May is Stroke Awareness Month. DYK: Strokes are the leading cause of disability in the United States?
Stress is a very common occurrence for caregivers. No one is immune to it. Stress affects us all, yet it manifests itself in different ways for each of us and reminds every individual that stress management is vital to improving performance at home and work.
Did you know April is dedicated to celebrating occupational therapists and bringing awareness to the profession?
The greatest strength of occupational therapy (OT) is being able to tailor treatment plans to each patient’s individual needs, life, abilities and limitations. Occupational therapy bridges an often overlooked gap between evidence-based recovery science and the art of adaptive technologies and creative problem solving.
Caregiving is often found as a result of a crisis situation. We hear a lot, “If I only knew then what I know now.” As an adult child, we may often find ourselves unprepared for a loved one’s medical crisis. Creating a plan for prevention, involvement and knowledge building can help ensure your loved one is receiving the best medical care possible when an emergency happens.
Healthcare has become complex as we now see the use of new medicines, treatments and technologies such as telehealth, remote patient monitoring and more happening in senior care.
We’ve all heard the saying “teamwork makes the dream work”.
There is a mental, physical and financial toll effecting our nations caregivers. It is important to recognize all the efforts caregivers are making to care for family and loved ones. The desire to help others is healthy and very human, especially following medical episodes but ongoing caregiving can become overwhelming, and this impact can be deep.
Receiving in-home care services has never been easier but not all senior services are alike. What are the reasons you may be looking for home care? Maybe it is a recent medical episode, management of a chronic illness, or caregiver burnout.
Statistics show that over 77% of people over the age of 50 want to remain in their homes as they are aging. Home care providers have stepped up to this challenge as the over 65 population (think Baby Boomers) is growing in size and are providing more opportunities for care and assistance at home than ever before.
Home care is healthcare provided by any professional support service that helps ensure a person can live safely in their own home and consists of a large range of services that can help those who are aging and need assistance to live as independently as possible, assist with chronic care management, recovery from a surgery or medical setback, or has a disability.