Through The Lens Of A Caregiver

Through The Lens Of A Caregiver

As a caregiver the main focus of our job is the well-being of our client. We are a representation of the agency and ourselves. We are providing a service that not many can handle, yet most will eventually be in need of at some point in their lives. Know what your...

Homecare Indepth Do’s & Don’ts

The number and severity of a person’s ADL assistance needed is used to as part of an assessment tool by an in-home care agency to determine the agency’s charges for in-home care services and to appropriately staff assignments with qualified caregivers....

Is Your Care Team In Place

If something happens to you, or mom and dad, would you know what to do? Or where to start in your search for help? Life can be hard, especially when extra help is needed. Caring for a family member is rewarding but can also be mentally and physically demanding....

Know Your Rights I

Conservator – when making decisions, a conservator should consider the preferences of the conserved person Involve the conserved person in the decision-making process Talk to the conserved person about his/her preferences Become familiar with the conserved person’s...

Fraud Prevention

Senior citizens are targeted by con artists because seniors are most likely to have a “nest egg,” own their home, and have excellent credit. Con artists know the effects of age on memory, and they are counting on elderly victims to not being able to supply enough...

Caregiver Expectations

Caregivers decide to join this field for one reason…to help you! Help comes in many forms and care-plans are unique. Good companions adapt and display these traits daily: Skilled – your caregiver should be knowledgeable of your care-plan and display the necessary...

Great activity ideas for an elderly parent

What should you do as your parent ages?  Tackle football might no longer be a good idea, but there are dozens and dozens of activities that you can introduce that might spark a mutual appreciation or just be something new for yoru parent to enjoy on their own or with...

What does dementia look like?

Many of us are worried about our parents.  As they age are the “senior moments” they display something normal or sign of something more troublesome?  How can you tell the difference without putting everyone on edge? This article is a helpful starting point...