Category Archives: Advocacy

Acting as our patients’ / parents’ advocates for home care

There is inherent tension dealing with a policy flawed by its quixotic attempts to distinguish between acute and long-term functional dependencies. Specifically, they need to learn how to tell when needed services are not available because of Medicare regulations and … Continue reading

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Hiring? How to Check a Caregiver’s References

Whether hiring for a loved one (or two) at home or hiring a new employee for a small or large corporate agency, it is important to know who you are really getting. First time hiring or replacing of caregivers can … Continue reading

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Ideas for Loving Up an Elder on Valentine’s Day

Whether you love them with all your heart or kinda just like them, you can make St. Valentine’s Day special for the elder in your care. You do not have to be crafty or clever (or have deep pockets) to … Continue reading

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The difference between Palliative and Hospice Care

It is easy to confuse hospice and palliative care.  They are related sets of services both associated with minimizing or relieving as much as possible the pain and stress associated with life threatening conditions. Both services are intended to support … Continue reading

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Affordable Online Caregiver Certification

Caregivers are busy people.  Busy with work, life, kids and/or other important relationships, and loving care. Caregivers are also watching their wallets.  Professional caregivers do not make much money and informal family caregivers rarely make any from caregiving –  and might have … Continue reading

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Where the 2016 Presidential Candidates stand on caregiver policies

Caregiving typically doesn’t get much lip service on the national political stage, but that appears to be changing in the current presidential race. While much of the candidates’ statements about caregiving during the campaign have focused on childcare, the challenges … Continue reading

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12 Documents Everyone Should have Handy

Questions for Dr. CC Dear Dr. CC, I hoped you would write about what papers people need to have ready if they die or can’t handle their own affairs. I will be the one providing care for my parents who … Continue reading

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