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Understanding Your Senior Loved One’s Health Needs

Understanding Your Senior Loved One's Health Needs What To Do When Your Senior Loved One... WON'T BATHE OR SHOWER I Examine the cause Fear of falling in thế shower can cause resistance to bathing Physical pain or depression can cause him to refuse to shower Memory issues may cause him to forget that he needs to bathe I Find a solution Try placing a shower chair and grab bar in the bath for reassurance Invitation to a family gathering or doctor's appointment may encourage senior to shower and change clothes Hire a home care agency to assist with showering and personal care WON'T TAKE MEDICATION I Examine the cause It could be that your loved one doesn't remember to take her pills Unpleasant side effects may make her reluctant or feel sick Pill bottles could be too difficult for arthritic hands to open Find a solution Use easy-to-open pill boxes to sort out the pills for daily doses Organizing medications in pill box or other device can help to keep her from taking too many pills or forgetting medications Remember to take your pills. Rely on in-home caregiver to remind her to take her medications WON'T EAT I Examine the cause Decrease in senses of taste and smell may decrease desire for food Your loved one may be unable or unwilling to cook Eating is a social activity and he might not want to do it alone I Find a solution Introduce new spices and flavors to avoid monotony in meals Have an in-home care provider prepare nutritious meals Use a home care service to provide companionship during meals Comfort Keepers. Infographic provided by: Comfort Keepers a sodexo brand Sources: nd-What-You-Can-Do-About-It-133239.htm 3239.htm

Understanding Your Senior Loved One’s Health Needs

shared by BrittSE on Jan 18
Seniors often experience a decrease in senses of taste and smell, which can decrease their desire to eat and drink. Find out how to help your elderly loved one stay healthy by clicking over to this Sp...


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