Are You a New Caregiver? Here Are Five Helpful Things!

Every day, someone is called to serve as a caregiver. According to AARP, about 43.5 million people w...

Combating the Physical Demands of Caregiving

Caregiving is such a rewarding job, but it takes a special kind of devotion and stamina to be able t...

Top Caregiver Issues and Concerns

Caregivers play a significant role in healthcare. The way they care for others as well as themselves...

Rule Your Day: Great ADL Tips for Caregivers

Caregiving will not be complete without assisting the patient in performing activities of daily livi...

Stress, Stress, Go Away! Don’t Come Again Another Day!

Bless caregivers, because most people couldn’t take the stress of their job. Not everyone is built t...

Skin Care Basics for Caregivers

One of the caregiver’s most important responsibilities is keeping the patient’s skin intact and heal...

Top Caregiver Issues and Concerns

Caregivers play a significant role in healthcare. The way they care for others as well as themselves...

Caring for a Patient with Hearing Loss

Working as a caregiver you will care for patients with different conditions, among which may be hear...

When Life as a Caregiver Feels Like Having No Life at All

“How’s life as a caregiver?” a friend asks Frieda, a mother of three who is also taking care of her ...

Challenges and Tips When Caring for The Elderly Who Are Showing Possible Signs of COVID-19

COVID-19 is a new disease that is especially unfavorable to older adults who have the greatest risk ...

Reading a Patient’s Facial Expressions and Gestures

Crime investigation movies or TV series are always a hit. If you are a fan of this genre, you most p...

Heroes Without Superpowers – Proper Body Mechanics Save the Day

Caregivers do a lot in a day. By “a lot,” we mean muscle work from the beginning of the shift to the...

Attention to Detail: The Path to Quality Care

There are many qualities a caregiver should have and one of the most important is the ability to pay...

How to Protect Cancer Patients from Colds and Flu

Cancer is a scary word. Often, “the Big C” is incurable, and the journey toward prolonging and impro...

Relaxation Techniques: A Caregiver’s Act of Kindness

It is basic human nature to fight stress because too many difficulties in a person's life can easily...

10 Valuable Life Lessons from Caregiving

Caregiving is an epic journey, not because of its all inspiring stories, but because its ups and dow...

How to Be One Step Ahead at Preventing Falls

One in every four older Americans fall each year. Because of falls, one older adult dies every 19 mi...

The ABCs of Bed Adjustment Every Caregiver Should Know

Safety is a priority. We cannot overemphasize this in healthcare. Caregivers and other healthcare w...

Helping Elderly Patients on the Difficult Road to Recovery After Hip Surgery

Hip injuries and diseases are very common in older people. Fractures in the hip happen to about nine...

Maximizing Independence at Home for Clients with Early Stage Dementia

How important to you is your Independence? How important is it to be able to do what you want, when ...

The Whys and How-tos of Promoting Independence in the Patient

By nature, we value our independence as human beings, whether as an individual or as a country. We f...

Can Positive Psychology Help Caregivers? YES!

Coping with the stress of caregiving can feel impossible at times. What if you had a way to get thro...

Supporting Families During End-of-Life Care

A caregiver who cares for a dying patient goes above and beyond to ensure that the patient would rec...

Respite care – every family caregiver needs some help

Being the primary caregiver to someone you love is a daunting task. The love you feel for your fami...

Recognizing Stress: Catch it Before it Becomes Burnout

Every day, caregivers provide help to others: family members, friends, and clients. They give from t...

The Emotional Roller Coaster of Caregiving

Whether you are a caregiver caring for a loved one, or someone working in home health or a facility,...

Seven Effective Ways to Deal with Your Patient’s Pain

Pain is a hallmark symptom of many diseases and is the most common reason why patients seek medical ...

A Scientifically Proven Relaxation Technique to Promote Sleep in Patients

All too often, especially for older patients, insomnia is a formidable enemy that leaves them feelin...

Death and Dying: A Caregiver’s Good-bye

Death and dying are a part of human life. But those who provide care just see it more often. As a fa...

Chasing Precious Sleep: Helpful Tips for Caregivers

Sleep is the golden chain that ties health and our bodies together. - Thomas Dekker...

Caregiving 101: Getting Through the After-Diagnosis Phase

If you like watching movies, chances are you’ve seen many scenes where a character goes for a physic...

