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Help Seniors Have a Safe Transition From the Hospital to Home

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Our services can help seniors transition from the hospital to home.

Recovering from an operation can be a lengthy process, especially for seniors. Not only do older bodies require a longer period of time to heal, but there are further factors that come up: more directions to follow for physical activities because of decreased mobility, dietary restrictions, medications, and follow-up appointments, just to name a few. This means it’s especially important to consider the plan for the transition from the hospital to home for an older adult. Read more

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Making Seniors Comfortable with Personal Care Assistance

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Receiving personal care assistance can be humbling for seniors, but these tips can help!

Stop for a moment to close your eyes and imagine yourself like this: You have spent most of your life taking care of and helping others – as a mother or father, in your profession, through volunteering in your neighborhood, and as a grandparent. After spending your whole life being independent and making your own decisions, you now have aged to the point where it’s you in need of help with bathing and other care tasks. Imagine the sense of loss, vulnerability, and fear that comes from needing personal care assistance. Read more

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How to Manage Aging Skin Care in Seniors

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These tips can help you manage common aging skin care issues in seniors.

It isn’t an aspect of elderly personal care that is as commonly talked about as other tasks, but is vital to keeping seniors healthy nevertheless. Issues with aging skin can lead to many difficulties for seniors, including itching, bruising, discomfort, dryness, and more. Read more

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Be Aware of These Common Senior Abuse Risks

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Take note of these senior abuse risks to help an aging adult you loved avoid elder abuse.

The goal of our professional senior care professionals, as well as every family caregiver, is to offer help that empowers seniors to be happy, healthy, and independent. Since the quality of life of seniors is so important to us, it’s crucial that we discuss a topic that can be challenging for many of us to even take into consideration – elder abuse. Read more

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Are You Missing the Signs of Elder Abuse in an Aging Loved One?

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Learn these signs of elder abuse to keep an aging loved one safe.

It’s a given that abusing a senior is something that is unthinkable in the minds of most people, but it’s a prevalent issue in the United States. Elder abuse happens in many forms, from physical to emotional, and it affects the most frail and vulnerable among us. Read more

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Learning the Signs of a TIA to Keep Seniors Safe

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Learning the signs of a TIA can save a senior’s life.

Slurred speaking. A numb feeling on one side of the body. Confusion. Sounds like a stroke, right? However, if those stroke-like symptoms subside rather quickly and are relatively minor, they may be the result of a TIA (transient ischemic attack). But before breathing a sigh of relief and going about life as usual, it is vital to understand the facts about TIAs, the signs of a TIA, and why they should always be brought to the attention of a doctor right away. Read more

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How to Help Seniors Experiencing Signs of Dysphagia

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Get help managing the signs of dysphagia in aging adults.

On those scorching summer days, there is nothing more refreshing than a tall, cold drink; however, for seniors with dysphagia, this simple pleasure could be very dangerous. Dysphagia – or difficulty with swallowing – affects millions of seniors due to weakened mouth and/or throat muscles. Cancer, Alzheimer’s, MS and stroke are all causes as well. Read more

Alleviate Your Compassion Fatigue as a Caregiver

Compassion fatigue is a normal part of the caregiver experience, but we can help you manage it!

Caregivers give up so much of themselves for the sake of the ones they care for – both emotionally and physically. It’s easy to become worn down and to start to experience feelings like apathy, exhaustion, and a withdrawal from the person in your care. This is often known as compassion fatigue or secondary traumatic stress, and it can be harmful to your own health and wellbeing. It could also hinder your ability to be as warm, nurturing, and caring as you need to be for the person you’re caring for. Read more

Relieve Yourself of Family Caregiver Stress

Limiting family caregiver stress is more important to your health than you may think.

For a family caregiver, stress in inevitable, but in reality, that doesn’t necessarily always have to be a bad thing. After all, as the saying goes, “A diamond is just a piece of charcoal that handled stress exceptionally well.” However, family caregiver stress levels can rise quickly and become extreme. And if that stress isn’t handled properly, it can lead to concerning health-related consequences. 

Give these ideas a try to lower stress and realize a healthier and calmer way of life – both for yourself and those you love:

  • Take a break. Minimize stress through any or all of these strategies:
    • Take a walk or participate in some other exercise
    • Practice deep breathing (inhale while counting to four; hold for a count of four; exhale to a count of four; hold for a count of four; repeat as needed)
    • Listen to calming music
    • Pray or meditate
    • Call a friend
    • Write in a journal
  • Engage in a stress-busting activity. There are a number of enjoyable activities to deflect your focus away from whatever was triggering stress and onto something more positive, such as arts and crafts, reading a book, spending time with pets or children, gardening, a DIY project – even as little as 10 or 15 minutes spent on the activity can make a big difference in how you feel.
  • Change your self-talk. All through the course of each day, you may find yourself having thoughts like, “I can’t do this!” or “Everything is going wrong!” Pause for a moment when negative feelings begin to fill your mind, and say to yourself instead, “I can handle this, one step at a time,” or, “Help is here for me whenever I want it.”

You could also benefit from one of the many apps that are specifically designed to help reduce family caregiver stress. Find five that are especially helpful here from DailyCaring.

Family caregiver stress can often be exacerbated if you feel you have no support system. Thankfully, we can help! Call Endeavor In Home Care, provider of the most trusted elderly care in Phoenix and the surrounding area, for a free in-home consultation to learn how we can share in your caregiving obligations, allowing you essential time away to destress, through services including:

  • Assistance with personal care and hygiene
  • Meal planning and preparation
  • Running errands, including grocery shopping and picking up prescriptions
  • Taking care of housekeeping chores and laundry
  • Companionship to brighten each day with stimulating conversations, games, puzzles, hobbies, etc.
  • Transportation to doctors’ appointments and fun outings
  • Medication reminders
  • And many more

Contact us online or at (480) 498-2324 and find out how a partner in care can make a world of difference in lowering stress and restoring a healthy life balance for people experiencing family caregiver stress.

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Clearing Up Common Misconceptions About Incontinence

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Dispel some myths and misconceptions about incontinence.

Urinary incontinence can be an embarrassing topic for those who are experiencing it. There is a lot of misinformation surrounding the condition that often leads to common misconceptions about incontinence. Below we dispel a few common incontinence myths: Read more