Are you providing home care in Massachusetts for a loved one? Taking care of a family member who cannot fully care for themselves is a job that we gladly take on knowing that they have been a great source of support for us in the past. We want to show our love and be there for them, yet it can take a toll on us physically and emotionally. As personal time dwindles and more attention is needed from the aging and ailing person, we start to neglect our own health and find the hobbies we once enjoyed being pushed to the wayside. Continue reading
Caregiving can be an extremely rewarding career for people who enjoy being nurturers and tending to the needs of others, but it is not for everyone. It can be demanding, stressful, and even heartbreaking. For the men and women who do enter this field, they must feel that the benefits outweigh the tough times. It requires a lot of patience and dedication, and most importantly – compassion.
The duties of a caregiver might entail the following: Continue reading
The winter months can be brutal, especially here in New England. This year with the Polar Vortex in full swing the temperatures have dropped into the single digits more than once, with wind-chills in the negative range. For the average healthy person this is not a significant problem. Just pile on the snow gear and go about your day. However, for the elderly and people with illness or physical disabilities, the cold winter months can be particularly challenging. Continue reading
Few of us imagine the day when we will have to become the caregiver of the person that was once our own caregiver. For about 10 million people, that time has already come. That is the number of people in the United States, mainly women, who have taken on the role of caregiver to someone with Alzheimer’s disease. Continue reading
Changes in senior care are shaping the home care industry for 2014, largely in part to economic reasons. Lifestyle preferences, technology, geriatric medicine, and longevity are also contributing factors. Fortunately for medical professionals and families who favor home care, the grass currently seems to be greener on their side! We have compiled a list of some trends to look for this year: Continue reading