Tag Archives: In Home Caregiving

Guest Blog: Safeguarding Your Loved One’s Home

By Julie Davis, Chief Content Officer, http://www.parentgiving.com Whether living at home, living with a family member or living in a senior residence, for seniors home safety is a top priority, both to increase independence and prevent a life-threatening fall and … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Caregiving for Senior Mesothelioma Patients

The words seem to come out of nowhere. “I have mesothelioma.” When those three words sputter across your loved one’s lips, life changes in ways you don’t know how to imagine. A mesothelioma diagnosis is often terminal. Some patients try … Continue reading

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Guest Post: BECOME A PARTNER WITH YOUR PHYSICIAN

When I worked in hospitals, I noticed many patients had trouble becoming an active participant in their healthcare, for various reasons. To address this concern, I spoke to Dr. Nancy Snyderman, Chief Medical Editor of NBC News and my colleague … Continue reading

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Perspective from the Rearview Mirror

It’s hard to believe that it’s January.  It feels like time speeds up as each year passes.  2011 was a year filled with so many trials and tragedy that, at times, I just wanted to curl up in the fetal position … Continue reading

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Helpful Tips for Medication Management

The Thanksgiving episode of the CBS drama Blue Bloods, involved the grandfather having a heart attack the day before Thanksgiving.  Though he lives with his widowed son, the New York Police Chief played by Tom Selek, when the family arrives … Continue reading

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Reckless caregiving; The Michael Jackson saga

This week we all watched the drama of Michael Jackson’s doctor Conrad Murray get rung through the ringer wherein he was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter. CBS Detroit states: “Jackson’s doctor was convicted after a trial that painted him as … Continue reading

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Mom Needs A Caregiver in the Home: Who the Heck do I choose?

If you ever face a situation when a loved one needs help at home, the process of convincing them to accept the help is a difficult one. Most seniors love to be independent, no matter how difficult it is for … Continue reading

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