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Lifeway Mobility Blog

Top 5 Tips for Family Caregivers

Posted by John Burfield on 11/2/18 2:35 PM

November is National Family Caregiver Month, and it is important to recognize and celebrate what these caregivers do to help others, often putting their own mental and physical well being at risk. 

According to the National Alliance for Caregiving, approximately 43.5 million family caregivers have provided unpaid care to an adult or child with a disability or chronic illness in the last year.

These caregivers perform tasks that range from household activities such as shopping, food preparation, house cleaning, laundry, and transportation to more complex chronic care tasks such as providing medications, feeding, dressing, grooming, walking, bathing, toileting, coordinating medical care and managing finances.

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Topics: Safety, Aging-In-Place, Accessibility, Home Care

When to Consider In-Home Care for Your Loved One

Posted by John Burfield on 3/15/18 5:56 PM

If you have an aging loved one who lives on their own, you may be concerned about how they handle their activities of daily living (ADL). Tasks such as eating, bathing, toileting, dressing and transferring are essential to independent living. If your loved one is having trouble with these activities, it may be time to consider in-home care to assist with these functions. Knowing what signs to look for can help determine if home care is necessary.

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Topics: Safety, Accessibility Equipment, Aging-In-Place, Bathroom Safety, Home Care