Looking after both sets of parents

About Me
Looking after both sets of parents

I had expected that one day I might need to look after my parents as they got older, but what I didn't think about is the fact that my husband's parents would also need help. I do my best to visit everyone and help them around the house, but I can't be everywhere at once so I have to get some help. Home health care helps to patch the gaps so that everyone can get the care that they need. This blog has some tips on how to coordinate care for two (or more) sets of elderly relatives at the same time.


Avoid The Waiting Room With A Free GP Service

14 December 2017
 Categories: , Blog

It can be very frustrating to call your doctor's surgery only to find they are closed for the day. While you may not be in urgent need of treatment, there can be times where you need fast and professional advice and treatment to stop a condition getting worse or simply to give you peace of mind. Fortunately, the wait is over thanks to a new free GP service. With this service you can get access to an after hours doctor, day and night, right from your mobile phone. Read More …

Stimulating Activities for Men with Dementia

17 August 2017
 Categories: , Blog

With an estimated 46.8 million people worldwide living with dementia, knowing how to care for patients suffering from this condition is essential for any home care provider. Finding the right activities to keep patients occupied and content is an important part of aged care, but you might have noticed that many of the recommended activities have a decidedly feminine focus. This makes it tricky if you're caring for a male patient. Read More …

Beyond Trips & Falls: 3 More Ways to Reduce Your Senior Parent’s Bone Fracture Risk

14 March 2017
 Categories: , Blog

Fractures—particularly hip fractures—are one of the most well-known problems seniors face. As the body ages, it becomes more susceptible to bone-related injuries. If you're taking care of an elderly parent, you've likely already 'parent-proofed' your home to eliminate obstacles that could cause your parent to trip or fall. However, many carers neglect to also tackle the other potential causes of bone fractures. Cook Healthy Meals One common cause of bone fractures in the hips and lower extremities is obesity. Read More …