COVID-19 Updates2020-11-19T13:19:02-08:00

Sandwich Generation Caregiving

The "sandwich generation" comprises those who are taking care of their own children while helping to care for aging parents. For some, this may seem like an unmanageable situation, but here are a few things you can do to help manage the stress. 

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Senior Depression – What to Look for and How to Help

While occasional feelings of sadness are normal, it is important to look for any signs that your loved one may struggle with more than just a case of the blues. Here are some signs and symptoms of depression, along with options for how you can help.

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What Are the Activities of Daily Living?

Sadly, millions of aging-in-place elderly Americans can no longer perform basic tasks because of a chronic medical condition, illness or injury. Known as activities of daily living, or simply “ADLs”, this article will explore them in more detail, along with ADL challenges that seniors face. 

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Protecting Your Aging in Place Parents from Infections

For various reasons, seniors are at higher risk for getting an infection than are non-seniors. If you are concerned about protecting your aging-in-place parents from infections, here are some tips from the experts. 

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Is Your Senior Parent Having Vision Issues?

Your elderly father has always been a strong and independent man, but lately something’s changed. You’ve noticed him squinting at the TV screen more, his driving has become erratic and he fell down the stairs (again). You suspect that dad is having vision issues.

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How to Help an Aging Senior Overcome Insomnia

Ever since dad died your elderly mother has had trouble sleeping. Mom sometimes leaves you voicemails in the middle of the night and always seems tired and run down. It’s now reached a point that you’re starting to worry about her health and wellbeing.

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Diet and Exercise Tips for Caregivers

It’s all too easy to neglect yourself when you’re an informal caregiver. Far too many caregivers don’t eat or exercise like they should, which places their health at risk and lowers the quality of care provided. Using these diet and exercise tips should help you as a caregiver to stay refreshed.

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Caregiving Tips for Seniors with Alzheimer’s Disease

When your loved one is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or when you start observing the symptoms associated with it, it can be very challenging on many levels, emotionally, physically and also from the standpoint of understanding the details correctly.

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The Various Benefits of Pets for Older Adults

Numerous studies have found that pet ownership is an effective way to combat depression and loneliness in the elderly. If there’s an aging loved one in your life who’s feeling a little down, a new pet might just be the morale-booster they need.

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Talking to Your Aging Parents About Downsizing

Your elderly parents still live in the house you grew up in. Due to their declining health it’s become apparent that mom and dad need to find a smaller place. But whenever you bring up the topic of downsizing, they quickly change the subject. What should you do?

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The Impact of COVID-19 on Home Care

The year 2020 has impacted practically everyone in one way or another, especially when it comes to the COVID-19 pandemic. Everyone can talk at length about how they have been personally affected by this virus. I thought it would be fitting to take a different approach and see different experiences from the standpoint of our elderly loved ones. We will cover the life of elderly individuals in different settings like: Assisted Living, Rehab, Nursing Homes, Respite Care, Home Care, Home Health Care, Hospice etc.

How to Discuss Financial Matters with Your Aging Parents

You want to help mom and dad protect their retirement nest egg so they can age comfortably in place for many years to come- but aren’t sure what to do. Here are some proven ways to discuss financial matters with aging parents before it’s too late.

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How to Ask for Help when You’re a Caregiver

Although caregiving is a labor of love, it can be very physically and emotionally demanding. If you are currently serving as a caregiver for an aging loved one, here’s how to ask for help without compromising their quality of life.

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Why Choose Home Care – The Impact of COVID-19 on Rehab Facilities

The year 2020 has impacted practically everyone in one way or another, especially when it comes to the COVID-19 pandemic. Everyone can talk at length about how they have been personally affected by this virus. I thought it would be fitting to take a different approach and see different experiences from the standpoint of our elderly loved ones. We will cover the life of elderly individuals in different settings like: Assisted Living, Rehab, Nursing Homes, Respite Care, Home Care, Home Health Care, Hospice etc.

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Families Choose Safer Home Care Options in Lieu of Nursing Homes

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, New Wave Home Care has been making continuous efforts to increase awareness of the health and safety risks now confronting those that make up a good number of our more vulnerable population, our aging-in-place seniors. With that in mind we'd just like to share a few excerpts from an article that came out this month in The Wall Street Journal on the topic of COVID-19 and the shift away from nursing homes.

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How Do I Discuss the Topic of Home Care with My Loved One?

Although many aging in place seniors are proud and self-sufficient, the stark reality is that most will eventually need at least some in-home assistance to maintain their independent lifestyle. On the other hand, convincing an elderly loved one to accept home care can be challenging and stressful. What follows are several reliable ways to overcome their objections.

