It happens all the time. I answer the telephone to find a distraught ‘Baby Boomer’ on the other end. I listen quietly while they ask the standard questions and then I give them what they really need – comfort, empathy, emotional support and reassurance that they are not alone. How many people do you know […]
Do You Have a Care Plan for Your Elderly Parent?
A Holistic Approach to Home Health Care
Angels There For You™ embraces the philosophy that human beings are made up of spirit, soul (mind, will and emotions) and body. We believe that it is important to meet the needs of the whole person as this leads to better health outcomes. Physical needs are only part of the picture. If we focus on only […]
Living with Arthritis
The term arthritis means “inflammation of the joints”. The word is used to define more than 100 different related conditions. Many think that arthritis is a disease that manifests only in old age. This is not true. This is a condition that can affect anyone at any age. Some of the diseases that are not […]
Hazards of Ammonia from Cat Litter
Air is something we do not see and take so very much for granted. It seems that as long as we’re able to breathe, we don’t pay much attention to the quality of the air we breathe, unless an offensive smell is present. However, offensive smells – or even pleasant smells – (which […]
The Importance of Good Communication
Good communication is the basis of all effective relationships. The better we communicate, the greater the quality of our relationships. Learning to use our words skillfully is important. However, research has shown that our non-verbal communication speaks louder than words. When congruence exists between what we say both verbally and non-verbally, we communicate to others […]
Communicating with a family member suffering from Dementia
In this blog I want to explore how you can better communicate with a loved one suffering from dementia The first thing that caregivers have to understand about communicating with a person suffering from dementia is that they are able to hear and understand you. People with dementia tend to have some form of repetitive […]
Healthy Eating For Seniors
As we age, eating well can also be the key to a positive outlook and staying emotionally balanced. Today I want to talk about healthy eating which might be a lifestyle change for many. The benefits of healthy eating for seniors include increased mental acuteness, resistance to illness and disease, higher energy levels, a more robust […]
Do I Have What It Takes To Be A Professional Caregiver?
With so many caregivers in the field, how do I know if I’m competent and credible in performing my job? Today’s blog will discuss professionalism in the caregiving industry and why we should pay attention to this issue. What Is a Caregiver? A caregiver is someone who provides care in the home for an older, […]