Entries by Pablo Martinez

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 […]

Making Home Safer for Seniors

Evaluating a senior’s ability to safely age in place is a complex process. Older adults want to stay in their homes rather than move to assisted living or other adult care communities, however each senior has their own needs and concerns regarding functioning independently at home. One approach to creating a safer environment for seniors is applying […]

When Is it Time to Hire In-Home Care?

Most individuals over age 65 are happy, healthy and fully independent. However, by its very nature, the aging process eventually brings about physical and mental changes that can interfere with an active and self-sufficient lifestyle. A change in functioning doesn’t have to necessitate a move to assisted living or a nursing home, but it does […]

Hiring an In-Home Caregiver to Act as the Family Lookout

When caring for a senior, various health conditions can arise that are difficult to detect but often have some key indicators. Mood swings, changes in eating habits, and weight fluctuations. Hallucinations and physical injuries are all signs that could point to a new or worsening underlying issue. Like a urinary tract infection (UTI), advancing cognitive […]

Tips for Helping Seniors Adjust to a New Caregiver

A successful experience with hiring in-home care involves establishing a trusting relationship with a company and their caregivers. When someone comes into the home to help with personal care tasks, such as bathing and dressing, or even more straightforward tasks, like light housekeeping, planning meals or arranging transportation, the senior needs to feel comfortable with […]

9 Common Concerns About Home Care

For many families, in-home care can be a godsend. However, it is natural to be cautious about hiring outside help to care for someone you love. Achieving a realistic understanding of how home care works will enable you to address concerns head on and make confident care decisions for your family. Below, we identify and […]