2021

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Calm the Caregiver Overwhelm

Sustainable Caregiving

The swirl of negative thoughts and emotions is a significant cause of caregiver anxiety and overwhelm. The worries take over … Calm the Caregiver Overwhelm Read More ». The post Calm the Caregiver Overwhelm appeared first on Sustainable Caregiving™.

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Holiday Book Review 2021

Caregiver Warrior

Here is my Holiday Book Review for 2021. These are great gifts for your loved ones, or your favorite caregiver or even as a treat for yourself! The post Holiday Book Review 2021 appeared first on Caregiver Warrior. Caregiver Inspiration book review gifts caregiver gifts holiday book review

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Urinary Incontinence in Older Adults & Seniors

Aging Life Care Association

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Finding new ways to serve

Hospice Volunteering

I wanted to share the latest videos I’ve made on caring for caregivers. These videos were made at the request of Abbotsford House, the Seniors Centre where, in “normal times,” I would take fitness classes. The pandemic has disrupted everyone’s lives.

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The Ultimate Guide to Improving Caregiver Engagement & Retention

Want to learn how to retain your caregivers & improve caregiver retention X3? Get expert advice from Smartcare Software — a complete home care EMR company leading the industry in caregiver hiring and retention tools — and download The Ultimate Guide to Improve Caregiver Engagement & Retention for FREE.

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The Art of Servicing Others: Celebrating Hospice Social Workers.

Hospice 101

March is Social Workers Appreciation Month! I wanted to take a moment to especially recognize and honor a specific group of Social Workers that make an enormous difference in the end-of-life journey: Our Hospice Social Workers! Hospice Social Workers Make a Difference.

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A dream come true –

Life & Death Matters

When someone asks if I am excited about the launch of PACE for PSWs, I say “Yes, it is a dream come true”. The post A dream come true – appeared first on Life and Death Matters. Hospice Palliative Care

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PROP’s Disproportionate Influence on U.S. Opioid Policy: The Harms of Intended Consequences

Pallimed

by Chad Kollas, MD ( @ChadDKollas ) Introduction A recent study by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has captured the attention of the palliative care and chronic pain communities (1).

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3 Strategies to Help Nurse Leaders Tackle the Rise in Workplace Bullying and Burnout

Healthy Workforce Institute

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in profound changes within our healthcare system.

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Try Stepping Forward Boldly

Donna Cardillo

The older we get, the more risk-averse we become. Our fears magnify and we have a tendency to pull back from life. But pulling back and avoiding things we’re afraid of only magnifies our fears and makes our world smaller. Instead, try stepping forward boldly. Take a risk, even a small one.

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Bereavement Strategies – Coping with Grief and Loss

Three Oaks Hospice

When a loved one faces the end of life, family members and friends go through a complex process of grief that can last for months or years. Three Oaks Hospice offers assistance to families in bereavement and can help you make the most of those last days spent with your loved one.

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6 Sustainable Caregiving Strategies

Sustainable Caregiving

During the time that I cared for Dad, I experienced the raging river of emotions that comes with caring for … 6 Sustainable Caregiving Strategies Read More ». The post 6 Sustainable Caregiving Strategies appeared first on Sustainable Caregiving™.

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The Best Holiday Gift Caregivers Can Give and Receive!

Caregiver Warrior

The best gift caregivers can give their loved ones is peace of mind and independence. Wearing a medical alert system provides both! The post The Best Holiday Gift Caregivers Can Give and Receive! appeared first on Caregiver Warrior.

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Solos: They Are Looking For You

Aging Life Care Association

Those who serve older adults periodically come across individuals with no children or children who live at a distance from them. Historically, most adults aged 65 and above seemed to have at least one family member who could provide some measure of care and support.

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Music and Hospice Volunteering

Hospice Volunteering

One of the most meaningful activities I engaged in as a residential hospice volunteer was singing to the residents. I wasn’t an official music volunteer nor was I a music therapist. I just love to sing and I have a huge repertoire of songs, from hymns to country and western favourites. I often sang to people who were anxious and finding it hard to settle down or go to sleep. Sometimes I sang to a person who was in their final days or hours and no longer responsive.

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What were the top 5 stories of HopeHealth’s 2021 blog?

HopeHealth

HopeHealth recaps its top 5 most popular blog stories of 2021. Topics included family love and empathy, end-of-life spiritual questions, the science of hospice care, pandemic myths and the nursing profession. The post What were the top 5 stories of HopeHealth’s 2021 blog?

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Fatigue, Burnout, Resilience – Why am I feeling this way?

Life & Death Matters

Increasing our capacity for resilience can help us to cope as well as ‘bounce back’ from life’s challenges, supporting our health and wellbeing. The post Fatigue, Burnout, Resilience – Why am I feeling this way? appeared first on Life and Death Matters. Hospice Palliative Care

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Second Season Episode 29: Dr. Lydia S. Dugdale on the Lost Art of Dying

Hospice Chaplaincy

In Today’s episode, Saul and Joe talk with Dr. Lydia.S. Dugdale. Dr. Dugdale is the Director of the Center for Clinical Continue Reading. Podcast death and dying Dr. Saul Ebema Hospice Hospice chaplaincy Saul Ebema

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Roger Chou’s Undisclosed Conflicts of Interest: How the CDC’s 2016 Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain Lost Its Clinical and Professional Integrity

Pallimed

by Chad D. Kollas MD, Terri A. Lewis PhD, Beverly Schechtman and Carrie Judy “I'm present. Uh … I do have a conflict.

