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5 Apps Every Caregiver Should Download Now

While technology can sometimes get a bad rap, it is having a major impact on the health care industry in a number of positive and exciting ways. From increased connectivity and improved communication between medical providers to 3D printing, significant strides are being made to transform the ways in which physicians and nurses practice medicine and clients receive treatment. Additionally, there have never been more resources available—literally at your fingertips—to make caring for a sick loved … [Read more...] about 5 Apps Every Caregiver Should Download Now

How to Reduce Mental and Emotional Fatigue When Your Loved One is Sick

It comes as no surprise that when a loved one is sick your own well-being can be significantly affected as well. And when you’re acting as a caregiver for that family member or close friend, the associated mental and emotional fatigue that may result should not be overlooked or diminished. In fact, by not paying attention to the signs of compassion fatigue—which include insomnia, difficulty concentrating, and poor self-care, among others—you run the risk of burn-out and seriously impacting the … [Read more...] about How to Reduce Mental and Emotional Fatigue When Your Loved One is Sick

Practical New Year’s Resolutions for the Busy Caregiver

With the New Year starting, now is the time that many people begin their resolutions. For 2019, the top five goals were to diet or eat healthier, to exercise more, to lose weight, to save more and spend less, and to learn a new hobby or skill. While a New Year’s resolution can be an admirable ambition, sticking to it for the next 12 months is often easier said than done, especially when you have the added responsibility of caring for a loved one. Rather than quitting before you start though, … [Read more...] about Practical New Year’s Resolutions for the Busy Caregiver

Practical New Year's Resolutions for the Busy Caregiver

With the New Year starting, now is the time that many people begin their resolutions. For 2019, the top five goals were to diet or eat healthier, to exercise more, to lose weight, to save more and spend less, and to learn a new hobby or skill. While a New Year’s resolution can be an admirable ambition, sticking to it for the next 12 months is often easier said than done, especially when you have the added responsibility of caring for a loved one. Rather than quitting before you start though, … [Read more...] about Practical New Year's Resolutions for the Busy Caregiver

How to Cheer Up You and Your Loved One During the Holidays

“‘Tis the season to be jolly,” but when you’re caring for a family member or receiving care yourself, this time of year can feel less than merry. While the link between health and happiness is still being studied, we know that positive emotions can help make life longer and healthier, and not to mention, a lot more fun. So even if you’re feeling a bit like Scrooge heading into the season, some good ol’ fashioned holiday cheer might be just what the doctor ordered to lift both your spirits and … [Read more...] about How to Cheer Up You and Your Loved One During the Holidays

How to Help Your Clients Remain Independent

When a family decides to partner with a home health care and nursing service for an adult loved one, often some of the main reasons for doing so include maintaining a level of normalcy and maximizing comfort and convenience. As you work with your clients and their families or other caregivers, it is important to prioritize your client’s independence, and equip them with the tools so that they can continue to exercise their autonomy while also staying safe. Connect and Communicate While your … [Read more...] about How to Help Your Clients Remain Independent

How to Help Your Loved One Remain Independent

Whether you are caring for a parent, spouse, or other adult loved one, there are a multitude of responsibilities that fall on your shoulders. And while a home health care service can alleviate many of these, it is important to help your loved one remain independent in as many ways as possible—for both of your general well-being. Not only does this take away some of the stress from your day-to-day activities, but perhaps more importantly, it also offers your loved one some semblance of normalcy … [Read more...] about How to Help Your Loved One Remain Independent

Top Tips for Transitioning into Providing Care for a New Family

If you’ve recently been hired to provide in-home care for a family, it may be an exciting and nerve-wracking time. Working with a new family means learning how to best communicate with them while providing outstanding care to the client. Families that are in need of a professional caregiver or home health care nurse are either hiring a professional for the first time or are looking to hire because the previous care provider wasn’t a good fit. Either scenario can be highly emotional and … [Read more...] about Top Tips for Transitioning into Providing Care for a New Family

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