Are you a caregiver in need of additional assistance in caring for aging or elderly relatives? You may find you’re at the stage of needing to hire an in-home health aide and this could be a decision as fraught with fears as it was when you hired someone to care for your children. If you have an aging parent that is unable to care for him or herself you need to carefully weigh the options of allowing them to age in place or making a move to an assisted living type facility.
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Many of today’s caregivers are in what has been termed The Sandwich Generation. These folks are caregivers who have taken on the role of caring for an aging or ill parent or family member while still raising their own children and pursuing a career.
Chances are you know a caregiver or are one yourself. Statistically speaking, if you’re a woman who is between the ages of 48-60 you will be a caregiver (the average age of caregivers is 51), because more than 60% of women are. Consider that close to 70 million individuals (29% of the population) in the United States are in a caregiving role and chances are you know more than one person who is providing care to an aging or disabled relative.
You’ve worked your entire life and now it’s time to kick back and ease into your retirement and Golden Years. Take a step back. You may have worked your entire life either in the same career or for the same company and now you’ve put in the years necessary to claim your pension and retire, but have you truly thought about what will mean to your financial lifestyle?
A medical alert system is designed to be used in and around an individuals’ home. With a range up to as much as 1000 feet, these devices cover a large area. However, these devices can also be worn and used by those living in a nursing home, retirement or senior community.
Cell phones are ideal for keeping in touch with friends and family on a regular basis. However, in a crisis situation you may not find them so ideal. If you’ve fallen or have an emergency of some sort, you may not have the cell phone close at hand.
Looking for an ideal caregiver is akin to finding the perfect babysitter for your child, you need to find someone you can trust completely with your loved one. Looking for a caregiver for an aging relative or a family member that is coping with a medical condition is a task that cannot be undertaken lightly.