A family caregiver contract is a legal contract in which a family member is paid to care for the aging senior member of the family. Once an unspeakable or even unthinkable topic, there is a growing interest in the family caregiver contract.
Health & Wellness
Medication safety and compliance is the number one concern with an aging loved one and home health care. Aging adults encounter many challenges when taking medications, and addressing these issues early can lead to better results and improved health.
Caregivers have a tendency to try to do everything themselves. No one, they tend to believe, will provide care as well as they do. But in fact, no one person can ever meet every need of another human being. It is just not possible.
Having family meetings to plan elder care gives families a chance to communicate issues and concerns on a regular basis, to make educated and appropriate choices—and to bond and develop relationships at a new level.
There are many challenges we face with aging and taking medications, but these obstacles can be overcome by caregivers. Here are the six most common challenges that caregivers face when dealing with their patient and medications.
Providing care for an elderly, disabled, or sick loved one can be a difficult experience. If the responsibility of being a caregiver is new to you, the following suggestions may help.
Our culture has attached a stigma to nursing homes, and there are other negative consequences that institutionalization can have. So it's very important to consider alternatives and choose the option that's best for you or your loved one.
After relying on mom and dad for everything from extra cash to career advice, have the tables turned? Do they now need you as badly as you used to need them? If so, you’re not alone.
Switching doctors may seem like a daunting task, but it may become necessary when we move or if the doctor we usually see retires. Here are some tips for locating another primary care physician.