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.
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.
Are you really taking your medication as prescribed?
Medication adherence is defined as taking 80% or more of a prescribed medication dose, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
Stigma, or the use of negative labels to identify a person with a disability or illness, is often a primary concern of people living with dementia or Alzheimer's. Those that are living with the disease report being misunderstood because of the misconceptions others have about the disease.
As our parents or family members age, we take the time to check in on them, help them run errands, and in some cases, provide daily assistance and caregiving. But what if you’re at a distance from your loved one? While a long-distance caregiver may need to take on different roles than a traditional family caregiver, you can still be actively involved in your loved one’s care.
There are several types of depression that can occur during different stages of life, and even during different times of the year. The types of depression can vary, and it can be difficult to recognize depression in a loved one - especially an older adult.
Being a caregiver for a loved one is an honorable action that can require a lot of patience, care, and love. If you have undertaken the role of caregiver for someone you love, you likely have realized that it is a full-time job with many responsibilities. Though caregiving is the perfect way to show your loved one you care and appreciate them, it can take a toll on your personal life and potentially, your health.
At CaraVita Home Care, we understand that transitioning home after a hospital stay can be challenging. If you’re a senior making the transition from hospital to home, some changes may be necessary. CaraVita Home Care wants to help you with this transition so you can maintain your independence and create a sustainable and healthy lifestyle.
Caring for your elderly loved one can be hard to manage, especially if your loved one is resistant to receiving senior care. It’s normal to feel anxious, especially if this is your first time providing senior care to a loved one. CaraVita Home Care knows first-hand the importance of family caregivers and the stresses they go through attempting to provide the best senior care for their loved ones. CaraVita Home Care would like to provide you some tips to help you better adjust to the caregiving 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.