Happy Friday! Here’s a roundup of my five favorite stories for caregivers this week. I hope you have a wonderful, restful weekend!
Dehydration in the Elderly: Dehydration is a serious condition. My son has had to go to the ER twice for dehydration and I have had clients hospitalized for dehydration. This article provides useful information on recognizing and treating dehydration. As we are heading into the hottest months of the year, it is important to drink enough fluids.
12 Free (or Almost Free) Ways to Protect the Elderly: This is a great list of easy things you can do to help keep an elderly friend or family member safe.
Why Aging at Home is Getting Easier for Some Families: This article provides info on programs available to caregivers to make aging in place possible for the elderly.
Warning Signs of Bad Nursing Home Care: This is a great post on what to keep in mind when visiting an elderly relative in a nursing home. Sometimes they are unable to speak for themselves, so you need to be their advocate and make sure they are in a safe, clean place.
Are You Ready for Aging Parents?: This article talks about the emotional challenges you may encounter as your parents begin to age. From dealing with fall prevention to hospice care, there are many new territories you may eventually have to discover.
In case you missed them, here are my posts from this week. Enjoy!