If you’re not careful chronic fatigue can transition into full-blown caregiver burnout, and once that happens the health and wellbeing of both you and your care recipient are placed at risk. Fortunately, avoiding the effects of caregiver fatigue and burnout is possible when taking these steps.
One of the biggest fears for aging in place seniors is tripping and falling in their own home. In fact, one-in-four elderly Americans experience a serious fall every year, with many of those falls resulting in injuries requiring lengthy hospitalizations and nursing home stays. As an informal caregiver here are several ways to help your loved one reduce trip and fall hazards in the home.
Many seniors haven’t been able to get out and exercise like they should during the past few months. If you’re currently looking after an elderly loved one who’s spending more time at home right now here are several low-impact exercises that will help them stay fit.
Many Americans now fall into the “sandwich generation,” which is categorized as adults who care for both children and aging parents. And while the term has been around for several years, folks within this group are facing unprecedented challenges in light of the COVID-19 outbreak.