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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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Questions to Ask Home Care Agencies

Questions to Ask Home Care Agencies

Finding the right care is something that weighs on every caregiver’s mind as they start the journey of caring for someone in need. Perhaps you have been caring for someone but you feel you need to take things to the next level. Maybe you are feeling burned out and need some help. Or maybe you…
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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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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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Nursing Home Alternatives PD

Nursing Home Alternatives

When the time comes for a loved one to receive care, a nursing home is typically the first thing that pops in our minds, and that thought can often make us cringe. Long gone are the days, however, when nursing homes were one of the only options. There are a number of nursing home alternatives…
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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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6 Tips for Living Independently With a Disability

These days, it is easier than ever for people with a disability to live independently in their own homes. Living independently doesn’t mean they can do everything themselves; it just means they want the same amount of control over their lives as those who don’t have disabilities, and they do what is necessary to ensure…
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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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