If you have trouble with circulation in your feet, your doctor may have recommended that you wear knee-high compression socks. These socks will prevent blood from pooling in your feet and lower legs, helping to reduce the risk of blood clots and varicose veins. Getting used to wearing them can be a bit of a challenge, but these tips should help. 1. Wash the socks before using them. You might be used to pulling new socks out of the bag and using them right away, but this does not work well with compression socks. [Read More]
Should You Hire In-Home Care For A Senior You Can't Visit During A Pandemic?
Amid all the craziness of the Covid-19 pandemic of 2020, senior citizens perhaps suffered more fear than others. With older people with existing health issues being more at risk of contracting an illness during a pandemic, it forces already lonesome seniors to spend more time at home. If you yourself have always tended to the needs of an elderly relative and a pandemic forces you to stay away due to shelter-in-place orders, you may be wondering if it is a good idea to hire in-home care to help. [Read More]
Helping Those With Dementia Cope With Coronavirus
A crisis like the coronavirus pandemic can be scary and even more so for those living with dementia. It may be confusing and difficult for them to ascertain why they need to endure sudden closures and quarantines, but there are ways that you can help. Prepare Without Panic Help the person with dementia prepare for quarantine by stocking a two-week's supply of food and water for every member of the household, including pets, as well as a month's supply of necessary medications and over-the-counter pharmaceuticals. [Read More]
Your Home Health Care Services And A Pandemic: What Changes Can You Expect During The Coronavirus Outbreak?
Cold and flu season is more threatening to you as an elder, but an outbreak of epic proportions, such as the current COVID-19 situation, is far more precarious. While the world is going through dramatic changes, from social distancing to the toilet paper shortage, how will your home health care be affected, if at all? The following are a few changes you should anticipate as the outbreak rages on. Your Home Care Workers May Look A Little Different [Read More]