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THE CARING BLOG

Category: home care

5 Qualities of an Exceptional Caregiver

Taking on the role of a 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 a […]

Welcome to Nurse Next Door Delaware!

Welcome Welcome to Nurse Next Door of Delaware! We are so happy you have found us. Besides being caregivers, we have been where many of you are right now—as daughters, sons, mothers, fathers, extended family members and friends—searching for the best care for loved ones. We want to be a resource for you as you […]

Now That’s Happier Aging…Elsie’s Story!

A Personal Story about our Nurse Next Door Clarington Franchise Partner, Dwayne! On January 3, 2014 I was working as a Police Constable in the Primary Response Unit with the Toronto Police Service, when I received a radio call to check on an elderly female who was 99 years old and was living on her […]

Caring for a Terminally Ill Client

Compassionate nurses, even physicians, at times find it hard to cope with issues that arise with terminally ill clients. After everything is done to make palliative care as comforting to the client as possible, the emotional atmosphere that ensues from the end of life process can often be difficult to fathom. Patricia Benner, a nursing theorist, […]

What Tom Hanks Taught us About Loneliness in Seniors

Did you get to enjoy the outdoors this summer? Pitch the tent? Start the campfire? Personalize the family campsite? Hollywood celebrity Tom Hanks worked hard on his campsite in the blockbuster film Cast Away (2000). In his Oscar nominated performance, Hanks battles a classic concept known as the “7 Enemies of Survival”. 7 Enemies of […]

Sexy at 60 & Sultrier Than Ever at 70

Did you read my last blog on “Aging Body Curves”? When we define a positive body image it can be a very controversial subject and we all have our own perceptions on the topic. The same can be said for sexual intimacy. But why is the subject so taboo especially as we age? The silence, […]