Elderly Weakness

Discussion in 'Caregivers' started by Missy2001, Dec 20, 2004.

  1. Missy2001

    Missy2001 New Member

    How do you prepare yourself for the decline in strength in the person you're caring for? I feel very ill equipped in dealing with this. What are some measures you took (are taking) to make sure they are safe and well cared for? I don't feel my fil is ready for a nursing home (we want him to feel independent as long as possible), but we do want to provide that safe environment. I know dehydration can be a problem in the elderly and that can add to their weakness (so we try to be careful to watch for that). Your ideas will be appreciated.