How to Spot Changes in Older Adults

Caregivers for older adults need to understand when and how to get assistance. In particular, non-medical caregivers should be clear on when to refer to a registered nurse, and when to call 911 in an emergency. Identifying Changes in an Older Adult’s Condition When...

How to Be a Better Communicator

This is the first in a two part series to help in-home professional caregivers learn the fundamentals of professionalism. This article focuses on how to be a better communicator. Good communication skills are necessary for anyone to be seen and treated as a...

6 Tips to Avoid Family Conflicts

One of the most trying aspects of life comes when a family member is aging. Whether the argument is over driving privileges, housing options, or financial issues, getting older can definitely take its toll on even the closest of families. In order to avoid these kinds...

How to Be Part of an Elder Caregiver Team

This is a multi-part series to help in-home professional non-medical caregivers learn practical non-clinical skills on approaching their day to day professional life. In Part IV, we will discuss your rights as a professional caregiver and your role as a team player....

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