Caregiving can cause burnout, stress, exhaustion, and loss of perspective towards one's life. This can be detrimental to a caregiver's health. Due to personal responsibilities, caregivers need to have reasonable expectations and determine where the companionship requirements end. Establishing these boundaries is crucial to balance their needs and those of older adults
Seniors with dementia face several challenges navigating through the house. They tend to be anxious and confused, so they can easily misplace items around the house. It is also important to note that for people with dementia, living at home instills independence. There is a need to ensure a conducive environment by making specific changes at home. Senior Helpers serves the Richmond area, and offers tips for an organized home for better dementia care, as listed below.
Care for aging parents and relatives is essential for some reasons. One of the reasons is that they are so vulnerable to identity theft, scams, or other online hazards, especially those that do not have anyone guiding and supporting them daily. It is important to have a caregiver, who knows how to protect your aging parents and relatives from online scams and attacks.
Know your hurricanes and how to prepare for them!
Summer presents the perfect opportunity to hit the road and visit out-of-town relatives or travel to an exotic holiday destination. And if you're tagging along older persons, you need to be a little more prepared because they might require special accommodations to help them enjoy the trip. At Senior Helpers in Richmond West VA, we know that a little forethought will make things easier for everyone, and it's why we feel the following practical advice would be helpful.
If you are the adult child or spouse of a senior with dementia, you know just how important it is to make sure that they are properly cared for as their dementia worsens. One way to do this is to ensure that the home that they spend their time in is well suited to them and meets their needs. Having a home that is organized and functions well for someone with dementia, can make a big difference for them. Here are some great tips for organizing a home for better dementia care.
Swimming is an excellent form of exercise for aging adults. Swimming boosts a slow, sluggish metabolism, facilitates good digestion, and gets the blood flowing. It engages and challenges every muscle in the body, improves coordination, and builds respiratory endurance. It also offers an entirely non-impact workout that's perfect for those with sore muscles and joints, or brittle, easily injured bones. However, if your loved one has recently been diagnosed with Alzheimer's or has already been battling this disease for some time, swimming provides an important and surprising range of additional benefits impacting memory, cognition, and social engagement among other things. At Senior Helpers of Richmond, we want to share four benefits of swimming.
While they are unlikely, natural disasters could happen in Richmond, Midlothian, Chesterfield County, and the surrounding areas. And if an emergency or disaster strikes in the Greater Richmond area, seniors will need to be prepared by having enough food on hand to get them through the disaster. Many emergencies will cause a loss of power and you may not be able to use your refrigerator or freezer or cook food in a microwave or oven.
Loneliness and social isolation are natural concerns for seniors and their loved ones. Here are some ways to help alleviate feelings of social isolation in seniors.
If your senior loved one is in the hospital, don’t wait to plan ahead. Here’s how to prepare for their transition home, and options for transitional care services in Chesterfield County.
Later life can be a great time to get into a new hobby, and with free internet tutorials, it’s never been easier. Check out our roundup of the best crafts for seniors.
Living and aging on your own terms is one of the most important choices an individual can make. Unfortunately, hospital stays are sometimes a reality when medical complexity arises.
Parkinson's disease is a neurological disorder that gets progressively worse over time. While the disease presents itself differently in every individual, Parkinson's causes a common set of motor and cognitive symptoms.