Alzheimer's Care

Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Help in Caring for Aging Parents

The stress of caring for elderly or disabled loved ones in Arizona can be overwelhming. It is important to take care of yourself too! It is surprising how many of us tend to lose our own health and well being when we begin to focus on caregiving to a loved one. There are three simple tips to maintaining personal health when taking on the added stress of caring for another...

1) DIET, EXERCISE, SLEEP... Continue exercising and maintain a healthy and consistent diet. Make sure to take time for some physical activity and don't skip meals no matter how busy you are. Get plenty of sleep. Don't be afraid to ask family and friends for help... the burden of caregiving is too much for one person to handle.

2) PERSONAL HEALTH... Make sure to maintain your regular health regimen. Continue seeing your doctor regularly as the added stress of caregiving can strain your own personal health. Maintain your medication and supplements as needed.

3) CARE MANAGEMENT... Consider hiring a professional Care Manager to help guide you through the many resources available to make your caregiving job easier. You'll be surprised at how much help is available to you regarding assisted living, in-home care, companionship services etc. in Arizona, Phoenix, Mesa, Tempe, Scottsdale, Chandler, Gilbert AZ.

Monday, 14 May 2012

New Arizona funding will be restoring help for mentally ill

Mentally Ill Arizonans receives long needed funding
Arizona, Tempe, Mesa, Chandler, Gilbert, AZ has written an article stating that Arizona has opened the door for funding that was previously revoked two years ago for serious mental illnesses. A new budget in place starting July, 1 will restore housing, counseling and other services to people with serious mental illnesses who don't qualify for Medicaid. 

To read the entire article at click here.