Whether you are considering a job as a caregiver or looking to hire someone to care for a loved one, it is a good idea to have a caregiver job description in place. The job description will play a critical role in making sure that everyone is on the same page when it comes to … Read more Caregiver Job Description
What is a Home Care Plan? A care plan is a document that professional caregivers and care providers use to make sure that their clients are receiving the right care and that that their needs are being met in a timely manner. Family caregivers and others who are caring for a loved one would be … Read more Home Care Plan Template
One of the most common questions I get from people is where can I find a home safety checklist for seniors? Home safety is one of the most pressing concerns for family and friends who are caring for an elderly loved one. They just want to make sure the person is safe in their home. … Read more Home Safety Checklist For Seniors – Free Download
More and more older adults are choosing to remain at home and live independently. With this comes concern about their safety. Falls, burns and poisonings are among the most commons accidents involving the elderly. And, there is an increase in crimes targeting older adults ranging from identity theft to online / phone scams. If you … Read more Home Safety Tips For The Elderly
Finding the right caregiver to care for your loved one is extremely important. And, often times not an easy task. And, if you’re not used to interviewing, it’s easy to make a bad hiring decision. I’ve put together a list of the best interview questions for hiring a caregiver. In addition, I will teach you … Read more Interview Questions For Hiring a Caregiver
You’ve probably heard that exercise and physical activity are good for you? In fact, being physically active is one of the best things you can do for your yourself. The health benefits of exercise and physical activity are many. Regular exercise can prevent or delay disease, improve your mood and reduce your chance of injury. … Read more Is Exercise Good For Seniors?
My mother, Barbara, had progressive MS for most of her adult life. Complications from MS, along with a stroke, left her unable to do many of the normal activities of daily living. Bathing, dressing and eating were some of the things she could not do by herself. Fortunately, she was able to maintain some of her … Read more Kitchen Tools for Seniors & Disabled – Must Haves
What are the characteristics of a good caregiver? Whether you are hiring a private caregiver or one through an in-home care agency, you want to know. I owned an in-home care agency and hired hundreds of caregivers over the years. Some were good, some were great and then there were those who were clearly not … Read more Characteristics of a Good Caregiver – The Top 6
How can I get paid being a family caregiver? If you’re one of the 34 million unpaid caregivers providing care and assistance for a family member, this article is for you. As our population ages, more and more older adults are living and needing care longer. And, they want to stay in their own homes. … Read more Get Paid Being a Family Caregiver
The statistics are staggering. Every year, millions of older adults fall at home. Falls are the leading cause of injury-related emergency department visits, hospitalizations and deaths. People age 75 and older who fall are four to five times more likely than those age 65 to 74 to be admitted to a long-term care facility for … Read more Senior Fall Prevention Checklist – Download For Free!