dementia http://1stmeridiancareservices.com/ en Caregiving burnout and how to avoid it http://1stmeridiancareservices.com/article/caregiving-burnout-and-how-avoid-it <span property="schema:name">Caregiving burnout and how to avoid it</span> <span rel="schema:author"><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">admin</span></span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2021-12-08T00:30:35+00:00">Tue, 12/07/2021 - 04:30</span> <div class="layout layout--onecol"> <div class="layout__region layout__region--content"> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <img property="schema:image" src="/sites/default/files/d8/thumbnail/article/Caregiving-burnout-and-how-to-avoid-it.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="Caregiving burnout and how to avoid it" title="Caregiving burnout and how to avoid it" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-thumbnail img-responsive" /> </div> <div property="schema:text" class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p data-pm-slice="1 1 []" dir="auto">Alzheimer's can be a very stressful journey for both the person with Alzheimer's and their caregivers. It can get even more traumatic when caregivers get depressed. In this post, we will give you advice on how to cope with these hardships.</p> <p dir="auto">Let's talk about the different challenges that come from being a caregiver for someone with Alzheimer’s and how to deal with them. The folowing is some advice on how to live a healthy life while caring for someone else who might not have your best interests in mind.</p> <p dir="auto">We'll start by talking about common symptoms of Alzheimer's disease and the progression stages of the disease so that you know what to expect from your loved one over time. Then we'll explain the idea of caregiving burnout and show you some ways to avoid it.</p> <h3 data-pm-slice="1 1 []" dir="auto">What are some of the challenges of caring for someone with Alzheimer's?</h3> <p dir="auto">There are several challenges that family caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s may face. The first challenge is that the person with Alzheimer’s may not be aware of what they are doing, yet their actions still have an impact on those around them. In order to protect themselves from this, the caregivers must learn to anticipate the needs of the person.</p> <p dir="auto">The second challenge is that there is a need for constant caretaking and assisting, which can be time-consuming and exhausting for a caregiver. The last big challenge comes from how frustrating it can be to see a loved one's deteriorating abilities, especially when they seem so much more aware than before.</p> <p dir="auto"> </p> <h3 dir="auto">What are some coping strategies for caregivers?</h3> <p dir="auto">Coping strategies for caregivers are not just limited to the person who is taking care of the patient. Caregivers need to take care of themselves as well. We can focus on our own feelings and needs, avoid burnout, and manage our time well.</p> <p dir="auto">This section will discuss some coping strategies for caregivers, including caring for oneself and avoiding caregiver burnout.</p> <p dir="auto"> </p> <h3 dir="auto">What are the benefits of being a caregiver?</h3> <p dir="auto">Caring for another person can be difficult and challenging. It can be frustrating, exhausting, and sometimes taxing on the caregiver. Being a caregiver is rewarding though. The rewards of being a caregiver are different for each person but they all have the same effect on their lives - to make them better than they were before.</p> <p dir="auto">Some of the benefits of being a caregiver include but are not limited to: providing emotional support, strengthening ties between family members, feeling less lonely, feeling more purposeful in life, getting closer with nature through gardening or feeding animals, and providing care that is needed to your loved ones.</p> <p dir="auto"> </p> <h3 dir="auto">Is there anything that can be done to lessen the effects of Alzheimer's on the caregiver?</h3> <p dir="auto">Alzheimer's is a disease that affects the brain causing memory loss, cognitive difficulties, and behavioral changes. Caregivers are faced with the daunting task of taking care of their loved one with Alzheimer's while trying to keep up with responsibilities like work and caring for other family members.</p> <p dir="auto">The right support can help lessen the effects on caregivers. With the help of support groups, caregivers can share their experiences, learn new skills, and meet other people in similar situations.</p> </div> </div> </div> Wed, 08 Dec 2021 00:30:35 +0000 admin 143 at http://1stmeridiancareservices.com Alzheimer's is myfight, and I can't do it alone.⁣ http://1stmeridiancareservices.com/article/alzheimers-myfight-and-i-cant-do-it-alone <span property="schema:name">Alzheimer&#039;s is myfight, and I can&#039;t do it alone.