It is important to evaluate your elderly loved ones special needs on a frequent bases, depending on their health condition and also depending on the weather. The needs of in home care for seniors can vary depending on the time of the year. During hot days, the precautions to take for senior care giving can vary much from cold days. 24/7 elderly in home care can be quite complicated, so it is important that you do a proper assessment of what your loved one may need.
For starters, be sure that the air conditioner and heating unit works properly. It is important that you have proper air conditioning especially for extremely hot days. The temperature in a home for seniors should always be regulated since their bodies are not able to adjust well to temperature changes. Some prescription drugs also impair their ability to self-regulate body temperature, so having a in home care giver to help adjust the air conditioning and heating units, on a daily basis is an essential to ensure comfort for your elderly loved one.
Ensure medicine bottles are labeled clearly. Check expiry dates and dispose any drug your senior in home care does not require anymore. To avoid poisoning, be sure to consult with the pharmacist or doctor before giving non-prescription drugs such as supplement to a patient already taking prescription medication.
Monitors for Dementia Patients
Dementia is quite common among very elderly patients. Investing remote care infrastructure and technology will work well in monitoring your senior loved one to protect them from any hazard when you are not in the same room. You can also invest in motion-sensor lighting to alert you of their whereabouts in the house/home.
For your loved one and your peace of mind, Home Care Advantage offers a in home senior care assessment free of charge. Our well trained and compassionate in home senior care givers stand by ready to help with your elderly loved one in any capacity needed, include respite care. We serve clients in Sonoma County, from Petaluma to Santa Rosa, Sebastopol, Healdsburg and the many towns between. Call us today at (707) 205-4343 to schedule a in home assessment or contact us via Facebook for more information on how we can bring you and your senior family member the care they need to ensure you can relax, knowing they are well taken care of by quality caregivers 24/7.