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Elder Home Care Services & Properly Handling Insomnia

Jun 9, 2017 by Samantha Pfeifer

It is common for everyone to experience a restless night or two, but insomnia is more than that. In fact, it is important that your loved one is able to receive elder home care services to help them combat their inability to sleep. Unfortunately, a prolonged inability to sleep can have a negative impact on your loved one and you may find that he or she becomes frustrated and very irritable. This can weigh not only on them, but you as well.  That is where elder home care services can come in handy.

Insomnia in seniors is common and can affect almost half of them, age 60 or older. Sleep is just as important as the air we breathe, water we drink, and food we consume. Without it, our bodies will shut down. When your loved one experiences insomnia, our elder home care services team will work closely with you and your loved one to create an action plan that will work.

Our team will help your loved one:

  • Set a regular sleep and wake schedule
  • Promote an environment for sleep
  • Exercise early in the day
  • Encourage relaxation activities to stimulate sleep

In addition, our team will work closely with your loved one to avoid behaviors that may encourage insomnia such as drinking too much caffeine before bed, eatting heavy or spicy meals before bed, or engaging in activities that stimulate the brain and prevent calming down.

If your loved one is suffering from insomnia, you can expect our elder home care services team to be there and provide them with the care, support, and companionship they need to get through this difficult time. The Comfort Keepers team will ensure that your family member is properly cared for every step of the way. 

Comfort Keepers of Waite Park & St. Cloud, MN proudly provides services in the following communities throughout Benton County, Morrison County, Sherburne County, Stearns County & Wright County:

Annandale, Avon, Bowlus, Clear Lake, Clearwater, Collegeville, Cold Spring, Foley, Gilman, Holdingford, Little Falls, Maple Lake, Oak Park, Rice, RoyaltonSartell, Sauk Rapids, St. Augusta, St. Cloud, St. Joseph, St. Stephen, St. Wendel, Waite Park, Watab and more

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