Posted In: Adult Day Care by CaregiverGPS on April 30th, 2010 | No Comments
What is Adult Day Care?
Adult day care offers older adults recreational activities and health services in a group setting. While senior centers are an excellent place for healthy individuals to meet for meals, services, and activities, adult day care assures that persons with special health needs receive individualized attention. They are an ideal resource for older adults who live with working relatives.
Most adult day care programs have two components – a social component and a medical component. The social component of adult day care involves group activities, recreation, and exercise. The medical component provides personal assistance such as help with medications, feeding, special medical equipment, and rehabilitative therapies.
Posted In: FAQ by CaregiverGPS on April 28th, 2010 | No Comments
What is Depression?
Many people feel sad at different points in their lives, but depression is different than temporary sadness. Clinical depression is categorized as a mood disorder. The feelings that develop during depression such as sadness, loss, anger, or frustration interfere with a person’s everyday life for an extended length of time. An older adult with depression may also feel discouraged or worthless. There are many older adults who suffer from this illness and at numerous times it is undiagnosed, because symptoms of depression may be different in older adults and there are possible apprehensions when admitting to symptoms.
Posted In: FAQ by CaregiverGPS on April 8th, 2010 | 1 Comment;
Why is it important to keep older adults active?
Most older adults are not getting enough physical activity. The combination of a lack of physical activity and a poor diet is major underlying cause of death in the United States. Exercise can help older adults feel better and enjoy life more, even if they think they are too old or too out of shape. Regular exercise is important because it can improve some diseases and disabilities in older people who already have them. It can also improve a person’s mood and relieve depression. If a person stays physically active on a regular, permanent basis it can help prevent or delay certain diseases and disabilities as people grow older.
Posted In: Home Health Care by CaregiverGPS on April 8th, 2010 | No Comments
When Selecting a Provider:
- Be certain that the provider accepts your insurance or reimbursement
- Make sure that the provider offers the level of care that you require.
- Be clear and specific about your needs so the provider can send the most appropriate worker.