Taking Care of a Senior Loved One
Taking care of a senior loved one can be challenging, and even frustrating at times. You want to make sure you are doing everything you can to help make sure they are as content, safe, and comfortable as possible. With the right tools and a positive mindset, caring for your loved one can be a mutually fulfilling experience. Here are some tips to help you care for your loved one effectively.
Exercise is important in your loved one’s life and the benefits are many. It helps seniors manage their weight, boost their cognitive health, lowers the risk of heart disease, increases mobility, pain relief, and so much more. It is important to encourage your loved one to exercise and you can do so by discussing the benefits of exercise, implementing it in their daily routine, and even joining them. Yet, before beginning exercise, it is good to discuss it with a physician to make sure your loved one is healthy enough to start a new physical activity regimen. Exercise does not have to be strenuous, it can be as simple as taking a walk through the park. Physical activity helps the body release chemicals such as endorphins and these chemicals boost mood, decrease the perception of pain, enhances restful sleep, and promotes strong immune function.
If you need assistance with encouraging exercise in your loved one’s life or simply need someone to assist your loved one with exercising, we at CLS Caregivers can help. We are provide many services that include exercising with your loved one.
Maintain Communication with Doctors
As your loved one’s caregiver, it is extremely important to keep in close contact with their medical team. Whenever there are symptoms that your loved one is experiencing, you are able to contact their physician immediately. This helps your loved one receive proper treatment so that issues don’t progress into something extreme. Addressing medical issues immediately provides your loved one with a sense of security and care.
Making sure your loved one takes all their prescribed medications is crucial. Alongside, it’s essential to monitor them for any adverse reactions or side effects the medications may cause, such as dizziness, confusion, constipation, diarrhea, blurred vision, and fatigue. If you or anyone else notices these symptoms, contact their healthcare provider immediately.
Our professional caregivers at Caring Loving Sharing Caregivers can assist elderly with medication reminder and keeping up with medical appointments. If your loved one needs assistance with managing an illness or daily tasks, be sure to choose the most professional and reliable caregivers in the Palm Desert, Palm Springs area. Caring Loving Sharing Caregivers are here to assist with any needs necessary. We will even create a personal plan with you and your loved one. Contact us at (760) 861-1211 today for a free consultation.
Caring for your loved one’s basic needs is important and crucial, but providing care without assistance can be challenging. Family caregivers also need breaks from caregiving responsibilities. When loved ones need respite care, Palm Desert / Palm Spring families can rely on professional and loving caregivers to help. Contact Caring Loving Sharing Caregivers at (760) 861-1211 today for a free consultation. We are more than happy to help you and your family!