Entries by Pablo Martinez

The Benefits of In-Home Care for Dementia Patients

Family caregivers are now better able to take advantage of services offered by home care companies. I certainly took advantage of these services throughout my time caring for multiple seniors, including my parents and an elderly neighbor. The biggest challenge I faced was when I hired professional caregivers for loved ones who had dementia. Experienced […]

How to Determine the Impact of Caregiving

Are you prepared to take on the responsibility of caring for a family member? Will you be able to handle the commitment of moving your parent(s) in with you? How will you know when caregiving has become too much to handle? Will caregiving negatively impact your relationships with immediate family members? When is it time […]

In-Home Clinicians Can Support Seniors Outside the Home, Too

Most people assume that the duties of a professional clinician hired through a home care company are limited to assisting clients inside their homes with tasks like bathing and grooming, reminding them to take their medications, preparing meals, or doing light housekeeping. These are all useful services, but hired professionals are playing an increasing role in clients’ […]

Short-Term Home Care vs. Long-Term Home Care

Whether Dad just needs help around the house for a few weeks after he’s discharged from the hospital or Mom requires around-the-clock dementia care, in-home care can meet these needs and everything in between. Best of all, home care enables aging loved ones to live as safely and independently as possible in their own homes. […]

4 Caregiving Essentials

Working in the home care profession enables you to see certain elements of an elder’s life that may fly under the radars of their doctor, their friends and even their closest family members. The people caring for your loved one, home health aides, registered nurses, social workers, etc., witness some of the individual’s most vulnerable […]

How Do People Get Mesothelioma?

Mesothelioma is a rare cancer that develops after being exposed to a toxic substance called asbestos. Many people were unknowingly exposed to asbestos for the majority of the 20th century. It usually takes between 20 and 50 years for mesothelioma to develop after exposure, making the disease more common for seniors than younger age groups. […]

A Recommended Reading List for Caregivers

Caregivers often feel that there aren’t enough resources available on how to provide quality care while balancing work, relationships and self-care. The truth is that there are a few excellent books out there, it just comes down to weeding out the ones that are truly informative and meaningful. Every caregiver knows that their role is […]

10 Common Family Caregiver Confessions

Each day, we face new challenges and try, once again, to solve those that keep recurring. Caring for a loved one is trying work, and not every caregiver is able to keep a level head at all times. Moments of sadness, frustration and anger can easily get the best of us and cause our thoughts […]