COPD, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, is a sometimes silent illness that people often don’t realize that they have until they experience severe symptoms. In honor of National COPD Month in November, take a look at some of the symptoms of COPD and see if your elderly family member might need to talk to her […]
Heart disease covers a lot of ground and it might affect your senior more now than it ever has before. Part of living the best that she can with heart disease may mean that your elderly family member decides that it’s time to make the move to hospice care. She’s Not Engaging in Her Normal […]
Throughout the time that your senior has battled COPD she likely had stretches of time when she was able to experience a bit of calm with this unpredictable disease. But COPD is progressive and while it might slow down, it doesn’t stop. At some point, hospice care might be something to consider. Techniques Learned at […]
Whatever your elderly family member is facing with the later stages of kidney disease, she may have decided that curative therapies, like dialysis, are no longer what she wants. That’s when hospice may be helpful for you and for her. Treatment Options Might Be Different In the earlier stages of kidney disease, your senior might […]
As your senior spends more time bedridden, she’s more likely to experience something called skin breakdown. This is a condition that involves pressure sores and other problems that you can help her to avoid. You may not be able to completely prevent skin breakdown for your senior, but you can reduce the impact that it […]
Deciding to switch from curative attempts at dealing with COPD to hospice care is a big decision. Your elderly family member might feel at first as if she’s giving up, but hospice can allow her body the rest that it needs in order to make the most of the time she has left. Exhaustion Is […]
Hospice Care in Elloree SC: Having a solid idea what your senior’s end-stage COPD care plan might consist of can help both of you to be more comfortable.
End of Life Care in Branchville SC: High blood pressure can complicate situations for your family member at the end of her life, but elder care providers can help.
End of Life Care in Bamberg SC: An end-of-life issue that can surprise some caregivers is the impact constipation can have on an elderly family member’s appetite.