When a loved one’s health begins to fail or they’ve suffered a recent illness/injury that has diminished their abilities, the most common reaction is to take on the role of caregiver. Even with friends and family helping, this can still be a daunting task for many people who are forced to balance caring for their loved one, their personal life, and job. Continue reading How to Choose the Right Homecare Service for Your Needs
Becoming a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) can be a life-changing experience. Your work will introduce you to an array of fascinating people you can form bonds with, and you gain a sense of pride to be able to care for others who need it. Caring for seniors can make for a truly gratifying and humbling experience, giving you a new perspective on life you won’t soon forget. Aside from being one of the most important roles in a healthcare team, CNAs do more than help other medical staff—they provide invaluable assistance to the patients as well. Continue reading Why Becoming a Certified Nursing Assistant Can Change Your Life
When we enter the winter years of our life, many of the most basic household tasks become potentially problematic and even unsafe. Our bodies don’t always hold up in old age, but even when they do, it pays to increase your awareness of how safe—or dangerous—living in your home might be. With the right planning, seniors still living at home can take the proper precautions to increase the safety of their home so that they can continue enjoying it for years to come.
As more seniors 65 and up are choosing to live alone, it’s important to talk about any potential dangers and ways to improve home safety. Here are our top 20 safety tips for keeping yourself or your loved ones happy, healthy, and safe throughout their homes. Continue reading 20 Safety Tips for Throughout the Home
Veteran nurses and newbies alike have probably asked themselves at one time or another: is home healthcare for me? The prospect of leaving the hospital or other care facility for work in someone’s home might seem like a big change, but many professionals find it a highly rewarding field that also benefits their personal lives and schedules as well.