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Setting the Pace for Home Care

Posted by True Care Staff in Caregiver Corner

Starting the home care journey can be a daunting task for the home health aide, the client, and their family. Inviting someone new into your home to care for your loved one or as an aide, venturing several miles outside your comfort zone to provide the most personal care can be an anxiety-riddled adventure.

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The Three E’s Every Dementia Caregiver Should Know

Posted by Jodie Berman, MS, CTRS in Caregiver Corner

Caring for a client with dementia often involves a series of steps that can be broken down into what we have categorized as “The Three E”s”. To better understand and connect with your client, you must first empower, then encourage, and finally engage with them. Building trust can take time but with the proper tools, it can be done in a way that will inspire and provide more meaningful days for both you and your client. 

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What Can Your HHA Do?

Posted by Laura Silverstein, MSN, RN, WCC in Caregiver Corner

What is involved in becoming a certified home health aide? 

A home health aide is an individual who has been certified with training and a competency evaluation. The home health aide training program must be authorized by the New York State Department of Health or the New York State Department of Education. This training includes classroom training and supervised practical training, some of which must be provided in a patient care setting. 

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Understanding and Supporting a Person with Dementia  

Posted by Josephine Amato-Schamuelian in Alzheimer's & Dementia

Understanding what it is like to live with dementia can help you support someone with the condition. Living with dementia will affect a person's feelings, thoughts, and responses. It is important to recognize and respond to the person's emotional needs.

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The Benefits of Music for People with Dementia

Posted by Grace Townley-Lott, LMSW in Alzheimer's & Dementia

Music has a profound effect on our moods. When an upbeat tune comes on, it can be hard to resist tapping your feet, bobbing your head, or singing along! And just like that, your mood has been elevated. 

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Hospice: What is it and what kind of care does it provide?

Posted by Laura Silverstein, MSN, RN, WCC in Hospice

Hospice is a scary word. 

Talking about, and suggesting Hospice can cause feelings of fear and sadness. This can be a very challenging time for the individual who is sick and their loved ones. Talking about hospice care can make people feel that there is no longer hope for recovery. 

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