⁣</span> <span rel="schema:author"><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">admin</span></span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2021-11-24T08:00:00+00:00">Wed, 11/24/2021 - 12:00</span> <div class="layout layout--onecol"> <div class="layout__region layout__region--content"> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <img property="schema:image" src="/sites/default/files/d8/thumbnail/article/Alzheimers-myfight.jpg" width="599" height="400" alt="Alzheimer&#039;s is myfight, and I can&#039;t do it alone.⁣" title="Alzheimer&#039;s is myfight, and I can&#039;t do it alone.⁣" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-thumbnail img-responsive" /> </div> <div property="schema:text" class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p class="lead">If you're caring for someone with Alzheimer's, know that it can be very challenging. Studies show that caregivers often experience symptoms of stress and depression throughout the caregiving process. Regardless of the challenges, you are not alone.</p> <h2 data-pm-slice="1 1 []" dir="auto">How can Alzheimer's caregivers be caring for their loved one?</h2> <p dir="auto">Caregivers have a challenging job. They not only have to care for their loved one, but also spend significant time and energy on the mechanics of caring for them. This article will provide insight into how Alzheimer's caregivers can give themselves a break from the constant demands of <a href="https://1stmeridiancareservices.com/services/home-health">caregiving</a>.</p> <p dir="auto">One of the most important ways that Alzheimer's caregivers can take care of themselves is by delegating tasks to other family members or friends.</p> <h2 dir="auto">What are the most common challenges faced by Alzheimer's caregivers?</h2> <p dir="auto">The most common challenges faced by Alzheimer's caregivers are trying to balance their work with the caregiving, giving up on their personal life, and not being able to participate in activities that they used to enjoy.</p> <p dir="auto">A caregiver is someone who provides unpaid care for a relative with Alzheimer’s disease. As with any illness, there can be many challenges when caring for a person with Alzheimer's. One of the most common is balancing work and <a href="https://1stmeridiancareservices.com/services/home-health">caregiving</a>. Some caregivers have a full-time job outside of taking care of their loved one. Others have a part-time job or have retired from work already but still provide care for their loved one during the day and at night while others take over on weekdays when they're at work. Due to these responsibilities, it can be difficult for some.</p> <h2 dir="auto">What are the signs of stress and depression in Alzheimer's caregivers?</h2> <p data-pm-slice="1 1 []" dir="auto">The symptoms of stress and depression in Alzheimer's caregivers are quite similar. They may experience sleep changes, anxiety, confusion, and irritability. This caregiving responsibility can take a toll on their mental health.</p> <h2 data-pm-slice="1 1 []" dir="auto">How can you take care of yourself while caring for someone with Alzheimer's?</h2> <p data-pm-slice="1 1 []" dir="auto">There are many ways you can take care of yourself while caring for someone with Alzheimer's. The first and most important thing is to get enough rest and exercise. You should also make sure that you're eating a healthy diet and taking the time to do things you enjoy. It's also important not to push yourself too hard, because if you do it'll only make your situation worse.</p> <p dir="auto">Need assistance now? Fill out the form below or call us today. We're here to help because we care.</p> </div> </div> </div> Wed, 24 Nov 2021 08:00:00 +0000 admin 142 at http://1stmeridiancareservices.com When your loved one has Alzheimer's http://1stmeridiancareservices.com/article/when-your-loved-one-has-alzheimers <span property="schema:name">When your loved one has Alzheimer&#039;s</span> <span rel="schema:author"><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">admin</span></span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2021-11-10T19:10:47+00:00">Wed, 11/10/2021 - 11:10</span> <div class="layout layout--onecol"> <div class="layout__region layout__region--content"> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <img property="schema:image" src="/sites/default/files/d8/thumbnail/article/when-your-loved-one-has-alzheimers.jpg" width="500" height="321" alt="When your loved one has Alzheimer&#039;s" title="When your loved one has Alzheimer&#039;s" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-thumbnail img-responsive" /> </div> <div property="schema:text" class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p dir="auto">It can be difficult for family members who find themselves in the caregiver role. It is important to take time for yourself and make sure that you are getting out of the house.</p> <p dir="auto">A caregiver may feel like they are never able to take time for themselves. They can become frustrated, which will only add more stress on their loved one with Alzheimer's. This doesn't just apply to caregivers, but also for parents or siblings of someone with Alzheimer's.</p> <p data-pm-slice="1 1 []" dir="auto">Alzheimer's is a type of dementia where a person has trouble with memory, thinking and behavior. This disease can be difficult to handle as a caregiver because you never know what your loved one will do or say next.