When it comes to getting a good night’s sleep, it’s a question of quantity and quality.  People of all ages need to get a certain amount of sleep in order to function well, but how well they sleep can also affect them.  The brain remains active during sleep, with events occurring at different stages.  Some sleep stages are necessary in order to feel well rested and energetic the next day, while research has shown that others help with learning and to create memories.

There is a growing need to guarantee the wellbeing of an ageing population, both in terms of their physical health and their mental well-being. Maintaining a high quality of life in one’s senior years requires a multi-pronged approach that includes maintaining a healthy diet, engaging in regular physical activity, and seeking medical assistance for any existing health conditions. As you become older, take the following steps to ensure your continued good health:

Personal care is an essential aspect of in-home care for many individuals. It can be particularly helpful for those with chronic health conditions, physical disabilities, or mobility issues that make it difficult to manage daily activities on their own. In this blog post, we’ll be exploring what personal care is, the different types of services that are typically included, and the benefits of receiving personal care in the comfort of your own home.

The process of providing care for a person who has Alzheimer’s disease or any kind of dementia may be an arduous one that is also fraught with stress and filled with powerful emotions. But you’re not alone. There are more than 16 million individuals who provide care for a person with dementia in the United States alone, and there are many more millions of people providing care for persons with dementia across the globe. Because there is currently no treatment or cure for Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, the best contribution you can make to improve the quality of life of a loved one who is afflicted with either condition is to provide them with care and emotional support. That is an incredible gesture on their part.

The single most important benefit of using a home care agency is the fact that they employ and supervise their caregivers. You eliminate all the hassles and worries about background checks, tax withholding, benefits and managing your caregiver. That is all done for you. All caregivers are supported and supervised by our professional and dedicated management team.

Houston Home Care Tips

One of the most common behaviors our case managers see among the elderly is that they do not drink enough fluids, especially water. When a case manager at CareWorks, a private duty home care agency in Houston, Texas, performs an assessment, one of the questions they ask the family is how much water does your parent drink? Most of the time the answer to the question is I don’t know or not enough. Did you know that approximately 75% of the human body is made up of water? Water is important for your body and your brain to function properly. Being only 2% dehydrated can seriously affect your physical and mental functions.

Caring for a parent or a family member at home may involve providing only minimal help or it could require 24-hour-a-day assistance.  Receiving care at home allows people to get the help they need without having to leave familiar and safe surroundings.

When family, case managers, or social workers have made the decision that 24-hour care is the best solution, home care may be provided by a trained Live-in home care aide hired through an insured and bonded Home Care Agency (P.A.S. Licensed) to provide this quality care.

From American Care Manager Monthly Newsletter: Millions of Americans wake up in the morning to a cup of coffee or tea and continue to consume one or the other throughout the day.  Seniors are no exception, especially since they have built up a daily routine over their lifetime which includes coffee and/or tea. As a senior care taker you have to answer one question, is drinking an abundance of coffee and or tea something that seniors should continue?