This is a big responsibility to take care of an elderly person suffering from a sickness. Old age is the last stage of the human lifecycle, where they lose regenerative abilities and are more inclined to diseases, syndromes, injuries and sickness. Some common heath problems they suffer from are listed below. And things to be kept ready at home.
- Hormonal problems. Diabetes’s, thyroid dysfunction, high blood cholesterol and metabolism rate reduces. With such problems, some home care devices to check these conditions should be available, such as Glucometer for a diabetes check, LipidPlus for a cholesterol check, etc for primary tests at home.
- Musculoskeletal. This includes osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, gout, fractures, and loss of muscles.
- Neurologic. One of the most common is dementia. Alzheimer is a common type of dementia. Commonly men face this problem, losses the control over urination and bowel movement is a common syndrome, leading to an embarrassing situation. To overcome such problem healthcare industry has introduced adult diaper for men in the market. Every home with an elderly sick person must have this diaper. Other neurologic problem includes Parkinson’s disease, strokes, poor vision, hearing impairment and loss of body balance. Your home must have a hearing aid, proper lens, and essential medicines.
- Visual. This includes glaucoma, cataracts, muscular degeneration and other eye diseases relating to diabetes and hypertension. They undergo operations in general.
- Cardiovascular disease. High blood pressure, heart attacks, and other heart diseases. To keep regular blood pressure checkups, get a handy home device.
- Lungs disease like chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and loss of lung volume. Poor renal disease. All these require proper medications to be kept at home.
- Anaemia, gastrointestinal problems, urinary problems are some of the common problems among aged people. Bowel incontinence and urinary incontinence is often being an issue in men. Health care industries have introduced a number of incontinence products for men in the market. For elderly sick persons, your home must have these things.
- Several oral and gum problems, infections, psychiatric, and general problems like fatigue, forgetfulness, weight loss, etc are some other sickness. Have a handy weighing machine.
If you are a very busy person and cannot give enough time for elderly sick persons, get a professional caretaker, arrange handy home devices, keep enough medicines and provide attention to their needs.