Posts Categorized: In-Home Care

Easy home modifications can enable seniors to age in place comfortably

Eighty-seven percent of adults aged 65 years and older want to remain in their home as they age, according to AARP.1 It’s a natural inclination—most prefer the comforts of home over new or different environments. “We have attachments to our homes, neighborhoods, friends, families,” says Karen Smith, OT, CAPS, Approved Provider Program Manager Practice Associate… Read more »

First Day of Home-Care Expectations

When your loved one is no longer able to care for him or herself, in-home care is often the best choice. This option allows your loved one to retain as much freedom as possible while still receiving the care and assistance he or she needs to stay safe and healthy. Once you have made the… Read more »

Identifying Care-Giver Fatigue

Although caring for your elderly friend or loved one can be fulfilling, sometimes, all the stressors associated with the additional workload can leave you feeling overwhelmed. Unless you address these feelings, your relationship will begin suffering, your state of mind and health may begin to deteriorate, which eventually leads to care-giving fatigue. Caregiver Stress is… Read more »