Interview Questions For Hiring a Caregiver

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

Kitchen Tools for Seniors & Disabled – Must Haves

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

Characteristics of a Good Caregiver – The Top 6

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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

Senior Fall Prevention Checklist – Download For Free!

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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!

Uber For Senior Citizens? No App Required!

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Giving up the keys to the car is one of life’s most difficult transitions for many seniors.  It represents the loss of independence. Something none of us want to give up.  Many seniors also fear isolation so losing the ability to drive can have a significant impact both socially and psychologically. While transportation options vary by … Read more Uber For Senior Citizens? No App Required!

Assisted Living vs. Home Care

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The Senior Tsunami You’ve probably heard the terms “senior tsunami” or “silver tsunami”.  They are terms used to describe the demographic phenomenon of population aging that we are experiencing right now.  As the Baby Boomers age during the next 20 years, the number of older Americans will rise dramatically.  With age comes less independence and, for many, … Read more Assisted Living vs. Home Care

How To Hire a Caregiver | Private vs. Agency

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You have come to the realization that you need additional help to care for a loved one.  Maybe you’re experiencing burnout as a primary caregiver.  Or, you might live out of town and, during your recent visit to see an aging parent, you realize that daily tasks are becoming more difficult for them to do.  I’ve … Read more How To Hire a Caregiver | Private vs. Agency

9 Questions to Ask When Choosing an In-Home Care Agency

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When looking for an in-home care agency, referrals from someone you trust is golden.  Good, reputable agencies will have a favorable reputation in the community so ask a trusted health care provider, family member or friend to see who they know.  Once you have the names of several providers, you will want to learn more … Read more 9 Questions to Ask When Choosing an In-Home Care Agency