Caring for a senior or aging parent or an ill friend can be very difficult. Here are some tips to help you cope.
Exploring the Effects of Patient Care on the Caregiver
When you’re helping a loved one as a caregiver, don’t overlook the effect it may have on your life and health.
Our Guide to Senior Care During the Winter Months
Santa Claus may be coming to town, but so is the cold weather, snow, and ice – sorry to be the bearer of bad news! This is a time of year that can be difficult for seniors in need of companionship and proper, quality caregiving services. At Choice Homecare Ottawa, we know how important it is to implement special procedures to keep such individuals in good spirits and optimal health. Here are our top tips.
How to Improve your Loved One’s Cognitive Skills
It’s common to experience a mental decline or memory loss as you get older or as a result of dementia or Alzheimer’s. Therefore, it’s essential to find ways to help keep the minds of older loved ones stimulated and engaged so their brains can remain active and healthy. Here are some useful activities to keep your loved one mentally agile.
Think FAST – The Warning Signs of an Oncoming Stroke
Every second counts when a potential stroke is happening, and being able to notice these signs can help save someone’s life. If any of these signs suddenly occur to you or a loved one, it’s important to recognize this as an emergency situation that requires immediate medical attention. Act FAST
TIME Health: Caregiver Traits That Help Reduce Burnout
Here are the top ten traits that will prevent burnout in caregivers, as reported in this TIME article.
Helping Seniors with Standing, Sitting and Reclining
Many seniors find that they begin to have trouble changing positions, e.g., from standing to sitting to reclining, as they age. Difficulties with rising up to a standing position or lowering into a seated or reclined position are quite common, but there are ways to help.
Recognize 7 Warning Signs of Caregiver Stress to Avoid Exhaustion or a Crisis
Caregiving for a loved one who needs assistance throughout their everyday activities can be a rewarding experience. However, it can quickly become stressful and frustrating, eventually leading to burnout. Feelings of guilt, exhaustion, anger, and even rage are all signs that it’s time to ask for help.
The Challenges of Long-Distance Caregiving
Caregiving at a distance can present many challenges, from the guilt of being unable to attend to day-to-day needs to the additional burden of travel time and expenses. Being a long-distance caregiver can be isolating and stressful. Here we look at the challenges of having an aging loved one out of town and why hiring a homecare provider is the best option for support.
Why In-Home Care is Important
Whether recovering from surgery, a hospital stay, or dealing with the symptoms of a chronic condition such as dementia or MS, a top priority of great in-home care is to provide personalized and compassionate treatment. Here are some specific reasons why in-home care is important to the wellness of our loved ones.