Archive for Benefits of Home Care

Is It Time for Home Care Assistance for Your Senior?

How do you know when your dad can’t take care of his home or himself properly? What are the signs you should be looking for? Here are the best ways to tell if it’s time for home care assistance services.

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How Seniors Can Talk To Their Doctors About Pain

Talking about chronic pain can be difficult for seniors. Often seniors don’t bother mentioning their pain to their doctors because they believe that pain is just a part of getting older. But there’s a big difference between occasional age related pain and chronic pain.

If chronic pain is impacting your senior loved one’s quality of life then they should be able to discuss it with their doctor so that they can be treated for it. Some seniors have trouble talking about their pain so it’s helpful if you or a 24-hour home care provider can help them bring up and discuss chronic pain when they are at the doctor.

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Family Caregivers: Tips for Safe Bed Transfers

Caregiving for a family member can be physically and mentally exhausting. One of the toughest tasks physically can be helping an elderly loved one out of bed.

Not only is it difficult, helping a senior out of bed can also be downright dangerous. The caregiver ends up doing a lot of physical labor, and runs a very high risk of sustaining sprained or strained muscles in their neck, shoulder or back.

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Elder Care Can Help Prevent Falls At Home

Falls at home are a serious health risk for seniors and they are also very common. The CDC estimates that 1 in 4 seniors will fall at home at least once. Some falls aren’t serious, but falls at home can cause serious injuries. Hip fractures, one of the more serious injuries that occur in falls, affect more than 300,000 seniors every year. Fractures of any kind are difficult for seniors to recover from but hip fractures can be especially damaging to seniors. Elder care at home is one of the best ways to prevent seniors from suffering a devastating fall.

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