If you enjoy putting someone’s needs, in various aspects, before your own and have thought about pursuing a career that allows you to “wear many hats” then perhaps in-home caregiving might be the profession for you. This type of career is not for everyone and it takes a very special person to take on the… Read more »
March is national nutrition Month so we thought information on foods that are natural stress reducers would be helpful. Everyone experiences stress, but if you are a care-giver you need to do everything you can to alleviate it and stay healthy. We often turn to “comfort foods” and rely on fast foods because we are… Read more »
4 Safety Measures for Extremely Cold Weather Conditions from the NIA. We all know to be cautious about slippery conditions but hypothermia is a real danger for seniors. Spring is on it’s way but we are liable to have a few more cold snaps before it’s here to stay. It is important to check in… Read more »
CAREGIVER TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF How to avoid caregiver burnout RECOGNIZE THE SIGNS OF STRESS. If you are experiencing irritability, feelings of resentment, loss of sleep, increased susceptibility to colds and flu, or if you feel guilty about taking time for yourself, then chances are that you need to re-evaluate your situation. ACKNOWLEDGE AND ACCEPT… Read more »
As overall inflation rises, so do nursing home and assisted living costs. The rates of most of these assisted living homes continue to rise beyond the level of inflation, except for one: the cost of in-home care. In fact, the cost of in-home care has only risen at a mere annual rate of one percent… Read more »
As you get a bit older, it is not uncommon to struggle with a few every day activities. Daily tasks such as light housework, preparing a meal, remembering to take your medication or even getting from one room to the next have slowly become more difficult. Instead of allowing this to affect your spirit, maybe… Read more »
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