Home Health Agency San Diego - National Caregiver Month recognizes and supports those helping care for loved ones

(ARA) - There are more than 65 million caregivers who are an essential part of a patient's health care team in the United States. They not only provide emotional strength and support but also often help a patient with their daily needs, such as filling prescriptions or helping schedule doctors' appointments. But while being a caregiver to someone in need can be a significant help, it can also be a daunting responsibility. Greg Stephens, Founder and Director of the National CML Society, can relate.

Home Nursing Rancho Santa Fe, Encinitas - Traveling with an aging parent – 5 things you need to know

Going on a trip with an aging parent might seem challenging at first. They are used to being at home and might not even agree to it, for one thing. But traveling with an aging parent can be as enjoyable as the trips you used to take with your parents earlier in life, with a few adjustments. Keep these tips in mind:

Home Nursing La Jolla - When an Aging Parent Has to Move in with You – How to Prepare

Having a parent move in with you after years of living apart can take some getting used to. It can be an adjustment for both of you, your parent and any other relative that is involved. Here are some ways you can be prepared:
Set up rules - These rules aren't going to be like your parents' rules when you were in high school. Your parent is still an adult. They deserve the same basic respect that you would expect from anyone; they deserve even more than that because they are your parents.

Home Nursing San Diego - How You Can Help Your Home Health Caregiver Take Care of Your Loved Ones

You have taken the courageous step of hiring a home health caregiver to take care of your loved ones who may be either elderly parents or maybe a relative recovering from an injury or battling a disease. It can be challenging when you first hire a home health aide or nurse, who will be coming into your home every day to care for your loved one. This blog post contains a few helpful ideas that can help you make the transition a bit smoother.

Home Nursing San Diego – How to Make Your Home Safe for an Elderly Parent

Caring for elderly relatives at home requires that you first make sure that your home environment is safe for them. Thousands of older Americans end up in the emergency room each year because of injuries they suffered at home. Many of these injuries can be prevented with just a few changes to your home environment.

Taking Care of a Loved One with Alzheimer's can be Difficult - Maybe it's Time to Hire a Home Health Provider

 If you have been caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease you know how challenging this can be, bit it still may be difficult to make the decision to hire a home health provider. In this article we are going to look at some of the challenges of three main stages of Alzheimer’s, and how a home health provider can help you manage the care of your loved one.
The National Institute on Aging describes these stages as: mild, moderate and severe or late stage Alzheimer’s disease.
Mild Alzheimer’s disease

How Do You Know When it's Time to Hire a Homecare Company to Help Take Care of an Elderly Parent?

Are you a member of the so-called, “sandwich” generation—caught between caring for your aging parents and raising your children? Have you ever given thought to knowing when the time is right to hire a homecare company to step in and provide support and help you care for your elderly parents?

Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care - What Kind of Homecare Do I Need?

According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health defines Dementia is: “A loss of brain function that occurs with certain diseases. Alzheimer's disease (AD) is one form of dementia that gradually gets worse over time. It affects memory, thinking, and behavior.

Memory impairment, as well as problems with language, decision-making ability, judgment, and personality, are necessary features for the diagnosis.”

Home Health Options - The Differences between and CNA, RN and LVA

Home health providers are professionals that come into your home to provide both physical and emotional care and support for your loved ones whether they are ill or aging. You have a whole host of options when it comes to choosing home health care providers and many of them hinge on whether or not your loved one simply needs companionship and help around the house, or full-fledged around the clock medical care.

Let’s take a look at the differences between the different levels of care provided by home health providers:

Home Nursing San Diego – A Great Alternative for Aging Parents

Home nursing care as an alternative to moving into a nursing home for the elderly is often the preferred option. When people have spent a lifetime in their homes and they have established routines and feel comfortable there, they most likely would like to spend their golden years at home where they have so many memories.


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