For patients recovering from orthopedic surgery, a period of physical therapy must begin almost immediately and continue almost daily without interruption. This can require as much as two weeks of in-patient rehab, often in a residential care facility.
Every year, Visiting Nurse Association of Ohio Hospice holds a holiday remembrance service to honor and remember those who have been loved and lost. The 22nd annual Light A Life event was held on Sunday, December 7, 2014 at VNA of Ohio’s administrative office and celebrated the lives of our loved ones.
As a loved one approaches end-of-life, they may no longer be able to make decisions regarding their healthcare. Making healthcare decisions can be overwhelming for family members, especially if there are no written or verbal orders or wishes set in place.
When an aging loved one has lost the ability to care for themselves, it becomes the duty of their family members to take on the caregiving responsibilities. When the role becomes too difficult or unmanageable for family members, determining the next step is often a challenge.
Did you know that 62% of family caregivers pay for a loved one’s Alzheimer’s care out of their own savings? In the United States, Alzheimer’s disease affects more than five million individuals and families. Although the disease is not a normal part of the aging process, it continues to grow in line with the aging population. As families face the emotional and financial stresses associated with Alzheimer’s, it has become imperative that caregivers begin to plan for the future.