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Ageing is inescapable and is a reality of life. It affects everyone, every family, including yours. You may not feel any drastic changes at all if your elderly parents who are already seniors are still living independently and in good health condition. However, when the time comes when the effects of aging become more apparent, then long-term care may be needed. – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: 5 PRACTICAL TIPS FOR IN-HOME CARE FOR YOUR ELDERLY PARENTS


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5 PRACTICAL tips FOR IN-HOME CARE FOR YOUR
ELDERLY PARENTS
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Ageing is inescapable and is a reality of life.
It affects everyone, every family, including
yours. You may not feel any drastic changes at
all if your elderly parents who are already
seniors are still living independently and in
good health condition. However, when the time
comes when the effects of aging become more
apparent, then long-term care may be needed. As
their children, our final prayer for our parents
as they age is their well being and making their
lives worth living in their last years. It is
best if we are aware of how aging affects our
parents to know the best options for them.
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Lets take some time to think about the
significant things we need to think and change
for our parents welfare and how can we provide
the better and effective home care for them. Here
are 5 practical tips for keeping seniors at home.
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1.Check How Much Care your Parents Need Ensuring
the human action of daily living are met
effectively is essential for keeping your elderly
parents physical and emotional better. Have a
list of all the care giving works you are doing
for them such as assisting them in bathing,
feeding. Then, divide all the care giving tasks,
whether help is needed constantly or not. Having
a clear understanding of what and when your
parents need help, will guide you to provide them
the best care they needed.
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2.Get Extra Time to Help Getting some extra time
to help is a great way to reduce your care giving
workload, stress and strain. Do not worry because
there are so many options available, whether its
providing care or in investing in correct
equipment. You can take suggestion from your
family members to commit a regular program in
helping out or hire an in-home caregiver if
needed. You may also find and inscribe your
parents in programs which are organized for aged
socialization and care.
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As much as possible, modify all the errands that
you can. To track path of their health condition,
give your parents medical alert devices. A fall
detection device will be a great tool too if in
case, you are not around and falls happen, you
will be automatically alerted and help will be
sent right away. Having these tips in mind can
give you the rest you need. Just keep looking and
finding different ways to make your caregiving
tasks effortless and worry-free.
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3.Share the Responsibility Even you are doing
great with your caregiving responsibility for
your parents, but if you have siblings or close
relatives ask them share the responsibility. As
the sharing goes, Sharing is caring. Be
flexible and creative, it could be taking turns
with your siblings every 3 months to live with
your parents or having them stay in your home for
a week. Sharing the caregiving responsibility
will help you decrease your workload thus, making
you more relaxed and not burnout.
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4.Check your Finances It is quite costly caring
for your elderly parents and it might lead to
financial burden. But with the right preparation
this can be effortless too. You can find
government benefit programs that will help in
paying their medications and caregiving expenses.
Be sure that they take advantage of any
government programs that they are eligible. You
can also reduce the cost of their prescription
drugs by switching to generic drugs or find less
expensive branded medicines. Keeping the elderly
parents healthy will also help you save money on
their medical bills. Be active in managing their
finances and retirement funds, so they are
financially stable and secure on their elderly
years.
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5.Dont Forget to Take Care of Yourself
Too Keeping the well-being of your parents is
your top priority and as your parents caregiver,
you may sometimes have taken for granted your own
health. But you need to be realistic about how
much care you can provide for your parents
without harming your own health. Be reminded
that elderly care also means taking into
consideration the family members physical,
emotional and mental well-being. And for you to
give the care they need, you have to take care of
yourself as well. Caring for your senior parents
should not be a burden nor a responsibility to be
borne alone. Remember that there are many options
and choices available to make them age well and
happily.
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