Constipation is common among older adults, who consume more processed and ready-to-eat foods that are often poor in fibre. Consistent instances of constipation should be checked up by a doctor to rule out more significant health issues. We outline key practices and tips to prevent bowel disruption.
As seniors age, they may require professional care. Many options are available for families for both facilities-based and in-home care, including live-in and live-out care for their loved ones. We explore the various care options available to families for the care of their loved ones.
Poor diet and lack of exercise, in addition to other factors such as genetics, can cause high cholesterol in seniors, which can lead to many chronic problems. In this article, we share a few tips on caring for seniors with high cholesterol.
Providing quality companion care is a critical part of a caregiver’s job. It helps seniors maintain their daily routines and independence with dignity and comfort, and has been shown to have a strong positive impact on their physical and mental well-being. Caregivers must understand what quality companionship entails and make sure that they make it a part of their daily caregiving routine. Here we share a few guidelines.
Joint activities such as exercise, games, cooking, listening to music or art projects can help nurture the client and caregiver relationship. They help develop trust and friendship, which are vital for caring for a client. Once a client trusts a caregiver, they will allow a caregiver to enter their personal space and are more likely to accept care. We share examples of a few activities that caregivers can do with their clients to improve their bond.
The care needs for seniors may become more complex with age, while their families juggle jobs, commitments and care for their own children. The families may decide on hiring a live-in caregiver for respite. However, hiring a live-in caregiver can be challenging. Here are a few tips on what to do.