As dementia progresses, memory loss, poor judgment and certain behaviours can make general housekeeping a challenge. A person may develop behaviours such as rummaging constantly through drawers and hoarding objects throughout the house. As a caregiver you may find this behaviour exasperating! Especially when you’re accused of stealing precious items. Stop for a minute and … Continue reading The Role of Rummaging and Hoarding in Dementia
If you are caring for a loved one in an aged care home chances are at some point you could get that dreaded phone call telling you your loved one has had a serious fall.
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If you are caring for a family member in a nursing home expect to be challenged on a daily basis. Problems will occur and not every day will run smoothly. Continue reading Nursing Home Care: Common Daily Problems
When a loved one enters a nursing home many caregivers feel relieved knowing a loved one is receiving 24 hour nursing care. But often after the initial settling in phase, new challenges emerge. Research has shown that many caregivers feel they have no control over the care of a loved one in residential care and … Continue reading Handling Tension and Conflict in an Aged Care Home
The move into residential care is a major transition for all the family. Some people happily plan for their future and choose to move into an aged care home while others despite becoming increasingly frail prefer to remain at home. Continue reading Common Obstacles When Transitioning into Nursing Home Care