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Elephants, Caregivers, and Elder Care

Elephants and eldercare?  Caregivers and elephants? Got your attention? I thought I would write about the unseen, yet apparent, bond that often develops between living intelligent beings when they experience life over time, and the journey toward the otherside.  The … 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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Harvard Pilot Proves Value of Senior Care Auditing Checklist

Many Americans find themselves providing care for elderly loved ones. It seems never anticipated problems endlessly arise, such as maintaining quality of care and juggling long distance caregiving. On top of that, most people do not know how to evaluate or  manage … Continue reading

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Let’s Talk About Care Staff Recruitment and Retention: Part 7 of 7

Welcome back to our final chapter in the Let’s Talk About Looming Crisis series: Part 7. I applaud your tenacity.  Thank you for investing your time and attention on this super important issue of quality care aide recruitment and retention. We … Continue reading

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Let’s Talk About:LOOMING CRISIS: Advanced Retention Methods: Part 6 of 7

Care Aide Advanced Retention Strategies and Solutions   Problem: A good employee is hard to keep Solutions:  1) Change company culture to one of expected internal growth and human engagement.  2) Consciously develop a higher awareness of the importance and … Continue reading

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