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What to Do If Your Elderly Parent Won’t Eat

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Fluctuations in appetite are common at every age, but in the case of the elderly, prolonged periods of appetite loss can be particularly concerning. Adequate nutrition is required to maintain good health and without it a number of issues can arise, including increased bone loss, weight loss, and malabsorption of medications. Knowing what signs to watch for and what you can do to help are the best ways to help your aging parent and ensure they have the quality of life they deserve.

My Elderly Parent Won’t Accept Help! What Do I Do?

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There comes a point in time when you may realize that your parents need assistance with everyday tasks. But hiring them help isn’t always as simple as finding a reputable company and giving them a call. Sometimes, parents refuse outside help. But if you’re unable to drop what you’re doing and provide them the assistance they need, what options are left? At Advanced Nursing & Home Support, we see this problem quite frequently, which is why you can trust us for advice on the matter.

How to Recognize Signs It’s Time for Home Care

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It’s no secret that those who are aging or have severe health issues would prefer to remain in their own home rather than in a clinical facility or hospital. In addition to the emotional benefits associated with a sense of independence, freedom, and dignity, research has shown that a patients’ mental and physical health tends to decline at a faster rate in a clinical setting, versus a home environment. Professional, in-home care is a viable, affordable alternative for patients and their families who don’t have the time or experience to take on the role of caregiver themselves. The question is,…

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Why Is My Elderly Parent Sleeping All the Time?

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Irregular or excessive sleep is a fairly common, but becomes a concerning issue as we age. It’s important to note that occasional or relatively brief day-napping is somewhat normal, as the elderly wake often in the night. But what can we do when our elderly parent begins sleeping in excess of twelve, fifteen, or occasionally even twenty hours in a single day? Quality of life is close to home and deeply important to us and we want to see you and your loved one live rich, comfortable lives. To hopefully give some insight into why your parent may be sleeping in…

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Five Fears About Senior Living

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When it comes to senior living there is a lot to consider. Many people worry about shipping their parents off to a senior living center and how it will affect their parents. Taking your loved one out of their home and putting them into an unfamiliar place is difficult, both for you and your family. So what are your other options?

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