ElderCare at Home brings you this newsletter in the spirit of cooperation and education. We hope you find this information useful and informative.
Transition to a New Season
Welcoming the First Days of Fall in September
There are many responsibilities to juggle as a family caregiver. Many times, caregiving is a learning process, which means that there are many unknowns that have to be handled and mistakes that have to be made as part of the process. In this month's Newsletter,
ElderCare at Home wants to share some ideas with you as we approach the Fall season to help you balance caregiving responsibilities as well as possible. It is always an appropriate time to discover new and healthy habits that can improve our lives. Consider these healthy habits as we move forward together on this journey.
(1) Don't do it alone: Caregiving is stressful, and no one is expecting you to go on this difficult journey all on your own. First, think of the kinds of things with which you need help. Then, if you have close relatives and/or friends, try talking to them to see if they can kindly offer any of their time to helping you achieve these things. If you don't think finding friends or family is possible, then there are always local resources, like nurse registries, nurse agencies, and community organizations that can provide services.
(2) Take care of your mind and body: Caregivers are most effective when they are healthy themselves. Look at your schedule, and try to fit in physical exercise and relaxing activities for at least three times a week. These sessions do not have to be hours long. For example, you can exercise for only thirty minutes and still receive many health benefits from the activity. Additionally, you can find 15 to 30 minutes to breathe/meditate or to pursue activities that you love, such as reading, talking to a friend, or any other hobby. Prioritizing your physical and mental health will help ensure that you stay healthy and can handle the responsibilities of family caregiving.
(3) Sleep: This is perhaps one of the most important "healthy habits" to prioritize. Your body needs sleep to restore itself, as well as to restore your mind. Sleep helps you have more energy throughout the day and to be more alert and attentive. Not only that, sleep can help regulate your metabolism, help you learn more effectively, and it can help your body stay balanced mentally and emotionally.
(4) Be in charge of your diet: There is no "magic bullet" for diets. All of our bodies are different, and we respond differently to a variety of foods and drinks. The basic functionality of a diet depends on what you are trying to achieve. For example, if you are trying to lose weight, you must burn more calories than you consume. If you are trying to maintain your weight, you must find an equilibrium between calorie intake and output (i.e. eating calories and burning calories). If your diet is meant to helping you eat more fruits and vegetables, then all you really have to do is change the content of your meals. The most important things to remember are to find a diet that is right for you, avoid eating excessively, and reducing the amounts of saturated fats, simple sugars, and salt in your meals.
(5) Rest: No successful person can sustain high-levels of energy and work without taking some time off. It is okay to take a day out of the week to spend time by yourself. This is not a selfish act. This can often be a necessary step to help you avoid working to the point of over-exhaustion. Think about the alternative: You never take a day off and you become overly-stressed and burn out from exhaustion. This situation is helpful to no one. So, for your sake and for that of your loved one, take a break.
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Caregiving is a tough job to take on. Fortunately, you do not have to do it all alone. ElderCare at Home wants to provide you with the resources you need to be the best caregiver you can. Please click below to visit our new webpage:
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Making positive change to your caregiving techniques can have benefits for both you and your loved one.
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Get Professional Help for Your Loved One
ElderCare at Home recognizes that finding time to balance all of your responsibilities is a challenge. If you have an aging loved one, then you might feel like you're at wit's end trying to keep everything in order. That is why we are here to help.
Our certified nursing assistants and home health aides are screened to ensure that your loved one is receiving the care they deserve. A component of the care they might receive is help with meal preparation. As we mentioned above, ensuring that your loved one is well-nourished and fed is crucial for their continued care.
The aides we refer to you all have expertise in providing care for seniors who have degenerative neurological disorders. So, they will know the appropriate strategies and techniques to practice during challenging situations.
ElderCare at Home also promises to match you with the caregiver who can meet your or your loved one's needs to the fullest. Visit our webpage and read about our
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We're More Than Just Private Duty Home Care
Specialty Home Care Programs
In addition to our Alzheimer's/dementia specific private duty referral services, ElderCare at Home, a licensed nurse registry, has referred caregivers who have provided exceptional care to thousands of patients through a number of specialty home care programs and our vast network of referred, independent contractors.
