As caregivers, we are often asked to make sure a client eats properly while in our care. This is a difficult task as many elderly and disabled people have poor appetites or are often on a regimented diet. You can help by stocking the refrigerator and cabinets with appetizing choices.
“Nutrition deficiencies in the diets of people with neurologic conditions such as MS, Parkinson’s’ disease, stroke, ALS, and dementia are common,” notes Irene Malaty, MD, FAAN, endowed professor of neurology at the University of Florida’s Norman Fixel Institute for Neurological Diseases in Gainesville, Florida. “This can contribute to weakness, fatigue, weight and muscle loss, faulty, loss of mobility, inability to exercise and a higher risk for falls and fractures,” she says *.
As a caregiver, one of main things I’ve noticed in client’s homes is how unprepared most clients are for senior living. As we age, we have less energy to sort and clean, less ability to move around safely and less visitors. Yet, our homes appear to be set in a scene from twenty years ago.
The news is full of reports about how the economy is affecting Seniors. It reports that it’s not unusual for senior citizens to skip medicine and meals to make payments on debts. Further, many go without meals to buy medicine. As homecare workers, we see the effects of the struggle every day.
Pom is hiring a full-time office manager.
Duties include managing client relationship, bidding on projects, creating client case reports, and training recruits.
Must have 24 months experience in office management.
How Ghee Taught an Old Dog New Tricks
Last week, I was reading over some recipes and came across one that said to use clarified butter or ghee as a healthy alternative to butter. While I’m a farm girl, born and raised in Kentucky and a fairly awesome country cook . . . if I do say so myself . . . I had never heard of ghee. It piqued my curiosity so I went on an internet search to find out all I could about ghee.
Tips for the Successful Caregiver
My husband was 66 when he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s. In the brief span of eight years, he went from being an active professional, husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather to totally bedridden.
Peace of Mind Home Care has expanded service into the Palm Beach County, Florida area.
Caring for an aging loved one can come with some challenges. How do you cope with stresses associated with this challenging profession?