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Don’t Catch (a) Cold! 5 Tips for Staying Healthy Even When Those Around You Are Getting Sick

When you or a family member is in need of extra care, it is important to take all the necessary precautions to avoid getting sick. With cold and flu season right around the corner, now is the time to be extra careful. Taking care of yourself is the first step to being there for your family; from getting the right amount of sleep to prioritizing nutrition and exercise, here is how to stay healthy even when it seems like everyone around you is getting sick. Tip #1: Get the Flu Shot According to … [Read more...] about Don’t Catch (a) Cold! 5 Tips for Staying Healthy Even When Those Around You Are Getting Sick

Must Have Medical Information and How to Keep It Organized

Having important medical information on-hand can be critical to your loved one’s well-being and safety. Being able to access the right information quickly and efficiently can make doctor’s appointments easier and will allow in-home caregivers and nurses to provide better care. In the case of an emergency, having critical information readily available (such as allergies and medications) could save your loved one’s life. Caring for a loved one comes with many responsibilities, so it’s not … [Read more...] about Must Have Medical Information and How to Keep It Organized

Top Tips for Transitioning Care from Hospital to Home

Going home after a prolonged stay in the hospital can be an enormous relief. Home is where you feel safe, comfortable, and where you are surrounded by familiar pieces of your life and memories with loved ones. Because of advances in technology, home care is becoming more commonplace. Not only do clients generally feel more comfortable in their own home, but it has been shown that clients who receive care at home have lower rates of consultations, procedures, and use of devices than those who … [Read more...] about Top Tips for Transitioning Care from Hospital to Home

What Caregivers Want You to Know

Trusting someone else with the care of your loved one can be daunting. It’s hard giving up important responsibilities involved in caring for someone you know so well. However, professional caregivers are experienced in ensuring your loved one is safe and comfortable. Caregivers are there to support you and relieve you of the daily tasks that may otherwise wear you down. A professional caregiver’s job can be extremely rewarding, but there are also many challenges that come with caring for … [Read more...] about What Caregivers Want You to Know

The Best Podcasts for When a Loved One is Sick

When a loved one is sick, the demanding care along with challenging emotions can leave you feeling alone. Feelings of guilt, sadness, and anger are common during this difficult time so know that you are not the only person struggling or feeling the way you do. Several podcasts discuss the difficulties of caregiving and dealing with the intense emotions that may be experienced when someone close to you is ill. We’ve put together a list of some of our favorite podcasts that will make you laugh, … [Read more...] about The Best Podcasts for When a Loved One is Sick

How to Manage Stress When Your Loved One Needs Home Health Care

If you’ve taken on the heroic responsibility of providing care for a loved one that needs extra support for their health, you’ve probably sacrificed a lot. During this difficult time, it’s common to feel an array of emotions including anger, guilt, and complete exhaustion while dealing with the stresses of daily life and the added challenges that come with a loved one needing home health care. While it can be easy to prioritize others’ needs before your own, it’s crucial to take the time to care … [Read more...] about How to Manage Stress When Your Loved One Needs Home Health Care

How to Support Your Loved One’s Home Health Nurse

Welcoming a home health nurse into your home can be a nerve-wracking experience. No matter how qualified the nurse may be, a new person is entering into the lives of you and your loved one, and trust needs to be established. This can also be a challenging time for the home health nurse as they are coming into a new home without prior knowledge of how the household operates. Your home health nurse wants to provide the best care possible, while respecting your home and wishes. But it’s not always … [Read more...] about How to Support Your Loved One’s Home Health Nurse

Where to Buy Gently Used Medical Equipment

Needing to pay out-of-pocket for medical equipment because insurance doesn’t cover the expense can be an enormous burden on top of an already difficult situation. Now, more people are purchasing used medical equipment from reputable companies that provide clean and safe devices at a significantly lower cost. Gently used medical equipment can cost half of what it would brand new, while still providing patients with the care, support, and technology they need. It’s important to be … [Read more...] about Where to Buy Gently Used Medical Equipment

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