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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

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

Telling Children About a Loved One’s Illness

When you make the important decision to receive home health care for a loved one with a terminal or chronic illness, you will need to plan how you inform other members of the family. If there are children in the home, that communication can be tricky to navigate. Children are perceptive and will sense that emotions are running high. Hiding the medical condition from your children may seem tempting, but it is rarely a good idea. When a family member or close friend has a serious medical … [Read more...] about Telling Children About a Loved One’s Illness

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