You know how hard it can be for older patients to get to all the appointments they have. What if there was a way to help them get the care they require in a more efficient way, both for them and for you? Here are some tips and best practices to help you take advantage of the rise in telemedicine.
Family Caregiver Distress Assessment Caregiver stress can lead to "distress," which may increase a caregiver's risk of other health complications. You can help family caregivers assess their risk of distress and find ways to reduce it by sharing this interactive quiz with them. Caregivers get personalized tips for stress reduction after completing the questionnaire. Take quiz »
Mobility Shoes Can Ease Walking for Arthritis Patients We all know that high heels can be a pain, but did you know that some shoes can actually reduce knee pain associated with osteoarthritis? A new study found that patients who wear thin flexible footwear, known as mobility shoes, can improve their gait and reduce the load on the part of the knee affected by the disease. Read more
"All of the caregivers on this cruise felt the emotional tug of responsibility coming from the shore. Faces were scrunched in worry; breaths were shallow and hesitant to release at any idea of true relaxation or fun."
These family caregivers were all in the same boat, both literally and figuratively. They were leaving the responsibilities of caring for an aging loved one behind and joining other caregivers for a journey to rest and rejuvenate. Caregiver Stress blogger Cat Koehler shares how hearing stories from other caregivers and gaining support from others who have walked in their shoes proved restorative. Read more
Caring for seniors is a labor of love that requires a special person with just the right touch. The Home Instead Senior Care® network is looking for dedicated CAREGiversSM who share its passion for caregiving to provide non-medical in-home care assistance to seniors. Learn more about what it takes to become a CAREGiver at www.heartofacaregiver.com.
Founded in 1994 in Omaha by Lori and Paul Hogan, the Home Instead Senior Care® network is the world's largest provider of non-medical in-home care services for seniors, with more than 950 independently owned and operated franchises providing in excess of 45 million hours of care throughout the United States, Canada, Japan, Portugal, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, the United Kingdom, Taiwan, Switzerland, Germany, South Korea, Finland, Austria, Italy, Puerto Rico and the Netherlands. Local Home Instead Senior Care offices employ more than 65,000 CAREGiversSM worldwide who provide basic support services — assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs), personal care, medication reminders, meal preparation, light housekeeping, errands, incidental transportation and shopping — which enable seniors to live safely and comfortably in their own homes for as long as possible. In addition, CAREGivers are trained in the network's groundbreaking Alzheimer's Disease or Other Dementias CARE: Changing Aging Through Research and EducationSM Program to work with seniors who suffer from these conditions. This world class curriculum also is available free to family caregivers online or through local Home Instead Senior Care offices. At Home Instead Senior Care, it's relationship before task, while continuing to provide superior quality service that enhances the lives of seniors everywhere.