Monthly Archives: June 2017

The Caring Caregivers

This is an article I found in the Huffington Post – it really touched me and made me realize just how much of a difference our amazing Caregivers make in the lives of the elderly that they care for…. I’ve been spending a lot of time in hospitals and nursing homes. I can’t walk throughContinue Reading

Why Hiring a Home Health Agency is the better choice

Here is an interesting article about the benefits of hiring a Home Health Care Company for a loved one: With the increasing number of elderly in the United States, many families are faced with the question of how to care for their aging family member. In the past, the choices were either take care ofContinue Reading

What to look for in a Caregiver for your loved one

Do: • observe your parent’s daily activities • know the type of care your parent needs • inquire about the levels of care • find out his or her qualifications • make a connection Don’t: • let your parent feel like a burden • interview the caregiver all by yourself • assume that the caregiverContinue Reading

Stepping inside your loved one’s shoes

First, a brief personal history. I was raised as the youngest of three in a highly competitive household. I didn’t see the value in competing against others. Instead, I worked at bettering my own life and career. Opting to leave home at age 18, I focused on my education. After graduate school, and still inContinue Reading

Why Seniors Resist Home Care

The 84-year-old man who had suffered a mini-stroke was insistent as he spoke to a social worker about being discharged from the hospital: He didn’t want anyone coming into his home, and he didn’t think he needed any help. So the social worker canceled an order for home care services. And the patient went backContinue Reading

7 Tips for Avoiding Elderly Heat Stroke & Exhaustion

Hot weather is dangerous, and seniors are particularly prone to its threat. Elderly heat stroke and heat exhaustion are a real problem. There are several reasons for elderly heat exposure. People’s ability to notice changes in their body temperature decreases with age. Many seniors also have underlying health conditions that make them less able toContinue Reading

Home Care Vs. Nursing Home

If you’re like the majority of seniors, you probably want to live at home for as long as possible. You like your feeling of independence. The thought of paying for an assisted living facility makes your heart flutter. But there are some activities of daily living (ADLs) like dressing, bathing driving or grocery shopping thatContinue Reading

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