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It's National Caregiver Appreciation Day!

Posted by True Care Staff in Caregiver Corner

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.

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5 Ways to Appreciate Your Caregiver

Posted by True Care Staff in Caregiver Corner

Did you know that November is National Caregiver Appreciation Month? We at True Care take sincere pleasure each year in coming up with different ways to show our caregivers how much we appreciate them during the month of November. We’d like to share some of this insight with you on how you too can show your caregiver how grateful you are for the care they offer each day.

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8 Ways to Avoid Caregiver Burnout

Posted by True Care Staff in Caregiver Corner

Every job has its stressful moments, no matter what field or career path you've chosen. Home health care is not immune to these stresses. As a caregiver, we understand there is a high likelihood that you will reach what is called "caregiver burnout" at some point in your journey. With that in mind, we've compiled eight ways you can avoid feeling overwhelmed that are simple and easy to apply.

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How to be an Involved Caregiver

Posted by True Care Staff in Caregiver Corner

Our caregivers work hard so that our clients may have the highest quality of life as possible while in their care. Being an efficient caregiver requires learning strategies for planning, problem-solving, and for taking care of yourself. Studies show that caregivers - whether they are home health aides or family members - are at high risk of burnout, stress-related illness, depression, fatigue, and even loss of friends and strained family relations if they do not look after their own health and well-being. 

Caring for someone who has a chronic illness or disease, helping them bathe, dress, and keeping their environment clean and healthy requires a level of strength and stamina that many are unaware of.

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Repetitive Questions and Dementia

Posted by Funda Fernandez in Alzheimer's & Dementia, in Caregiver Corner

For family and caregivers of a memory-impaired individual, one of the most frustrating things to experience is your loved one’s repetitive questions. While not all who are living with dementia exhibit this symptom, when it is present it can be quite frustrating for those in their company. However, with a little understanding, patience, and a bit of creativity, there is much that can be done to help support your loved one and guide them towards better communication.

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5 Questions Every Caregiver Should Ask at a Doctor Visit

Posted by Laura Silverstein in Caregiver Corner

As a caregiver, when you accompany your loved one or client on a visit to the doctor, it's important to be prepared ahead of time. One of the most important things you can do is make a list of the questions you want to ask your physician. Your list should include any recent concerns or things you’ve noticed about your loved one that have come up since your last visit. However, try to keep this list as concise as possible.This is a great opportunity to get answers straight from the doctor without waiting on hold or sifting through contradicting research online.         

The five most important questions to ask the doctor about a loved one living with dementia:

As a caregiver, when you accompany your loved one or client on a visit to the doctor, it's important to be prepared ahead of time. One of the most important things you can do is make a list of the questions you want to ask your physician. Your list should include any recent concerns or things you’ve noticed about your loved one that has come up since your last visit. However, try to keep this list as concise as possible. This is a great opportunity to get answers straight from the doctor without waiting on hold or sifting through contradicting research online.

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