If your mother has been battling a terminal illness for a very long time, you have probably been at her side more often than not. Maybe your prayers at the beginning of your mother's illness were in the form of asking God to cure her. As time went by, maybe you realized that a cure wasn't in God's plan for your beloved mother. If that's true, maybe your prayers changed. As the illness progressed, maybe you were asking for the blessing that she would not suffer and that she would feel loved and at peace as the days passed. [Read More]
Tips For Wearing Your Knee-High Compression Socks
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]