If at any time you were or are a caregiver for a family member, a loved one or if you do it professionally, we think you are a superhero. We know you face hardships, challenges and difficulties for doing a tough and demanding, but necessary, job. We admire you and we want to help! We’ve gathered these tips to help you identify burnout and what to do if you have it.
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It’s also important to note that care needs can evolve over time; for example, a chronic condition may progress to the point where an individual is no longer able to manage it themselves and needs more direct medical care in their home. Alternatively, someone recovering from surgery may require medical homecare for a short time for assistance with wound management but may need non-medical care for a longer period of time for support with personal care and housekeeping as they continue their ...
Remodeling is one option that can support the decision to age in place, along with other options such as living with other family members or engaging support from a homecare provider. The decision to age in place is ultimately an individual one based on health, budget and personal preferences. We encourage you to start having conversations with your loved ones before the need to make a decision is imminent to ensure that wherever you choose to live as you age, it meets your needs and ensures...
It’s important to seek a balance between caregiving and your own life, even when public health restrictions make it difficult or impossible to enjoy many of the activities that family caregivers often rely on for respite and self-care. Use these tips above to continue to build self-care into your routine as you navigate life as a family caregiver during the pandemic.
We understand the concerns of family members and individuals at this time, and we can assure you that our team is committed to offering quality, personalized homecare despite the challenges we are all facing. We closely follow all the recommendations from the public health officials and our PSWs are trained in the best practices around infection control and hand hygiene. We also provide regular updates and education to our PSWs to ensure they stay safe in the community.
The new norms of self isolating and social distancing have impacted the lives of many, particularly the older adults residing in retirement homes, long term care or living by themselves. It’s important that we think about how we can support the welfare of those who are most vulnerable. Here are a few tips that can keep you engaged while self isolating during COVID 19.
Since we all are moving into another lockdown this holiday season during all the festivities, it is essential to find a way to bridge that gap to stay in touch with aging family members while keeping everyone safe. Here are some tips to consider when teaching your parents how to use video chat.
While making holiday plans, it’s essential to consider the comfort of your loved ones. This is especially important for individuals living with dementia, as they may feel a sense of loss during the holidays because of the changes they are experiencing around them. Try to maintain their routine so that the holiday preparation doesn't get disruptive or confusing for them.
When a loved one is living away from you, a thoughtful gift is a great way to show that you are thinking of them. By giving personalized gifts to your loved ones who are away can make them feel elated. Here is a list that can help you plan a gift for your loved ones.
It can be of enormous help by planning and getting the house ready for your parents before the winter hits as that can reduce the risk of being unprepared for an early storm. Here are some tips that can help you prepare your parent’s home for winter before the thermostat drops.
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