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Real world caregiving

David Hachmeister

We here at Care and Comfort at Home for Seniors and Veterans have been intrigued by the multiple commercials on TV for various in-home care agencies. . . .

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Love — the greatest gift of all

With Valentine’s Day upon us, we can’t help but think of love. Love for your spouse or significant other and love for your children, friends, and extended family are brought to the forefront on this day. Buying gifts, a greeting card, or candy has become the norm in today’s society. But after the day goes away, how do you keep that feeling alive? . . .

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Choosing respite care

Deciding to choose respite care can be a difficult decision for some family caregivers. Common negative emotions include guilt on the part of the caregiver and sometimes anger or sadness on the part of those receiving the care. . . .

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Adding fun to your caregiving activities

A well-rounded caregiver provides a loved one with quality-of-life care along with more routine daily living care. This means incorporating enjoyable, fun activities into all daily living tasks and throughout your contact with your care recipient. . . .

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When to have the conversation about in-home care

It’s not easy to have that dreaded conversation with an aging parent — you know, the one that begins “we have to get you some help.”

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Your gift of time with a senior is priceless

Not every great gift has a price tag. When it comes to gifts you can give seniors this holiday season, there are many no cost or low cost things you can do that will bring the elderly much happiness. Spending quality time with someone you care for is priceless! So here are some “gift of time” ideas that you can extend to older folks for the holidays. . . .

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Talking to a doctor

How well patients and doctors talk to each other is one of the most important parts of getting good health care. Unfortunately, talking to a doctor isn’t always easy. . . .

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Managing safety issues when caring for older adults

Safety is an important issue in caring for a person with Alzheimer’s disease. Even with the best-laid plans, accidents can happen. . . .

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Older people and depression

Depression is more than just feeling sad or blue. It is a common but serious mood disorder that needs treatment. . . .

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Considering long-term care

Long-term care involves a variety of services designed to meet a person’s health or personal care needs during a short or long period of time. . . .

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