</p> <p dir="auto">However, the early stage of Alzheimer's is also known as mild cognitive impairment. In this stage, the person with Alzheimer's may still be able to take care of themselves but might need assistance with other tasks such as managing their finances or making decisions about their personal care.</p> <p dir="auto">The progression from the early stage of Alzheimer's to the late stage can happen quickly or gradually over time. The diagnosis for this disease is usually given at age 60 and progresses slowly for 10 years before it starts to take a toll on daily life.</p> <p dir="auto">1st Meridian Care Services provides <a href="https://1stmeridiancareservices.com/services/home-care">caregiving</a> that Works! Use the form below or give us a call. We're here to help.</p> <p dir="auto">Or, look through some of our other online articles for <a href="https://1stmeridiancareservices.com/alzheimers">tips to caring for a loved one with alzheimer’s disease</a>.</p> </div> </div> </div> Wed, 10 Nov 2021 19:10:47 +0000 admin 141 at http://1stmeridiancareservices.com You need a break from caring for your loved one http://1stmeridiancareservices.com/article/you-need-break-caring-your-loved-one <span property="schema:name">You need a break from caring for your loved one</span> <span rel="schema:author"><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">admin</span></span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2021-10-14T07:00:00+00:00">Thu, 10/14/2021 - 12:00</span> <div class="layout layout--onecol"> <div class="layout__region layout__region--content"> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <img property="schema:image" src="/sites/default/files/d8/thumbnail/article/respite-care-for-your-loved-one.jpg" width="750" height="500" alt="Caregiver who needs a break from caring" title="You need a break from caring for your loved one" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-thumbnail img-responsive" /> </div> <div property="schema:text" class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p data-pm-slice="1 1 []" dir="auto">Alzheimer’s and Dementia are the most common form of Age-related Mental Impairment (AMI). These conditions cannot be cured, but they can be managed, and there is hope. 1st Meridian Care Services provides respite care.</p> <p dir="auto">Respite care is a break for caregivers to take care of themselves. You need a break from caring for your loved one. If they need assistance, then we can provide a caregiver.</p> <p dir="auto">One of the main challenges that Alzheimer’s patients face is lack of mobility. It becomes difficult for them to bathe themselves or even walk down the stairs on their own. Our caregivers are trained to help Alzheimer’s patients with daily grooming and hygiene needs, bathing and showering, as well as walking. Reminders are also an important tool for people with Alzheimer's and Dementia; because we know that they could forget something at any moment.</p> <p data-pm-slice="1 1 []" dir="auto">1st Meridian Care Services are experts in the field of providing Alzheimer's and Dementia care. For over 15 years, our organization has been assisting families with this difficult time in their lives.</p> </div> </div> </div> Thu, 14 Oct 2021 07:00:00 +0000 admin 140 at http://1stmeridiancareservices.com Improve life through companionship and care http://1stmeridiancareservices.com/article/improve-life-through-companionship-and-care <span property="schema:name">Improve life through companionship and care</span> <span rel="schema:author"><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">admin</span></span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2021-09-30T07:00:00+00:00">Thu, 09/30/2021 - 12:00</span> <div class="layout layout--onecol"> <div class="layout__region layout__region--content"> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <img property="schema:image" src="/sites/default/files/d8/thumbnail/article/improve-life-through-companionship-and-care.jpg" width="755" height="500" alt="Elderly woman on a swing talking to caring husband" title="Improve life through companionship and care" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-thumbnail img-responsive" /> </div> <div property="schema:text" class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p data-pm-slice="1 1 []" dir="auto">The role of <a href="/services/home-care">caregiver</a> can be a physically and emotionally demanding job. It is the caregiver’s responsibility to provide care for a person with Alzheimer's or dementia. They will need to help them with daily tasks such as bathing, eating, and dressing.</p> <p dir="auto">In order to maintain their own physical and mental wellbeing, they will need time off from the responsibilities of being a caregiver. This is why it is crucial to have a support network in place that can help take on some of those responsibilities.</p> <p dir="auto"><a href="/alzheimers">Alzheimer's</a> disease comes with many challenges for both the person living with <a href="/dementia">dementia</a> and their caregivers. With the help of caregivers, the quality of life for people living with Alzheimer's or dementia can be improved immensely through companionship and physical care.