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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™.

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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? appeared first on HopeHealth.

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Is your agency keeping up with home care technology?

AlayaCare

The demand for change in the industry has been an ongoing topic for years, and the pandemic has been a catalyst in increasing the urgency — not only is there a massive need for change, but agencies are also pressured to pick up the pace. Striving to implement regulatory requirements and adapt to new models of care, while keeping up with flourishing innovations and technology, providers are asked to achieve more in less time than ever before.

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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.

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The Cost of Inefficient Communication in Home Care & Beyond

This eBook explores the critical issues of using consumer-grade messaging apps like WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, and SMS in healthcare, especially home care. It highlights the negative impacts on patient care quality, data security, and HIPAA compliance and provides practical solutions to enhance communication efficiency! You will learn how to: Consolidate Messaging Platforms: Streamline communication by reducing the use of multiple apps, improving efficiency in patient care.

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Urinary Incontinence in Older Adults & Seniors

Aging Life Care Association

Urinary Incontinence in Older Adults & Seniors By Vicki Wolpoff of NorthShore Care Supply – an Aging Life Care Association Corporate Partner November is Bladder Health Month — a month is designed to encourage you to stay informed about different bladder issues, so you can proactively take care of your bladder health or help someone … Continue reading Urinary Incontinence in Older Adults & Seniors → The post Urinary Incontinence in Older Adults & Seniors appear

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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.

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Seniors and S.A.D.

Seniority, the Mavencare Blog

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a form of depression “related to changes in seasons” that most commonly affects those who suffer from it during the winter months, due to a change in sunlight exposure. SAD is differentiated from the “winter blues” experienced by those who live in cold climates with short winter days by the fact that it causes more severe symptoms that impact everyday life, like feelings of hopelessness, low energy, and an inability to focus.

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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. Now more than ever, nurses are being challenged with a barrage of never-ending stressors: continued patient surges, new disease variants, high patient acuity, increased job demands, and continued staffing and PPE shortages. High levels of stress and burnout coupled with the unpredictable nature of the pandemic, have created an environment that is ripe for burnout, workplace bullying, and incivility.

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Try Stepping Forward Boldly

Donna Cardillo, The Inspiration Nurse

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. Try something new … Try Stepping Forward Boldly Read More » The post Try Stepping Forward Boldly first appeared on Donna Cardillo, RN.

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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. Learning healthy bereavement strategies makes it easier to work through the various stages of grief.

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The Ultimate Guide to Improving Caregiver Engagement & Retention

Want to learn how to retain your caregivers & improve caregiver retention X3? The home care industry is experiencing turnover rates of over 80%. How are you ensuring your agency is retaining caregivers? This FREE eBook from Smartcare Software is packed with industry secrets needed to keep your caregivers happy, engaged, and retained, unlocking the full potential of your agency.

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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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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. The post 5 ways to help your child cope when a loved one has Alzheimer’s or dementia appeared first on HopeHealth.

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Is your agency keeping up with home care technology?

AlayaCare

The demand for change in the industry has been an ongoing topic for years, and the pandemic has been a catalyst in increasing the urgency — not only is there a massive need for change, but agencies are also pressured to pick up the pace. Striving to implement regulatory requirements and adapt to new models of care, while keeping up with flourishing innovations and technology, providers are asked to achieve more in less time than ever before.

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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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The Secret to Supercharging Your Organizations Communications

Effective collaboration among all care team members is critical to delivering better patient outcomes. A key element to achieving effective collaboration is through the implementation of a clinical communication and collaboration platform. In a fast-paced, high-stress and critical environment, people tend to do whatever gets the job done. Therefore will scramble and use the systems, people, or processes around them to get an outcome more quickly - which can often be at the expense of quality.

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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. It is part of a non-profit agency, Jewish Family Service … Continue reading ALCA Member Spotlight—Ann Burke, Cincinnati, Ohio → The post ALCA Member Spotlight—Ann Burke, Cincinnati, Ohio appeared first on Aging Life C

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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.

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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.

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Health Screenings Schedule for Seniors

Seniority, the Mavencare Blog

As we get older, our health tends to demand more attention and upkeep. One way to keep on top of our health – and the health of our senior loved ones – is to complete health screenings for the various chronic and acute conditions that tend to affect older adults. Since many of us check in with our health at the outset of a new year, what better time than now to make sure that we’re getting ourselves and our loved ones appropriately screened?

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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. To make matters worse, organizations don’t do a good job equipping their leaders with the skills and tools they need to address disruptive behaviors so that they know how to cultivate a positive and professional work culture.

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Embrace Your Transitions: Part 2

Donna Cardillo, The Inspiration Nurse

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. … Embrace Your Transitions: Part 2 Read More » The post Embrace Your Transitions: Part 2 first appeared on Donna Cardillo, RN.

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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. Three Oaks Hospice offers caring, compassionate hospice care and provides a wide variety of services designed to help families adjust to this new phase of life.

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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 healing power of a Barbie Christmas card

HopeHealth

A silly holiday card, exchanged between two households for 26 years, has becomes an unlikely source of grief support. The post The healing power of a Barbie Christmas card appeared first on HopeHealth.

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AlayaCare Partners with Viventium Software Inc. to Streamline Payroll and HR Processes for Home Care Agencies

AlayaCare

Partnership and integration delivers Viventium’s award-winning solution directly within AlayaCare’s flexible, cloud-based platform RICHMOND HILL, NY – December 14, 2021 – AlayaCare, leading home health software, announced today its partnership and integration with human capital management solution, Viventium, to further support home care organizations in streamlining payroll and HR processes.

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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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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. Tom is 84 … Continue reading Quality of Life – What Really Matters → The post Quality of Life – What Really Matters appeared first on Aging Life Care Association.

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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. I shared with them a reflection written by Maureen Russell, a psychosocial care provider who […]. The post A reflection by Maureen Russell appeared first on Life and Death Matters.

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Voices of six female authors in the field of death, dying and grief

Hospice Chaplaincy

For the last six weeks we’ve been highlighting the voices of six female authors in the field of death, dying Continue Reading.

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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. When we first think of healthcare, we often associate the idea with healthcare workers treating people who suffer from an ailment, doctors diagnosing diseases, nurses administering medication, and so on.

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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. There are still some problems with protecting them from it, depending… The post ARE MY RETIREMENT ASSETS PROTECTED FROM CREDITORS?

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Embrace Your Transitions: Part 1

Donna Cardillo, The Inspiration Nurse

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. Many of us always feel like we have to go from one relationship to another immediately, or we … Embrace Your Transitions: Part 1 Read More » The post Embrace Your Transitions: Part 1 first appeared on Donna Cardillo, RN.

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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. At Comfort Home Care, we are proud to offer a large range of in-home care services, from fall prevention assistance to memory care services, to dementia and Alzheimer’s care, to help with the ADLs (Ac

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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™.

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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. I first heard about this idea on one […]. The post 22 for 2022 – Something all for YOU in ’22!

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