When a family makes the decision to take care of an elderly loved one, they assume a huge responsibility. Lots of families prefer this option as opposed to moving the relative to an assisted living facility or nursing home. Reasons for the decision to provide home care could include lack of finances for other care or fear that the loved one will not be cared for properly. Determining the Best Living Arrangements There are a number of things to consider before moving elderly relatives into the family home. Their mental awareness, physical limitations and medicinal needs must be understood among other things. If the loved one has chronic health problems or is sick, special attention must be given to their needs. Attending doctor appointments with them is the best way to keep informed of the type of care they need. Problems Can Occur When taking care of an elderly loved one, obstacles can arise at any time. The goal of any caregiver should be to make the situation as comfortable and stress-free as possible for the relative, but that can be challenging at times. Issues may come up that take more consideration and patience from caregivers. Hygiene is an area where conflict can occur with an aging senior. Elderly people can lose an interest in hygiene due to depression, memory problems, or fear of water among other reasons. Sometimes...Read More
Month: November 2011
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In-Lawsuite.com is a Mother In-Law Suite blog dedicated to providing families with information and resources for mother in-law suite plans, design, elderly at home care, and aging in place. Our goal is to help as many people as possible be the best caregiver they can be for their aging parents and loved ones.