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
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
Bathing Tips for Family Caregivers Bathing or showering is a feat all it’s own when it comes to someone who cannot readily get around, move or wash themselves. The right equipment, schedule, and know-how can alleviate a ton of bath. . . Read more Give a Care About Bathing!
New Soup! | Family Caregiver Meal Tips I follow a handful of vegetarian and vegan bloggers for recipe ideas and meal inspiration. My husband and I were both vegetarians before we even met, and by default, once we started taking. . . Read more Easy Meal Idea for Caregivers
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!
Mealtime Tips for Family Caregivers One of my most important jobs as Mom’s caregiver was not just making sure she ate, but making sure she had good, whole foods to eat that complied with her dysphagia diet. Many family caregivers. . . Read more Fortifying Pre-made Meals to Save Time
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
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!
Family Caregiver Ideas for Taking Meds (Swallowing Pills) While meds can be a daily necessity, because of age, fatigue or illness, swallowing pills can be super difficult and frustrating for both a patient and their caregiver. We struggled for years with getting. . . Read more Tips for Taking Medicine | Give a Care