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What You Should Know About World Donor Day

February 14 is World Donor Day. While this day may more frequently bring to mind thoughts of paper hearts or hearts filled with chocolate, as a family caregiver, this can be a meaningful way to think of hearts in a different way. Being an organ donor can be a way for your parent to feel invested in the community and like they are capable of doing something good for others. Many elderly adults, however, are under the impression they can’t become organ donors, or don’t have enough information to fully understand how important it is to be an organ donor. By better educating yourself and your parent on this extremely valuable decision, you can make the decision that is best for each of you.

Elderly Care in Danville CA: World Donor Day

Elderly Care in Danville CA: World Donor Day

Some things you should know about World Donor Day and organ donation include:

  • One organ donor can save up to 8 lives.
  • One organ donor can impact the lives of more than 75 people.
  • Anyone has the ability to express their desire to be an organ donor and be registered as such.
  • Approximately 20 people die in the United States each day because they did not have access to the organ they needed to survive.
  • Every 10 minutes a new name is added to the waiting list for transplant organs.
  • Each day approximately 92 people in the United States receives an organ transplant.
  • Thousands of people in the United States each day benefit from tissue donations such as skin and corneas.
  • There are currently more than 118,000 people on the waiting list to receive an organ transplant.

If your aging parent is interested in becoming an organ donor but is unsure of the process or what it might mean for their health and care as they age, it is important to talk to their doctor. Getting full information can help your parent to feel confident in their decision.

Elderly care can be a meaningful and nurturing way to help your parent live their best life as they age in place. Just because they are getting older doesn’t mean your senior shouldn’t be able to enjoy an active, engaged, and fulfilling lifestyle, and an elderly home care services provider can help them accomplish that goal. These services are fully customizable to ensure your parent gets the maximum benefit from having access to the care they need, when they need it. These services can include transportation, assistance with running errands and other tasks to support independence, medication reminders, meal preparation, help with personal care needs, mobility support, and more.

If you or an aging loved one are considering elderly care in Danville, CA, contact the caring staff at Provident Home Care. Call today (877) 572-3411.

 

Source:

https://www.donatelifepa.org/why-donate/donation-facts/

Robin Conley RN, Owner and CEO

RN, Owner and CEO at Provident Care - Modesto, CA
When my grandmother’s health began to deteriorate... My greatest fear was that something would happen to her when I couldn’t be there. She had become unsteady on her feet, forgot to take her medications when she was supposed to, was not eating meals that fit into her dietary restrictions and often failed to recognize signs that she was getting into trouble. I knew that it was her firm desire to stay in her own home, but the amount of oversight I knew she needed was sometimes overwhelming for me to do alone. This is where my journey started! Providing care to seniors in our community is not just a job for me... It is something that has touched my life personally and something that I am passionate about! I know firsthand the worry and uncertainty caused when someone you love becomes ill or injured and how overwhelming the responsibility of caring for a loved one can be. I also know that finding a compassionate caregiver can often restore health, provide seniors with a renewed sense of control and independence, reduce depression, and relieve family members so they can once again be a caring son or daughter. So if you find yourself or someone you may know, in this situation... Our team of care managers and professional, compassionate caregivers at Provident Care would be honored to help you care for your loved one. Our staff is committed to caring for our clients as if we were caring for a member of our own family.

Robin Conley RN., Owner and CEO of Provident Care Home Care Providing HOME CARE- ASSISTED LIVING PLACEMENT ASSISTANCE