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THE CARING BLOG

Category: home health care

The Power of an Elder Law Attorney

How do you feel when you hear the words “You need to talk to an elder law attorney?” We surveyed some people on that question and it made them feel, in one word, old. BUT WAIT! You don’t have to be old to care about elder law, because planning helps YOU be where you want […]

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 […]

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 in-home elder care for loved ones. We want to be a resource for you […]

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 […]

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 […]