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Signs a Loved One Needs Help in Their Home

Signs That a Loved One Needs Help in Their Home

As a loved one ages, it is easy to be confused as to whether or not the symptoms they are experiencing are merely due to the normal aging process or whether it is something you should be concerned about. The key to remember is that occasional memory lapses are probably normal, whereas forgetting how something…
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How to Set Boundaries When an Elder Loved One Moves In

How to Set Boundaries When an Elder Loved One Moves In

When you are planning to move an elder loved one in with you, it is important that you set up boundaries from the beginning, and that those boundaries are communicated in a way that all parties involved clearly understand them. We all need space and we all need rules to make such a situation work.…
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Tips for New Caregivers

7 Tips for New Caregivers

According to the AARP, about 80% of elderly care is provided by family members and friends. If you are a new caregiver, you are probably feeling a lot of stress and you probably have a lot of questions, fears and frustrations. Here are some tips for new caregivers to help you relieve that stress and…
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How to Cope With the Stress of Senior Home Care

When a loved one needs care at home, it can bring on a lot of added stress and emotional distress. Of course you want the best for your loved one, so it becomes easy to take on additional responsibilities, and if you have a family of your own, it makes it even more difficult. It’s…
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How to Create a Caregiving Plan

When a loved one needs care, it can be quite a trying time for the family, one that often involves emotional distress and a bit of chaos as the family adjusts to a new schedule and additional responsibilities. While there is nothing that can completely take that away, being organized and having a caregiving plan…
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How to Create a Needs Assessment

It is important for family caregivers to know how to create a needs assessment so that they have a grasp on all the information and details that need to be attended to for a loved one who needs home care. Following is a needs assessment outline and checklist that will help you put one together.…
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5 Tips for Talking With a Loved One About a Care Plan

There comes a time when having a talk with a loved one about a care plan for him or her will be necessary. It’s a tough conversation to have for many people. That’s why we are providing you with the following tips for talking with a loved one about a care plan: 1)   Have the…
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How to Talk to Your Child About Their Illness

Talking to your child about their illness is certainly a touchy subject. It can be difficult to know what to say, what not to say and even how to act around your child. You want to protect them, but you know you can’t leave them fully in the dark. Discussions obviously depend upon the age…
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What is Companion Care?

We get this question all the time: What is companion care? It’s a simple concept, but until you understand what it is, it can sound foreign. Companion care is provided in the home by a caregiver whose main role is to provide companionship for the client. The time spent together can include some personal care…
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What is Personal Care?

If you’ve looked into home health care at all, you have probably seen the phrase personal care floating around, but you might be wondering, “what is personal care anyway?” Actually, it’s pretty much what it sounds like. Personal care is anything that helps the patient handle personal care tasks. This includes everyday activities that most…
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