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Getting Organized to Provide Essential Home Care

By |2022-06-20T12:58:15-05:00June 22nd, 2022|Categories: Organization & Safety|Tags: , , , |

It takes a team to provide home care for a loved one that is homebound. The circumstances for why this special care is needed, can indicate the level of care required.  This type of care can also be challenging in many ways. Providing essential home care requires organization for the caregivers and the care recipient. Initially I suggest that you determine what their specific needs are by doing a needs assessment, just like you would do to organize your home. After you get everything set up, and as you provide essential home care for your loved one, you will need [...]

4 Vital Self-Care Tips for Caregivers

By |2020-11-17T13:41:35-06:00February 3rd, 2015|Categories: Reduce Stress|Tags: , , |

Image courtesy of Witthaya Phonsawat /   At some point in your life you may need to, or already have, taken on the role of caregiver to a loved one.  The following statistic gives you an idea of the magnitude of caregivers in the United States - 65.7 million caregivers make up 29% of the U.S. adult population providing care to someone who is ill, disabled or aged. ~The National Alliance for Caregiving and AARP (2009). The caregiver role includes a range of responsibilities based on the level of care your loved one requires.   Whether it’s short term or [...]

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Organizing for Seniors: How I Organized For My Senior Aunt Who is Blind

By |2020-11-17T13:41:36-06:00November 14th, 2014|Categories: Eldercare, Home Organization, Organization & Safety, Seniors|Tags: , , |

Organizing is not just about putting like with like, purging and labeling containers. Sure, those are important pieces to the process, but that’s not the whole enchilada. Before you start the process, you need to understand both the mental and physical capabilities of the person that needs the organizing solutions. Our senior population has a myriad of considerations to address when you organize for them. The first thing to consider is their living environment. If they live alone, do they have homecare workers that visit on a regular basis, and if so, will you need to organize for the senior or the [...]

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