Pneumonia in the Elderly: What Caregivers Need to Know

What is pneumonia? ...

Understanding the Effects of Chemotherapy

Cancer is a terrifying ordeal for any patient, especially if they undergo the primary treatment, che...

Throw Away Your Excuses: Meditation is Good for You

While caregiving has its rewards and special moments, it can also be a source of stress and anxiety....

Caregiver Lessons: Behavior Changes in Clients and What They Could Mean

While on the job, caregivers will care for clients with many different health conditions, and as car...

Best Practices in Caring for Patients with Incontinence

Incontinence is the lack of voluntary control of urination or defecation. Some 25 million adult Amer...

How a Sense of Purpose Improves Patient Health

A sense of purpose triggers survival instincts in human beings. It’s why you wake up every morning w...

Always Say No to Bed Sores!

Bed sores, sometimes called pressure ulcers or decubitus ulcers, are a kind of skin breakdown caused...

Tips for Caregivers of Patients with Heart Disease

For many people, the heart is believed to be at the center of life itself. When someone is excited o...

Being a Good Patient Advocate for Your Loved One Could Save Their Life!

Mary is a 65-year old diabetic patient. She has visible wounds on her feet that are healing very slo...

When and Why You Need Respite Care as a Caregiver

There are about 44 million Americans who perform caregiving duties for older people and persons with...

How to Help a Caregiver from Far Away

It’s a common situation: A family is scattered across the country while one person, because of locat...

Medication Management, from Prescription to Refill

If you are a caregiver wishing to make your life easier by doing just one thing for a start, try med...

6 Key Life Lessons from Senior Care

One of the things that make caregiving a rewarding job is the promise of a rich experience. The less...

Different Culture, Different Approach—Same Quality Care

No two people are alike, and all healthcare workers should be aware of that. Patients come with diff...

Self-Reflection Leaves No Blind Spots for the Future

“People who have had little self-reflection live life in a huge reality blind spot.” Bryant McGill...

Medication Management from Prescription to Refill

If you are a caregiver wishing to make your life easier by doing just one thing for a start, try med...

7 Challenges of Caring for Patients Who Are Locked in a Paralyzed Body

Paralysis is a loss of function, sensation, and control of a body part. It is often the result of st...

Managing Daily Tasks: The Secret to Successful Caregiving

Whether you are a caregiver tending to the needs of your loved one at home, or a personal aide worki...

Medication Management, from Prescription to Refill

If you are a caregiver wishing to make your life easier by doing just one thing for a start, try med...

The Emotional Roller Coaster of Caregiving and the Eight R’s You Need to Overcome

Caregiving is not for the faint of heart, because of the extraordinary challenges that come with the...

Heroes Without Superpowers – Proper Body Mechanics Save the Day

Caregivers do a lot in a day. By “a lot,” we mean muscle work from the beginning of the shift to the...

How Caregivers Can Help Weak or Immobile Patients

Muscle weakness is quite common. It can develop over time or appear suddenly. When a person is weak,...

How Caregiving Skills Translate to Parenting Skills

Caregivers are important assets to the healthcare industry. They toil endlessly to make patients as ...

Keeping Patients Involved and Interested in Their Own Care

Do you have patients who do not participate in their own care? How do you manage? Do you find it dif...

Dealing with the Patient's Sleep Deprivation

Lack of sleep makes everything worse. When patients don’t get enough rest or adequate sleep cycles, ...

Seeing Nothing: Caring for the Visually Impaired

To most people, waking up each morning means seeing everything around you again; your family, the vi...

7+ Scientific Reasons Why Caregivers Should Play Their Patient’s Favorite Music

“Music As Medicine” is a compelling article in the American Psychological Association magazine, Moni...

Death and Dying: A Caregiver’s Good-bye

Death and dying are a part of human life. But those who provide care just see it more often. As a fa...

Caregiving and the Challenges of the Job

Caregiving is a rewarding job, and just like any other occupation, it comes with its own set of chal...

Listening: The Key to Getting Through to a Patient

Communication is quite the buzzword in healthcare. It’s said that faulty communication is the reason...

Whatever You Do, Do Not Lose the Human Connection

AI, or artificial intelligence, in healthcare is all over the news and the internet. Each year, the ...

Eating and Drinking: The Changes During End-of-Life

Feeding and keeping a client hydrated are built-in skills for caregivers. When caregivers serve clie...

