Family

Sep 29, 2016

Caregivers Need Vacation Too

2016-09-29T12:25:49-04:00September 29th, 2016|Caregivers, Elderly Senior Care, Family, Home Care Assistance, Home Health Care, Senior Health Care, Senior Living|

Even Family Caregivers Need Time Off As swarms of people from other states descend on Florida for fun in the sun, many Floridians are in desperate need of a vacation, themselves. The beauty of palm trees and the ocean are barely noticed by those caring for family members alone, without respite. With little hope of even a [...]

Jun 20, 2016

Analyzing the Relationship Between the Patient, the Family, and the Home Health Caregiver

2016-06-20T12:21:59-04:00June 20th, 2016|Alzheimer's, Assisted Living, Caregivers, Elderly Senior Care, Family, Health Care, Home Care Assistance, Home Health Care, Senior Health Care|

Analyzing the Relationship Between the Patient, the Family, and the Home Health Caregiver Medication Management "Will you send the same aide all the time?" is one of the most frequent requests made to home health care managers. Patients and families place great priority on consistency, reliability, and familiarity of caregivers. In fact, if the total [...]

May 5, 2016

Adult Child and Aged Parent Living Together Again

2016-05-05T22:13:10-04:00May 5th, 2016|Aging Seniors, Caregivers, Elderly Senior Care, Family, Home Health Care, Senior Health Care, Senior Living|

   I’m seeing a trend in South Florida towards the return of multiple family generations living together again. This type of living situation was historically common up until about the 1950’s. However, the population trend in Florida was traditionally boosted by retirees relocating here, without their adult children. So it is unusual to see generations of families [...]

Mar 14, 2016

Explaining Alzheimer’s To a Child

2016-03-14T13:11:21-04:00March 14th, 2016|Aging Seniors, Alzheimer's, Dementia, Family, Love, Senior Living|

Children can be very curious about physical changes and demeanor alterations, especially when they notice this about a family member. Children also ask remarkably frank questions about these changes. "Why can't Grandpa remember my name?" "Why does that lady have to take care of Grandpa?" "What's wrong with Grandpa?" "When will Grandpa get better and play with [...]