Entries by Physicians Choice

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Taking the Car Away From an Elderly Parent

Taking the Car Away From an Elderly Parent Talking to an elderly parent about giving up the car keys can be very traumatic for both the parent and the adult child. Parents see losing their ability to drive as losing their independence and adult children wonder if they are doing the right thing. They also […]

CNA, LPN, RN: Who Will Best Care for My Elderly Parent?

CNA, LPN, RN: Who Will Best Care for My Elderly Parent? Making the decision to hire in-home care for an elderly parent can be overwhelming. No matter how sure you are that you have made the right decision to keep your loved one at home, there are still a number of unknowns. One of the […]

Home Care Options Explained

Home Care Options Explained There are several options available to those who have an elderly parent being cared for at home. You can find a list of resources that will help explain the language that caregivers use when designing an in home care program. One article in particular is worth digging into further. Home Care […]

Hiring a Caregiver for In-Home Help

Links to help with Hiring a Caregiver for In-Home Help When a family hires an in-home caregiver to take care of an elderly parent or loved one, they are often unfamiliar with what type of care their parent needs. The process can especially overwhelming when a family is unfamiliar with the types of caregivers available. The […]

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Keeping Your Parent at Home

Keeping Your Parent at Home Conventional wisdom is that seniors want to stay in their home but this is often not feasible due to the cost involved with providing in home care. Most articles compare the costs of in home health care vs. assisted living or nursing homes. These articles are filled with gloom and […]

Why Do Caregivers Leave?

Why Do Caregivers Leave? Caregiver Turnover isn’t only a problem for a home healthcare agency. It’s a problem for patients and their families looking for consistent care. In the article “40+ Reasons Caregivers Leave and the High Cost of Caregiver Turnover” outlines an impressive number of reasons why a talented caregiver may leave an employer […]

Coping with Changing Caregivers

News to Note These are some of the best links from our in home assisted living feeds. This month we’re focusing on the most important piece of caregiving – the caregivers. Specifically from the perspective of the patient. http://www.parentsinapinch.com/news/blog/coping-with-changing-caregivers/ Read this because it addresses changes kids have to deal with in changing caregivers. There is […]