Blog Posts Labeled “Caregivers”

National Nurses Week

  • by Caregiver Services, Inc.

Every year National Nurses Week begins on May 6th, RN Recognition Day, and ends on Florence Nightingale’s birthday, May 12, and as of 2003, National School Nurse Day is celebrated on the Wednesday within National Nurses Week.

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Warning Signs of Elder Abuse and How to Report it

  • by Nina Plonka RN, BSN, Director of Long Term Care Insurance

If you are a health care provider or work with the elderly, it’s important to understand the signs of elder abuse to help protect seniors. Making accusations about abuse is very serious and cannot be made abruptly or without thought. As a Health care worker, if you are unsure of the signs you are considering to be abuse, you should share your feelings with a professional or a supervisor.

Posted in: Caregivers, Elderly Care, Family Issues

Are Right At Home Caregivers a Good Fit?

  • by Caregiver Services, Inc.

Many of us have loved ones who are facing the need for this additional care. According to the American Society on Aging, after age 65, an American has more than a 70 percent chance of needing help with the activities of everyday living. There are a number of options available including nursing homes and assisted living facilities. However, most seniors want to live in their own homes, surrounded by their belongings and memories, for as long as possible. More and more families are recognizing the benefits of hiring right at home caregivers to extend the stay and comfort of home and still have peace of mind.

Posted in: Caregivers, Home Healthcare

How to Find the Right Caregiver for Your Parents

  • by Caregiver Services, Inc.

A caregiver can be an important companion for your parent(s) and can support them with everything from bathing and light housekeeping, to meal preparation, prescription pick-ups and transportation to/from doctor’s appointments. If you have reached a decision that your budget and circumstances compel you to seek outside caregiving assistance for your loved one, following are some important considerations to get the process started.

Posted in: Caregivers, Family Issues, Home Healthcare