Meet the Millennial Caregiver

Millennials . . . they are the people born between the early 80s to the late 90s....

Patients with Alzheimer’s Disease Struggle with These Unique Challenges

Alzheimer’s disease, a type of dementia, is an all-encompassing medical condition. It affects every ...

Caring for a Patient with Hearing Loss

Working as a caregiver you will care for patients with different conditions, among which may be hear...

Alert! Danger Signs in Patients You Need to Report Immediately!

Caregivers serve as the healthcare team’s eyes and ears when it comes to patient care, as they stay ...

The Negative Effects of Chemotherapy that Caregivers Need to Know

Caring for a cancer patient is a challenging journey. Cancer patients can undergo many different tre...

Diabetes and the Havoc It Wreaks on the Body

About 30 million lives in the US are affected by diabetes—roughly more than 9% of the entire populat...

Managing Daily Tasks: The Secret to Successful Caregiving

Whether you are a caregiver tending to the needs of your loved one at home, or personal aide working...

Late-Stage Caregiving: Care for the Skin and Body in General

When patients are in a terminal stage of illness, they experience a lot of physical and emotional pa...

How Challenges in Caregiving Make You Grow

Challenges are part of everyday life. For caregivers, the problems they face are different than ordi...

What You Need to Know About “Elder Orphans” and Their Care

More and more adults are aging alone with multiple chronic diseases and live far away from relatives...

Daily Care Tips for the Patient with Alzheimer’s

Every day, 15 million unpaid caregivers in the U.S. help Alzheimer’s patients with daily activities....

Communicating with Dementia Clients: Keep It Simple

Communicating with loved ones or clients who have dementia may seem challenging, but a few simple gu...

When Caregivers Become Their Patient’s Eyes: Caring for the Visually Impaired

Visual impairment can perhaps be one of the most challenging physical disabilities a person could ha...

Quick Safety Checks You Should Practice as a Caregiver

Safety is always a priority. This is a basic principle of human survival, even more so in the health...

Interested in Being a Paid Caregiver?

The dictionary defines a caregiver as “a person who cares for someone who is sick or disabled.” But ...

Common Patient Concerns That You Need to Be Aware Of

People seek medical attention because they want their health issues addressed. But as they go throug...

Unexpected Ways Caregiving Can Change Your Life

Caregiving is not all challenges and backaches. If you are thinking of becoming a caregiver or have ...

Helping Patients Cope with Chronic Pain Can Do Wonders

Pain is both a friend and enemy. It warns us that something is wrong with the body that warrants imm...

Journaling for Caregivers: More Than Just a Hobby

A caregiver’s day is never dull. If anything, it is full of surprises, challenges, and life lessons....

4 Meaningful and Creative Ways to Promote a Patient’s Wellbeing

Caregivers are often their patient’s lifeline, performing what the patient cannot do on their own. ...

When Life as a Caregiver Feels Like Having No Life at All

“How’s life as a caregiver?” a friend asks Frieda, a mother of three who is also taking care of her ...

Caregiving for the Independent “Old Old” Patient

It’s no secret that people are living longer. A baby born today can expect to live until ninety. Peo...

Compassionate Care: Caring is Different than Doing

A caregiver's day is riddled with overwhelming tasks, and it’s easy to get engrossed in your to-do l...

How Do You Score as a Caregiver? 15 Points for Self-Reflection

Caregivers’ struggles are real. And there isn’t a workday without certain challenges in patient care...

Traits of a Caregiving Champ

Caregiving is a special calling. It is more than providing assistance to a patient and goes beyond h...

How to Tackle Unfamiliar Tasks While Caregiving

If you’re a caregiver and need to perform an unfamiliar task, what would you do? ...

A Healthy Caregiver-Patient Relationship is a Win-Win Situation

Caregiving is a lot of work. Caregivers often feel overwhelmed with loads of tasks, and it’s easy to...

Helping Post-Stroke Patients on Their Way to Recovery

Each year, about 800,000 Americans suffer a stroke. Currently, it is the leading cause of long-term ...

Stop the Healthcare Team Struggle

Are you part of a team that takes care of patient needs? If you are a caregiver working in a nursing...

Caring for Heroes Without Capes

We call them heroes. Veterans guard the lines so that we can sleep in peace at night. They risk thei...