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Main Competencies that are Needed for Caregivers

What are the main competencies that are needed for Caregivers? Being a caregiver is not everyone’s cup of tea. To be a successful caregiver or home care professional one must have certain qualities and skills. Below mentioned are a few of these competencies that are mandatory for a caregiver to possess. Compassion: Successful caregivers and home care professionals ...
Alzheimer's & Dementia

Ways to Respond When Alzheimer’s & Dementia Patients Says I Want to Go Home

Patients suffering from Alzheimer’s & Dementia in residential care often want to go home. To those around them such as caregivers, this can be very daunting. It is a known fact that Alzheimer’s and Dementia patients experience a continuous decline in thinking, behavioral and social skills disrupting their ability to think independently. In such tricky ...
long term care

The Caregiving Years: An Introduction

An Introduction About the Caregiver's Life in Six Stages Caregiving is and has always been a very selfless service. Helping someone with his/her day-to-day activities is not an easy task and demands that the caregiver remain fully committed towards his duties. These include taking care of someone with a chronic illness, managing his medications, talking to ...
long term acute care

How to Forgive Someone You Cared For

It is something that has happened to all of us at some stage or the other in life. We have ended up caring for people who have hurt us either consciously or inadvertently. These experiences are necessary at times as they make us wiser and stronger, teaching us that we cannot stop caring but have ...
Independent living

Choosing an Independent Living Community for Seniors

Assisted Living aims at providing Independent Living Care to seniors. Who are mentally and physically capable of living alone without the need for skilled nursing or any other kind of assistance with regards to day-to-day activities. WHAT IS INDEPENDENT LIVING? Independent Living is aimed at freeing individuals generally 55 years and above from the responsibility of running ...
Hospice Support Service

Preparing Aging Introverts for a Life in Assisted Living

Aging introverts are seldom found struggling when it comes to adjusting to retired life in assisted living. They are agile in identifying retirement communities. They find a way out to be a part of social activities. Individuals take group trips, spend time socializing. The bottom line is, they always keep themselves engaged with life. The same ...
Transition

Transitions – New Progress

When we think about the future, we think about our children's college education, wedding costs, retirement funds, and saving for our future. But there is one more thing we forget to include and that is having a care plan for our aging parent or loved ones. Normally we only think about caring for them when ...
Dementia & Alzheimer's

What is the Difference between Dementia and Alzheimer’s?

Usually considered as similar memory disorders, Dementia and Alzheimer's can be very different in terms of their definition, symptoms, causes and memory care treatments required. Alzheimer's is a popular type of Dementia that hampers memory, thought and language; it is further affected by the passing time. Whereas, Dementia is a broader term for a memory ...
Aging Loved One

PERSONAL GOALS & WISHES OF AN AGING LOVED ONE

Personal Goals & Wishes Of An Aging Loved One Whether it is to remain independent, volunteer, or give to charity, it is vital that we incorporate the personal home care plan and wishes of an aging loved one. Start by asking your loved ones which of these is important to them and spend some time elaborating and ...
The Talk

Having “THE TALK” With Mom Or Dad

Having THE TALK with Mom or Dad In many cases, our loved ones age quite gracefully and are able to remain with complete independence at quite an advanced age. In other circumstances, limitations may set in earlier. Regardless, it is recommended that family members initiate discussions with an elderly or disabled loved one to be sure ...

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