Tech Trends in Senior Care

We are currently living in a digital age. When you think of modern technology, you probably think about young people using the latest devices and gadgets. However, technology can help everybody. It isn’t just for young people. To learn about tech trends in senior care, keep reading.

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The Beauty of Aging at Home

There is something beautiful about having your elderly parents or loved ones living out their lives at home. When the elderly can no longer live alone, it is a stressful and emotional time for them. Giving up that feeling of independence is difficult, but it may be possible for them to continue living at home with help from Help at Home Homecare.

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Help at Home is Here for You

If you or a family member is in need of private home healthcare and nursing, Help at Home Homecare is here for you. Our home health agency is dedicated to helping individuals receive the care they need from the comfort of their own home, or anywhere else. When working with us, your family can feel secure knowing that we employe compassionate, well-trained, and professional staff to care for those who need it.

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Dental Health for Seniors

Dental health is important for everyone at all ages, but especially for seniors. Help at Home would like to bring to your attention to some common conditions for older adults and present you with information on how to protect your aging loved one from potential problems.

Older teeth are susceptible to tooth or root decay, so brushing and flossing twice daily is vital. Teeth are more vulnerable to decay at the gum line or near fillings, so be sure to choose a toothpaste with fluoride to help strengthen teeth and prevent cavities. Some aging seniors may need assistance with their dental health and hygiene routine, and our licensed Home Health Aides are happy to provide help.

Special consideration for dental health is in order for seniors for another reason. Dry mouth, or xerostomia, is a side effect associated with a number of medications. Seniors who are taking prescription medications should be especially aware of this, as dry mouth can increase the risk of tooth decay.

Periodontal disease is also a risk for seniors, as it has been shown to be linked to other health issues like heart disease, stroke, respiratory problems, and diabetes. If your aging loved one has health conditions that put them at risk for periodontal disease, taking extra care to stick to a good oral hygiene routine is in order. This includes regular cleanings and dental checkups in addition to brushing and flossing.

As seniors age, they don’t have to lose their beautiful, healthy smile. As your loved one gets older however, their ability to carry out daily tasks like brushing and flossing may decline. Seniors may not be able to drive themselves to the dentist. Help at Home is here to assist you and your family with taking care of your aging loved one. Contact us to learn more about senior well-being and our in-home care services.

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Is a Senior Care Career Right for Me?

It’s never too late to change jobs. Some people are lucky enough to know what kind of a career they want right from the start, while others may need to explore a series of options until they find their dream position. The licensed professionals at Help at Home understand that while many individuals are at least somewhat familiar with the duties of being an in-home care worker, not everyone can tell at first glance whether a senior care career would be right for them.

Helping Seniors and Their Families as a Professional Caregiver

Seniors who do not want to move to a nursing facility or retirement center can thrive at home if they have family, friends and professionals available to provide assistance and keep them safe.

As much as family members would like to, no one can help a senior full-time without taking regular breaks. Adult children of seniors in particular run the risk of burnout when they try to take care of their own kids as well as their parents. You can be there for them whenever they need time off to recharge their batteries.

Characteristics of Excellent In-Home Care Providers

Members of the Help at Home team share a number of character traits and abilities, including:

  • Compassionate
  • Empathetic
  • Intelligent
  • Organized
  • Attentive
  • Trustworthy

In-home care professionals usually have a sincere desire to help others. The best ones are also willing to continue with their education, since medical science is constantly evolving.

If you’re committed to a career path that allows you to use your natural abilities and make the world a better place, in-home care may be just the job you’ve been looking for. We are proud to offer service in the Bradenton, Naples and Sarasota, Florida region and beyond. For details about senior care career opportunities, please connect with Help at Home today.

 

 

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