Unfortunately, as people get older, they become more at risk for malnutrition. Seniors, who do not get the amount of nutrients that their body needs, are at risk for several things, many of which are life-threatening.
Certified Nursing Assistants, or CNAs, work under the direct, or indirect, supervision of a team supervisor to complete versatile and varied responsibilities that are needed to support a patient and increase their quality of life as they age, or during the recovery of an illness or injury.
As we age, it sometimes gets difficult to do things that once came easily to us. Basic tasks like cooking, cleaning, and keeping up with housework can become daunting, especially when you have a medical condition. But luckily, a professional caregiver can help seniors continue to live independently! When it comes to choosing a professional caregiver, there are a lot of options out there. Of course, you want to pick what's right for you or a loved one, so it's important to be informed. Let's take a closer look at the professional caregiving options available to you: private caregivers or an agency.
Even though self-driving comes with freedom, it might expose you to safety risks for older drivers. Old age comes with health-related issues and other physical incapacities. The good news is that you can track any changes in physical fitness, eyesight, and how you adjust to driving and road safety requirements.
It can be so hard to ask for help sometimes, especially when you get older. It's natural for a child to need help making their lunch, but an adult, who has done this their entire life, has a hard time accepting that they could, or should, no longer do so for themselves. Change can hurt and it can be scary. Our aging loved ones are going to reach a point where they will need us, and our help, more and more. You will inevitably meet resistance to care, if not in entirety, to any changes that limit a person's independence.
The New Year's holiday has always been about new beginnings and new goals to work towards. It doesn't matter how old or how young we are, change is inevitable, and it's easier for us to implement when such changes are our decisions, based upon our personal hurdles. This is the perfect time to approach what is lacking in our lives and change it with an awesome and supportive plan of action.
According to research by PEW in 2019, the number of senior internet users was 73%, up from 14% in 2000. Also, the number of older adult smartphone users was 53%. That said, COVID-19 pushed the reliance on technology, with requirements like social distancing. Caregivers often had to rely on technology to monitor their loved ones and keep them safe.
Hospital readmissions remain high in the United States, especially for seniors. A whopping 34% of hospital discharges will be readmitted within 90 days. While billions of dollars in taxpayer money are lost on these readmissions, in many cases they are preventable. Proper discharge planning promotes timely and safe patient transfer between care levels and across care settings. This is especially true during discharge from a skilled nursing facility to community settings or a home. However, with proper discharge protocols and trained caregivers for seniors, ER visits reduce.
At Senior Helpers, we care for seniors in the comfort of their own homes. We tailor our services to meet your specific needs and provide everything from companion care for those who need daily assistance to specialized Alzheimer's, dementia, and Parkinson's care. But why do we do what we do? Read on to find out.
If you are a U.S. armed service Veteran, you can attest to how challenging life can be. Most Veterans suffer from diverse challenges. For instance, many are in dire need of help with basic life aspects, such as running errands, companionship, meal preparation, transport from one area to the other, and general care. Fortunately, if you are housebound or in need of help, you may be eligible for the VA Aid and Attendance program.
If you've prepared for the future by purchasing a long-term care policy, then you should feel comfort in the fact that you will be able to afford care in the event you need it. Standard health insurance doesn't cover things like caregivers for bathing, getting dressed, and safely getting in and out of bed. Long-term care policies cover this, but you have to understand your policy in order to maximize your benefits.