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Most Common Challenges The Elderly Face in Transition to Assisted Living

Posted by on Dec 2, 2015 in Senior Services Charlotte NC | Comments Off on Most Common Challenges The Elderly Face in Transition to Assisted Living

Most Common Challenges The Elderly Face in Transition to Assisted Living

When your parents or grandparents transition into an assisted living facility, they may experience challenges that arise within their first couple of days throughout their first year. It is normal for any aging adult to experience a challenge here or there especially since they are moving into a new environment and they are no longer in their home. If you have a parent or grandparent who is ready to move into an independent care facility, consider the following common challenges so that you can be prepared. A Loss of Independence One of the biggest challenges for seniors is they may feel like they are losing their independence. While this is not true, it is common for seniors who are new to the assisted living environment to feel as though they are giving up their life or that they have surrendered themselves. To overcome this challenge, it is important for you to speak with your loved one and let them know that their life has not changed much other than where they live. Your parent or grandparent will still be able to do the things they love, make their own food, and live their own life. The biggest difference between an assisted living facility and home life is that your loved one will be receiving care when they need it. Adjusting to Their New Life Another common challenge that the elderly face is adjusting to their new life. Your family member must understand that they live in a community now and they are not alone. It is common for your loved one to feel as though they are lonely even though they are not. Some elderly residents need time to get used to the changes that are going on from having meals cooked for them to living in a smaller area. It does take time, but they will be able to overcome it and adjust well. Understanding Change in Their Bodies Lastly, the elderly are often faced with challenges when it comes to changes that happen in their body. If your family member is going blind or they are losing their mobility, they may begin to feel as though they no longer have independence. Some residents experience outbursts and they do not want to accept the fact that things are changing. This is normal and it is important for you to listen to them and reassure them that they are in the best place for this. Research and Tour Facilities Today It is important for you to go along with your loved one to tour and take a look at the facilities. You do not want your loved one to choose a home that is not right for them and you need to make sure that your parent’s or grandparent’s needs can be met with ease. The above three challenges are common and many aging seniors go through these phases. It is important for you to be there and provide the support needed to help your family member get through this...

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3 Challenges the Elderly Face before Bringing in a Home Care Person

Posted by on Apr 2, 2015 in Senior Services Charlotte NC | Comments Off on 3 Challenges the Elderly Face before Bringing in a Home Care Person

3 Challenges the Elderly Face before Bringing in a Home Care Person

When you choose to live at home, you are choosing to keep as much of your independence as you can. Maintaining a life in your home is possible, especially when you are able to receive the care that you need. If you find yourself having trouble while living in your home, don’t stress yourself about it. Many elderly adults face challenges and experience problems while living at home. These problems are easily fixed with the proper care in your home. Seniors face three main challenges in their home before they bring in a home care person. Find out what they are below. Trouble Providing Self-Care Many seniors struggle to provide the proper self-care to themselves while they remain in their home. Instead of thinking of the struggle as failure, look for ways to get help. A home care agency can send someone to your home daily to help provide you with the care you need. Seniors often experience difficulty when it comes to driving themselves around, bathing, getting dressed, cooking, and much more. These tasks may gradually become harder over time. Often, when you have a condition such as arthritis, it can be hard for you to dress yourself and provide the care you need. Falls and Moving Around Another challenge that seniors face is that they are not able to move around as easily as they could previously. In addition to this, you may be a fall risk, which heightens your chances of becoming hurt. Whether you have trouble walking or stepping over objects in your home, mobility can become a large challenge. Home care agents can provide you with the proper care to get around your home. Each agent can help you better rearrange your home to ensure you limit your chances of falling down. Estate Planning Troubles Many seniors also face the fact that their estate is not planned yet. When seniors do not have the means to get around to planning their estate, they end up leaving it unfinished. A home care agent can help you get to an attorney’s office and help you fill out the papers appropriately. Overcoming Your Challenges The best way to overcome your challenges is to get the help you need when you begin to experience difficulty. Many seniors go through changes and challenges, so you should not be ashamed to bring them up. Start by mentioning your challenges to your family and ask if you and your family can sit down and research home health care options. By choosing to work with a home care agency, you are choosing to maintain your independence and remain in your home. Before you settle on an agency, make sure the agency can meet your every need. With the help of your family and a home care agent, you can receive the care you need on a daily basis. Remember, the challenges you face are only stepping stones and once you have someone on your side to help you overcome them, independent living will become...

