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NATIONAL NURSES WEEK

May 1st, 2014 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. Read More »

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Signs of Elder Abuse

Warning Signs of Elder Abuse and How to Report it

July 2nd, 2013 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. Read More »

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You bought Long Term Care Insurance, now you need to use it - what do you do now?

March 15th, 2013 by Nina Plonka RN, BSN, Director of Long Term Care Insurance

You bought a Long Term Care policy several years ago because you were told you should! Now you need surgery and you actually need to use it. What do you do and where do you go for guidance? Read More »

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Are Right At Home Caregivers a Good Fit?

June 13th, 2012 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. Read More »

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How to Find the Right Caregiver for Your Parents

June 8th, 2012 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. Read More »

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