Many types of wounds typically heal easily on children, young adults, and even those who are middle-aged, especially if they are in good health. For the elderly and medically challenged, however, wounds can be a very serious problem. In fact, wounds from surgical procedures or the bed or pressure sores that often afflict the elderly can even have debilitating or fatal consequences. If you have assumed the responsibility for caring for an elderly parent or loved one, the following information will provide the wound care basics you need to know now.
14 August 2018
If you are struggling financially and you need dental care, you may need to turn to Medicaid for help. There are some Medicaid services that are available for individuals who have a low income. Even if you own a house and car, these assets will not be counted toward your income, and you may still be eligible for Medicaid. The Importance of Dental Health Oral health is an important part of an individual's overall health and is often overlooked.
30 April 2018
Taking care of an elderly relative (or managing their care) is never easy, because there are many options to choose from and the quality of care can vary a lot. One thing is for sure: if your relative has medical needs, you probably will need to call in some outside help. Here are your options. In-home skilled nursing First of all, how severe are the medical needs? Sometimes all you need is an in-home skilled nursing team that can stop by each day to tend to medical needs.
17 January 2018
When you hit the age of being a senior citizen, it is time to start thinking about how you want to spend the golden years of your life. You may decide to stay in your home, move in with relatives, or come up with a plan of some kind, but moving into a senior independent living community tends to be one of the most attractive options. These communities are sprinkled across the country and give senior citizens a close-knit community that has a little more to offer than the average neighborhood.
13 October 2017
When you have a family member who suffers from dementia, you need to be selective about the care home that you arrange for him or her. There are a variety of attributes that you'll assess when comparing care homes, including the number of staff, the on-site amenities, and even the cleanliness of the facility. You also need to think about security — the last thing you want is for your loved one to wander out of the care facility and get lost or worse.
30 August 2017
Many people associate in-home caregivers with providing assistance to senior citizens. While many such caregivers do indeed care for elderly clients who continue to live on their own, they can also provide care for people of all ages. There are several in-home care agencies that have aides who specialize in caring for those who have post traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD. Such individuals may live at home with family members, but be unable to care for themselves in several different ways.
18 August 2017
When a parent or loved one gets older, it can be difficult to know how to help them. Their mobility may be increasingly limited and they may have vision and hearing loss, or need help managing their medication. At the same time, they most likely are used to their independence and being in their own home, and may be resistant to the idea of moving into an assisted living facility, or not have the budget for it.
17 August 2017