What To Expect As You Care For An Elderly Relative With Alzheimer's Disease In Your Home

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Your vibrant and aged aunt is not as vibrant anymore and seems morose and confused. Now that appropriate tests have been conducted, the diagnostic findings confirm that she is suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. You were designated in better days to be her power of attorney, and so you’ve made the decision that the best place for your loved one is right there in your own home. Familiarity with her surroundings is not a given, but it may give her some solace to sleep in her own bed or see family photographs still on the dresser.…

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Home Health Aides: Protecting Yourself On The Job

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If you are considering employment as a home health aide, know that the job comes with risks. Since you have little control over the home setting in which you work, you can get injured while providing care to a client or find yourself in an unsafe or threatening environment. When training for the job, check out the following steps you can take to stay healthy and safe on the job.…

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Care For Yourself As You Care For Elderly Parents

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Are you responsible for the care of elderly parents? You probably remember the days when your parents taught you how to ride a bike and perhaps you have fond memories of the times they waited up for you while you were out on a date. Whether those memories or others like them come to mind, it must be bittersweet to realize that the tables have turned and that you are now caring for your mother and father if they are unable to live on their own.…

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