Respite care is a service that can offer many benefits to individuals and families. For a family caregiver, respite care can provide a short-term break from their caregiving responsibilities while having peace of mind knowing that their family member is receiving the necessary care and attention.
Did you know that spirituality can affect our overall health and wellness? According to The Medical Journal of Australia, “there is mounting scientific evidence of a positive association between religious involvement and multiple indicators of health.” The Medical Journal of Australia also states that “79% of U.S. adults believe that spiritual faith can help people recover from illness, injury, or disease.”
When you are the primary caregiver for a parent or family member, it is essential that you take the time to care for your own health. Neglecting your personal needs can lead to caregiver burnout. Preventing caregiver burnout is important to us at Oaks at Douglasville, an assisted living and memory care community in Douglasville, Georgia. One way to help with the stresses of providing care for your parent or relative is to participate in a caregiver support group.
Throughout our lives, we have all experienced swelling and inflammation. Whether we have broken a bone, twisted an ankle, or cut a finger, the chances are that the injured area became swollen to some degree. This is a typical symptom to experience when an injury happens; however, it can become an issue when inflammation occurs without an apparent injury or cause.
None of us want to think about something happening to our health, the health of an older parent, or even a natural disaster, but, in order to be prepared, it is necessary. Life happens and can quickly impact and change our daily lives. However, the more you plan and prepare, the less frantic you will be should an emergency situation occur.
It hits you like a ton of bricks. “I’m sorry, but your husband/wife has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.” You have been noticing for a while that he or she is forgetful, or that he or she seemed confused when doing tasks that they had done forever, like making dinner, but you never expected this.
More and more senior living communities are becoming Eden Alternative® certified. This approach to senior living affects the whole way a community functions, including “the physical environment, organizational structure, and psycho-social interactions,” and it is a commitment to an elevated level of care.
As we grow older, health conditions can arise that can lead to an uptick in the number of medications we need to manage them. With the number of prescriptions growing, it can be challenging to keep track of it all. This could lead to missed doses, mixing up medications, or other serious issues.
Your eyes play a significant role in your everyday life, so it is important that you pay close attention to your eye health as you age. Our eyes can go through changes as we get older, making them more susceptible to complications.