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
Fever Management Tips for Caregivers In caregiving, nothing gave me a scare quite like Mom spiking a sudden fever. In part because fevers triggered her epilepsy, but also because fevers were also often an indicator that she had an infection. . . Read more Managing Fevers
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
Family Caregiver Tips | Giving Your Loved One More Omega-3 Fatty Acids So you’ve heard about making sure you eat plenty of Omega-3’s but what does that mean, and can you help your loved one get more? Let’s start from. . . Read more 1 . . . 2 . . . Omega-3’s!
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
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
Family Caregiving Ideas | Finding a Doctor for Your Loved One Finding a doctor poses an interesting challenge, especially for caregivers looking for a primary doctor for their loved one. Typically, if your loved one has a disability, cancer, chronic. . . Read more 5 Things to Look for in a New Doctor
Family Caregiver Tips from Give a Care | Preventing UTI’s UTI’s certainly have a rep as a juvenile annoyance that young women are prone to, however, it turns out that they are very serious infections older folks and people who experience. . . Read more UTI Prevention
Ear Care Tips for Caregivers from Give a Care You know what can give you a real scare as a caregiver? Blood pouring out of your loved one’s ear! Completely anxiety-ridden and frightening, ear stuff is typically benign but can. . . Read more Give a Care About Ears!
Preventing, Recognizing and Treating Bed Sores and Pressure Ulcers The daunting, ominous wound care topic – cue drum roll . . . First things first, bed sores (or pressure ulcers as they’re also known) are super serious business. Google it. . . Read more Wound Care Tips from Give a Care