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
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?