When Eliza’s 82-year-old father suffered a stroke, she hated that she lived so far away from him that she couldn’t help her siblings with his physical care. She knew they were taking on a lot of extra work to ensure their dad was participating in his stroke recovery while also leading a good and happy life. Eliza worried that her siblings would be resentful of her inability to care for their father. Then she heard the term “long-distance caregiver” and discovered ...
There are many elderly citizens that have some sort of sleeping disorder or other sleeping issues. If the senior citizen you are taking care of is having sleeping issues, there are some sleeping tips that can help them out. You can encourage them to follow through with these sleeping tips, so they can finally get better quality sleep.
Monitor Their Medications
There are certain medications that can cause someone to get lower quality sleep. Some medications keep senior citizens up at night. You ...
Babies with special needs tend to need a lot of different medical supplies in order to meet those needs. If you don't already know how you're going to store and keep up with all these different items, these tips can help.
Set Aside Some Space
The first thing you'll need to do is to figure out where you're going to start storing baby items. The nursery might be a simple answer, but even that doesn't mean you have space earmarked already for medical ...
Home care services are the perfect way to ensure your parents stay independent in their home without struggling with some tasks. How much do you know about home care services? This is how it works.
Call an Agency
Talk to a representative at a home care services agency about your parents. This evaluation can help you decide how often home care services would be beneficial. It can also help you better understand the pricing and ways to pay for it.
Once the right services ...
Now that you've brought your premature baby home, you may have a little bit more time to adjust to your new situation. But you might be starting to notice that you're feeling something that might be very close to depression.
Exhaustion and Overwhelm
Having a new baby is exhausting all on its own, but if you combine that with the needs of a premature baby, your exhaustion reaches new heights. You may also find yourself overwhelmed by even the simplest of decisions. This ...
Social anxiety disorder is a real condition where a person becomes anxious in social situations. It stems from a phobia of doing something that's humiliating or embarrassing. Shyness is different. Shyness doesn't have the same level of fear and avoidance. Shyness doesn't keep you from being able to function, but it can make it very difficult.
Whether your dad has social anxiety disorder or is just extremely shy, it can make it very hard for him to participate in social activities.
There are ...
Having a preemie is an experience for the entire family. Older siblings may be both excited and confused by all of the information involved in helping your new baby to get settled at home.
Some of these tips can help quite a bit.
Point out that the Baby Has Different Abilities and Needs
Siblings who have never been around a premature baby or a special needs child may not understand yet that they're different. It's important to make sure that they know what the ...
Just because you’re a caregiver, that doesn’t necessarily mean that you can give up your job. Most caregivers have to keep working and that means balancing their current work goals with their goals as a caregiver. It’s not an easy task, but it is possible, especially if you keep some of these ideas in mind while you’re planning.
Assess the Culture at Work
Every company has a slightly different approach to certain issues. Those differences help to make up the culture of the ...
Feeding your baby through a tube may feel really odd at first, but for babies who must take their food this way, it's vital that you learn what you need to know.
Learn as Much as Possible about the Process
Tube feeding is scary the first time or two you see it happen. Doing it yourself might be even more terrifying for you. But without learning how to manage this process, your baby won't get the nourishment she needs. Talk to your baby's ...
When Shawn’s 78-year-old father expressed a desire to quit smoking, Shawn didn’t think it was going to be possible. After all, his father had smoked almost his whole adult life. However, recent health scares and advice from the doctor finally convinced Shawn’s father that he needed to quit. Even though the family members all expressed an interest in helping their elderly relative reach his goal, Shawn knew they would need a lot of help from many different places to help his ...