22 Nov, 2016

What You Need To Know About Alzheimer’s Disease

What You Need To Know About Alzheimer’s Disease Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive and irreversible disorder.  It causes issues with memory, thinking, behavior, and simple daily tasks.  Nerve cells within the brain are damaged over time causing these neurological problems.  This disease most commonly manifests itself in individuals age 60 or above, but can be […]

15 Nov, 2016

Caring for Someone with Alzheimer’s Disease

Caring for Someone with Alzheimer’s Disease Whether you are a family member or caregiver, caring for someone with Alzheimer’s Disease can be challenging.  It is important that you understand a little bit about both the individual and the disease progression.  In this article I will cover a short overview of how to care for someone […]

14 Nov, 2016

Caregiving Jobs on Discover Caregivers

Caregiving Jobs on Discover Caregivers Whether you are looking for your first caregiving job or a new caregiving opportunity, Discover Caregivers is the place to go.  Discover Caregivers was created by a caregiver for caregivers.  It offers various opportunities to promote, educate, and find jobs for caregivers.  It’s easy to use and offers a ton […]

2 Nov, 2016

Diseases That Contribute To COPD

Diseases That Contribute To COPD Many americans suffer everyday from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.  Understanding how it can be caused is one of the first ways we can slow down cases of COPD.  There are various diseases that contribute to COPD.  Below is a list of these diseases as well as the tests done to […]

31 Oct, 2016

What Is COPD?

What Is COPD? Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease What is COPD?  Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a category of progressive lung diseases including emphysema, chronic bronchitis, and some forms of bronchiectasis. Symptoms The most common symptom exhibited by people with COPD is increased shortness of breath. Some may think this commonly happens as people age, but […]

18 Oct, 2016

6 Ways to Relieve Caregiver Stress

6 Ways to Relieve Caregiver Stress Being a caregiver can be such a rewarding career. People who are unable to care for themselves are relying on you to assist them in or perform tasks that they cannot complete themselves. Despite the rewarding nature of assisting those in need, the stress of caregiving is very real […]

11 Oct, 2016

5 Safety Tips for Showering Clients

5 Safety Tips for Showering Clients at Home The most common cause of fatal and non-fatal injury for the elderly is falls.  Falls are the leading cause of death due to injury among the elderly. According to the Centers for Disease Control, every 20 minutes an older adult dies from a fall in the United States.  As the caregiver, […]

13 Feb, 2016

Aging in Place

The decision to move yourself or a family member into senior living or stay home is a difficult one.  Much of the senior industry is split on which option is actually the best one.  Research has been done to validate both options.  However, most can agree that aging in place is the best of both […]