3 Steps to Reduce Worry and Stress Over Senior Loved Ones

Eliminate stress and worry and improve care for your loved one.
Caregivers often find themselves stressed and worried about their senior loved ones. Even when they provide great care, it can be hard to be there all the time, to catch all the little things, and to recognize red flags for what they are. 

Fortunately, caregivers are not alone, there are many tools, resources, and services available that can help to eliminate stress and worry and improve care for the seniors.

The follow are 7 steps caregivers can take to reduce worry and stress while improving quality of life and care for their loved ones:

Step one: Address diet.

One little known fact is that millions of seniors in the US suffer from malnutrition. Complication with medication, mobility, and income can lead to poor diets, poor absorption of nutrients, and poor health. Addressing diet is the first step a caregiver can take. When a senior is getting the foods they need they will experience better health. If a senior is having difficulty preparing their own meals, or making meals that fit their dietary restrictions due to heart disease, kidney problems, etc. consider a service like Mom’s Meals, which offers fresh made, healthy, senior friendly meals delivered right to the door at affordable rates.

Step two: Address nighttime safety.

Slips and falls at night when seniors are waking to go to the bathroom, or get a drink, etc. from the kitchen can lead to serious injury and health consequences. Helping your senior loved one to stay in bed at night, and have what they need close at hand can help protect them from falls.

Check out this article on Night Time Safety Products or this one on Preventing Falls at Night. Sometimes a few simple changes and products can lead to far greater safety and peace of mind.

Step three: Address incontinence care

When incontinence is addressed properly normalcy and dignity can be achieved. Without the proper tools and products lack of confidence, discomfort, and more may result.

According to Kimberly-Clark, makers of Depend and Poise, customers buying incontinence products for the first time waste an average of $130 trying products before finding what they need.

At The CareGiver Partnership, we’re trying to change this with three helpful services that allow you to avoid the costly mistake of buying a product that doesn’t meet your needs. The CareGiver Partnership is a national retailer of incontinence supplies and other home health care products, helping caregivers and their loved ones since 2004.

Samples to Try Before You Buy

With dozens of continuously changing names for styles, sizes, absorbency and features as well as a continual stream of new brands and segments, it’s no wonder consumers are confused. Since 2004, The CareGiver Partnership has helped thousands of people just like you avoid this costly mistake by providing over 100 samples for you to try before you buy. You pay only a minimal shipping cost. 

Incontinence Product Finder

A free and useful online tool called The Incontinence Product Finder. By combining the Incontinence Product Finder with our ‘Try Before You Buy’ sample service, we’re providing you with tools to help avoid the costly mistake of buying incontinence products that don’t meet your needs.
Use the Incontinence Product Finder. 
Using the Incontinence Product Finder, consumers can easily sort through more than 650 products in seconds. Products can be narrowed down by gender, size, absorbency, style and brand. By selecting a product on the resulting list, a customer can see features, quantity, price and whether a sample is available without leaving the page. The end result for customers is helping them better determine the best incontinence product choices and reducing their chances of buying products that do not meet their needs.

As the incontinence product market keeps expanding, more seniors and caregivers than ever before are using this free online tool to help them make better choices and avoid costly waste.

In a category that includes washable undergarments, swimwear, active wear, pull-on underwear, adult diapers, briefs and pads, there’s no shortage of available products to meet the needs those with urinary or bowel incontinence.

Like all areas of The CareGiver Partnership’s Web site, this innovative tool is designed with the senior shopper in mind. From the Incontinence page, shoppers can access other user-friendly features such as an easy-to-understand section explaining incontinence product styles, answers to frequently asked questions, and information on how to become a product tester.

Real Help From Real People

Those with questions also have free access to The CareGiver Partnership’s team of knowledgeable Product Specialists, all of whom are current or former caregivers themselves. Calls usually are answered by the third ring by real people based in Neenah, Wis. The free customer service number, available Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Central Standard Time, is 1-800-985-1353.

By doing these three things, you senior loved one will not only be safer and happier, but have better quality of life. And you will feel far less stress and worry over their care.

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About The CareGiver Partnership. The CareGiver Partnership helps caregivers and their loved ones with answers to their caregiving questions, including information about home health care products and supplies, from our Wisconsin-based team of Product Specialists who are all current or former caregivers. The company’s Web site provides the largest online library of resources on subjects most important to caregivers — from arthritis to assisted living, and Parkinson’s to prostate cancer — as well as access to more than 3,000 home care products for incontinence, skin care, mobility, home safety and daily living aids. The CareGiver Partnership was founded in 2004 by Lynn Wilson of Neenah, Wisc. Visithttp://www.caregiverpartnership.com to learn more or call 1-800-985-1353.


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