888-541-8482
Info@cvhomehealthcare.com

Category: Senior Health

Enjoy LIFE with your loved ones. Leave the care to us.

Risk of Addiction for Seniors

The Risk of Addiction for Seniors

The number of seniors who become addicted to prescription drugs is growing and it’s a problem that family caregivers should know about and which needs to be addressed. Doctors and healthcare providers often miss the signs of substance-use disorder. Until recently it hasn’t really been thought of as a problem, so the right questions aren’t…
Read more

Why CarpeVITA Home Care

5 Tips for a Successful Home Care Process

When you begin the home care process for a loved one, it can be frustrating as you learn the ropes, but if you follow these tips, it will help ensure your new home care process runs smoothly. 5 Tips for a Successful Home Care Process 1)   Create a Transition Binder – Prior to starting home…
Read more

Questions to Ask Home Care Agencies

Getting the Home Ready for Home Care

Since most homes are not designed to accommodate the needs of people over age 65, home modifications are usually necessary to make it possible for seniors to stay in their homes. As part of your initial home care assessment, your home care agency or nurse should provide you with an inventory of suggested home modifications…
Read more

Signs a Loved One Needs Help in Their Home

Signs That a Loved One Needs Help in Their Home

As a loved one ages, it is easy to be confused as to whether or not the symptoms they are experiencing are merely due to the normal aging process or whether it is something you should be concerned about. The key to remember is that occasional memory lapses are probably normal, whereas forgetting how something…
Read more

Transportation Options for Seniors

Transportation Options for Seniors

As seniors age, it gets harder and harder for them to leave their homes, especially when they are no longer able to drive. Unfortunately, seniors who are stuck home alone endure loneliness and depression. Getting out into the world keeps people healthier longer. Thankfully there are several transportation options for seniors: Family & Friends Take…
Read more

How to Set Boundaries When an Elder Loved One Moves In

How to Set Boundaries When an Elder Loved One Moves In

When you are planning to move an elder loved one in with you, it is important that you set up boundaries from the beginning, and that those boundaries are communicated in a way that all parties involved clearly understand them. We all need space and we all need rules to make such a situation work.…
Read more

Tips for New Caregivers

7 Tips for New Caregivers

According to the AARP, about 80% of elderly care is provided by family members and friends. If you are a new caregiver, you are probably feeling a lot of stress and you probably have a lot of questions, fears and frustrations. Here are some tips for new caregivers to help you relieve that stress and…
Read more

How to Create a Needs Assessment-FDP-phasinphoto

How to Create a Needs Assessment

It is important for family caregivers to know how to create a needs assessment so that they have a grasp on all the information and details that need to be attended to for a loved one who needs home care. Following is a needs assessment outline and checklist that will help you put one together.…
Read more

Tips for Talking With a Loved One About a Care Program-FDP-worradmu

5 Tips for Talking With a Loved One About a Care Plan

There comes a time when having a talk with a loved one about a care plan for him or her will be necessary. It’s a tough conversation to have for many people. That’s why we are providing you with the following tips for talking with a loved one about a care plan: 1)   Have the…
Read more

Brain-fdp-smokedsalmon

Is it Dementia, or Just Memory Loss?

As we age, there is a certain amount of memory loss that is normal, and there is some memory loss that points to a bigger issue. Sometimes, it can be difficult to understand the subtle differences. That’s why we put together the following examples of normal memory loss and signs of dementia: Normal Memory Loss:…
Read more