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Activities for Home Care Clients that Promote Overall Health

Though seniors typically hire a home care service to meet their basic needs, leading providers take a more comprehensive approach to care, striving to meet their clients' physical, cognitive, and social needs as well. This approach can be more complex and time consuming, but it is highly rewarding for [...]

Mar 7, 2016|Articles|0 Comments
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Encouraging Your Home Care Clients to Be Active When They Don’t Want to Be

This article is not meant to be an in-depth handbook for treating immobility, but rather a starting point for considering the circumstances of your clients, and finding new ways to encourage them to be active. As a home care provider, you don’t need to be told how important it is [...]

Oct 21, 2014|Articles|3 Comments
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Accommodating Culture, Religion, and Spirituality in Home Care

You and your home care business provide important services. When your clients need their medication, you are there; when they need help cleaning their home, you put on your yellow gloves; when they need help with personal grooming and care, you extend a helping hand. So what more can you do [...]

Sep 22, 2014|Articles|0 Comments
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What Do Caregivers Need to Know? Ideas for Training to Provide Your Caregivers

During interviews with home care clients, we, at Home Care Pulse, sometimes hear comments like this one: “I needed a caregiver who was trained and capable of lifting me, but the home care agency sent me a caregiver who didn’t know how to do it.” Clients can get frustrated if caregivers don’t [...]

Jan 6, 2014|Articles|4 Comments
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What Home Care Companies Can Do to Help People Live Longer

Our partners at Synergy Home Care wrote a great article on “Helping People Live Longer.” This should be the ultimate goal of any home care business—helping your patients live longer and happier lives. Life expectancy is greater than it has ever been with the average American living 78.7 years, according [...]

Dec 9, 2013|Articles|0 Comments
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Depression in the Elderly: Warning Signs

Did you know that the elderly, especially those age 85 and older have the second highest rate of suicide? As we age, the mental processes slow down, physical strength decreases, chronic pain becomes a new companion, friends and family members die, and the elderly mourn the life they no longer [...]

Dec 3, 2013|Articles, Uncategorized|4 Comments
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November Is National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

November is National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, so we’re going to raise some awareness! Right now there are more than 5.2 million people in the United States of America who have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.  According to Alzheimer’s is currently the sixth leading cause of death in the U.S [...]

Nov 20, 2013|Articles|0 Comments
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Helping Seniors Remain Independent

Some caregiver tasks are fairly standard, such as making meals, helping clients get around the home, setting out medication etc. But the purpose behind these tasks is all about helping the elderly remain as independent as they can. So just as important as the things you do, caregivers also need [...]

Nov 13, 2013|Articles, Uncategorized|1 Comment
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The 5 Warning Signs of Elder Abuse

  Elder abuse is a difficult topic, but one that needs to brought up because of the increasing number of cases. Since the elderly are generally too ashamed or embarrassed to admit that they’re being abused, it is generally the caregiver or someone close to the client who reports the [...]

Nov 7, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments
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Helping the Seniors You Care for Enjoy Their Holiday Season

The holidays can be hard for anyone who doesn’t live near family, especially seniors who are so vulnerable to depression. But with some planning and tweaking of holiday traditions, your clients can feel loved and included during this special time of the year. Listed below are 5 ideas you can [...]

Nov 4, 2013|Articles|2 Comments
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