Elderly Care: How to Cope With Caregiver Burnout

As the population ages, more primary caregivers continue to willing undertake tough, and at times unpleasant tasks for their loved ones. Care giving has its difficult moments. A study by the American Psychological Association found that 23% of caregivers in elderly care had higher levels of stress hormones than non-caregivers. Additionally, a 2018 survey by Genworth reported that 41% of caregivers suffered from signs of depression, mood swings, and resentment towards the person they take care of. These symptoms could be signs of underlying problems-caregiver stress and burnout. 10 Warning Signs of Caregiver Stress Overwhelming exhaustion and fatigue. Sleeping difficulties. Depression and mood swings. Social withdrawal from activities you once enjoyed. Feeling anxious all the time. Becoming angry, impatient, or

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5 Reasons You Should Consider Using In Home Care Services

A huge number of middle-aged Americans have to juggle the demanding schedule of work, taking care of their children, furthering their education, and caring for their elderly or ill loved ones. While it’s incredibly loyal and noble to help your loved ones at all costs, it’s important to remember that there’s only one of you. All these responsibilities may soon catch up to you and overwhelm you. When you start feeling burnt out and exhausted, that’s a sign that you’re taking on too much. At this point, it may be a good idea to hire in home care services. This will allow you to focus on other aspects of your life while ensuring your loved ones are extremely well cared

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3 Tips That Will Help You Find An In-Home Care Service

There are around 10,000 seniors who turn 65 in the United States each day. The majority of them want to be able to age in their own homes. Looking for in-home care services can allow your senior relative the opportunity to do that. Here are some tips you can follow to help you with your search. Determine What Your Insurance Covers Your insurance will be a big factor in your search for home care services. In some cases, your insurance might not be able to cover the kind of home care service you need. Home care agencies can inform you of what kind of options you have and the possibility of benefits. Depending on what kind of insurance you have,

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How Can You Convince A Loved One to Hire a Caregiver?

One of the most difficult conversations you might have in your lifetime is trying to convince an elderly parent or loved one they need assistance from a caregiver. Whether it’s pride or fear of losing their independence, it’s normal to be met with resistance. Your loved one might suggest that they are fine or that you can help them, but you know outside help is needed. Here are five strategies that can help you convince a loved one to hire a caregiver. Early planning. Have conversations with your loved one about where they see themselves in the future. Do this long before a health crisis arises. Ask questions. Find out why your loved one is refusing help. It could be

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How Respite Care Keeps Families Healthy

Providing long-term care for a family member takes an emotional, physical, and economic toll on families. If you are the primary caregiver for an elderly parent or family member, you are more likely to suffer from exhaustion, sickness, stress, and depression. It is important to remember that you and your family’s health and well-being should be a priority, too. Respite care provides caregivers the opportunity for a break from caregiving responsibilities. What is Respite Care? Respite care comes in many forms. It could consist of: In-home care for a loved one that is handicapped, ill, or in need of around the clock care. Temporary institutional care in a care facility or extended stay center. Scheduled time spent at an adult day

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Creating Environments that Revolutionize Aging

Senior residential communities come in all stripes, and all of them try to create an environment where residents have access to activities and care depending on their needs. How can you create an environment that allows seniors to live in their homes with the same benefits?  IoT and Telehealth  There’s a lot of buzz about the Internet of Things in health care and telehealth. Both of these technological tools allow seniors to more easily age in place. Smart devices can monitor vitals and blood sugar levels, transmit data to care teams, and alert patients of when they need to take insulin or other interventions. Telehealth allows patients, especially those in rural areas, to consult with doctors and nurses without having

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