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How to Create a Professional Work Culture

Healthy Workforce Institute

Being a leader in healthcare is hard enough without worrying about your employees making it harder. Bullying, incivility, and inter-professional conflicts are consuming way too much of a leaders’ time – time better spent on more important work.

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Embrace Your Transitions: Part 2

Donna Cardillo

I often talk about the value and the need for transitions in our life—those in-between times when we go from one thing to another—whether it’s a job, relationship, or other major life event. I want to share with you one of my own experiences of a big transition that was so pivotal in my life.

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How to Help Aging Parents by Planning Ahead

Three Oaks Hospice

Children of aging parents often find themselves responsible for care decisions about senior family members, and planning ahead can make the process easier. Waiting until an emergency occurs makes decisions more stressful, so consider the options available for your loved one early.

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6 Types of Caregiver Self-Care

Sustainable Caregiving

Would you like to up your self-care game? As a caregiver, you likely hear a lot about self-care. The idea … 6 Types of Caregiver Self-Care Read More ». The post 6 Types of Caregiver Self-Care appeared first on Sustainable Caregiving™. Caregiving Strategies Self-care

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Three Great Tips to Help Your Loved One Understand the Benefit of Wearing a Medical Alert Device!

Caregiver Warrior

Are you worried about your loved one falling when they are alone? Here's how to get them to wear a medical alert device! The post Three Great Tips to Help Your Loved One Understand the Benefit of Wearing a Medical Alert Device! appeared first on Caregiver Warrior.

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ALCA Member Spotlight—Ann Burke, Cincinnati, Ohio

Aging Life Care Association

This week we are spotlighting one of our members and recipient of the ALCA Midwest Chapter Outstanding Member Award for 2020 – Ann Sutton Burke. Tell us about your current practice? The practice I manage is CareLink, Your Experts in Aging based in Cincinnati Ohio.

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How In-Home Health Care Can Help Around The Holidays

Executive Care

In-home health care can be very beneficial during anytime of the year , but it can be especially helpful during the holiday season. In-Home Health Care Improves Lives In A Number Of Ways.

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ARE MY RETIREMENT ASSETS PROTECTED FROM CREDITORS?

Elder Care Matters

Texas offers excellent creditor protection compared to other states. Our Texas bankruptcy laws are better than the federal ones when it comes to protections, but retirement is protected even under the federal program. Until recently, retirement benefits were not protected from long term care.

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A reflection by Maureen Russell

Life & Death Matters

Today I met with a wonderful group of Health Care Assistant students from Capilano University. In preparation for the time together they sent me a list of questions, and I in turn considered the questions and what I might share.

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Second Season Episode 26: Journalist Ann Neumann on Elder Care and the Exploration of Dying in America.

Hospice Chaplaincy

In this week’s episode, Saul and Joe talk remotely with Ann Neumann about her work and book. Neumann is the Continue Reading. Podcast Research death and dying Dr. Saul Ebema Hospice chaplaincy Saul Ebema

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Finding Quality Home Health Aide Solutions: Locating Agencies

Comfort Home Care

In part one of our two-part blog series, we discussed the initial steps on how to identify the ideal home health aide in the Rockville area. There are a variety of in-home health services available today Ensuring you’re getting the proper care from a reputable agency is very important.

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22 for 2022 – Something all for YOU in ’22!

Happy Healthy Caregiver

It’s back! The FUN annual activity my family and I have been doing for the past four years. The name changes slightly every year but the concept is the same. It’s called ‘22 for 2022′ and it’s essentially where you capture 22 FUN intentions for the year.

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Embrace Your Transitions: Part 1

Donna Cardillo

Let’s talk about the importance and the value of transitions in your life. A transition is that time when you’re going from one thing to another—from one place to another. It’s that in-between time, that gray area.

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5 ways to help your child cope when a loved one has Alzheimer’s or dementia

HopeHealth

Children and teens struggle with complex emotions when a loved one has Alzheimer’s or dementia. A HopeHealth grief counselor offers parents guidance for parents to help their children cope.

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Six Ways Adaptive Clothing Helps Older Adults

Sustainable Caregiving

by Ben GrahamThis article originally appeared in Joe & Bella on September 21, 2021. I wish we had always known … Six Ways Adaptive Clothing Helps Older Adults Read More ». The post Six Ways Adaptive Clothing Helps Older Adults appeared first on Sustainable Caregiving™. Adaptive Wear

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Late Summer Book Review!

Caregiver Warrior

Here's a fun book review to ward off the end of summer blues! The post Late Summer Book Review! appeared first on Caregiver Warrior. Caregiver Inspiration

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Quality of Life – What Really Matters

Aging Life Care Association

Helen is 93 years old and has lived at an assisted living community since she was 90. She has a one-room suite with her own bathroom. It is decorated with her favorite things and whatever furniture that would fit. She has one window that overlooks some trees and a strategically placed bird feeder.

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How Can Home Companions Help The Elderly?

Executive Care

Discover how home companions for the elderly can improve their lives , help them with mental health challenges, and make them feel less isolated and depressed. Home Companions For The Elderly Are Lifelines That Connect Their Otherwise Isolated Lives To The Outside World.

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