10 Tips to Better Communicate with a Senior Who Has Dementia
If an aging loved one in your life has dementia, you’re all too familiar with the behavioral changes and communication barriers that it can cause. As an informal caregiver, providing your loved one with the care they need starts with learning more about those behaviors and how to bridge dementia's “communication gap.”
6 Reasons to Consider a Career as a Home Care Nursing Assistant
If you are passionate about making a difference in the lives of others, becoming a professional caregiver, or, more specifically, a Nursing Assistant, may be your calling.
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The Importance of Boundaries as a Caregiver
While serving in various roles, working as a professional caregiver in Killeen can be one of the most fulfilling job experiences you’ll ever have. But like any other profession, there will be good days and bad. In addition to the long hours and physical requirements involved some care recipients – and families – can be very demanding.
Home Care vs. Assisted Living: What’s the Difference?
As a normal part of aging, slowing down doesn't mean the days of independent living are over. Unlike a few decades ago, several senior living management options are now available, including assisted living and home care assistance.
Navigating the Challenges of Long-Term Home Care
Although it’s a labor of love, looking after a friend or relative for an extended period of time can be overwhelming for even the most capable informal caregivers. As needs change, long-term home caregivers must manage a unique set of challenges to keep their loved ones safe and comfortable.
The Emotional and Physical Challenges of Being a Caregiver
What follows are caregiver stress signs to watch for – along with preventative steps you can take – so you can continue to honor your loved one’s wishes and provide them with the nurturing they deserve.
Effective Communication Strategies for Caregivers
As a family caregiver, finding creative ways to communicate with those special seniors in your life is essential for their health and well-being. What follows are several communication tips that every caregiver should know.