Home Care in Port Salerno FL
Awareness and preparation are two of your most important tools in your journey as a family caregiver for your elderly loved one. Understanding the risks that your aging parent faces and being prepared to help them reduce those risks and protect themselves can enable you to give them the highest quality of care possible as they age in place.
While it is not something that you want to think about, when caring for an aging parent, there is always the possibility of them having to go to the emergency room. These visits are not just upsetting when they occur, but they can also have serious implications for your parent’s health and well-being moving forward. A visit to the emergency room exposes your parent to a variety of illnesses and infections and puts them at risk for hospital delirium, a condition that can double their risk of death. If they fall into the “revolving door” of hospital readmission, they are at even greater risk. Understanding the most pressing issues that lead elderly adults to the hospital can help you to create care efforts that reduce those risks and protect your parent.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, some of the top reasons that elderly adults end up in the emergency room include:
- Injuries, particularly from accidents such as falls and traffic accidents
- Heart disease
- Chest pain
- Complications associated with medications or treatments of health complications and concerns
- Adverse effects, negative interactions, and allergic reactions to medications or treatments
- Abdominal pain associated with dehydration, food poisoning, malnutrition, kidney stones, and infections
- COPD and adverse reactions to the condition
- Urinary tract infections
One of the most important things that you can do to help your aging parent avoid a trip to the emergency room is paying close attention to their health and well-being. If you notice any changes in their symptoms or any new challenges, it is important to address them promptly and effectively to prevent the issue from worsening and necessitating further attention.
If you are a distance caregiver who would like for your aging parent to have more support and care during their later years, you have noticed that your aging parent has more challenges and limitations that you feel that you are able to handle effectively, or your parent has recently suffered an injury or illness that requires additional care, now may be the ideal time for you to consider stating home care for them. An in-home senior care services provider can be there with your aging parent on a schedule that works for them to ensure that they get all of the care, assistance, and encouragement that they need while also keeping you at the forefront of their care routine. This care provider can understand your senior’s needs and create a personalized approach to care that is specifically designed to address their needs while also maintaining more independence and fulfillment as they age in place. These highly personalized services can both help your parent to avoid the issues that commonly lead to emergency room visits and provide the support and care that they need to get them through an issue that sent to them to the ER and back to a healthier lifestyle.
If you or an aging loved one are in need of home care in Port Salerno, FL or the surrounding areas, contact the caring professionals at Treasure Coast Home Health Care. Call today at 772-872-6983.
We are licensed by the Agency for Healthcare Administration in Florida. As a licensed nurse registry, we refer private duty caregivers to clients in need of personal care services and assistance with every day activities. We are providers of medical and non-medical health care services.
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