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Category: caregiving

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 […]

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 […]

The Struggles of Caregiving

You’re not alone. I didn’t choose to become a caregiver – it chose me. It was a natural path I discovered that has since opened a window of opportunities for me in the home health care industry. Caring for those ranging from youth diagnosed with learning disorders to elders who are highly cognitively and physically […]

Caring for an Elder Diagnosed with Cancer: Part 1

As a caregiver, I have had the pleasure of caring for clients diagnosed with cancer. Although a rewarding task, there are definitely some precautions and knowledge that might be useful to know if you haven’t cared for someone with cancer before or are currently struggling to care for someone with cancer. In this two part […]