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Why Do Seniors Have Painful Feet?

Weakening bones are unfortunately a pretty normal part of aging and it can cause pain in multiple ways, including a person’s feet. Here are a few reasons your senior mom or dad may have foot pain and what they can do to stop it.

They May Suffer From Arthritis

A common problem that so many of your elderly loved ones may battle is having arthritis. This will not only impact their entire body, but it can impact their feet too. It may make it painful to walk and move around, and it may cause inflammation in their feet. Of course, elder care can help your loved one age in place and can help do a lot of the chores for your elderly loved one, but the truth is the worst thing a senior can do is stop moving. When a senior stops walking around, the inflammation will become worse. But it can be so hard to walk through the pain. Your elderly mom or dad may need to see a doctor to get prescribed medication to manage their arthritis. Remember that some days may be more challenging than others, and certain things may cause a flare-up, making it harder to move around.

Seniors May Have The Wrong Shoes

If your loved one has had the same shoes for several years, they could be breaking down, or they could be too used, causing foot pain. If they are new shoes, they may not have the right arch support, or they may not be the right size. Finding the right pair of shoes is crucial to managing foot pain, which your mom or dad may need help with. If you are too busy to go shoe shopping with them, this is something that elder care may help your loved one do. Your loved one may need rides to the stores or help with online shopping, which the right caregiver can help with.

Their Toenails May Have Problems

Often, as a senior gets older their feet become more neglected. It can be hard to trim toenails, hard to moisturize their feet, and maybe even hard to wash their feet while in the bathtub. They often do not wish to ask for help because this is sensitive, and they don’t want to rely on their adult children. Unfortunately, it can lead to health problems and foot pain when it becomes neglected. Elder care can help a senior take care of their feet by trimming toenails, using fungal cream, and ensuring their feet stay healthy. Relying on elder care for these tasks may be more comfortable for your loved one. If foot problems become too bad, a senior may need to see a podiatrist, who is a professional foot doctor, for more help.

They May Have Too Much Moisture

When your loved one is always in shoes and their feet are sweating, the moisture becomes trapped, and this can cause problems. It is important to let your feet breathe daily to stay healthy. This may not be something a senior always thinks about, but it is something that elder care can help remind them of.

If you are considering elder care in Summerlin, NV for an aging loved one, please contact the caring staff at Golden Heart Senior Care of Summerlin. 702-800-4616.

Happy Holidays to the Golden Heart Caregivers!

Hi team, it’s Bob and the ladies from Golden Heart. We wanted to say happy holidays and thank you for the wonderful job you do for our clients and for Golden Heart. As a token of our appreciation, we had a caregiver holiday party on Thursday the 14th at 10. Our caregivers earned reward points, and enjoyed great food. Thank you for making this possible!

Watch Our Holiday Greeting with a Fun Surprise Here!

6 Ways to Help Seniors Avoid Complications from Untreated Cataracts

Among age-related eye problems, cataracts are some of the most common. Cataracts hinder vision, but they also affect overall well-being. Untreated cataracts make daily life more difficult and can cause seniors to experience loss of independence and other challenges. Senior home care providers are able to help aging adults with cataracts in a variety of different ways.

Monitoring Vision Changes

Seniors with untreated cataracts need someone who can help them to keep track of how their vision is changing. Cataracts cause blurred vision, sensitivity to light, trouble seeing at night, and fully impaired vision at times. Noticing new symptoms or noticing that symptoms are significantly worse can indicate that something else is going on besides the cataract, so it’s important that seniors get help in that situation.

Helping with Eye Care

There could be a variety of different reasons that seniors leave cataracts untreated. In that situation, it’s vital to ensure that they keep up with eye care. That might include daily eye drops or other types of eye care. Caregivers are able to stay on top of these needs for aging adults, helping them to remember to take care of their eyes.

Transportation Assistance

Often seniors with cataracts experience enough interference with their vision that driving is unsafe. Home care providers are able to do the driving for them, helping them to get to appointments and run errands when they need to do so. Having help with remaining mobile can help seniors to feel as if they still are a part of the community around them.

Help with ADLs

Activities of daily living are likely to be more difficult for seniors who cannot see well due to untreated cataracts. Keeping up with personal grooming, bathing, and meal preparation can be a lot more complicated than it ever was. Caregivers can make quick work out of these tasks, keeping seniors healthy and safe.

Fall Prevention

Another big safety concern is avoiding falls. Seniors who cannot see well due to untreated cataracts can very easily miss obstacles and other tripping hazards. Caregivers stay on top of potential hazards and offer mobility assistance around the house, helping seniors to stay safer and reduce their fall risk.

Offering Emotional Support

It’s easy to forget, but experiencing health challenges can have a serious emotional impact on aging adults. Losing vision, in particular, can be a huge loss. The more depressed and anxious seniors are due to loss of vision, the more they’re likely to withdraw and self-isolate. Home care providers offer valuable emotional support that can help seniors to deal with their feelings and have the companionship they need.

When aging adults are dealing with untreated cataracts, for whatever reason, they face a great many difficulties. Senior home care providers can be there for them, offering different types of support to meet those different needs and challenges. Whether aging adults ultimately decide to have cataract surgery or not, they need all the help that they can get to deal with the changes they’re experiencing with their vision.

If you are considering senior home care in Summerlin, NV for an aging loved one, please contact the caring staff at Golden Heart Senior Care of Summerlin. 702-800-4616.

Golden Heart Provides Stroke Education to the Residents of Sun City Anthem

Golden Heart Senior Care partnered with Todd Kuhnwald, PA-C, to provide valuable stroke symptom and prevention education to the residents of Sun City Anthem. The residents were active participants and were able to ask questions regarding stroke symptoms, prevention and other medical concerns.

Employee of the Month

Golden Heart Senior Care is proud to announce that Darcel S. is our Employee of the Month for November 2023.

Darcel is originally from Los Angeles California. She has a beautiful loving daughter. We are so lucky to have Darcel as part of our Golden Heart Team, she has 10 plus years experience taking care of senior clients. Darcel said “I love caring for people who need a little extra help with daily living. I had a mild stroke and know the feeling of not being able to do things on my own”.

Congratulations Darcel for always going that extra mile!!!