Ways in taking care of the elderly

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Ways in taking care of the elderly by Mind Map: Ways in taking care of the elderly

1. Keep care at home if possible

1.1. Provide care outside a hospital setting

1.2. Home visits by care providers

1.3. Telehealth appointments

2. Coordinate your care

2.1. Both formal and informal

2.1.1. Explore long term care insurance options in detail

2.2. Primary care physician or part-time cleaner or maid

3. Enable social inclusion

3.1. Create opportunities for your loved one to play an active role in your family and community

3.2. Seniors get opportunities to continue working socially fulfilling jobs beyond retirement

3.3. Avoid isolation as it causes emotional distress for older people

4. Make care regimens person centered

4.1. Encourage your loved ones to make their own decisions about the type of care they receive

4.2. Learn about your loved one’s wants and needs

4.3. Identify available resources nearby

5. Stay up to date on the latest technology

5.1. Keep abreast of new technologies that can improve every aspect of care your loved one receives

5.2. As simple as FaceTime appointments with your doctor

5.3. As advanced as safety monitoring systems connected to a coordinated care network

6. Investigate your insurance options

6.1. Find the one that is right for your situation

7. Take care of the caregivers

7.1. Make use of online support networks

7.2. Make scheduled time away from your loved one to rejuvenate

7.3. Do activities that help to relieve stress and tension

8. Learn and practise mindful communication

8.1. Talk to your loved one about end of life care

8.2. Talk about the kind of treatment they receive and where they would like to receive it

8.3. Online toolkits are available to help people talk about their wishes

9. Educate yourself

9.1. Try to keep up-to-date with the latest innovations in elder care

9.2. Explore best practices in long term care

10. Create a safe environment

10.1. Encourages independence and autonomy

10.2. Mitigates the risk of injury or harm

10.3. Feels like a personalised home environment