Caring for a loved one at home

Emergency Preparedness

Preparing for an Emergency

Preparing For an Emergency Be Ready, Make a Plan The goal of being prepared for an emergency is to maintain the continuity of your loved ones' care and keep them [...]
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Preventing the Risk of Infection in the Home

Preventing the Risk of Infection at Home If a family member has an infection, they may risk spreading it to a person who is "at risk." The home and surroundings [...]
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Oxygen Therapy & Safety Precautions

Oxygen Therapy & Safety Precautions  Suppose you are taking care of someone with a lung disease such as Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) or Congestive Heart Failure (CHF). In that [...]
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Preventing Fire Hazard in the Home

Preventing a Fire Hazard in the Home  If a fire starts in your home, you will most likely have less than two minutes to escape. Early warning from a smoke [...]
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Safety in The Home

The home is commonplace to care for a family member or relative. That is why safety is a significant concern. In the following pages, you will find some essential safety [...]
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Preventing Falls at Home

Preventing Falls at Home Changes in vision, ability, strength, medication use, and health status can contribute to more falling. Falls are common among older adults and may lead to fractures, [...]
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When Your Loved One is Far Away: Tips for Long-Distance Caregiving

Being a long-distance caregiver is not easy and presents unique challenges.  Although it may at times seem overwhelming or stressful, providing care and support to a family member is one [...]
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Options When Your Loved One Can No Longer Live Safely On Their Own

You may have been caring for your aging loved one for a significant amount of time. Maybe you are just starting on this challenging journey. Either way, realizing that they [...]
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Continuum of Care: The Importance of Seamless, Uninterrupted Care

In life, especially when it comes to health, there are no guarantees. Things can change day-to-day and having a support system, as well as health care system you can rely [...]
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Motivating Your Loved One to Participate in Activities

As your loved ones get older, it is not uncommon to notice that they have developed some feelings of indifference toward their normal activities. Daily activities may become more difficult [...]