Another year has come and gone and we have so much to celebrate and be thankful for. At the top of our list are our caregivers. In 2019 we honored twelve (12) caregivers with the True Star Award, which recognizes exceptional home health aides as we appreciate their hard work and dedication to our clients.
Whatever holiday you celebrate, whatever your traditions are, one thing we all share during this time of year is a house full of family, friends, and, let’s be honest: a little bit of chaos. Whether you’re hosting or going to someone else’s home this year, if you’re caring for someone with memory loss, you might be feeling a little anxious about how your loved one will behave and even about how others will react towards him/her. Well, rest assured: we’re here to give you a few tips on how to help you, your loved one and your family enjoy the holidays, even with memory loss present in your life. A little planning ahead can go a long way.
Diabetes is a scary word. If your doctor tells you that you have diabetes or that you are in danger of developing diabetes, try to take a deep breath, and remain calm. You may know someone who frequently tests their blood sugar levels or takes insulin shots. Or someone who has serious health complications from their diabetes, including amputations, heart problems, or vision impairments. This does not have to be you!
‘Tis the season… for cold and flu. There are several ways germs spread, but the most common is from contaminated hands. This is why handwashing is so important, especially during cold and flu season. However, there are some simple things we can do to protect ourselves and our loved ones. Washing hands often will lessen the chances you will get and spread germs. Get the whole family involved and help everyone stay happy and healthy.
Last month we announced True Care’s cooperation with the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America as part of their Artist in Residency Program generously supported by a grant from the Louis & June Kay Foundation. True Bridge -True Care’s memory care program dedicated to empower, encourage, and engage individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, and other cognitive impairments- sponsored a four-week workshop under the instruction of Jodie Berman CTRS, True Care's Director of Programs and Engagement.
Today is National Caregiver Appreciation Day! At True Care, we want you to know that your patience and work ethic is acknowledged and appreciated. We admire, value, and recognize the work that you do for our clients with kindness and compassion. You are more than just a caregiver. We see that you've become a part of their family.
For today, we created this special video message for all of our True Caregivers.