Each referral program allows the patient to recuperate in the place they most want to be... their own home! Most patients experience positive outcomes and are able to enjoy an improved quality of life.
ElderCare at Home is always here for you!
To learn more, reach out to us at anytime (561)585-0400.
How to Care for Your Mind
A Video for Family Caregivers
If you're a family caregiver or if a loved one in your family has dementia, then you are likely familiar with the devastating toll a degenerative neurological disorder can take on someone wellbeing. Although there is only so much you can do to take preventative measures against these kinds of disorders, there are other ways to prepare for your life ahead.
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Keeping Your Home Comfortable
Creating a Safe and Cozy Home
How to Keep Your Home Comfortable
Caring for a loved one involves many financial, social, and emotional commitments. As a caregiver, you go through a lot of time and energy to make your loved one feel safe and comfortable. One of the places that should be a safe place for your loved one is their home.
A home is often an expression of an individual's (or a family's) personality. Its organization is crucial to feelings of comfort and security. People who have degenerative neurological disorders experience memory problems that may impact how they react to once familiar surroundings. As a result, new items in the house, improper lighting, or various other changes can frighten or confuse your loved one. But there are ways to prevent such episodes. Much of the time, you do not have to spend too much money to make your home feel like, well, a home! Here are some tips to consider:
- Familiarity: Make sure that your loved one's surroundings are organized in consistent ways. If your loved one is used to seeing old family photos on the mantelpiece, then no need to rearrange or replace them. Many times, problems with memory can make coping with changes difficult. It is recommended to keep common items around the house that your loved one is used to seeing.
- Organization and tidiness: An unclean house can be uncomfortable to live in for anyone. Your loved one may not be able to clean for themselves, but if you or a hired professional are caring for your loved one, it is recommended to keep the house well maintained. A tidy house is a comfortable house.
- Lighting: Poor lighting can often cast large or strange-looking shadows onto surroundings. People who have a degenerative neurological disorder can often become frightened by these shadows. To prevent negative reactions to shadows, it is important for your loved one's rooms to be well lit. If the lights in the house are usually dim, then invest in brighter bulbs!
- Comfort: Provide comforting items around the house that provide warmth and security to your loved one, like pillows or blankets. The comfort of one's own home are one of the most important things to alleviate fear and anxiety, especially as a result of a neurological disorder.
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As we get older, our bodies change. Thanks to advancements in medicine and technology, people are, on average, living older than in other points in time in history. But, with aging comes inevitable changes in health that can be difficult to manage. If you are an adult child who is caring for their aging parents or someone caring for an aging loved one, you may have noticed some of the challenges your loved one is experiencing. In this blog, we will go over what some these challenges are and how you can help your aging loved one adjust and cope with their changing health [. . .]
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Caregiver Support Groups
Open Support Groups for Family Caregivers
Caring for someone that has Alzheimer's disease, dementia or other cognitive impairment is hard. These support groups are attended by caregivers who are struggling with all kinds of different challenges and emotions.
ElderCare at Home in cooperation with the Alzheimer's Care Resource Center, facilitates more than 17 Caregiver Support Groups throughout the Palm Beach County area (Palm Beach Gardens, West Palm Beach, Wellington, Lake Worth, Delray Beach and Boca Raton)
Our Alzheimer's caregiver support groups are different! Our caregivers are able to come together and share in a warm, relaxed and nurturing environment.
We also offer a monthly telephone support group for all Alzheimer's caregivers who are either unable to attend in person, or live out of state.
Call (561) 588-4545 to RSVP
for any of the support groups listed.
Accepting New CNA and HHA Registrations
We are currently recruiting independent contractors who not
only enjoy working with the memory impaired, but who have an interest in making a difference in the lives of the patients and families they serve.
Do you have these qualities?
Referral opportunities are available throughout South Florida.We've been helping
for over 17 years. As an Independent Contractor, you tell us exactly where you want to
; how many hours you can devote to your clients; and the type of caregiving situations you are looking for!
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The Best Compliment
Refer Your Friends and Family
The best compliment you can give us is the referral of your friends and family! We always appreciate referrals from our satisfied clients to friends and family members or professional resources. To send us a referral, simply call (561) 585-0400. Thank you!
We welcome the opportunity to serve
the people you care about.