Sunday, February 8, 2015
To care for an elderly loved one in his or her own home carries some advantages in terms of convenience, lower accident risks, and flexibility. Much like assisted living facilities, home health care allows seniors to enjoy a good measure of freedom that addresses their daily living activities including cooking, dining, bathing, and housekeeping. However, with home health care, elder citizens can have more of the privacy and close personal assistance they would need in their advanced age. When it comes to home health care, using a licensed Fairfax, VA home health care agency like Comfort Keepers means you are assured of choosing only well-trained professionals who are properly qualified to provide your loved one with direct care. For your better understanding, below are some of the most immediate benefits you can expect by providing your loved one with specialized home health care service.
Friday, February 6, 2015
Scientists have already established the tie-in between amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and genetics. They never expected that the role genes played in this was much bigger. A joint study by Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, CA and Washington University in St. Louis, MO uncovered a total of 65 new mutations occurring among existing ALS patients. Of almost 400 patients in the study, these variants were present in more than a quarter of patients not known to have a family history of ALS.
Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Numerous experts have weighed in on the future of elder care services in the U.S., predicting that 2015 will be a big year for the elder care industry nationwide, including providers of professional elder care in Fairfax, VA and the neighboring regions. For one, various government services will celebrate anniversaries (Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, and the Older Americans Act). Moreover, 2015 also marks the once-in-a-decade staging of the White House Conference on Aging, a far-reaching symposium which will tackle topics related to healthy aging and the general welfare of the country’s senior citizens.
Monday, February 2, 2015
People can’t help but size up their parents as the important people who used to be in charge of their own lives and the lives of people under their charge. This one sure thing, however, hits an irreversible snag when the infirmities of old age kick in and family members are confronted by realities, including the need for Fairfax, VA home care services to help an elderly loved one continue to live her or his life as independently as possible. Many adult children are hard-pressed to convince their elderly ones that they need some form of assistance in their daily living due to the obvious decline in their physical capabilities. There is no definite step-by-step guide to persuade an elderly parent to get help, even in one’s own home where interactive caregiving offers basic services such as shopping and meal preparation, and the usual light household chores.