Posts Tagged help for senior caregivers

Is There Such a Thing as a “Safe Discharge Plan”?

Is There Such a Thing as a “Safe Discharge Plan”?

A typical scenario is that an elderly person takes a fall at home. Whether or not there are resulting fractures, the family and/or physician is afraid

Aging in Place, Hospital Visits, Senior Care Tips

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Aging in Place: Making Your Home Work for You

Aging in Place: Making Your Home Work for You

As we get older, many of our homes no longer work as well for us.  But most of us want to remain in the homes we love. Fortunately, there are many

Aging in Place, Parents Care, Senior Care Tips

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Aging in Place: Technologies to Make It Happen

Aging in Place: Technologies to Make It Happen

“Sue” was one of our dementia clients with a daughter who was ahead of the technology curve. Five years ago, when we were caring for her mom, she

Aging in Place, Parents Care, Senior Care Tips, Technology

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Grieving for a Loved One Who is Still Living

Grieving for a Loved One Who is Still Living

There are situations that can further complicate our ability to mourn a loss. My heart goes out to all of you who are dealing with the pain of caring

Caregiver Self Care, End of Life, Loss, Parents Care

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If I Get Dementia

If I Get Dementia

I ran across this list today and thought I’d share it with you. It was written by Rachael Wonderlin, who has her master’s degree in gerontology an

Dementia

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Communication is Critical to Successful Home Care

Communication is Critical to Successful Home Care

As a non-medical senior care provider, we occasionally have clients calling to ask, “Why don’t you train people how to make a bed?” The answer i

Aging in Place, Caregivers, Parents Care

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Why Men Make Great Caregivers

Why Men Make Great Caregivers

It’s not uncommon to hear from our clients that they want a female caregiver. For a company specializing in non-medical senior care services such as

Caregivers, Caregiving, Parents Care, Senior Care Tips

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Journaling as a Mode of Self-Care for Caregivers

Journaling as a Mode of Self-Care for Caregivers

If you are taking care of elderly parents or others with a chronic illness 24/7 in your own home, you are under stress. The stress can go on for years

Caregivers, Family Caregivers, Parents Care

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Case Management: What Is It and How Can It Benefit My Loved One and Me

Anyone caring for elderly family members knows the amount of time it takes to coordinate their care. There might be in-home senior care providers invo

Aging in Place, Caregiving, Parents Care, Senior Care Tips

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Caring for the Caregiver

Caring for the Caregiver

When the caregiver burns out, what happens to the person needing care?  The answer is never good. Burnout can happen when a caregiver is overburde

Caregivers, Family Caregivers

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