Posted on February 17, 2017 in Caregiving TipsIf a person is in a situation that has them asking “when is hospice called?” the answer is likely now. Studies continue to show that many terminally ill patients are not referred to hospice until the final week of life. This delay means that both patients and caregivers struggle to control symptoms and pain on their own. Meanwhile, help is just a phone call away.
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Posted on February 16, 2017 in Caregiving TipsCongestive heart failure is one of the most common reasons for hospital admissions for senior citizens. In fact, over 5 million adults in the United States experience heart failure.
Posted on February 15, 2017 in Caregiving TipsAccording to the National Alliance for Caregiving and AARP report Caregiving in the U.S., approximately 43.5 million Americans will provide unpaid care to an adult or child this year. These family caregivers are performing a wide range of caregiving tasks. Everything from running errands and food preparation to assistance with eating, dressing, walking, and personal care to administering medication and clinical care, they are doing.
Posted on February 14, 2017 in Gift of a DayRalph Dye is 91 years old and he has been a Shriner for the past 40 years. He is the oldest living member of his lodge.
Posted on February 7, 2017 in Dementia CraftsHearts are overflowing with messages of love in February. When you’re caring for a loved one with dementia, relationships with spouses, parents, or other family members may change – but the love is still there.
Posted on February 6, 2017 in Caregiving TipsThe symptoms of congestive heart failure can sneak up on you. The tiredness, shortness of breath, and cough feel like a bad cold that you just can’t shake. Then one night, the coughing becomes too much. You’re gasping for breath and your family is rushing you to the ER where you get the news that this is no ordinary cold. You have congestive heart failure.