Is Home Health Care the Next Step?

Home Health Care SignsIf your loved one is beginning to show the physical and mental signs of aging, they may require extra care for their safety and comfort. But that doesn’t mean it’s time for an assisted living or a nursing home. In fact, with the right skilled home health, your family member may be able to stay in the house they love for years to come!

To determine if it’s time for your parent or grandparent to receive extra help at home, keep an eye out for any of these 10 red flags.

  1. A traumatic injury or illness. Even if your loved one received nursing or rehab care following a hospital stay, they may need to continue getting services at home. Skilled home health care agencies can provide nursing assessment and education, wound care, medication management, and physical, occupational, and speech therapy.

5 Tips To Sleep Better

image of older couple sleepingConsidering that we spend so much of our lives (around one-third of it) sleeping, you think we would get better at it as we age!

But studies show that, oftentimes, the opposite is true – especially as we age.

Sleep is important for us as we age because it reduces our risk for both physical and mental decline. With some, the reason for not sleeping enough is physical. For others, the causes can be mental or emotional. It can also be a combination of the two.

Regardless of why you might not be getting as much sleep as you need, there are some things that you can do to improve the quality of your shuteye.