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Senior Care Acronyms Every Caregiver Should Know

Published: 12/14/2012 by Carrie Steckl, Ph.D. in Caregiving

From “AAA” to “SNF,” the senior care arena is filled with acronyms that can make coordinating senior care feel like completing a New York Times crossword puzzle. To take some of the mystery out of senior care, here are some key acronyms every caregiver should know.

Six Tips for Working with Home Care Aides

Published: 11/19/2012 by Carrie Steckl, Ph.D. in Caregiving

So, you’ve decided to bring in a home care aide – congratulations! You’ve taken a big step toward reducing your caregiving load while also providing some extra care and new experiences for your loved one.

In order to be an effective caregiver for a mesothelioma patient, you must understand mesothelioma and the special needs associated with this disease. Caregiving involves challenging responsibilities that can only be accomplished after you understand the cancer, the special needs and the obligations of the role.

Overseeing long-term care for a loved one is an awesome responsibility, requiring constant vigilance and inside knowledge of how to navigate the bureaucracy of the healthcare system. There are decisions to make, details to monitor, medication to distribute, errands to run, paperwork to file, bills to pay, and appointments to keep.