A successful caregiver relationship is built on trust and respect. When a caregiver comes to your home and helps with intimate activities, such a toileting, bathing, and dressing, or provides emotional care and support in the form of companionship, mutual trust and respect are essential. To get a caregiving relationship started on the right foot,…

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Falls are the leading cause of injury-related morbidity and mortality among older adults in the U.S. More than a quarter of adults over age 65 falls each year, and fall risk and the risk of serious injury increase with age. Falling once doubles the chances of falling again. The cost of falls to the health…

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The role of home care in caring for older adults and the medically vulnerable amid the COVID-19 outbreak can take many forms. From providing companionship to homebound older adults separated from their families because of physical distancing guidelines to supporting the long-term recovery of survivors of the virus once they are discharged from the hospital,…

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With 1 in 3 Americans taking care of an older loved one or individual with significant health care needs, caregiver burnout is increasingly common. Taking care of a loved one can be extremely rewarding, but it can be emotionally and physically draining as well, especially for those also caring for younger family members or working…

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For America’s seniors, loneliness is becoming far too common, and it has serious consequences for their health and the health care system. More than 40 percent of seniors regularly experience loneliness, according to a University of California, San Francisco study. Loneliness is associated with high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity, a weakened immune system, anxiety,…

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As a home care agency, we provide non-medical help to the elderly and medically vulnerable. Our services – companionship; help with toileting, dressing and bathing; light housekeeping; transportation; medication reminders; and others – are not diagnostic, nor are they treatment. They are supportive and enhance quality of life. Why then do we have an on-staff…

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There are many reasons people choose in-home care for themselves or their loved ones, and a major medical event, such as a stroke, often requires care that goes beyond the capabilities of a spouse or family member. Suffering from a stroke is often a life-changing experience, and making sure you have proper home care services…

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If your parent needs help with day-to-day activities, it can be difficult to know how to approach the subject of in-home care, and it’s vital to set aside an appropriate place and time for these discussions. Your parent may show some resistance to the idea, but if you approach the conversation with patience and tact,…

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