</p> <p dir="auto">1st Meridian Home Care is a professional caregiving agency with caregivers that are trained and supervised by a registered nurse (RN), who also makes supervisory drop-in visits.</p> <p data-pm-slice="1 1 []" dir="auto"><a href="/services/home-care">Homecare</a> is a system that helps to provide care and support to people with Alzheimer's or dementia in their own homes. These programs help patients with everyday tasks such as cooking, cleaning, and medication adherence.</p> <p data-pm-slice="1 1 []" dir="auto">Our difference is that our leadership team works daily with our clients and families. Our model has been developed by living the experience every day and improving as we go. Our 30+ years of combined expertise teaches us that we haven’t learned it all, but we continue to move forward providing a full spectrum of support for our client and their family. <a href="/contact">Contact us</a> today for a no charge in-home or hospital assessment.</p> </div> </div> </div> Thu, 30 Sep 2021 07:00:00 +0000 admin 139 at http://1stmeridiancareservices.com Alzheimer's Caregivers Make a Difference http://1stmeridiancareservices.com/article/alzheimers-caregivers-make-difference <span property="schema:name">Alzheimer&#039;s Caregivers Make a Difference</span> <span rel="schema:author"><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">admin</span></span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2021-09-16T07:00:00+00:00">Thu, 09/16/2021 - 12:00</span> <div class="layout layout--onecol"> <div class="layout__region layout__region--content"> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <img property="schema:image" src="/sites/default/files/d8/thumbnail/article/alzheimers-caregivers-make-difference.jpg" width="749" height="500" alt="Couple holding hands affectionately" title="Alzheimer&#039;s Caregivers Make a Difference" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-thumbnail img-responsive" /> </div> <div property="schema:text" class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p data-pm-slice="1 1 []" dir="auto">Alzheimer's is a progressive brain disease that slowly damages the memory and thinking skills.</p> <p dir="auto">A <a href="/services/home-care">caregiver</a> is someone who provides care for someone who cannot care for themselves. The caregiver may be taking care of the person in their own home or at the hospital. There are many Alzheimer's patients who live at home with their caregivers to help them take care of all their needs.</p> <p dir="auto">A caregiver’s job is very important because they can be providing any type of medical attention to this person, such as monitoring fluid intake, changing diapers, and administering medication to name just a few. Most importantly, they can provide emotional support by talking to them and playing games with them when they know that the person wants company. They also need to make sure that they provide good nutrition by making sure that the person is eating healthy meals on a regular basis.</p> <p data-pm-slice="1 1 []" dir="auto">Caregivers in the home of a person with Alzheimer's or dementia can make a difference. They provide companionship and support in day-to-day activities and often serve as the primary caregiver before the patient is hospitalized or <a href="/services/placement-services">institutionalized</a>.</p> <p dir="auto">A study found that when caregivers are educated about cognitive disorders such as Alzheimer’s, they are more equipped for providing care to their loved ones. This can be done by simply reading articles on dementia or watching short videos that explain the condition.</p> </div> </div> </div> Thu, 16 Sep 2021 07:00:00 +0000 admin 138 at http://1stmeridiancareservices.com When you're loved one has Alzheimer's and you are the Caregiver http://1stmeridiancareservices.com/article/when-youre-loved-one-has-alzheimers-and-you-are-caregiver <span property="schema:name">When you&#039;re loved one has Alzheimer&#039;s and you are the Caregiver</span> <span rel="schema:author"><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">admin</span></span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2021-07-19T16:37:13+00:00">Mon, 07/19/2021 - 09:37</span> <div class="layout layout--onecol"> <div class="layout__region layout__region--content"> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <img property="schema:image" src="/sites/default/files/d8/thumbnail/article/parent-alzheimers-caregiver.jpg" width="768" height="512" alt="Dad with Alzheimer&#039;s" title="Parent with Alzheimer&#039;s" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-thumbnail img-responsive" /> </div> <div property="schema:text" class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p data-pm-slice="1 1 []" dir="auto">You may have the urge to reprimand your loved one for forgetting things. That is a natural reaction, but it will not help. Instead, try to find ways to encourage them to go on and enjoy their day.