Family Caregiver Tips | Transportation Assistance for Seniors As a former caregiver and a volunteer at an adult day care program, I have seen my share of caregiver challenges. Few top the headache of transporting a loved one safely, on. . . Read more Common Caregiving Challenge | Transportation
Category: Being a Care Advocate
Caregiving by nature makes you an advocate for care – these posts will help you navigate that responsibility.
Medicine Mix-ups | How to Avoid Them and Questions to Ask
Tips for Family Caregivers When I was caring for Mom I was used to medicine mix-ups, whether it was her home health nurse confusing what medicine Mom was currently on, or worse, nurses and doctors in the hospital accidentally giving. . . Read more Medicine Mix-ups | How to Avoid Them and Questions to Ask
Family Caregiving Tips | In-home Testing For a loved one who is “medically complex,” long, complicated, and expensive tests can become a common fixture in your caregiving routine. One of the most frustrating experiences we had over and over was. . . Read more In-Home Testing
Caregiver Resources | Blogs, Support Groups, Information
Online Resources for Family Caregivers Surprisingly I have found more resources for family caregivers since Mom’s passing than I ever did while taking care of her. Part of it has to do with research for my job as a freelance. . . Read more Caregiver Resources | Blogs, Support Groups, Information
Obtaining Durable Medical Equipment | Family Caregiver Info
Tips for Working with Medical Equipment Companies In Mom’s time as a patient who required special medical equipment (from hospital beds to cough assists, wheelchairs, and yankaeurs), we learned many a lesson about working with medical equipment companies. My brother. . . Read more Obtaining Durable Medical Equipment | Family Caregiver Info
Important Things to Remember to Take to Your Loved One’s Doctor’s Appointment
Give a Care Expert Tips for Family Caregivers Being prepared for a doctor’s appointment can go a long way in helping your loved one received both quick and informed care from their medical provider. Doctor’s appointments often leave family caregivers. . . Read more Important Things to Remember to Take to Your Loved One’s Doctor’s Appointment
What is Home Health?
Family Caregiving | Home Health Info from Give a Care Depending on the state of your loved one’s health and their insurance, home healthcare may be an option to assist you in caregiving. Home healthcare can include everything from nurse’s. . . Read more What is Home Health?
Caregiver Tools | Give a Care
Medical Tools All Caregivers Should Have Even with regular doctor’s appointments and home health, there are in between times where being equipped with the right medical devices at home can be really helpful (and ease caregiver anxiety). Here is our. . . Read more Caregiver Tools | Give a Care
Advocating for Care
A Day in the Life of a Caregiver One of the most vitals parts of giving care = advocating for care. There is no way around it – the health and medical fields are messy messy places. We’re not just. . . Read more Advocating for Care