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A few signs of dementia and how to deal with it

Posted by on Feb 18, 2015 in Dementia care, Senior Services Charlotte NC | Comments Off on A few signs of dementia and how to deal with it

A few signs of dementia and how to deal with it

According to some statistics there are over 35 million people in the world suffering from dementia and their number is increasing because the world population is aging more than ever. Dementia is a syndrome (group of signs and symptoms) which is characterized by cognitive decline and significant behavioral changes that disrupt the daily activities of people and this condition is caused primarily by brain diseases. The risk of appearance of dementia significantly grows when a person reaches 60 years. Dementia is not a disease, but a large group of diverse diseases. Of course, the most common and best known is Alzheimer’s disease or AD and nearly 60% of patients suffering from dementia have AD. The most evident sign of this disease is forgetfulness. This disease can affect every brain function and different people have different symptoms or a combination of them – difficulties in speech, thinking, lack of attention, moodiness and other functions. For the diagnosis of dementia to be complete and final it is important to identify outages in at least two independent areas (like attention and memory or mood and speech). It is good to point out that in some diseases related to dementia, forgetfulness doesn’t have to be present (frontotemporal dementia). Forgetfulness is not something that is “exclusive” for older people. But, most of us asks the same question when we notice forgetfulness – is this a regular forgetfulness that can happen in anyone or are we developing a disease? Memory is here to provide the knowledge of the past to any person. Memory can be described as a tool of continuity not only for individuals, but for the human race too. The most common cause of pathological forgetfulness is dementia or the diseases that occur due to deterioration of brain cells. Supervision of a demented person practically lasts 24 hours a day and over time people who take care of these persons have less time for their personal life. The disease is slowly progressing and many demented patients need to be placed in nursing homes or similar institutions because of the inability to provide proper care and medical care at home. However, in the past few years home care services are getting quite popular because the patients don’t have to leave their home in order to get professional help. The caregivers can visit the patients whenever it is necessary. In this way the quality of life of the patient and the quality of life of their family will be improved. Although some people may think that these services are expensive, the money they spend on various medications and other products that ease the patient’s pains will be significantly reduced. Patients and family members must receive through and understandable information about the symptoms of the disease according to its stages, what kind of preventive measures they can take and what they can expect in the future. The existence of patients suffering from dementia can disturb the relations between family members and that’s why it is the best idea to look for a professional help through a home care...

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How to Know If Your Loved One Is Suffering From Parkinson’s

Posted by on May 21, 2014 in Caregiver Charlotte NC, CHC News, Home Care Charlotte NC, Senior Services Charlotte NC | Comments Off on How to Know If Your Loved One Is Suffering From Parkinson’s

Parkinson’s is a concerning disease. It can cause many problems if not diagnosed in time. Fortunately, there are certain symptoms of this disease. If you keep an eye out for these symptoms, you may be able to catch it in the early stage and prevent it from progressing. Frequent Muscle Spasms One of the first signs of Parkinson’s disease is frequent muscle spasms. However, muscle spasms are not the only symptom. Patients are also known to suffer involuntary movement of muscles. The most common muscle movement as a result of Parkinson’s is of the thumb and forefinger. Most patients rub their first finger and thumb. This is an unconscious movement. However, the muscle movement is not limited to this. There are many other unconscious muscle movements that patients suffer from. Slow Responding Muscles The muscle movement of Parkinson’s patients also suffers greatly. In most cases, the muscles get quite stiff. The patient may experience pain when moving their muscles. At times they may have a hard time gripping objects as well. Most patients even begin walking slowly due to this. Muscle reflexes also slow down substantially. If you notice such symptoms in a loved one, you should consult a doctor immediately. If ignored, it could cause further problems. Deterioration of Sense of Smell This is a rare symptom, but it is an indication of the Parkinson’s disease.  There are many patients who have reported loss of the sense of smell. Even strong and irritating smells do not have any effect on them. Initially they may not be able to smell mellow smells and only pungent smells may register. But later on, no smell is registered by the senses. Maintaining Balance Parkinson’s patients suffer from muscle spasms, but the most concerning problem is muscle coordination. Each muscle in the body works in coordination with the others so that the person can move. However, for Parkinson’s patients’, maintaining body balance becomes a challenge. They have a hard time standing up straight and in some cases, walking. These are the most common symptoms of the Parkinson’s disease you should keep an eye out...

