Grants Pass Home Care Blog
Posted: 11/21/2022 8:00 AM by
Does fatigue set in because of inactivity, or does inactivity set in because of fatigue? Either way, fatigue and low energy levels for seniors aren’t to be taken lightly. Low energy can lead to other conditions, such as depression and obesity.
If the senior in your life is experiencing fatigue, we have found five proven ways that seniors can boost their energy levels
Posted: 11/7/2022 8:00 AM by
Some seniors can’t physically participate in activities requiring mobility, but many can – and want to. If you have a senior who can “get physical,” here are five surprisingly fun ways for them to stay active.
Posted: 10/17/2022 8:00 AM by
Most seniors don’t want to face the need for someone to come and help them with simple tasks they now struggle with, like laundry, cooking, shopping, or driving - things they’ve been doing all of their adult life. Their perceived loss of independence can make this a tough conversation to have.
Here are some tips to make the conversation a little easier.
Posted: 10/3/2022 8:00 AM by
Sometimes it’s obvious that your loved one needs more help than you can provide. A debilitating health event like a fall, stroke, or car accident causing serious bodily injury can quickly render someone incapable of self-care.
This article will provide you with five things you can look out for as you think about in-home care for your loved one.
Posted: 9/19/2022 8:00 AM by
Over the last few years, the demand for independent seniors to receive long-term care at home versus an institutional setting has increased dramatically. Although family and friends provide most in-home care, those informal caregivers face challenges when their loved ones live a long distance away or when life circumstances prevent them from being the full-time caregiver their loved one needs.
Posted: 9/5/2022 8:00 AM by
Eldercare plans can vary based on the amount of care that’s required, the number of caregivers providing that care, and the time commitment involved. These tips can help you either develop your first senior home care plan or reevaluate your current approach to caregiving.
Posted: 8/22/2022 8:00 AM by
A rapidly aging population combined with a heightened desire to age in place has created the “perfect storm” for employment opportunities within home care. If becoming a professional caregiver interests you, this handy roadmap could be your pathway to success.
Posted: 8/8/2022 8:00 AM by
When suddenly thrust into the role of a caregiver, a home care plan can be an invaluable resource that keeps you refreshed with each passing day. What follows are some of the benefits of developing a home care plan when your loved one is depending on you.
Posted: 7/25/2022 8:00 AM by
Sadly, some aging adults are forced to give up their independent lifestyles permanently because of falling. Thankfully, creating a safer home environment that minimizes your loved one’s fall risk is possible by taking these budget-friendly steps.
Posted: 7/11/2022 8:00 AM by
Determining when it’s time for an aging loved one to start home care is never easy. Here’s how to make a better-informed decision when your senior’s health and wellbeing weigh in the balance.
Posted: 6/27/2022 8:00 AM by
Although it’s highly gratifying, serving as a family caregiver can be physically, mentally, and emotionally exhausting. No matter what role you find yourself serving, here’s why respite care should be an essential part of your family’s overall care plan.
Posted: 6/13/2022 8:00 AM by
More than 3.4 million home care workers across the U.S. provide personal assistance and health care support to older adults and others with disabilities in home and community-based settings If you are considering a career in home care, these ten fun facts will help you decide if it’s the right choice for you.
Posted: 5/23/2022 8:00 AM by
A career in caregiving may provide you with benefits that include personal growth and development, job satisfaction, and flexibility. What does it take to be a good caregiver? Read on to learn more about the top qualities that professional caregivers should have.
Posted: 5/9/2022 8:00 AM by
If you haven’t already, odds are that you will receive care from a nurse at some point in your life. National Nurses Week is May 6th through May 12th, making it the perfect time to say “thank you” to the dedicated nursing professionals that make our world a better place.
Posted: 4/25/2022 8:00 AM by
According to figures compiled by the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics, over 3.4 million professional caregivers are currently employed in the home care industry. As a professional caregiver serving on the front lines, here are ten secrets to staying positive even on the worst of days.
Posted: 4/11/2022 8:00 AM by
As the U.S. population continues to age, the home care industry is projected to grow markedly over the next decade. Professional caregivers provide an invaluable service to seniors and families by ensuring that aging-in-place loved ones can remain in the comfort of their own homes.
Posted: 3/28/2022 8:00 AM by
Working as a professional in-home caregiver can be a highly gratifying experience that’s filled with fresh challenges each-and-every day. It also takes a unique person to make their clients feel well cared for and comfortable, someone who possesses a big heart and unwavering dedication to serving others.
Posted: 3/14/2022 8:00 AM by
Whether new to the industry or a seasoned pro, home care can be an exciting and fulfilling career. With over 35,000 home care providers out there, finding the right agency for you can feel like looking for a needle in a haystack. As an in-home caregiver who's seeking fresh career challenges, factors like job satisfaction, a healthy work/life balance, and the potential for personal growth all ma...
Posted: 2/28/2022 8:00 AM by
It’s been said that “Good things take time, but bad news comes quickly.” Natural disasters like earthquakes, fires, and floods strike with little or no warning. Is the senior in your life prepared to survive a disaster of this magnitude?
Posted: 2/14/2022 8:00 AM by
If your loved one deals with a swallowing impairment, there are nutritious and delicious foods they can enjoy. Check out a few ideas!