</p> <p dir="auto">My Dad was diagnosed with Alzheimer's in 1995 when he was 64 years old. He was a successful businessman who owned a chain of grocery stores and had no time or patience for his children or their accomplishments. He worked seven days a week and expected everyone else to do the same.</p> <p dir="auto">He stopped driving at 65 so we knew something was wrong before the diagnosis, but he kept insisting that he wasn't sick, just tired. He would stay up until 3 am reading the Wall Street Journal on his computer and then argue with me about why I should be home studying instead.</p> <p dir="auto">"To be a caregiver for someone with Alzheimer’s disease is to be a caretaker and protector. We are their advocate, their cheerleader, their coach, and the one who comforts them when they are scared."</p> <p dir="auto">This quote speaks to the difficulties of caring for someone who is suffering from Alzheimer's disease. They need your help to do what they want or need to do everyday. This can be difficult if they are not a person who was responsible in the past. So as a caregiver you should try and remember that it takes patience and understanding.</p> <p dir="auto"><a href="https://1stmeridiancareservices.com/alzheimers" title="Alzheimer's articles">Click here to learn more about caring for those with Alzheimer's.</a></p> </div> </div> </div> Mon, 19 Jul 2021 16:37:13 +0000 admin 133 at http://1stmeridiancareservices.com Is Your Caregiver Doing a Good Job? http://1stmeridiancareservices.com/article/your-caregiver-doing-good-job <span property="schema:name">Is Your Caregiver Doing a Good Job?</span> <span rel="schema:author"><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">admin</span></span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2021-05-27T07:00:00+00:00">Thu, 05/27/2021 - 12:00</span> <div class="layout layout--onecol"> <div class="layout__region layout__region--content"> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <img property="schema:image" src="/sites/default/files/d8/thumbnail/article/is-your-caregiver-doing-a-good-job.jpg" width="767" height="500" alt="Is Your Caregiver Doing a Good Job" title="Is Your Caregiver Doing a Good Job" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-thumbnail img-responsive" /> </div> <div property="schema:text" class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>Once you have hired a caregiver, you will be confronted with a brand new challenge: determining if the person you have entrusted your loved one's well being to is doing a fantastic job.</p> <p>It can be a tricky task, one that is made harder by the complex mix of emotions which accompany hiring outside help. You might start to feel as though you are always on the edge of another possible crisis.</p> <p>Luckily, there are ways to fend off the freak out and figure out if a caregiver is doing the job you hired them to do. Thoroughly check any independent caregivers or service you hire is the first step to making certain a <a href="https://1stmeridiancareservices.com/services/home-care">home care</a> professional will work well, once they are on the job. Sadly, no quantity of background research will assure that everything will run smoothly.</p> <p>The very best way to assess a hired helper would be to stop by, unannounced, and check to see exactly how things are going. Long distance caregivers might not be capable to do that as often as the ones who live close by.</p> <h2>Here are a couple of questions to ask during a drop-in:</h2> <ol> <li>Is the care plan being followed? There should always be a formal care plan set up before the caregiver enters the door on the first day. Any deviation from the plan, unless they had been previously discussed, shouldn't be tolerated.<br />  </li> <li>Does my cherished one appear safe and well adjusted? Unless of course there are real signs of mistreatment or abuse, it can occasionally be difficult to gauge whether or not a senior is secure with a new caregiver. Look for behavioral signs in your cherished one like withdrawing, or reluctance to speak about the time spent with the caregiver.<br />  </li> <li>Is my loved one's well being being improved? The ultimate aim of <a href="https://1stmeridiancareservices.com/services/home-care">home care</a> would be to improve an elder's well being. Members of the family should attempt to determine whether or not their loved one's presence is being markedly improved by a caregiver's presence.<br />  </li> <li>Is my cherished one expressing concern? In case your cherished one is of sound mind plus they express concern about the guardian you should explore the problem with the agency office, instead of addressing the caregiver directly. This may assist in avoiding conflicts and make the correction process go smoothly for everyone involved. Bear in mind that if an elder suffers from a disease that impairs their cognitive abilities they might be predisposed towards making unintentional false accusations against a caregiver. In these situations, it is important to remember to take your loved one's complaints seriously, but allow for the possibility that their illness might be impacting their capability to comprehend what the caregiver is doing and why.