HOME HEALTH CARE

Home Health Care

EMPOWERING CAREGIVERS BY PROVIDING INFORMATION, INSPIRATION, AND SUPPORT

Each person is different. Sometimes it is difficult for family caregivers to understand what type of care is needed. For example,

  • What diagnosis does their loved one have? Is the medical condition serious? Is the patient seeing the right type of providers?
  • Medications, treatments, or procedures can get complicated. Do you understand the plan of care?
  • Physical or mental limitations may impact the amount and level of assistance needed.
  • How much support is provided from family or friends? Are there any complicated family dynamics?

In addition, caregivers have different skill sets, varying physical capabilities, time constraints, and background knowledge.

Our Home Health Care section provides useful information to help you care for your loved one’s physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual needs.

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FROM THE HOME HEALTH CARE BLOG

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Home Safety Tips for Seniors

With aging relatives living longer and needing more care, many families struggle with the best way to help them. Each year, millions of seniors fall, and less than 50% of them tell their doctor. In addition, falling once will double their chances of falling again. We review home safety tips and provide a free downloadable

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How Do You Get an Elderly Person to Bathe?

Having a hard time getting your senior to bathe? An elderly parent or loved one refusing to bathe is more common than you may think. It’s not uncommon to hear ‘my elderly parent won’t bathe or refuses to bathe.’ Bathing can be a constant struggle for many caregivers, especially when caring for the elderly with

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10 Tips for Caring for Elderly Parents at Home

Sometimes we slowly creep into the caregiver role, and as time goes on, you find yourself caring for your elderly parents at home more and more. Other aging parents may have an illness or accident resulting in them needing help. In this post we review 10 tips for caring for elderly parents.   Caring for

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Qualities of a Good Caregiver and the Caregiver Role

Caregivers perform a variety of duties depending on the needs of the care recipient. Finding a good caregiver for you or your loved one is invaluable. A caregiver will spend numerous hours with the care recipient, and a good caregiver will foster a bond with them. What qualities make a good caregiver? What is the

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Caregiver Checklist

Printable Caregiver Daily Checklist Template

Download a free version of our Printable Caregiver Daily Checklist Template. Our caregiver daily checklist is an easy-to-read list of daily caregiver tasks and duties. Facebook-f Twitter Instagram Pinterest Printable Caregiver Daily Checklist Template   Personal Care Bath and shower assistance, including getting in and out safely Skincare, including applying lotion as needed. Use appropriate

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Dehydration in Elderly

Elderly adults are vulnerable to dehydration because they have a lower water volume in their bodies. This means that even minor illnesses, for example, urinary tract infections or bronchitis, can cause dehydration in older adults. In this post, we discuss the signs and symptoms of dehydration in the elderly, how to prevent dehydration in elderly,

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Understanding Home Health Care

Home health care includes a variety of professional home health care services that allow a person to stay in their home safely. When a doctor orders home health care, licensed professionals may go to your house to provide in-home care. In addition, many people need home care to help with everyday activities like personal care,

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Overview of Diabetes Mellitus Type 1 and Type 2

Being a caregiver for or someone who has diabetes can be challenging. You may have heard terms like diabetes mellitus (type 1 diabetes mellitus and  type 2 diabetes mellitus), diabetes insipidus, diabetic emergencies, gestational diabetes, insulin, or blood glucose (sugar)  monitoring, but what does that all mean? Diabetes can lead to serious health complications, but

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How to Prepare for a Doctor Visit

To help get the best care for your loved one, good communication from the health care team is vital. Physicians may think everything was communicated well and understood, but the patients may not see it that way. Research has shown that 75% of doctors believed that they communicated satisfactorily with those in their care. However,

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