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How to Prevent Falling: 4 Reasons to Hire a Caregiver

Posted by SRHH Staff on Apr 20, 2018 10:00:00 AM

If you help care for an elderly relative or friend, you are probably concerned about them falling. It’s understandable; when an older person falls, there can be very serious complications. And one out of four older people falls each year.

Hiring a caregiver can go a long way in protecting your loved one, as well as giving you some peace of mind. If you're wondering how to prevent falling, hiring a caregiver is great place to start.

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5 Common Causes of Falls in the Elderly

Posted by SRHH Staff on Apr 6, 2018 10:00:00 AM

For the elderly, falling down can be devastating. Older people are at far greater risk of broken 

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How Hiring a Caregiver Can Provide Consistent Emotional Care

Posted by SRHH Staff on Mar 23, 2018 10:00:00 AM

It’s not easy to give up your sense of independence. If someone you love is no longer able to care for themselves, it can present challenges in every facet of their life. It can be clear that they might need daily medical assistance or help cooking, cleaning and grooming. What’s less obvious is what they could be going through emotionally.

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How to Find the Right Private Duty Caregiver For Your Loved One

Posted by SRHH Staff on Mar 9, 2018 10:00:00 AM

Hiring a private duty caretaker can feel overwhelming. How will you pay for it? How often do you or your loved one need assistance? And how will you find the best person for the job?

The relationship with a private duty caregiver is very important, for both patients and their families. Here is what to look for when you begin searching for a caregiver:

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4 Things to Consider If Your Loved One Needs Care at Home

Posted by SRHH Staff on Feb 23, 2018 10:00:00 AM

Home is a great source of comfort for most of us. This can be especially true if you or someone you love is limited in their ability to care for themself. If you are helping to care for a sick, injured or elderly loved one, homecare is a wonderful option. Home-based caregiving brings the support and therapy right to their home. 

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Need Homecare Assistance? What to Look For in a Provider

Posted by SRHH Staff on Feb 9, 2018 10:00:00 AM

Homecare offers the opportunity for your loved one to stay in a comfortable, familiar environment -- their home -- even when simple, daily tasks become too challenging.

Finding the best senior homecare provider requires a multifaceted approach. Of course, physical needs are a priority. A senior living at home might need help cooking, cleaning, bathing or dressing.

But overall care should include well-being, comfort and companionship. When you’re looking for a homecare provider for your loved one, these are some of the things you should check off:

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4 Ways Home Care Providers Improve Seniors' Quality of Life

Posted by SRHH Staff on Jan 26, 2018 10:00:00 AM

Home care providers are just one link in the chain of communication and coordination for someone who requires home care.

There are a number of benefits to having home care providers, but we have provided four essential ones for you in this article.

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Companionship Helps Seniors Adjust After a Loss of Independence

Posted by SRHH Staff on Jan 12, 2018 10:00:00 AM

Care for senior citizens often focuses on the more obvious physical needs.

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The Power of Companionship in Home Health Care

Posted by SRHH Staff on Dec 22, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Many times, the focus for caring for loved ones at home is physical needs. These include activities of daily living, such as cooking, cleaning, and grooming, as well as medical treatment or therapy.

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Why At Home Healthcare Requires Coordination and Communication

Posted by SRHH Staff on Dec 8, 2017 10:00:00 AM

We perform a variety of activities every day. These include cooking, cleaning, bathing, dressing, or grooming. We don’t realize how much we do them until, suddenly, we need help with them.

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