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Sometimes as a family caregiver you're going to have to have difficult talks with your elderly loved one. Preparation is the key to making these talks productive.
Think about Her Possible Reaction to the Topic
Before you even broach the difficult topic, ask yourself how your loved one is likely to respond to what you have to say. It's possible that you already know how she will react, but try to go into as much detail when you think ...
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It is very common for a person to hear the word "dementia" and immediately think "Alzheimer's disease". Alzheimer's is a condition that many family caregivers dread for their parent, and that receives a tremendous amount of attention when it comes to cognitive challenges and limitations. While Alzheimer's disease is a form of dementia, however, it is not the only form. This means that while all people who have Alzheimer's disease have dementia, not all people who ...
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Dry mouth is a common ailment among elderly adults. Certain chronic medical conditions can cause it as can many medications. There are several medications, both over the counter and prescription, that list dry mouth as a common side effect. While dry mouth may just seem like an uncomfortable side effect, the truth is that untreated dry mouth can lead to other complications, some of which can be serious. If you are a caregiver for an elderly loved ...
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The hot, humid days of summer call for a refreshing, thirst-quenching drink. If tea is usually your loved one’s go-to drink, they will also enjoy a cold glass of iced tea. This drink will not only help cool them down, but also has several health perks. Older adults who are in need of a home care service due to a chronic illness or pain may also appreciate what iced tea can do for their bodies.
Benefits of Drinking ...
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Star Multi Care Services celebrated another profitable year in the business of Home Health Care. This year will commemorate their seventy eighth (78th) year providing in-home services to the residents of New York, Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania. For the past 30 years, the company has been owned and operated by Stephen Sternbach who is pictured above (front row in purple) with his management team.
Stephen holds a retreat each year to allow his management team to evaluate the ...
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The thought that your aging parent needs to undergo heart surgery can be daunting. Though this is a routine procedure that doctors perform regularly, it can be frightening to think of your aging loved one having to go through the process. As a caregiver, it is your responsibility to help your loved one not only prepare for the surgery effectively but also get through it and the recovery in the best way possible. It is important to prepare ...
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Iodine is a mineral that elderly adults (and people of all ages) need so that they thyroid can function properly. Table salt is typically fortified with iodine to help people to get all of the iodine they need. If your elderly loved one is cutting back on salt, however, to eat a more heart-healthy diet, then it is essential that they get their iodine from other sources. Here is a list of healthy foods that also contain ...
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As radiant as the lights pictured behind her, Grace Okyere has been a Shining Star at Star Multi Care Services since 2008. Recently named, the Star Employee of the Year by the New York office staff, she was nominated due to the high quality of her performance as a Home Health Aide.
Grace says that she became a Home Health Aide after moving to the United States from Ghana, Africa 23 years ago. She was one of eight ...
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If you are a caregiver for a senior loved one with diabetes, helping them to healthfully manage their diabetes is probably one of your top priorities. Controlling blood sugar levels is important for those with diabetes and having uncontrolled blood sugar levels for long periods of time can lead to many serious health problems. Managing diabetes and keeping blood sugar under control can require a few difficult lifestyle changes that your loved one may find hard to ...
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As your loved one's health changes, so too does the level of safety in his home. What was safe for him a few months ago may not be now. It's important to take a look at what changes, if any, need to be made to your loved one's home.
Assess the Situation
Take a look at what is working for your loved one about his living situation and what isn't. He might need hand rails installed in several ...