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Homewatch CareGivers Blog


  • Diabetes & Nutrition

    Feb 24, 2015
    March is National Nutrition Month and also American Diabetes Alert Day occurs, thus a perfect opportunity to look at the relationship between food and diabetes.
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  • Technology for All Ages

    Feb 24, 2015
    There are many opportunities for people over the age of 50 to learn how to get the most out their technological devices for more meaningful experiences.
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  • Caring Together: Social Workers and Caregivers

    Feb 24, 2015
    Social work and caregiving have a lot in common and often work together to improve the lives of those in need of assistance.
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  • The Importance of Uniting in Safety

    Feb 24, 2015
    Taking measures to remain safe in one’s home is a key part of maintaining independence.
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  • You Gotta Have Heart

    Jan 26, 2015
    February is National Heart Month, and during this month is also a single day, National Wear Red Day on Feb. 6, to bring attention to the facts about heart disease in women.
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  • Make ‘Em Laugh

    Jan 26, 2015
    What’s so funny about caregiving? Caring for a loved one with dementia is not particularly amusing, but some family caregivers are finding that a dose of humor is just what everyone involved needs.
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  • Putting a Price on the Cost of Care

    Jan 26, 2015
    It’s usually the first question an adult son or daughter asks when researching home care for their elder parent: “How much does it cost?”
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  • Caregiving for the LGBT Population

    Jan 26, 2015
    When a person requires care in the home, their needs typically do not have gender, racial or sexual orientation distinctions, but for people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) there are concerns when it comes to receiving care.
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  • Is Now the Time for Professional Care?

    Jan 02, 2015
    There comes a time in helping an elder loved one when it becomes clear that there is a need for professional help. Yet this may not always be possible or sustainable for loved ones only.
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  • Changes in Aging Care in 2015

    Jan 02, 2015
    We invited thought leaders and experts in the fields of dementia and care for elders to share their insight into what changes are expected in 2015.
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  • The Gift of Getting Away for Caregivers

    Jan 02, 2015
    An award-winning poet has created a non-profit that gifts vacations to long-term caregivers.
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  • Make Resolutions You Truly Care About

    Jan 02, 2015
    The new year is a time for reflection and possibly new beginnings at any stage of life. While a new year’s resolution can seem contrived, it can also be incredibly meaningful and lead to greater happiness and fulfillment in life.
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  • What's Your Purpose?

    Dec 04, 2014
    Valorie Burton, a best-selling author, professional speaker and life coach. Her latest book is Get Unstuck, Be Unstoppable shares her wisdom about living a life with purpose and meaning.
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  • Living an Independent Life without Isolation

    Dec 04, 2014
    Surveys show that people prefer to maintain their independence and continue to live in their own home rather than relocate as they age. Yet this needs to happen in a way that does not lead to isolation.
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  • Sharing Holiday Traditions in the Kitchen

    Dec 04, 2014
    Whether you celebrate Christmas, Chanukah or another holiday at this time of year, it’s a wonderful time to gather together with loved ones and share a delicious meal.
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  • You Don't Have to Do It All

    Dec 04, 2014
    While the holidays can be a time of joy, togetherness, gratitude and renewed faith for many people this can also be a busy time with longer to-do lists--especially for family caregivers. Sometimes the best gift is giving yourself permission to do less.
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  • Coming Home to Care

    Nov 03, 2014
    Veterans of every generation may need care at some time in their lives—maybe due to war-related injuries or simply because of age many years after their service had ended. Providing care to these veterans is a special experience for their caregivers.
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  • Connect the Dots: Lowering Hospital Readmission Risks for COPD Patients

    Nov 03, 2014
    There are new healthcare reform laws that are encouraging hospitals to decrease readmission rates for people with certain diseases, including COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder).
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  • Changes with Alzheimer's

    Oct 30, 2014
    Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive illness that brings with it ongoing changes in the person who has it and changes for their loved ones providing support and care.
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  • Taking Care of You

    Oct 30, 2014
    November is National Family CareGivers Month, sponsored by the Caregiver Action Network as a time to recognize all of those loving people who are providing time, care, and comfort to those who need assistance.
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