Tag Archives: Dr. Cathleen Carr

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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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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How to Distinguish Forgetfulness from Alzheimer’s Disease: Solutions to Normal Memory Shortfalls

You can’t find your glasses, keys or the right word.  You forget an appointment or name of a familiar pet, object or person. You’ve already forgotten the name of the nice person who was just introduced to you a minute … Continue reading

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In-Home Therapies Can Decrease Dementia Symptoms and Caregiver Stress

Nonpharmacological interventions administered in a home setting can significantly lower the severity and frequency of behavioral and psychological symptoms in patients with dementia, an Australian research suggests. In addition, the meta-analysis showed that the interventions also improved reactions by the … 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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Let’s Talk About: The Looming Crisis: Mentoring for Retention: Part 5 of 7

Benefits and Blessings of Mentoring for Retention Building long-term relationships with new hires will reduce your turnover rate, as well as: Create trust Support and encourage staff Make your team feel secure and valued The Value of Community Relations The … Continue reading

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