The most common reason that seniors do not take their medications as prescribed is because of forgetfulness. This is understandable because the average senior takes seven different medications every day. A professional caregiver can help keep track with medication reminders.
Bathing and grooming can be a very pleasant part of the day. After a bath or shower visit, seniors feel good, clean and relaxed. Additionally, the cleanliness of a shower visit makes our seniors feel better with more dignity.
Unfortunately, due to the multitude of unforgiving and slippery surfaces, bathrooms are very hazardous for seniors. More than one in three seniors over age 65 fall each year, and the National Institute on Aging says 80 percent of these falls are in the bathroom. If you need a little help with bathing yourself or someone else, then consider having a professional caregiver from Adultcare Assistance Homecare come to your home for a shower visit. They can make this job both easier and safer.
Do you remember hearing the phase “Put the oxygen mask on yourself first”? This rule applies to more than just airplanes. If you are a family caregiver and feeling overwhelmed, then you could be inadvertently providing sub-optimal for your loved one. Some studies have shown that family stress and depression increase the likelihood of a loved one being readmitted to the hospital. The respite care, provided by Adultcare Assistance Caregivers, is designed to release this family tension. Some family members prefer to have a few hours each day to themselves while other enjoy have a few uninterrupted nights of sleep each week. So, if you are taking in the deep breathe of frustration, please remember to “Put the oxygen mask on yourself first!”