As simple as it may sound, the most important skill for a caregiver is to have good communication. As the family caregiver, you are the connector for all your loved one’s physicians, service providers as well as family members and friends who care.
With Covid-19 disrupting lives across the world, people often hit hardest with the lack of social interaction are our elderly population. Noticing and helping seniors who are dealing with depression can significantly reduce suicide rates and feelings of isolation.
Mary Daniel hadn’t seen her husband for 114 days due to coronavirus restrictions at the senior care facility where he lives. So when she was told she could see him if she worked there as a dishwasher, she seized the opportunity.
Keeping families updated about their loved ones during times of uncertainty is of utmost importance. Unfortunately, communication can seem more difficult due to social distancing. Luckily, with technology and a dedicated communication team, providing reassurance to families is possible.
The bathroom can be a treacherous place for many senior citizens. With hard, slippery surfaces and sharp corners, the risk of falling and being injured increases. The National Aging in Place Council has a few modifications they recommend to make the bathroom a senior-friendly environment.
What is a caregiver? Should care be provided by a family member or a professional service? Where do I even start to look? Let this article from Hopkins Medicine answer all of your caregiver related questions.
Developers of senior living communities are tasked with the challenge of anticipating the changing demands of their customers. As Americans age, so do their needs and preferences when it comes to senior living facilities.
Activities of daily living fall into six categories of basic skills needed to properly care for oneself. Each category is assessed for the ability to safely complete these tasks without direction, supervision or assistance.
Most family caregivers want what is best for their loved ones, and they’ll do whatever it takes to make that happen. Unfortunately, discerning what’s best for a senior is often easier said than done. In many cases, a loved one’s own desired (or demands) may actually jeopardize their health, erode their independence and diminish their quality of life. Caregivers are left to walk a thin line.
Aegis President, Engskov, does not believe that senior living as a whole has been effective in reaching millennials and other young workers, to promote the career opportunities available in this richly mission-driven field.
David Solie’s 89-year-old mother, Carol, was unyielding. “No, I will not move,” she told her son every time he suggested that she leave her home and relocate to a senior living residence. And it didn’t stop there.
What emotional and practical challenges do family caregivers face as they undertake these responsibilities? How do they cope with changing relationships, financial burdens and the distress that serious illness often provokes?
Caregiving often creeps up on you. You start by dropping by your mom’s house and doing her laundry, or taking yo9ur dad to a doctor’s appointment. Gradually, you are doing more and more. AT some point, you realize you have made a commitment to take care of someone else.