HomeCaregivingThe In’s and Out’s of Home Care

The In’s and Out’s of Home Care

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Most individuals want to stay in their homes for as long as possible, even if mobility, health or cognitive challenges are evident. Home care companies can provide much needed support with personal hygiene, cooking, cleaning, medication management, companionship and more. This week’s guest on Caregivers’ Circle, Barbara Schuh with Home Care Assistance, discusses the types of services generally provided by home care companies. We review the standards of staff recruitment and training and how companies should evaluate a client’s needs. In addition, Barbara offers tips on how to introduce home care to those who object to assistance in the home. Listen here.

This article originally appeared on Stephanie’s website

Did you enjoy this podcast? Learn more about care-giving through Stephanie Erickson’s next podcast ‘shifting your caregiving perspective“. In this article you are able to hear about caregivers and understanding the added stress it puts on your life and how you can take measures to combat it. Hear from a psychologist about ways to cope with the new task that becomes a constant part of your life. You will learn tips and how to make sure that you balance your caregiving duties with your own self duties and how to not let caregiving take over your life.

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Stephanie Erickson, Director of Erickson Resource Group, is a clinical social worker, family caregiving expert, and Director and Founder of Erickson Resource Group based in Montreal, Quebec. She has over 20 years of experience as a social worker. She has a clinical practice that focuses on seniors living autonomously at home, placed in care facilities, at the hospital, and who are living with families. She has a Master’s Degree in Social Work and is licensed in both Quebec and California. She lives with her husband and two children in Montreal, Quebec.

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