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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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Elderly Patients Benefit Most From Fast-Track Rehabilitation After Elective Joint Surgery

    Total Joint Replacement Rehabilitation   Complications of Total Knee Arthroplasty Minimally Invasive Total Hip Arthroplasty NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Fast-track rehabilitation is not only feasible but may be particularly beneficial for patients age 85 and older who undergo … Continue reading

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Securing a Quality Personal Care Workforce

Skyrocketing Demands and High Turnover:  Securing a Quality Personal Care Workforce in Japan Along with the aging population, the demand for direct-care workers is also skyrocketing. In 2000, when national long-term care insurance took effect in Japan, there were 550,000 … Continue reading

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Traveling and the Special Needs Person

It can be just as much fun to travel with a person who lives with a disability as not.  So long as proper planning happens there is no reason why every one can’t make unforgetable travel memories. Use this page … Continue reading

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Question for Dr. CC: How to give good oral care to frail elder

Dear Dr. CC, I am trying to help look after my great grand-father when I can.  Sometimes my grand mother will ask me to clean his teeth when I ask her how I can help.  He does not like to … Continue reading

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PCA Tips for How to Manage Medications

Every good primary caregiver or Personal Care Aide needs to know how to and how not to handle and manage medications for the person who depends upon them for care. Find an excellent (but long) powerpoint on how to responsibly … Continue reading

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CertifiedCare Caregiver Certification Programs Satisfy Fed and State Requirements

The caregiver education and certification programs offered by CertifiedCare.org meet or exceed statutory requirements at the US federal level and  in 43 states plus the District of Columbia.  CertifiedCare accepts students from the United States, Canada, United Kingdom and Australia. … Continue reading

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