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There are 8 instrumental activities of daily living (IADLs) that are used to determine a senior’s ability to be self-sufficient and what services are needed to support living independently.
The 6 activities of daily living (ADLs) are used as important measures for determining the level of care a senior requires and their eligibility for services and financial assistance.
While there are plenty of psychological and emotional aspects that play a role in a move, medical, financial and legal implications are often overlooked. Make sure you and your loved one are prepared for what a moved really means.
Get advice on how to discuss long-term care planning, form your care team, create a personalized organizational strategy with a printable care plan template, get real care plan examples, and find elder care professionals who can help execute your plan.
Experienced caregivers share the most efficient and innovative aspects of the care plans they have created for their loved ones. Use these examples to see if you could incorporate some of their tips into your own caregiving routine.
Family caregivers require adequate structure and support in order to meet all of their loved ones’ needs and make time for their own self-care. Find out how to employ the same tool professionals use to succeed at caregiving.
We begin the year with the best intentions, but sometimes our resolutions fall by the wayside. Use these realistic tips to become a healthier and happier you in 2017.
Activities of Daily Living are used as an important measure to determine the level of care an individual requires. A thorough evaluation of a senior’s ability to independently perform ADLs will help determine what’s next.
Coping with the role of caring for an aging parent or spouse can be conflicting. However, your new designation as a caregiver need not undermine the relationship you have cultivated with your loved one over the years.
Once a care plan has been established, it should be reviewed and updated periodically in order to ensure its effectiveness for both the senior and their caregiver.
It helps to look at aging as a potential fire; the chance of a major disaster is low, but you can still evaluate the potential risk areas and plan for unexpected crises with aging emergency 'fire drills.'
When you first realize you may have to take care of your aging parent(s), the task can seem overwhelming. Here's an easy-to-follow action plan for adult children to follow.
Don't wait until a crisis hits to talk about the future with an aging family member. Learn how to navigate these difficult conversations gracefully.
Those who are caring for a loved one witness some their most vulnerable moments as they handle real-time critical issues related to your aging loved one’s health and well being.
Visits with aging loved ones can set off alarm bells for their younger family members. Here are 10 steps to take when an elderly loved one clearly needs some extra help.
Trying to take care of a loved one who lives far away can be nerve-wracking to say the least and there are a few challenges that only long-distance caregivers can truly understand.
Visiting your parents who live alone can reveal some interesting insights about their overall health and wellbeing--if you know what to look for.
How do new caregivers prepare to handle the potential, often rapidly changing needs the elderly loved ones who now depend on them for care?
A life-changing emergency can happen in the blink of an eye. How do we prepare to handle the potential, often rapidly changing needs of our loved ones?