Supporting Seniors With Chronic Kidney Health
For seniors, kidney issues impact every area of health, from heart health, urinary health to mobility. Many seniors with kidney disease receive life-saving dialysis routinely. The following are ways that caregivers can help support seniors on their health journey.
Keep a record of your blood pressure, changes in urinary habits, and symptoms you experience between doctor visits to help your doctor create a personalized health plan.
One of the biggest reason seniors miss essential medical appointments is a lack of safe transportation. Caregivers can help provide safe transportation to doctor's appointments, dialysis treatment, and therapeutic visits
Many doctors will prescribe a low sodium diet or an increase in daily protein needs for seniors with Kidney Disease. Caregivers can help with meal prep and help seniors keep a food log to maintain the diet their doctor recommends.
For many seniors, there is a physical, mental, and emotional toll to managing health when living with a chronic disease. Having a caregiver that is encouraging and supportive can make all the difference!
For many seniors, understanding their medications can be overwhelming. Caregivers can help seniors follow their medications plan by providing daily medication reminders to help seniors stay healthy.