Eventually we hit a certain age where we can’t do everything on our own anymore. This age is different for everyone, but once we have trouble doing daily tasks, having an extra hand and support is exactly what we need. Life is too short to be in pain and struggle every day. The elderly struggle with many tasks. They can greatly benefit from having a home care helper to provide this needed aid. Here are some tasks that the elderly need help with:
As the end of Daylight Savings Time approaches, some look forward to “getting back” that hour of sleep we lost in the spring. But many of us who care for those experiencing dementia or Alzheimer’s have seen how it can worsen the effects of sundowning. Preparing in advance can help your loved one ease into the change and minimize sundowning issues.
While we are confident we can find a cure together, we know that for families living with Alzheimer’s or dementia, their current situation is a much more pressing consideration. That’s why Home Helpers is so grateful for the caregivers who share their lives with those afflicted with this terrible condition.
Feeding America, the national network of food banks and food pantries, notes that almost one in 10 seniors who live alone are food insecure, which is defined as lacking reliable access to nutritious food. Many others may have the financial means to purchase a sufficient amount of healthy foods but lack the resources to go to the grocery or the ability to prepare it properly.