Don’t Neglect Your Health
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Confusion over the elder’s illness is also normal, as is denial or ill-preparedness for how the sickness will progress. Moreover, you may experience financial or legal issues as a result of caring for a terminally ill individual. Considering all of this, you should remember to take time for yourself. Don’t Neglect Your Own Well-Being When Caring for an Elder HealthyWomen When a beloved member of the family loses his or her independence or becomes ill, there is usually an outpouring of sympathy for the elder. Elder neglect occurs when someone fails to properly care for an elderly person.
A carer may be a family member or someone who is responsible for caring for the person. The carer may not bathe, dress, or feed the person regularly. The carer may leave the person alone in unsafe places. While professional caregivers and aides are trained in safe, healthy ways of caring for seniors, studies have repeatedly confirmed the physical toll of caring on family caregivers can be steep. So, don’t neglect your own preventive health care appointments while caring for aging parents.
Elder neglect occurs when a carer fails to properly care for you. A carer may be a family member or someone else who is responsible for caring for you. Your carer may not bathe, dress, or feed you regularly.
He or she may leave you alone in unsafe places. Don’t neglect your own needs either, and those needs are bound to include time away from your caregiving role, time for yourself, as well as physical rest. Rather than this making you a bad caregiver, it makes you a caregiver who can continue offering care. Elder neglect occurs when the person responsible for providing care to an elder fails to give the proper care.
Victims of elder neglect are most often senior citizens who live in care home facilities, and are unable to care for themselves on a daily basis. In most states, elder persons are those who are over sixty years old. As a caregiver, the following steps can help you prevent elder abuse or neglect: Take immediate steps to relieve stress and burnout.
Stress is a major contributor to elder abuse and neglect. You can help reduce your stress levels by regularly practicing stress-relieving techniques such as yoga, meditation, or deep breathing exercises. Caring for an aging parent can be stressful beyond belief. In fact, full-time caregivers are at increased risk for depression, health problems and substance abuse. It only makes sense that the strain can also take a serious toll on caregivers’ relationships with their significant others.
The fees for all of this come from the elder’s own assets, unless they do not have them. In that case most counties use a public guardian to do the job of overseeing a self-neglecting elder’s life.
List of related literature:
|from Psychiatric Nursing: Contemporary Practice|
|from Goddesses in World Culture|
|from The Accidental Apprentice|
|from Occupational Therapy with Elders E-Book: Strategies for the Occupational Therapy Assistant|
|from 40 Questions about Elders and Deacons|
|from Asian American Studies Now: A Critical Reader|
|from The Path of Individual Liberation|
|from Who Runs the Church?: 4 Views on Church Government|
|from Elder Abuse: Research, Practice and Policy|