Working with the elderly can be a fulfilling experience, and at times a frustrating one as well. Above all else, the key is to treat them with the dignity and respect they deserve.
It may give you peace of mind that you are doing an honourable task; yet, there are times when you will feel that things aren’t going smoothly for you. Quite often, you may feel frustrated in certain situations if you are working with older adults, but it is important to remember that they may be frustrated too. Therefore, there are certain traits, which you need to adapt in your personality. Whether you have a senior family member, with whom you look after on a daily basis, or you are working in senior home care, these traits can help you to work to your best potential without getting frustrated or stressed.Continue reading “Treating elderly patients in care with dignity and respect.”
Diabetes is a serious medical condition that causes the amount of sugar in your blood to become too high. This sugar is what your body burns for fuel, and to do that, it needs a hormone named insulin to transfer that sugar from your blood into the cells of your muscles and organs. When your body is unable to use its insulin well, or make enough insulin, the sugar you get from your food stays in your blood, which starves your cells of energy. Diabetes comes in two varieties, type I and type II. Continue reading “Diabetes Basics – Type I and type II information”
As the population ages, many more people must deal with diminishing cognitive abilities that signal the onset of dementia. More help is available for dementia than ever before in terms of medication, social services and specialized care. Aging is the greatest single risk factor for dementia, but genetics and lifestyle also play a part. The actions you take today to keep your body and mind healthy can pay off in healthy cognition throughout your life. This article offers six tips on Reducing Your Risk of Dementia. Continue reading “6 Tips For Reducing Your Risk of Dementia”
Ironically, jobs devoted to improving the wellbeing of others can be extremely stress-inducing themselves. The health care industry requires excellent problem solving skills, a deep level of sensitivity towards other people’s needs and high attention paid towards time management. Which begs the question, how does someone eliminate stress in the health care sector without sacrificing the quality of the work performed? Continue reading “Managing Stress for Health Care Workers”