Would you quit your job in order to take care of an elderly parent? If so, could you afford to care for yourself, too? Many members of the Sandwich Generation are faced with difficult decisions like this. Here are some tips for helping others without hurting your finances.
Throughout the industry, in both acute and post-acute care settings, top priorities for healthcare professionals are guaranteeing patient safety and providing quality care. For home health professionals, ensuring a safe environment allows patients to regain optimal health and independence.
Caring for an ailing loved one at home is a challenge under any circumstances. But those who care for individuals with mental illness often bear a particularly heavy burden.
Caring for a loved one at home can be emotionally and physically exhausting. With all focus going to the patient, the caregiver’s own needs often slip to the bottom of the list of priorities. What results is compassion fatigue and, if left unaddressed, complete burnout.
Keeping patients safe at home is the primary objective of every home care plan. But for patients with vision loss, that objective can be as challenging as it is critical.