Caregiving and Hospice Blog

Transition From Assisted Living To Hospice Care No Comments

When seniors encounter a slight health decline and require assistance to perform activities of daily living, the best option is assisted living. Here, the residents are helped in day to day activities like grooming, dressing, bathing among others in a home-like environment. The assisted living communities do not offer complex medical services…

Home Care vs Care Homes: Which Is the Best Option? No Comments

When the time comes that you or your loved one needs extra care it can be difficult to decide what the best option is. Two options often debated are whether to provide care at home or move your love one into a residential home. Understandably, our loved ones will often want to remain independent in their own home with familiar surroundings…

How to Help a Family Member Living with Alzheimer’s No Comments

When a family member is diagnosed with a disease, especially one like Alzheimer’s, it can be difficult  not only for them to deal with, but also the entire family as a whole. Alzheimer’s starts off slow, but can often lead to issues like mood swings, language problems, memory loss, disorientation, lack of motivation, and could ultimately lead to death…

Legal Things to know about Nursing Home Abuse No Comments

If only you had the choice, you would want to take care of your senior parents in your own home. You want to give back for all the things they’ve done for you. However, since you’re working in another state and you have your own family to take care of now, looking after your senior parents might be too taxing for you…

How Hospice and Home Care Work Together No Comments

Hospice and home care can be thought of as different services that are not used together. This isn’t always the case, especially if someone’s last wishes are to pass away in their own home. When this scenario occurs, many people will choose to have home care until the end…

How to Prepare for Fall and Winter Sickness No Comments

Fall and winter are still recognized as the two seasons during which illnesses spread faster. Anything from a common cold to a more severe health issue is to be anticipated, mainly due to the nature of these two seasons. Recent studies by the University of Cincinnati and its online bachelor of science in respiratory therapy program revealed that flu season peaks during the December to February period. Fortunately, there are some steps you can take to prevent these illnesses…

Prepare for Pre-End of life No Comments

There’s much discussion around the end of life topics, but it’s the part before needing end of life strategies that are ignored. They are the ones we discuss in my Facebook group most often and those come with a bag of dilemmas, especially if we don’t have family nearby…