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24 Hour Home Care: The Difference Between Chronic & Acute Conditions

Jan 20, 2017 by Comfort Keepers of Walnut Creek

It is simple to identify acute pain or disease; it is when the symptoms or the characteristics develop suddenly with little or no warning and worsen rapidly.  For seniors, this is not only frightening, but can also be very dangerous. Many seniors are hesitant to make themselves a burden to their family and often hesitate to mention health problems or personal concerns. You are likely already aware of any chronic pain or diseases that your senior loved one is suffering from, such as diabetes, Fibromyalgia, or arthritis. Chronic conditions are long developing and often are maintained with medication, but can sometimes flare up. Keep in mind that a chronic condition, such as osteoporosis, can cause an acute condition, such as a broken arm.  Whether your senior loved one has been managing a chronic condition for years or they have recently developed acute pain, professional 24 hour care in Walnut Creek, CA is available to help them retain their independence and dignity.

24 hour care can be seen as providing your senior loved one with a round-the-clock companion. This companion may cover many roles as your parent ages in place, as the caregiver will learn and understand your senior loved one’s needs and communicate with your family. In home senior care can act like an extension of your family by providing your senior loved one with the ability to stay independent and maintain their wellness as long as they are able.

Without 24 hour home care, many seniors struggle to manage their symptoms and are at risk of anxiety and depression over their conditions.  Chronic and actue pain that is not managed properly can put a heavy burden on your senior loved one, who may not want to admit that they are in pain. When a senior loved one does mention their pain, a large burden can also be placed on the family member providing care, as they may not be fully prepared to deal with the condition. Senior care professionals are available to advise your family on any conditions, help you communicate effectively about the state of your senior loved one, and provide 24 hour home care when necessary.   Chronic pain, as well as acute pain, not managed on early onset puts a heavy burden on the senior citizen, known as your parent, it puts a bigger burden on the caregivers to improve the quality of care. 

 


Comfort Keepers of Walnut Creek, CA proudly provides quality in home care services and custom senior care plans to residents in Concord, Lafayette, Martinez, Moraga, Orinda, Pleasant Hill, Rossmoor, Walnut Creek, El Sobrante, Hercules, Pinole, Pittsburg, and San Pablo.

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