Millions of Americans each year donate their time and talents to care for aging-in-place friends and relatives. Whether you’re new to the family caregiver game or a seasoned pro, having an effective caregiving strategy is the key to staying organized and focused with each passing day.
Although many seniors are still relatively independent, they still do need some outside help. In-home care provides that help, allowing seniors to age in place in the comfort of their own homes.
With another summer upon us in Northern Milwaukee, heat exhaustion in seniors is a concern for those who have older loved ones that enjoy having “fun in the sun” during the warmer months.
If you’re noticing changes in your senior loved one, like increased forgetfulness, not practicing their usual hygiene habits, missing doctors’ appointments, falling behind on opening their mail, or paying their bills, it may be time for them to begin receiving home care.
At Home Instead Senior Care of Northern Milwaukee, we’ve helped many seniors accept outside help from a caregiver for the first time, and we’ve supported many families having those initial, challenging discussions about home care. Here are eight tips to help you when the time comes to talk with an aging family member about home care.
Studies consistently show that an overwhelming majority of older adults wish to age in place – at home - rather than relocate to a long-term care facility or nursing home. If your family member only needs assistance with daily living activities to maintain their independence, home care may be the right choice
We understand that bringing in a home care provider is a sensitive topic for seniors and that you want to be sure your timing is spot on before approaching your loved one to have “the talk.” To help you decide if now is the time to bring a caregiver aboard, consider these seven signs.
Caring for an ill spouse is always difficult, especially for seniors. However, asking for help and taking care of yourself is of utmost importance. Find out more tips in this article. Find out more tips in this article.
Carla is a busy executive who travels for work and also cares for her 82-year old mother, who is battling cancer. “I love living with her, but it’s been tough,” says Carla, who constantly worries about her mom when she’s on the road. “Knowing that I could count on someone to care for my mom when I’m away would be life-changing for me and my family.”
Having your concentration broken and having to put your work aside as you tend to your caretaker responsibilities can make getting your work completed quite difficult to do. Fortunately, there are ways to find the balance you’re looking for. Here are five ways to effectively balance work and caregiving.