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.
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.
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.