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As everyone knows, we are in the midst of a worldwide pandemic with COVID. COVID is present in all 50 states. It is scary times that we are living in. COVID-19 is a respiratory disease that is caused by SARS-CoV-2, a new coronavirus discovered in 2019. At this time, the virus is spread mainly from … Read more
Every family has its own unique home care needs, and finding the right provider for your loved one can often feel overwhelming. Below, we’ve compiled a list of some essential details to consider during your search for a home health care provider, as well as a brief overview of the services offered by TLC Home … Read more
A certified nursing assistant has an extensive role when it comes to working in the home. People may believe that RN’s (Registered Nurses) and LPN’s (Licensed Practical Nurse, ) are the only two types of nurses that should be hired for in-home care. Well, that is wrong. CNAs are highly sorted out for roles within … Read more
Pandemic fatigue is a real thing, but when your loved one requires specialized home care, it’s important not to let this fatigue cloud your judgment. Now, more than ever, home health care can serve as a lifeline to those that need it most. Home care services vary across the board, so research must be done … Read more
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When an elder has Alzheimer’s disease, it causes brain cells to die. This causes the brain to work less over time. This results in how a person acts. It can be very stressful, painful, and heartbreaking for a loved one to handle by themselves. As a home care aid, there is a need for guidance … Read more
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How to Help Your Senior Loved One Get Better Sleep
Sleep is vital to us all, but as we age, it becomes harder to get the seven to nine hours of shuteye that most healthy adults require. Particularly in the elderly, the amount of time spent in deep sleep (the most refreshing stage of sleep) decreases – in part because the body produces lower levels of growth hormones.
Even if seniors aren’t able to stay physically active, keeping mentally fit can help when it’s time to hit the hay.
Avoid naps late in the day
It’s important to avoid napping too late in the day; however, as this can result in insomnia at bedtime.
Create a bedtime routine
The most important thing is to start and stick to the routine as often as possible.
Power off screens
The blue light emitted by most electronics signals our brains that it’s time to wake up. Blue light-blocking glasses are also available to help filter out these rays in the hours prior to turning in.
The best room temperature for sleep is around sixty-five degrees Fahrenheit.
Avoid alcohol and caffeine
Individuals who consume alcohol before bed are also more likely to experience a decrease in sleep quality and disruptions to sleep.
Seek medical help
If you’ve ruled out other possible causes of insomnia or trouble getting quality sleep, it may be time to seek advice from a medical professional.
• Sleep apnea
• Movement disorders
There are many other illnesses and conditions that may interfere with sleep, and it’s always best to check with a medical professional as to the best course of action if a problem is suspected.