When you were young, you counted on your parents to take care of you. As an adult – possibly with your own children to take care of – it can be difficult when you find yourself in the position of having to return the favor by taking care of an elderly parent or other relative. Despite the stereotypical assumption that seniors with medical needs will end up in long-term care facilities like nursing homes, the available data shows that unpaid caregivers provide about 90% of long-term care, and the majority of unpaid caregivers are family members.
Whether you're about to purchase a walk-in tub for safety reasons or hydrotherapy benefits, there is much to be considered. With new technology emerging every day, you'll have various options and features available. Depending upon your needs and your budget, you might consider a walk in bathtub and shower combination, a unit with a heated seat and massage function or built in sanitation system. Before you set out to buy, keep these options in mind:
You may think that parenting therapists are for parents of older children and teenagers. However, the first two years can be a stressful, time consuming period of parenting, and the habits that you develop during this period will help you throughout a lifetime of parenting. Below are five ways a parenting therapist can help you during the first two years of your child's life. Postpartum Depression While it is common to have mood swings, slight depression, and a feeling of exhaustion after giving birth, if these symptoms persist or interfere with your ability to care for your child, you may be suffering from postpartum depression.
Hearing complaints of chest pain from your child can be a terrifying experience. Your mind automatically jumps to worst-case scenarios, such as heart disease or a premature heart attack. Thankfully, chest pain isn't uncommon in children – and it's typically caused by a non-fatal inflammation. With proper care, your child should be able to cope with chest pain and relieve the inflammation at the same time. Types of Musculoskeletal Inflammations
If you've been struggling with treatment for your glaucoma, new technology in treating this eye disease may be what you've been hoping for. A tiny device known as the trabecular micro bypass eye stent may set you free from the use of daily eye drops. If you're scheduled for cataract surgery as well, your ophthalmologist might implant the stent at the same time. This technique has been performed on patients with open-angle glaucoma and cataracts combined, and results have been positive for many.