<br />  </li> <li>Does the caregiver communicate well? Communication is important to maintaining a secure, effective relationship with a care provider. It is essential for everybody involved with the care process to be professional, open and honest.<br />  </li> <li> <div>Does the caregiver seems invested in the well being of my beloved one? Is the caregiver careful to your loved one's requirements? Do they keep a serene, concerned demeanor when dealing with difficult behaviors?<br />  </div> </li> <li> <div>Is the caregiver dependable? Do they show up to the home on time and ready to work? Do they frequently have to possess other care providers cover their change? You ought to be capable to expect reasonable amount of consistency from professionals care providers, too much turnover could be stressful for your loved one.<br />  </div> </li> <li> <div>Does the agency keep tabs on their caregivers? Most reputable <a href="https://1stmeridiancareservices.com/services/home-care">home care</a> agencies may have supervisors who'll come from the home on a daily basis, sometimes declared, sometimes unannounced, to check and ensure the caregiver is following the maintenance plan and also to see how an elder is doing.<br />  </div> </li> </ol> <div> <div>While it is important to ensure your cherished one is getting the best care, it is equally crucial to avoid prematurely pulling the plug on the notion of professional home maintenance. It isn't uncommon for an elder to have to go through several care providers before they find one they are comfortable with.</div>   <div>If a pro caregiver had to be hired in a hurry, they might not be the best fit to your cherished one, but that does not mean that the entire notion of home maintenance would be a bust. Agencies may miss the mark when matching care providers with care receivers, particularly if the mature suffers from a mood changing disease like depression or Alzheimer's.</div> <div> </div> <div>Eventually though, it is important to trust your gut with regards to hiring and firing professionals <a href="https://1stmeridiancareservices.com/services/home-care">home care</a> providers. In case your instincts are telling you something's wrong, then you might choose to dig a little deeper before employing an individual or an agency.</div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Thu, 27 May 2021 07:00:00 +0000 admin 128 at http://1stmeridiancareservices.com Helping a Senior Adjust to a New Caregiver http://1stmeridiancareservices.com/article/helping-senior-adjust-new-caregiver <span property="schema:name">Helping a Senior Adjust to a New Caregiver</span> <span rel="schema:author"><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">admin</span></span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2021-04-29T19:20:31+00:00">Thu, 04/29/2021 - 12:20</span> <div class="layout layout--onecol"> <div class="layout__region layout__region--content"> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <img property="schema:image" src="/sites/default/files/d8/thumbnail/article/helping-a-senior-adjust-to-a-new-caregiver.jpg" width="750" height="500" alt="Helping a Senior Adjust to a New Caregiver" title="Dealing with a home care service" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-thumbnail img-responsive" /> </div> <div property="schema:text" class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>You'll learn what to expect out of a normal <a href="https://1stmeridiancareservices.com/services/home-care">home care</a> experience, as well as strategies for addressing common problems that may arise, like the way to assist a beloved one get used to some brand new caregiver and the best way to figure out if a caregiver is doing their job correctly.</p> <p>While it would be wonderful if your cherished one along with their caregiver hit it off right away, this isn’t normally the case. The relationship between a professional caregiver and an elder is one that must be grounded in trust and progressively strengthened with time.</p> <p>One way you, as a family member, can ease the crucial knowledge gathering procedure is by being prepared to answer questions regarding your cherished one’s health conditions, care needs, likes and dislikes.</p> <p>The <a href="https://1stmeridiancareservices.com/services/home-care">home care</a> provider you choose should spend some time to get to know your cherished one and ensure that the men and women who will be looking after them have compatible personalities. As well as getting to know their core group of care providers, your precious one needs to also have an chance to develop at least a basic connection together with the substitutes who will fill in whenever a regularly-scheduled caregiver is unable to.</p> <p>You might help ease the relationship building process by listening to your beloved one’s ideas and opinions about their care providers, and informing the <a href="https://1stmeridiancareservices.com/services/rn-care-manager">care advisor</a> if you feel a certain match-up isn’t working. Once these connections click into place, the resistance your loved one has to accepting a person in their home should diminish significantly. 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