It is challenging to be a caregiver, but it is an extra obstacle trying to do it from a distance. Creating a contact list, collecting important information, making visits productive, looking into public benefits online, getting help with managing the
Palliative care is also known as supportive care. Many people believe it is the same as hospice care and it means end of life, but it is different. Palliative care offers medical and related treatment towards living as well and
As a caregiver, it is important to pay attention to the nutrition of your loved one. Malnutrition is a serious senior health issue. Look for the warning signs and help your loved one avoid poor nutrition.
A diet lacking in nutrients
There comes a point when you may recognize that your loved one requires constant supervision and/or assistance with everyday activities. You may also realize that to take care of any business outside the home you may need to hire some
Snowmen make people smile. They remind people of all ages of their youth – happy simple times when you went outside to play in the snow and those magical times when you had enough to roll big balls into rounded
Attaining sound financial decisions for another person can be very overwhelming, particularly when it comes to health care. Selecting the right Medicare plan for your loved one is critical during the year’s annual enrollment, but out-of-pocket costs are not covered
Chief Medical Officer Laura Patel, MD attended the 2016 CAPC conference. Below are some excerpts from her Pallimed blog post.
1. Palliative care is about the relief of suffering. This requires a multifaceted approach and is something that case management-based or disease
If you are new to caregiving, you may have heard of geriatric care managers and have no idea what they are. A geriatric care manager is a professional who helps you and your loved one find resources, make decisions, and
When we think about what makes a good healthcare agency, the magic “Q” word has to be part of the explanation. To which “Q” word am I referring? To Quality.
We know what it feels like when we experience an agency
When it starts, you may not even know you are doing it. It begins as simply attending a doctor’s office visit with your loved one, or assisting with the confusing array of medications on the kitchen counter. It may not