets sick from time to time, some worse than others. Recovering from being ill can be a challenge but does not necessarily have to be a miracle. If you take care of yourself and follow these 12 steps you will tend to be rewarded with a more favorable outcome.
Nursing homes have undergone many changes since their initial emergence. Increased state regulations and oversight have paved the way for better care in many facilities. Most people view nursing facilities as a place for their loved one to live when they require 24 hour nursing care. Many do not know that almost all rehabilitation facilities currently have sub-acute rehab units that provide physical, occupational, and speech therapy following a hospitalization. This can be a great benefit to seniors who are not ready to return home. As well it serves to reduce re-hospitalizations.
If you have an aging parent or relative living in their own home, you may be concerned about their well-being. It’s important that their safety in the environment in which they live be assessed. According to the Home Safety Council, more than 7,000 adults age 65 and older die each year from injuries sustained in the home. Over half of those are caused by falls.
Allowing someone to come into your home is not always easy. Each of us has that special chemistry that makes us like one person or not particularly care to be around another. When the burden of care giving is added to this equation, often the skill and urgency of care giving is not adequately balanced with how well the caregiver interacts with the care recipient.
Topics: CaraVita Home Care
Is It Alzheimer’s? Ten Warning Signs from the Alzheimer's Association
Checklist of common symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia
All of us worry is my forgetfulness the sign of early dementia. However, what is normal aging and what is not is important to understand. In the aging process, we will all experience a senior moment or some forgetfulness as we age. However, the key is does this memory loss disrupt everyday life. If it does, it is not part of the normal aging process. It is a symptom of dementia, a gradual and progressive decline in memory, thinking, and reasoning skills. The most common cause of dementia is Alzheimer’s disease, a disorder that results in the death of brain cells. Additionally vascular and disease processes can also cause dementia as is the case with a stroke.
Topics: Alzheimer's & Dementia
We all know what it feels like to sit all day or be laid up in the bed. Our back aches and our muscles grow tight. Imagine if most of your day consisted of sitting in a wheel chair or being in bed for greater than 12 hours a day. Yet each day many of us as caregivers often forget the impact both the prolonged sitting position or bedbound has on the back and joints of our care recipients. Well there are some very simple integrated exercises using Feldenkrais movements that help decrease the tightness and feel like a gentle massage to the recipient. If you don't believe me let someone help you rock or do it yourself and you will feel like a Happy Baby.
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