There is no right or wrong approach to caregiving for a friend or family member. Each family's needs are different and your caregiving style will develop as you better understand accessibility, family wishes, physical wellbeing, and your personal relationship with the person. Your style should be one that permits you to adjust your caregiving style to the particular family’s’ needs. The key is discovering a caregiving style that works for you, which you may find, will develop through the years. As you navigate your part as a family caregiver, you should consider these caregiving styles.
Monthly Archives: May 2014
Independent living doesn't mean that you need to use your days running around and shopping 'til you drop. As we age, we have earned a little time to unwind so it’s time to relax and unwind a little. One way to benefit is by having many of the items you normally get for yourself delivered to your home or living facility. Perishables and doctor prescribed pharmaceutical are two things you have to renew at normal intervals and both are able to be delivered by a home delivery company, giving you extra freedom and time to relax, enjoy friends and family or do an outside activity.
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in 2010, coronary illness was the greatest reason for death in those over age 65. At the point when a crisis happens, early intervention enhances the possibilities of a full recovery. Indeed, the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute brings up the importance of prompt medication for a heart attack, stressing that survival rates are enhanced if action is taken immediately.
Falls are a real concern for our maturing population, as well as for the wellbeing of our families and ourselves. According to Colorado State University (CSU), one-third of all Americans over the age of 65 will encounter a fall in the near future, and of those, 33 percent who experience a fall, nearly 70 percent of them will fall again in the following year. As stated by CSU, "falls are the leading cause of medical emergencies in individuals 65 or over," making them a concern for those who are in that age bracket.