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Private Duty vs. Skilled Nursing

Feb 7 2022

Private Duty vs. Skilled Nursing

Although private duty nurses and skilled nurses have largely similar training, skills, and certifications, they play different roles in caring for clients with distinct needs. Private duty nurses typically care for adult or pediatric clients who need long-term care. They will normally stay with their clients for long hours each day, sometimes in a 24-hour […]
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Feb 1 2022

The Top 6 Foods That Protect Against Cold and Flu

This time of year can be stressful for those with loved ones who are immunocompromised or elderly. Colds, flus, and other respiratory illnesses are just a few of the common illnesses that are known to spread during the colder months. Now, throw in the added concerns of a rampant COVID-19 variant, and many family members/friends […]
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Jan 26 2022

How to Become a Private Duty Nurse

With the nursing field growing quickly, becoming a licensed private duty nurse promises to be a rewarding career choice. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that nursing jobs will grow faster than other occupations in coming years, at a rate of about 12%. If you’re looking for a career path and are passionate about caring […]
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Jan 1 2022

How to Support Your Client’s Mental Health This Winter

Now that the holidays are over and the days have grown darker, grayer, and colder, it’s normal for people to feel a bit melancholy, especially for those dealing with illnesses or advancing in age. Chilly weather makes it difficult to get outside as often, which also means you’re receiving much lower levels of sunlight. Research […]
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Dec 1 2021

6 Ways to Reduce Holiday Stress

Being a home health care worker can be incredibly rewarding, but can sometimes leave you feeling burnt out or overwhelmed. Add in a holiday season filled with financial strain, extra commitments, social obligations, and more, and it’s easy to see why this time of year can be taxing for some. That’s why we put together […]
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Nov 1 2021

What to Gift Your Sick or Aging Loved One for the Holidays

The holidays can be a wonderful time filled with traditions, parties, special treats, and much more.  However, they can also be a challenging time, especially for those dealing with chronic illness or missing close companions who have passed on. Though no physical gift can take away that pain, small gestures can go a long way […]
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Oct 1 2021

How to Help Elderly Clients Stay Happy at Home

Gradual decline in overall health and cognitive function is inevitable with advancing age. Studies have shown that seniors who challenge their brains, keep moving, and maintain social connections reap many benefits, including a higher level of fitness and resilience. As a home health care worker for seniors, there are many ways that you can help […]
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Sep 1 2021

The Best Foods for Brain Health

As a caretaker for an ill or aging loved one, their cognitive decline is something you may be concerned about. Today, Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia affect more than five million people in the United States. Cerebral health can be affected by age-related changes in the brain, injuries such as stroke or traumatic […]
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Aug 4 2021

Six Ways to Keep Your Clients Moving

Those dealing with illnesses, advanced age, or disabilities tend to be more inactive than the average person. This can cause myriad issues as those individuals rapidly lose strength and endurance and can develop early signs of insulin resistance and molecular changes related to muscle loss. Excessive sitting has now also been linked to many diseases […]
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Jul 1 2021

Summer Safety Tips for Immunocompromised and Aging Adults

Summer is in full swing; the sun is shining, the days are longer, thunder and lightning storms sweep in within seconds, and temperatures are quickly rising. After spending so much time inside during the winter and because of the pandemic, many are anxious to get outside and enjoy the season’s activities. Help to keep your […]
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