Family members play a key role in caring for a cancer patient but there are several things to keep in mind to make in home care more effective and less stressful for everyone involved. By taking advantage of available resources and asking for help, it doesn’t have to be an overwhelming challenge.
The transition from the hospital setting to the familiarity of home can be effectively managed to reduce the chances of re-hospitalization. As a family caregiver, this period of time may be challenging. Fortunately, the transition back to the comforts of home from the stress of the hospital can be a smooth one when you carefully tend to these important factors.
More and more people choose to age in place today, but as they age they sometimes need help. Why not give them a home safety makeover as a holiday gift?
Assisting Hands Schaumburg would like to congratulate our November 2017 caregiver of the month, Crystal M. Angelilli-Bauler. Crystal has shown outstanding commitment to providing compassionate care and companionship to our clients and she never hesitates to go the extra mile to ensure her client’s comfort and safety.
November has been established as National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month in an attempt to bring attention and support to the millions of people dealing with the illness, raise better understanding of the problem, and promote prevention efforts.
Seniors can approach their daily habits in new ways to combat the effects of unhealthy weight gain. There are two basic but significant paths to maintaining a healthy weight: exercise and proper nutrition. If an elderly individual requires any level of assistance with either exercise or nutrition, professional caregivers who specialize in assisting seniors in daily activities are available to compassionately step in and lend a hand.
There are many different types of home care, each of which has varying costs and may provide an elder with multiple levels of support. Your loved one may need one type of care or a combination, depending on their health concerns and the availability of other family members to assist them with day-to-day activities.
Aging in place describes the desire to live in your own home in later life, as long as you are able. Remaining in your own home may involve social support and care services to help you live safely and independently. Ensuring your living environment has been adapted to your abilities — including necessary home modifications — is key to aging in place successfully.
Our Quality Caregivers are trained to adapt to the changing needs of the patient because no two people experience Alzheimer’s disease in the same way. As a result, there’s no one approach to caregiving. Our main goal is to improve quality of life for both the patient and the family.
Making the choice to provide formal care for a loved one is a brave and difficult decision, but you don’t have to do it alone. There are resources available in most communities that will help you undertake the task of finding care for an elderly or disabled loved one.