1703, 2016

Protecting Yourself During Allergy Season

By |March 17th, 2016|

Allergy season is right around the corner! Here are some ways to avoid those awful symptoms: KNOW YOUR TRIGGERS! Get plenty of rest Stay hydrated Eat healthily Avoid going outside, if possible, on dry, windy days or days with a high pollen count.  The best time to go outside [...]

701, 2016


By |January 7th, 2016|

Medication Safety in Home Care I would like to point out that, first of all, our CNA's are not allowed to administer medications. We can remind clients to take medications and observe for proper self-administration by the clients. We have noticed some improper administration and I'd like to touch [...]

701, 2016


By |January 7th, 2016|

When it comes to healthcare, grief and loss is easily misunderstood. When working on my care plans for nursing school, I had to address this topic.  I'd ask the client if they had lost anyone recently, and they would say no then I would write 'client not experiencing grief or [...]

1008, 2015


By |August 10th, 2015|

A part of helping a loved one maintain independence is encouraging them to do the things that they can still do.  As caregivers, we are all guilty of doing too much for someone out of either love or convenience.  Often times, we find ourselves wanting to wait on someone hand and foot.  Other [...]

2407, 2015


By |July 24th, 2015|

When to Take Away the Keys As we age, health conditions can affect our ability to drive safely.  It can be an issue with vision or hearing, or an inability to react to sudden traffic changes, like with Parkinson’s Disease or dementia.  Some people give up driving on their own [...]

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