How to be a Professional Eldercare Provider

When my mother came home from rehab, we hired a caregiver to come in. Though, we lived together and I worked from home, Mom needed a little extra help than I was able to give. The professional eldercare provider who came in to help was great. However, she was also...

How to Help Adults Use the Bathroom

This is a multi-part series to help caregivers learn how to help older adults with their personal care. Activities of Daily Living, or ADLs, are basic self-care tasks. In Part IV, we will focus on how to help adults use the bathroom. Assist Toileting Elders or Using a...

How to Help an Adult with Personal Hygiene

This is a multi-part series to help caregivers learn how to assist older adults with their personal care. Activities of Daily Living, or ADLs, are basic self-care tasks. In this part, we focus on aiding an elder with personal hygiene. Good personal hygiene is one of...

How to Find a Compatible Doctor For Seniors

An elder can easily get discouraged with all the research coming out about doctors for seniors. Doctors provide unrealistic prognoses, not discussing hospice, ignoring advance directives and generally setting the stage for a traumatic and painful death. Not all...

How to Assist Adults with Eating and Drinking

This is a multi-part series to help caregivers learn how to assist older adults with their personal care. Activities of Daily Living, or ADLs, are basic self-care tasks – go to https://burniva.com/. Here, we will focus on how and why we help by using ADLs. We’ll...

Why CareAcademy is Expanding into Eldercare

If you have been following CareAcademy, you may have noticed that we’ve begun posting a lot on Twitter and on Facebook about the issues elders face. For a company that started primarily in childcare and serving nannies you might be asking, “What’s happening?” When we...

The Three Best Ways to Prevent the Flu

We are in the throes of flu season now. This illness—a really, really bad cold along with fever and sometimes vomiting and diarrhea—can be not only miserable, but dangerous. Every year thousands of people end up in the hospital with complications, and some die....

Mothering: 5 Things They Never Told Me

We have all done it. As soon as we find out we are pregnant, we download the pregnancy apps, read all the recommended books, and excitedly read through Pinterest about bringing your newborn home. We really believe we can prepare ourselves for adjusting our entire...

Are We Over Scheduling Our Children?

I have heard parents and caregivers complain about how busy they are driving their children around to their different activities. Some of them express annoyance that they cannot go on family trips because of the sports schedules. Yet, we the parents and...

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