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How to Reduce Agression in Seniors

How to Reduce Aggression in Seniors

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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Benefits of Hiring a Companion for Your Senior Loved One

Benefits of Hiring a Companion for Your Senior Loved One

So many adult children are struggling to care for their aging parents these days. Fortunately, there solutions. Let’s look at the benefits of hiring a companion for your senior loved one. Growing old is not for the faint of heart. This is not exactly a new sentiment. You heard it long before it became relevant.…
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Tips for Providing Alzheimer's Care at Home

Tips for Providing Alzheimer’s Care at Home

Want to keep a loved one home even though he or she has Alzheimer’s? It is possible with some creativity and safety measures. You’ll need to engage your patience and flexibility so that it is less frustrating and overwhelming. Use these tips for providing Alzheimer’s care at home to guide you… To begin with, it…
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Sandwich Generation Tips for a Stress-Free Holiday

Sandwich Generation Tips for a Stress-Free Holiday

You’re caring for one or more parents as well as your own children, you have your job to deal with, there’s sports activities for the kids, doctors appointments and community functions, and now you have the holidays to deal with on top of it all. That’s enough to make you want to pull your hair…
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How to Afford Care for Two Parents at Once

Caring for one aging parent is difficult enough, and it’s multiplied considerably when both parents need caring for. It doesn’t matter if you are the caregiver or if you hire a caregiver and just handle the details of your loved ones’ healthcare, the emotional and physical strain is drastic. To top that off, the financial…
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Long Distance Caregiver

Tips for Long Distance Caregivers

If you’re a family caregiver who lives a long distance away from your loved one, you are not alone. It can be difficult to connect and communicate with your hired caregiver when this is the case. Of course, the way you will navigate this situation will vary depending on your loved one’s state of health,…
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7 Ways to Thank a Caregiver

Caregivers are special people. They are patient, compassionate, kind and of course, caring. But caring for a person in need is not easy. It’s all about giving, but rarely does it involve receiving. That’s why making an effort to appreciate your caregiver is extremely important. Whether you hired a caregiver or have a family caregiver…
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How Women Handle Stress Differently

Why Stress is Deadlier for Women & 5 Tips to Help Reduce It

These days, we all have stress. Whether it’s because we are overworked, caring for a loved one, trying to meet a deadline, having money issues or any other number of stressful situations, stress is not good for any of us. The way we handle stress is a very innate, human response. As we perceive stress,…
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Why CarpeVITA Home Care

5 Tips for a Successful Home Care Process

When you begin the home care process for a loved one, it can be frustrating as you learn the ropes, but if you follow these tips, it will help ensure your new home care process runs smoothly. 5 Tips for a Successful Home Care Process 1)   Create a Transition Binder – Prior to starting home…
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Questions to Ask Home Care Agencies

Getting the Home Ready for Home Care

Since most homes are not designed to accommodate the needs of people over age 65, home modifications are usually necessary to make it possible for seniors to stay in their homes. As part of your initial home care assessment, your home care agency or nurse should provide you with an inventory of suggested home modifications…
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