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Questions to Ask a Caregiver Agency as You Explore Home Care Options

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Be sure to get answers to these questions before engaging the services of a caregiver agency.

You’re beginning to become concerned that Mom might be in need of some help at home, and so obviously, you know exactly where to go for that help, right? No? Take heart – you’re not alone. Millions of people in the United States alone are confronted by the same predicament, and most people don’t know a lot about home care services until the need for care arises. Read more

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Discover the Many Benefits of Senior Living at Home

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Learn some of the many benefits of elderly living at home.

As we age, it is normal to start to struggle with difficulties with daily activities, like bathing, dressing, fixing meals, or even driving a vehicle. This however, can cause concerns that we’ll need to give up not only our autonomy, but our home as well. The good news is that there are a variety of benefits of senior living at home with the help of home care services, like those provided by Endeavor In-Home Care. Home care can actually increase independence for seniors and help them continue residing at home where they’re most comfortable. Read more

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Take This Quiz to Evaluate Your Level of Family Caregiver Stress

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Family caregiver stress can quickly lead to burnout if not addressed.

Serving as family caregiver for an older loved one, although incredibly fulfilling, can also cause an elevated level of caregiver stress. The 24/7 pressure of taking care of a loved one’s care needs can very quickly intensify to turn into caregiver burnout – a dangerous condition that can cause a loss of patience and emotional outbursts, impacting not only the caregiver personally, but his or her older loved one as well. Read more

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Avoiding E/R Visits for Seniors During the Holidays

While we would like to picture enjoying a Norman Rockwell-worthy holiday gathering, with all of our family members spending quality time together and mom’s traditional holiday feast, the reality for some families instead features something unanticipated: an E/R visit. As a matter of fact, research reveals that emergency room visits for seniors jump around 10 – 20% during the holiday season. Read more

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Living with a COPD Diagnosis in a COVID-19 World

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Living with a COPD diagnosis during the pandemic requires extra vigilance to stay safe.

Those with a COPD diagnosis have needed to stay especially vigilant since the COVID-19 pandemic began, as they are at both a greater risk for contracting the virus as well as developing more severe complications as a result. A current study published by the European Respiratory Journal reported that COPD patients were more prone to be admitted into the ICU, require ventilator care, and succumb to the virus than those without the disease. Read more

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How Personalized Activities for Seniors Increase Quality of Life

Call on Endeavor for personalized care & customized activities for a senior loved one in your life.

Is a senior loved one participating in activities on a regular basis, or is she stuck in a rut that commonly is comprised of watching television, eating, and sleeping? Particularly during this time of quarantining and isolation, it can be challenging to maintain an active and involved way of living – but it’s vitally important for the health and quality of life of older adults. Read more

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6 Trusted COVID-19 Resources for Seniors and Their Caregivers

Being aware of where to turn with regard to the latest, most reliable information on COVID-19, particularly as it pertains to older adults and family members who take care of them, is crucial – and can be puzzling. With many resources and differing viewpoints on this earth-shattering situation, we wanted to help make it simpler to locate what you need by building the following list of reliable resources for seniors and their caregivers. Read more

WHAT IS ALZHEIMER’S REALLY LIKE?

Despite the best intentions to provide in-home care for a loved one with Alzheimer’s, struggles to understand what the disease is really like can lead to frustration. In this video, see what happens when someone providing home care for a loved with Alzheimer’s disease finds out what it is really like to experience the symptoms.

By simulating the mental confusion of Alzheimer’s disease, as well as vision problems and arthritis that are common in seniors, this son who was caring for his mother with the disease experienced the challenges and isolation himself. Researchers are able to provide these experiences to those providing elderly home care to increase understanding and reducing frustration.

At Endeavor Senior In-Home Care, we can help your family provide the compassionate senior in-home care in Phoenix, AZ, that he or she deserves. Find out more by calling (877) 584-6162.

A FAMILY’S GUIDE TO DEMENTIA BEHAVIORS

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When you are providing in-home care for a loved one with dementia, it is natural to find his or her behavior confusing at times. Knowing how to deal with common dementia behaviors can relieve stress for both you and your elderly loved one. Here is a look at some common behaviors that people with dementia display and how you can cope as a caregiver.

Agitation

Agitation is a common problem even in early stages of dementia, and it often gets worse as dementia progresses. It is frequently triggered by fear, fatigue, and restrictions that makes sufferers feel as though they are losing control. Agitation may manifest as sleeplessness, irritability, and both verbal and physical aggression. These behaviors are particularly common during the evening hours and are referred to as sundowning when they occur at this time. You can keep agitation under control by reducing stimuli that could be irritating, such as high noise levels, and cutting sugar and caffeine intake. Encourage as much independence as possible, and try to stick to a routine. Soft music, walks, and gentle touching can help ease agitation.

Paranoia

People with dementia may become convinced that someone is stealing from them or that there are other conspiracies planned to harm them in some way. Avoid arguing about accusations, and remind other family members to resist doing so. You can ease paranoia by helping your loved one look for missing items or ensuring he or she keeps a small amount of money in a specific place that he or she can check frequently.

Wandering

People with dementia wander for a number of reasons, from boredom to attempts to stave off hunger and thirst. Because wandering can be especially dangerous, consider fitting doors with locks that need keys to be opened from the inside or adding a home monitoring system. Consider daily exercise to help your loved one feel less restless.

The home care providers at Endeavor Senior In-Home Care are trained to recognize and respond to dementia behaviors safely and with compassion. Find out how we can help you meet your needs for in-home care in Mesa, AZ, by calling (877) 584-6162.

HOW ENDEAVOR CAN ASSIST YOUR FAMILY

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Meeting the home care needs of a loved one is challenging for families. Fortunately, Endeavor Senior In-Home Care is here to help. We provide qualified, in-home assistance for a variety of care needs, from dementia care to companionship. If you are looking for senior care assistance in the greater Phoenix area, here are some of the services we offer that could meet your Scottsdale in home care needs.

Companionship Care

Loneliness is a serious health concern for seniors, but family members aren’t always able to be as present as they would like because of other responsibilities. Our senior companions can stop by and visit your loved one each day to help with things like meal preparation, transportation, and light housekeeping. They can even provide medical reminders and grooming assistance and participate in your loved one’s favorite hobbies. Companionship care is offered as a standalone service or can be combined with other in-home care services as needed.

Dementia Care

Caring for a loved one with dementia can be overwhelming, but help is available. Our dementia caregivers are trained in meeting the specific needs of these patients and can provide both care and emotional support to sufferers and their families. With our help, your loved one can maintain as much independence as possible, which eases agitation and paranoia, while family members can concentrate on enjoying their loved one instead of feeling overwhelmed by the constant demands of dementia care.

Post-Surgical Care

The transition from the hospital to home after surgery can be difficult, and proper care during this period is an essential part of recovery. Our aides provide post-surgical care to help your loved one focus on getting well after a surgical procedure without the need for family members to take off from work or worry about leaving a loved one home alone when his or her mobility may be reduced.

Endeavor Senior In-Home Care offers these services and a range of others so that families can put together the appropriate Scottsdale in home care assistance and beyond for their loved one’s needs. Contact us today at (877) 584-6162 and learn more about in-home care.