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Category: caregiver

5 Qualities of an Exceptional Caregiver

Taking on the role of a elderly caregiver can be one of the most rewarding jobs in the world, but also one of the most daunting. It’s not for everyone, but  for those who are compassionate, caring and empathetic, it’s the perfect career path! Caregiving is something that should not be considered lightly and there’s […]

5 Reasons You Should Become a Peritoneal Dialysis Caregiver

Being a caregiver is a highly rewarding career and why Nurse Next Door has over 4,500 caregivers that deliver Happier Aging to our clients every day. They’re the backbone to what we do and we love to recognize them for it. It’s why we have Caregivers of the Month and a Caregiver of the Year […]

How to Prevent Caregiver Burnout

Caregiver Traps Caregivers, you know this all too well, that it is easy to immerse yourselves into caregiving duties and lose sight of your own health and mental wellness. In the short-term approach your work with rigor and intensity, never stopping to look after yourselves. And when the caregiving is long-term, the challenges become long-term […]

Understanding Elder Abuse

One day while caregiving for a new elderly client, I noticed a large bruise on her forearm. When I asked her about it, she quickly retorted with “it was an accident” and skittishly dashed away. Later that day, when I was picking her up from her adult day program, the program director informed me of […]

Caring for an Elder Diagnosed with Cancer: Part 2

In part 1 of this two-part blog, Erin provided some tips for those caring for someone diagnosed with cancer. The importance of communication through open-mindedness, knowing when to talk, listening and not promising anything you can’t guarantee was discussed. In part 2 of her blog, she focuses on the importance of energy conservation and nutritious […]

Hiring a Caregiver: What you need to know before you start?

“Unfortunately,” says Paresh Vyas, owner of Nurse Next Door Home Care, “in our line of business we often hear horror stories from families about hiring caregivers – negligence, abuse and simply not caring. With such experience, gun-shy families frequently ask how to ensure they are making the right choice regarding who looks after their loved […]