Expert Advice for Families
Posted By Maryann On SEPTEMBER 19,2017
At Caring Choices, we know one of the biggest challenges of caring for a loved one is the many losses that are simply part of the journey. In this month's newsletter we look at the losses of caregiving and offer tips to soften the grief. We also look at the important topic of health care capacity. If your relative has dementia, he or she can probably make some decisions, but others, maybe not. How will you know when your loved one has lost the ability to process medical information effectively? Our last article looks at nail care. In some cases, this is a medical event. But in most, it can be a delightful treat: mani-pedi, anyone?
Caregiver loss: How well are you coping? Loss is a frequent companion when caring for an aging loved one. Learn about the three types of loss in eldercare and what you can do to offset them.
The ability to make health care decisions. Are you worried about a loved one's ability to make wise choices about medical treatment? Here are the criteria doctors use to assess health care capacity. Do any of these set off an alarm for you?
Nail care. Normal changes in fingernails and toenails simply come with aging. And then there are changes that can indicate a problem. Learn the signs to look out for and what you can do to keep nails healthy and strong.
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Feel like you have a million plates spinning? There is certainly a lot to juggle when you are caring for an aging family member. As the north New Jersey experts in family caregiving, we know what you are up against. We also know ways to make it easier. Give us a call at 973-627-4087.