You Became A Kinship Caregiver

When your loved one came home from the hospital, you became a brand new kinship caregiver and while in the beginning you were as proud as can be at having been entrusted by the individual, your family, and the physicians with the care, the novelty of the situation may have begun to wear of. In the beginning...

The Ins And Outs Of Respite Care

Respite care is short-term, temporary care given to someone in need when the primary caregiver is in need of a break. The respite care is given in-home or outside of the home. Respite care’s purpose is to give the primary caregiver a break from their care giving responsibilities. The respite care may...

When Respite Care Becomes Part Of Your Hospice Arrangement

Hospice care is defined generally as in home care to a terminally ill patient whose disease has progressed to such an extent that it is likely to have her or him succumb to its ravages within six months or less. The goal of hospice care is to permit the patient to die in the comforts of home, surrounded by...

Procedural Questions Any Respite Care Agency Needs To Answer Up Front

Contracting with a respite care agency is a somewhat time consuming process, but by doing the homework ahead of time, you are certain not to have regrets and worries later on. Additionally, knowing exactly what kind of care is provided during a normal respite care visit and what kind of care is not included...

Respite Care Volunteers Help Overcome Depression

A patient who may not have an illness exclusively confined to the body quite frequently requires comprehensive in home kinship care. The devoted family member must be willing to not only handle the physical aspects of everyday care, but she or he must also be conscientious about giving the patient...

Postpartum Mothers In Need Of Respite Care

Mothers who have recently given birth often need respite care in the first few days or weeks after the birth, especially if the birth was a difficult one, if there were medical problems with the birth or if the mom or baby had medical issues upon discharge. Respite care for postpartum moms allows the new...

Respite Care Empowers Caregivers Of Patients Suffering With Clinical Depression

The tension that develops between a caregiver and a patient is sometimes acerbated by secondary clinical issues, such as clinical depression. Any form of mental illness that is coupled with a physical ailment may make kinship care giving an obstacle course and those currently attempting to help the patient...

Five Reasons The Alzheimer Association Suggests Caregivers Utilize Respite Care

Alzheimer’s disease is an illness that has been known to cause fear and loathing in the hearts of family members and patients alike. There is little way of preventing it and even less way of figuring out if one person will be affected with this ailment in the future or not. Perhaps worst of all is the...

Overcoming Elder Depression With Respite Care

Elder care is a term that is becoming more of a glamorized news term. Amidst a population that is living longer and subsequently will become subject to a host of illnesses and treatment needs that may have been unheard of a few short decades ago, the sudden emergence of a condition known as elder depression...

Respite Worker Skills Developments

Do you have what it takes to work as a respite worker? Respite worker skills developments take on a cornucopia of different methods and while some agencies require you to have an advanced degree in a related field; others do not make this a prerequisite for employment. Generally speaking, the skills...
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