Rick on April 21st, 2009

As we age, an unstable and unfamiliar environment can not only be confusing – but it can also be detrimental to the health. A stable environment is  one that the senior is intimately familiar with. Examples of these are their own home or the home of a close friend or relative. A stable environment such [...]

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Caregivers at Advanta Home Care should promote and encourage interaction between clients and friends or family members. This interaction can help to slow degenerative disorders and help to maintain communication skills. There are multiple techniques which can be employed to promote the mental health and cognitive state of the client. Use these tips to promote [...]

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Rick on April 21st, 2009

Traditional care homes involve a level of independent or dependent care in an environment that houses seniors within a facility. These homes often entail self-contained units in which the senior has access to care from professionals as well as access to meal plans and other amenities. As an alternative to care homes, in home care [...]

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Rick on April 21st, 2009

Respite care is the temporary relief of caregiving duties of primary caregivers of ill or elderly patients. In the short-term, caregiving duties are assigned to another individual or staff member so that the primary provider may have a break from the responsibility of constant care. Caregiving is a demanding job for anyone, but it can [...]

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Rick on April 20th, 2009

One very important task that caregivers in the elderly care sector are faced with is deciding whether or not a client will be safe in the interim between scheduled visits. Since caregivers are often the only person seniors in assisted living programs interact with on a regular basis, the burden of responsibility lies with them. [...]

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Rick on April 20th, 2009

A caregiver’s job should, foremost, be to make the client feel comfortable in their company. Establishing a bond and a certain level of trust between the caregiver and elder goes along way to improve their relationship. A successful relationship will ensure the senior receives the best experience possible with the home care services being provided. [...]

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