Tips for Caring for a Senior Who is Suffering from Shingles

Shingles can be a miserable and even dangerous condition for an elderly adult to have. Coming from the same virus that causes chickenpox, the varicella zoster virus, shingles causes a red, blistering rash that can cause severe pain and itching and last for several weeks. If not handled properly, a shingles virus that occurs on the face can spread into the eye and lead to eye damage and even blindness. If you are a family caregiver for one of the 1 ... Read more

How to Make Meal Time Easier for a Loved One Who Has Trouble Chewing or Swallowing

Home Care in Bellville OH If your elderly loved one has difficulty swallowing or chewing, you likely already know that meal times can become complicated very quickly. Try some of these techniques to see which work best for your elderly loved one. Avoid Foods that Break up or Crumble Too Easily When you serve your loved one foods that break up or crumble very easily, they're likely to pose a significant problem simply getting them to her mouth. This is also a pretty good ... Read more