Moving out of your home and into a new one is a big transition for anyone, whether you’ve lived there four years or forty years. It can be even more emotional when the reasons have less to do with want and are for reasons of need. This can be the case when moving Mom or Dad out of their home and into yours.
Many individuals are opting for home care instead of a nursing home facility. Home care has many benefits that make it an excellent choice. If you are planning on being the caregiver of a family member or friend, it might not necessarily take place in their home, especially if they are an Alzheimer’s patient and require someone to keep a close eye on them for safety reasons. Depending on the situation, it could make more sense to move them into your house. MAS Home Care has some tips on what to expect when moving Mom or Dad into your home. Continue reading
There is no doubt that no matter how prepared you think you are, losing a loved one is extremely difficult. When someone has touched your life in such a profound way, there is no way to get around the inevitable feeling of a hole forming in your heart. While you will probably never stop missing that person, fortunately the sharpness of the pain will eventually ease with time and hopefully be replaced by warm memories.
Deep sadness is a normal reaction to the passing of a loved one, but there is no right or wrong way to feel. Everyone experiences these moments in life differently. Some take a week to regain their typical emotional state, while others feel the weight of grief for much longer. It is highly personal and no one is ever able to understand the exact way you feel, because their relationship with that person was not the same as yours. This realization can add to intense emotions. Factors that may contribute to your grieving style include your personality, life experiences, faith, and the way you cope. Continue reading
For caregivers of elderly family members living in their home, or children of senior parents living alone, safety can be a big concern. With the advancement of age comes the increased risk of accidents. Did you know injuries sustained from falling are among the leading causes of fatalities in people over 65? Luckily there are things you can do to limit the chances of a fall from happening by putting some safety precautions in place. The following is a list of 25 home safety tips to help provide a safe environment for anyone, including those who are elderly, disabled, or have dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. Continue reading
New England summers can get hot and sticky. Just watching the temperatures spike on the weather maps can make you want to hide out in an air conditioned room. At the same time, summer presents a great opportunity to get outside and enjoy cookouts, the beach, and poolside fun.
While taking pleasure in summer activities, it is important to be aware of the health issues the heat can raise, especially for the elderly and chronically ill. Heat stroke and heat exhaustion can be major risks. If you are a senior, or a caregiver, learn the symptoms and how to prevent them.
Heat exhaustion occurs when the body is exposed to high temperatures for a prolonged period of time and becomes dehydrated. Common symptoms of heat exhaustion include: Continue reading
There is growing demand for home care services. The reasons have to do with tradition, technology, and cost effectiveness. Home care is the oldest form of healthcare – and it is also the “newest.”
Modern technology has developed to the point where many services that are available in the hospital can be provided at home. There is significant evidence that it is less costly than other forms of care, and that it is the most satisfying form of health care available to the American public. It is an idea whose time has come.
So…why home care? Continue reading