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The Many Benefits of Our Adult Concierge Services | Charlotte NC

Posted by on Sep 11, 2013 in Caregiver Charlotte NC, CHC News, Home Care Charlotte NC, Senior Services Charlotte NC | Comments Off on The Many Benefits of Our Adult Concierge Services | Charlotte NC

Seniors require undivided attention, something you may not be able to do all the time. We offer many services, including concierge services in Charlotte NC to help with your needs! Senior Care for Special Events If you need to go away from home for a while and are concerned about the well being of your loved one, you can simply get help from an adult concierge service. The service will locate and assign a care specialist to watch over seniors while you are away. You will be at peace knowing that your loved one is in good hands while you are away. Dedicated 24-hour Caregivers Adult concierge services can help locate caregivers who can provide live-in-care for seniors. It is highly important that the care giver is a Certified Nursing Assistant since that will enable them to take care of a senior in case of an emergency situation.  Normally, you will need to do extensive research to locate a reliable caregiver. However, concierge services have caregivers at hand and can assign one for you in a shorter time span. Help With Daily Errands The best part about acquiring the services of an adult concierge service is that you can streamline your requirements. Some seniors only require assistance with daily errands. An adult concierge service can locate a caregiver who is certified and trained to take care of the senior in case of emergency situation. Do you need assistance with your loved ones or do you need assistance for yourself? Let Comprehensive Home Care help you! Contact us today for a free home...

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3 Types of Adult Care Services We Provide | Charlotte NC

Posted by on Aug 21, 2013 in Caregiver Charlotte NC, CHC News, Home Care Charlotte NC, Senior Services Charlotte NC | Comments Off on 3 Types of Adult Care Services We Provide | Charlotte NC

The Charlotte Elder Care and other Adult Care Services is a center that provides a range of home care services which are planned according to individuals’ needs and requirements. The facility has been providing these services to seniors and adults with developmental disabilities, physical challenges and brain injuries. Its one goal with each client is to provide them with the encouragement and support that they need to live a full, comfortable and happy life.  If you are looking for a service the treats your adult family member with the utmost care and support, take a look at the three types of the adult care services provided by the adult care service provider.   Alzheimer’s Care  Taking care of a relative with Alzheimer’s is extremely challenging if you do not have the proper training. Therefore, to help you take care of them in the proper manner, the center will provide you with a certified nursing assistant who has received extensive training in how to deal with patients who are suffering from dementia and Alzheimer’s. The sort of care provided depends entirely on the patient’s needs and ranges from personal care to assistance and all the way to companionship. Respite Care  The facility’s respite care services are flexible and set according to your and your loved ones’ needs. Charlotte Elder Care will be right there to help you whether you need its professionals once a month or even a couple of times a week. All you need to do is to call and its staff will be able to help you with home care within 24 hours. Also, if you need the center to take care of your loved one while you’re travelling or on a trip, it will be right there to assist you without you having to worry about anything. Shopping Services  Another service provided is that of shopping and running errands for senior members in times of need. All you have to do is to offer the facility or assigned workers with the list of needed items and they’ll take everything from there. If you are looking for other services, visit http://comprehensivenc.com/home-care-services-charlotte-nc/adult-care-services/ and know more about what the facility has to...

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