Has your elderly loved one been feeling down lately? Maybe they have been sitting around more often than usual. They might even have stated how bad they are feeling. If this is the case, there are some tips for motivating your elderly loved one that might be able to help them feel better. If you use these tips, you can help your loved one to feel more positive, happier, and most of all improve their overall well-being.
Positivity is the Key
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You can't ignore the signs that your mom needs help. Her house is cluttered and dirty. Laundry's piled up and her mail hasn't been touched in weeks. You want to help, but she won't have it. No matter what you do, she argues that she's fine on her own and you need to butt out. What do you do?
Remember That They're Adults
You can't push your mom any harder than you would want someone pushing you. Be sure that you respect her ...
If your elderly family member has mentioned that she wants to age in place, you need to sit down with her and work out a plan. That plan might be what gives her what she needs now to age in place later.
Planning Gives You Both a Roadmap
A goal is great, but a plan shows you how you’re going to get there. With the right plan, your aging family member is going to be better able to do what she needs to ...
How can you tell when it's no longer safe for your mom to live alone without any assistance? You'll see things that just don't feel right when you go to visit. If you need guidance, these are five of the warning signs that elder care is needed.
Hoarding occurs when someone is making up for something that's lacking. It could be your mom is purchasing items like shoes to make up for the loss of her husband. She may be lonely and ...
Is it really possible to be a caregiver from miles and miles away? You might worry that it isn’t at times, but these tips can help you to do the best you can, even when you’re not right around the corner.
Get to Know Her Doctor
Your senior’s doctor might be one of the best resources that you have when you can’t be there with her for knowing what’s really going on with her health. She might try to convince you that all ...
You might have spent a little too much time wondering when it’s time or when it’s okay to have homecare services helping your senior a little bit more. The right answer is that there’s no one time that’s right for every situation. Each situation has its own variable. But some of these situations might help you see that it might be time in your senior’s particular case.
Balancing Responsibilities Is Getting More Difficult for You
Being a caregiver is about balancing everything in ...
Every day is different for every caregiver, but there are some distinct similarities in the experiences that caregivers have. Your individual approach is what can help you to get through.
Solving Emergent Issues
Problems are a regular part of every day as a caregiver. You might find that your days feel like one long series of emergencies that you keep having to manage and to solve. This gets exhausting quickly and it takes you away from what you really want to be doing, ...
An eye injury can bring your senior down pretty quickly. Some eye injuries aren’t obvious right away, so it helps to know what to watch for so that you can get her help quickly.
Blurred or Fuzzy Vision
One of the first things your senior might mention could be that she’s unable to see as well, even with corrective lenses. She might say that her vision is fuzzy or blurry, and that can be a big problem. If she’s not able to see ...
If your elderly family member has experienced a fall once, she might be shaken up quite a bit. You are probably just as terrified. Even if she doesn’t want to, though, you need to make sure that she sees her doctor right away. There are a variety of reasons for this, but if your senior is resisting the idea, lean heavily on the fact that you want to prevent another occurrence of a fall.
Injuries Might Not Show up Right Away
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There are many different types of massages, and they can have a myriad of benefits for both seniors and their caregivers. In fact, according to WebMD, there are more than 80 kinds of massage. In some cultures, massage is seen as a regular part of managing health. Weekly or semi-monthly massages are all seen to contribute to feelings of health and wellness.
Getting a massage with your senior can both improve their health and reduce your stress as a caregiver. It makes ...