Each day, courageous individuals step forward to help care for family members in need, their quiet acts of selflessness and sacrifice telling a story of love and devotion. Across our country, parents and children, siblings and spouses, friends and neighbors heroically give of themselves to support those in their lives affected by illness, injury, or disability. During National Family Caregivers Month, we salute the people who play difficult and exhausting roles, and we recommit to lifting up these Americans as they care for their loved ones while protecting their dignity and individuality.
It's very common for people to feel lonely or depressed during the holidays. At a time when it seems like everyone else is merry, feeling lonely can be even more isolating. Providers of elderly home care services can take action to help their clients through holiday loneliness:
Providers of home care for seniors spend a lot of time helping their clients live better lives, but sometimes they can forget to live their own lives. If you're an at-home senior care provider, take a look at these ideas to help you focus on yourself more often:
For most people, heavy holiday meals can add a quick 5 to 10 pounds. If you're a provider of home care for seniors, eat right with your client this holiday season by following these basic rules:
Today's technology-driven world means that more seniors than ever are learning how to navigate computers, smartphones and tablets. Due to the large number of older adults who are figuring out how to leverage these devices, apps are being created to help make their lives easier.