Giving Care: Senior & Disabled Caregiver Resource Blog

Make Your Morning Routine a Snap!

Morning routines with a senior can be cumbersome. If you have a mom or dad that needs help getting dressed and completing the morning routine, adaptive clothing is a great asset to add to your morning routine. Cut you time down in the morning with

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Stop and Spot the Triggers

Whether it’s a nostalgic tune on the radio that brings back fond memories, the sight of needles in a doctor’s office that evokes fear, or the comforting smell of your favourite home cooked meal—triggers can be found all around us. We simply need to take

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Sleep: When Seniors Get Too Much or Too Little

There is no doubt a good night’s sleep is beneficial for the body — it’s how we restore our energy levels and reset our minds for the next day. When we don’t get enough truly restful sleep, our mood as well as our ability to

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How to keep skin healthy while in bed

Sleeping feet under protective blanket

We usually think of the bed as a safe place, but bed-related injuries to the skin are unfortunately common. These include bruises from bumping into bed posts and other furniture at night, and bed sores from the inability to change position. Fortunately, you don’t just have

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You’re diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s. Now what?

Good for you. You were brave enough to get tested, and your courage will pay off bigtime. Not only will you be able to stay in control of your decision-making process, you will also be minimizing risk of accidents to yourself and others. Your quality of

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Adaptive Caregiving: Part 1

Making pasta sauce from scratch is not something I do often because the cooking process alone can take almost an entire day. Grocery shopping for ingredients is also a labor of love. Are the tomatoes ripe and tasty? Is the basil fresh? Are the carrots

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Shifting Your Caregiving Perspective

Shifting your Caregiving Perspective

It’s very difficult to keep a balanced perspective on life when you feel like you are sinking. I personally have tried to look at the big picture to stay calm and focused but often get overwhelmed with the little details and feel trapped in my

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Palliative Home Visits are the Future

Palliative Home Visits

“What I fear the most – what really terrifies me – is being short of breath and not being able to swallow.” So said the husband of his dying wife. This is terrifying to me, too, so I listened closely to the response given by Palliative Care 

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Are You On The Hook For Mom’s Nursing-Home Bill?

On the hook for surprise nursinh home bills?

Attention! A judge ruled in May of 2012 that a Pennsylvania nursing home could collect an unpaid bill of $92,943 from the son of a patient who received care at their facility. Yikes!!! Everyone knows that parents have an obligation to support dependent children. But, did

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Bathing Tips for the Elderly

Showers for elderly

Professional and family caregivers agree that bathing is one of the greatest challenges they face.  Seniors, especially those with some dementia, often avoid bathing as it can cause feelings of unease.  These feelings are typically heightened when there’s been a fall or negative experience. Adding in

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