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Transitioning Home After Surgery: A Comprehensive Guide for Caregivers and Patients

Posted by True Care Staff in Caregiver Corner

Coming home after a surgical procedure is a significant milestone in a person’s journey to physical recovery following an illness or injury. It's a time of hope and healing, but it can also be a source of anxiety for both the person receiving care and their caregivers. At True Care, we understand the importance of a smooth transition from the hospital to home, and we're here to guide you through the process with warmth and careful consideration. Read on for some of our top tips for both patients and caregivers to help make this momentous transition as easy as possible. 

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Suicide Prevention: Special Considerations for Older Adults

Posted by True Care Staff in Health & Lifestyle, in Caregiver Corner, in wellbeing

World Suicide Prevention Day – September 10th – is a day where people from around the world come together to raise awareness about the issue of suicide and the fact that it is preventable.

Suicide is a major public health problem responsible for a large number of deaths worldwide. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), close to 800,000 people die by suicide every year, and for every person who dies by suicide, there are many more who attempt it.

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Grief Awareness Day: Love and Loss

Posted by True Care Staff in Caregiver Corner, in Hospice, in home care

All of us have experienced grief in one way or another throughout our lives. As an essential yet difficult part of the human experience, grief encompasses the emotions that arise in response to loss. Sorrow and suffering, although painful, are a natural reaction to loss. Whether grieving the death of a loved one, or grieving a relationship, job loss, or other life event, the process of grief is something that comes in waves and is not linear. Every individual has a unique journey through grief, which often includes stages such as denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance.

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Burnout Awareness: Recognizing Burnout  

Posted by True Care Staff in Caregiver Corner, in mindfulness, in wellbeing

When you care for others as a profession, it can be easy to neglect your own health and wellbeing. This is especially true when it comes to mental health. We get caught up in the needs of others and forget that we too, have needs. When this happens, it's important to be able to recognize the signs within ourselves that may be signaling it's time for a break. This is instrumental in avoiding burnout amongst caregivers. If you’re a caregiver often finding yourself low on energy, you may be burnt out. Read along as we discuss burnout specifically in relation to caregivers, how to identify its signs, and potential solutions. 

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Heart Health: What to do in case of emergency

Posted by True Care Staff in Health & Lifestyle, in Caregiver Corner

Pushing millions of gallons of blood to every part of the body, the heart maintains a steady flow of oxygen, fuel, hormones, and other important compounds. In an average lifetime, the heart beats about 2.5 billion times, whisking away the waste products of our metabolism. Given the heart's never-ending workload, it's a wonder it performs so well, for so long, for so many people. Your heart health is central to overall good health. It's responsible for pumping nutrient-rich blood throughout your body, while removing toxins and waste.

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All about nursing school: Knowledge & Tips from a True Care RN

Posted by True Care Staff in Caregiver Corner

As the backbone of healthcare, nurses care not only for their patients but also for their patient’s families. If you’ve decided to take on the role of nursing, you are well on your way towards becoming part of the largest share of health care jobs in the United States, and playing a vital role in medical facilities and their communities.  

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