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9 Vital Caregiving Tips for Your Elderly Parents

Caregiving elderly parents need a meticulous planning.
Follow these vital caregiving tips to manage your tasks without getting overwhelmed.
Maintain a daily routine in residential care for the elderly. This set pattern helps them to remember what to do at what time.
Here, I must mention to include a few hours of ME time in their daily schedule. Like you and me, they too deserve a personal space.
Make the room elderly friendly. I have set up a big wall clock on a table as my father has a weak vision.
Keep items of frequent need like medicines, water bottle, specs, etc. in a fixed place for an easy access.
Stay relaxed. When you are tired and tensed, they can feel it. Afterall, they are your parents.
Share your workload. Take help when you feel physically exhausted. Hire and train people about the daily needs of your parents.
Do not change caregiver too often. Older persons need time to adjust with a new caregiver.
Stay realistic. Accept that they have the ability to endure minor ailments, aches, and pains. Do not freak out on these issues.
Equip yourself with 4 healthcare products which are vital for caregiving elderly parents…
Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017
Digital Pedometer
Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017
This device keeps a track on number of steps the user takes in a day.
Pulse Oximeter
Checks two vital health parameters: blood oxygen saturation and pulse rate.
Gel Heating Pad
This rechargeable pad ensures elderly people never slow down due to back ache or body pain.
Heat and Cold Pack
Brings relief from ankle and other joint sprains, muscle pulls, etc.
When you observe any abnormal signs and symptoms, report your family doctor first. Take prompt action as per medical advice.