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Some of the Key Reasons Why Home Care Is Truly the Best Option When an Aging Parent or Spouse Has Difficulty with Activities of Daily Living

Some of the Key Reasons Why Home Care Is Truly the Best Option When an Aging Parent or Spouse Has Difficulty with Activities of Daily Living

It’s wonderful to want to be there and support an aging parent or spouse. You’ve known this person for most of your life or a significant portion of it. They have been supportive of you, a great and wonderful person, and you just want to make sure they remain safe and can stay at home as long as possible. While home care is the best option, some people take it upon themselves to provide this level of support to those elderly men and women, especially when they are close to them relationally.

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Home Care Might Only Be Needed for a Few Weeks Following a Hospital Stay

Reduce Hospital Readmission Rates: Home Care Might Only Be Needed for a Few Weeks Following a Hospital Stay

Reduce Hospital Readmission Rates: When George was hospitalized, he wasn’t quite sure what was going on. The last thing he remembered before losing consciousness was the incredible tightness in his chest and arm. He called out for help, and while his voice seemed to be so weak and raspy, as though it never actually left his lips, his wife did hear something, then she heard the crash. The heart attack came on suddenly, but fortunately help arrived almost as quickly.

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When Should You Discuss Safety Concerns with an Aging Parent?

Senior Home Safety: When Should You Discuss Safety Concerns with an Aging Parent?

Senior Home Safety: Are you concerned about the safety of your mother or father? Most people, as their parents or other family members get older, and they begin to see them slowing down, having more difficulty getting up from a chair, or calling for assistance with laundry, changing a lightbulb, checking the smoke detectors, cleaning the lawn, and more, begin to realize that issues are starting to come to the surface.

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How Many Hours Do You Help Your Aging Parent?

How Many Hours Do You Help Your Aging Parent?

Caregiver Stress: Stress is one of those things that generally sneaks up on us. You are a family caregiver, if you have been supporting your mother, father, spouse, or even a sibling because they are struggling with their own basic care as they get older or face a health emergency, you may very well be dealing with a lot of stress.

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Defensiveness May Be Normal When Seniors Face the Prospect of Home Care Support

Defensiveness May Be Normal When Seniors Face the Prospect of Home Care Support

Sarah was not too keen on the idea of relying on somebody else for help. Her daughter lived one street over from her. She just assumed that her daughter would be there for her when she needed her. When she was having difficulty, she would call on her daughter to help her with a wide range of things around the house, never thinking twice about the kind of pressure it was placing on her. She never wanted to consider home care options because she had various misconceptions about it.

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