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Caution Fatigue – COVID Lessons from Thanksgiving for Caregivers and Healthcare Workers

The surge of COVID-19 infections after the thanksgiving shows that not everyone was listening to the recommendations. Understanding the concept of “Caution Fatigue” and the risks associated with letting our guard down can help us all to stay safe this holiday season.

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How Caregiver Support Groups Can Keep You Fresh

While taking care of an aging loved one it’s important to have a support network around you at-all-times. As one facet of that support network, caregiver support groups can provide many benefits that will help you stay refreshed.

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Why Choose Home Care – The Impact of COVID-19 on Assisted Living

The year 2020 has impacted practically everyone in one way or another, especially when it comes to the COVID-19 pandemic. Everyone can talk at length about how they have been personally affected by this virus.  I thought it would be fitting to take a different approach and see different experiences from the standpoint of our elderly loved ones.  We will cover the life of elderly individuals in different settings like: Assisted Living, Rehab, Nursing Homes, Respite Care, Home Care, Home Health Care, Hospice etc. 

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Assisting Your Aging Parents with Their Toileting Needs

For reasons like dementia, disabilities and chronic illnesses many adult children end up assisting their elderly parents with their toileting needs. When placed in this role reversal situation helping mom or dad use the bathroom can be embarrassing and uncomfortable.

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COVID-19 & Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving has become one of the most celebrated family events in the US. We get together as families, dine together, celebrate together. It creates a sense of unity within the family. Needless to say, we all look forward to this day, when we can meet our family and friends and spend some nice time with them.

By |November 19, 2020|Categories: COVID-19 Updates|0 Comments

Trip and Fall Hazards for Seniors and What You Can Do to Prevent Them

Tripping and falling among seniors is an everyday occurrence. One out of every four seniors trip and fall every year, and it's one of their biggest fears. Fortunately, steps can be taken to minimize this from happening to the senior in your life.

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Important Habits for Senior UTI-Prevention

UTIs are not only uncomfortable, left untreated they can cause kidney failure and bloodstream infections. Because of those potential risks, if you’re currently caring for an aging in place loved one, learning how to recognize and prevent UTIs in seniors is important. What follows are some UTI-prevention habits that every senior should practice.

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Home Care Safety Reminder: Get Your Flu Shots Today!

If you have it within your ability to prevent being hospitalized, wouldn’t you do that? So don’t wait. If you haven’t had the chance to get your flu shots, get it today. This would keep you, your family and your community safe.

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Chronic Disease Management in Seniors: Supporting the Elderly to Improve their Lives

If you have a senior family member who battles with a chronic disease, it is important that you understand and know their needs. Seniors with chronic conditions may have different and specific needs so it is best to know how chronic disease management in seniors works to provide the best care for them.

Telemedicine for Alzheimer’s: How Can Professionals Use This To Help?

Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia can be challenging to cope with, especially if it’s happening to a loved one. If you’re caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia, consider asking your health professional and care provider if they have telemedicine services available.

New Wave Caregiving: Connecting Amid Social Distancing

The homecare services industry is now choosing how they respond to the Covid-19 pandemic, and many are forced to follow suit. While continuing to follow updates and procedures from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), local authorities, the Home Care Association of America, and other agencies and resources, some are still left with a dilemma of how to shift their caregiving services to meet the current environment.

By |April 22, 2020|Categories: COVID-19 Updates|0 Comments

Preparations and Precautions During COVID-19

The world at large is currently in the process of adjusting life’s daily operations. In an attempt to cut down on the spread of coronavirus, a lot is changing. Nearly all of us have taken heightened precautions of sterilization to cut down on the transfer or illness. Some countries, states, and local governments are calling on citizens to stay inside completely with as little social contact with others as possible.

What To Do When You Don’t Care For The Person You Care For

Ironically (or what may be called a cruel twist of fate), some of us find ourselves in the position of having to tend to the needs of those who ignored ours—or were downright abusive. It’s easy to see how such circumstances can lead to a conflicted relationship that does not serve either party well—creating a negative emotional state that will spill over into all areas of your life.

What to do When Siblings and Other Family Members are Not in Close Proximity

If you have made the decision to take on the responsibility of remote caregiving, it is important to stay level headed and hopeful about your ability to best support your elderly loved one. While a certain degree of stress in this process is inevitable, there are ways to make everything run far more smoothly than expected.

You've Selected an In Home Caregiver. Now What?

If you'e decided that in home care is the best form of caregiving for your elderly family member, you may need guidance on how to go about finding the best provider possible. The challenges of getting help for your loved one can feel far less daunting with a full overview on the types of services and resources you should be looking for in an in home care company. We cover how to research a provider, what questions to ask, and what to look for in client reviews.

By |May 16, 2019|Categories: Caregiving, In-Home Care|0 Comments
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