Holidays are a wonderful time of family togetherness, filled with joyful surprises, delicious meals and treats, and a chance to strengthen family ties. However, a number of factors can interfere with a picture-perfect holiday season for seniors. Families often live at a distance from one another, and travel can be difficult due to finances, health factors, the needs of young children, and more. Of course, no one wants an older adult to spend the holidays alone. One solution to help seniors enjoy the holiday season is engaging the services of a professional in-home care provider, such as THE MEDICAL TEAM. Here’s why: We serve as partners in care. We work in tandem with families to ensure that each senior’s lifestyle is upheld as he or she wishes. We truly listen to what’s important to … [Read more...] about Alone for the Holidays? Not with THE MEDICAL TEAM!
They’ve dedicated their lives to serving our country, to keeping each of us safe, to protecting our freedom, and to placing their own needs second to those of their fellow Americans. Nearly 50% of all veterans are at least 65 years old. As they age it’s our turn to give back to them and to ensure their needs are met. At THE MEDICAL TEAM, we’re honored to assist veterans with maintaining the dignity they so deserve as they grow older, by providing the opportunity to remain in the comfort of home with individualized care. We realize that veterans often face certain unique challenges, such as: PTSD and other mental health concerns. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is one well-publicized condition that can occur in those who’ve served during a time of war, or experienced other … [Read more...] about Honor and Service: Covering the Comprehensive Home Health Needs of US Veterans
Ah, the holidays. Time to deck the halls, bake the cookies, put up the tree, light the menorah, and enjoy time with family and friends. But as people gather together during the holidays, many realize that the health of an older adult has declined. Whether Dad isn’t walking as well as he was, or Grandma can no longer cook and has trouble remembering things, little (and big) changes in health tend to become apparent when families get together. When visiting older adults, keep an eye out for signs that that home health care may be needed, and bring this checklist with you. Overall physical and mental health Has the senior lost weight or does she seem more frail? Does she have trouble having normal conversations? Do you notice any new behaviors like repeating stories, … [Read more...] about Checking in on Seniors During the Holidays