When a loved one reaches their golden years, a primary caregiver may be needed to assist them with their needs. Caregiving is acknowledging a loved one’s mental and physical needs and finding someone to provide the best care for them possible. The caregiving journey can be a stressful surprise even for the most stress-free people. With proper guidance, the caregiving journey can be a pleasant time well spent attending to a loved one’s needs. Woodland Ridge would like to share some tips with you to better assist your loved one with their senior care along the caregiver journey.
At CaraVita Home Care, we understand the importance of having the most exceptional health care possible. Figuring out the most viable health care option can be overwhelming, especially for seniors dealing with doctor appointments alone. Getting involved in an elderly loved one’s health care shows support and increases their overall health. It is okay if you don’t know all of your loved one's medical conditions; you’ll learn more while researching the best care options for them over time.
If you are providing home care to a loved one suffering from any stage of dementia related symptoms, you have a lot of trial and error in your future. But we're here to help. After hundreds of combined years experience providing in-home senior care, we have learned a thing or two. Whether your caregiving journey has just begun, or you are about to nod knowingly as you check these off your mental list of things to avoid in care, these are the ten biggest things you can avoid doing to make your communication and caregiving that much more effective.
The dreaded parent-child life talks. Odds are you've been having them with your folks since the first time you cut your sisters pony tail off, or did some other childhood things to warrant the "go wait in your room, your father will be hearing about this when he gets home," bomb from mom. You probably slinked away, awaiting that conversation with anxious energy. Funny how some things never change. Now that everyone is a little older, a little wiser, surely we can all talk about things like aging, right? Of course not.
Remember the President's campaign slogan from 2016; the one on all the red hats? "Make America Great Again," it read. Well we think it's just as important that if you or a loved on is aging in place, we should come together as a people and learn how to Make Aging in Place Safe Again.
You know, maybe the Golden Girls had it right all along; like pioneers for modern seniors and the sharing economy.
written by Dana Herron
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