Caring for a seriously ill person can be all-consuming. Often, one person bears the majority – if not all – of the load. But being the primary caregiver doesn’t mean being the only caregiver.
Throughout the United States, there are more than 40 million individuals aged 65 years or older, and numbers will only continue to increase. As the older population wishes to remain independent and age in place, seniors are recognizing the need to stay active and healthy, critical to making that happen.
Most caregivers spend a lot of time thinking about good nutrition. “Did Dad eat all of his veggies?” “How can we get Mom to take in more calories?”
As a leader in the state’s healthcare community, Visiting Nurse Association of Ohio works to keep you informed of the vast changes happening in healthcare today and to help you navigate this complicated, changing landscape.
When loved ones are hurt or ill, all we really want to do is make them well again. Powerless to do that, we may overcompensate and take on every task and responsibility of care.