Category Archives: Caregiving

  • What is Transitional Care?

    Posted on August 14, 2017 by in Caregiving

    Transitional care covers a wide range of services that help people transition between care settings and levels of healthcare. This can include the care needed when a person comes home from the hospital or when they are being transferred between healthcare providers. But transitional care is a little more complicated than that, so let’s dive […]

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  • Are You Helping or Enabling Your Loved One

    Posted on October 5, 2016 by in Caregiving, Senior Health

    There can often be a fine line between helping or supporting seniors and enabling them to continue behaviors that only hurt them. Sometimes, lending a hand actually makes a problem stick around, and that’s when it becomes enabling. We can’t change a problem if we are not forced to face the consequences of our actions. […]

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  • 7 Mistakes New Caregivers Make

    Posted on September 21, 2016 by in Caregiving

    When a loved one falls ill, it takes a special person to step up and take on the role of a caregiver. It’s a difficult role and most people jump in without really knowing what it entails, which makes it easy to make mistakes. That’s why it’s important to understand the most popular mistakes new […]

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  • Activity Ideas for Seniors

    Posted on September 7, 2016 by in Caregiving, Senior Health

    Maintaining a level of mental stimulation, physical activity, and social engagement is important for health and vitality, especially for seniors who can easily succumb to isolation and depression. Depending on your loved one’s state of health, he or she may not be motivated to seek out activities on their own, so it is important to […]

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  • Senior Care Costs Are Rising – Home Care is the Answer

    Posted on July 26, 2016 by in Caregiving

    Senior care costs are rising and home care could be the solution. According to A Place for Mom’s National Senior Living Cost Index, there was a 2.7% increase in the West and a 4% increase in the South in annual senior living costs in the U.S. for 2015 in the areas of Independent Living, Assisted […]

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  • 4 Steps for When Your Loved One Comes Home From the Hospital

    Posted on May 25, 2016 by in Caregiving

    Gone are the days when recovering at a hospital was the norm. Today, hospital patients, regardless of their ages, are sent home to recover and, often times, adult children become caregivers overnight. Most feel ill-equipped and overwhelmed by the responsibility. All involved must make adjustments to accommodate the needs of their parents without jeopardizing their […]

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  • Tips for Caregivers to Help Seniors Cope With the Heat

    Posted on May 11, 2016 by in Caregiving, Senior Health

    Summer is around the corner, and with it, the potential for health problems related to heat exposure. Nearly 400 Americans die from heat-related issues every year with the majority of them being elderly. Numerous factors contribute to an elderly individual’s inability to cope with excessive heat, and the individual doesn’t have to be outdoors in […]

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  • Balancing Caregiving With Career and Life

    Posted on May 10, 2016 by in Caregiving

    The concept of “balance” infers an equal distribution of the components one is balancing, such as work with relaxation, obligations with options. Unfortunately, the individual whose obligations include both career and caregiving rarely achieve a feeling of balance during the tenure of the caregiving role. Balancing caregiving with career and life can feel like an […]

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  • What to Do About Aging Parents and Their Pets

    Posted on March 29, 2016 by in Caregiving

    Many families face decisions about whether or not aging parents should have pets in the home, either beloved pets who are long-time family members or new ones that may provide companionship and mental stimulation. Here are some facts to consider when it comes to what to do about aging parents and their pets: Benefits for […]

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  • How to Reduce Aggression in Seniors

    Posted on March 2, 2016 by in Caregiving

    A lot of information has been published about how caregivers can recognize and report senior neglect and abuse. It is a devastating problem that is far too common. Unfortunately, many caregivers find themselves feeling like victims of another kind of abuse…the kind that is initiated by the senior and aimed at the caregiver. Learning how […]

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