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A Guide to Home Care for Seniors

Posted by CaraVita Staff on November 1 2017

 

For seniors in need of assistance, home care services can make a huge difference in the quality of their life. Services provided may include: in-home assistance with meals, grooming, transportation, bathing, and continence care. For someone who struggles with these necessary daily tasks, home care agencies, like CaraVita Home Care, provide a great option to allow seniors to remain at home.

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Topics: home care

Understanding Alzheimer's Disease in Aging Parents

Posted by CaraVita Staff on November 1 2017

The aging of a parent can be a bittersweet time. In many cases, we now have children of our own. Children bring an immeasurable amount of joy to our lives and often gives our parents a rebirth of purpose. For many aging adults, having grandchildren, or even just witnessing the accomplishments of their children, catalyzes a revival of spirit that lights up the golden years.

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Topics: Alzheimers Disease

Rebecca Wescott | Employee of the Month

Posted by CaraVita Staff on November 1 2017

 

Rebecca Wescott is the program coordinator for CaraVita’s Wellness Clinic at Arbor Terrace Peachtree City. Rebecca first started with CaraVita in May of 2015, and has continued to provide reliable, compassionate care to residents at Arbor Terrace Peachtree City.

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Topics: Caregiver of the Month

May Caregiver of the Month: Judith Okech

Posted by CaraVita Staff on May 5 2017

Judith Okech is the most amazing woman, we love having her with my mom each day. Having Judith gives me a sense of peace knowing she is caring for my mother.

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Topics: Caregiver of the Month

April Caregiver of the Month: Tanya Chisolm

Posted by CaraVita Staff on May 5 2017

A Letter from a Client Family for our April Caregiver of the Month

Nominate your caregiver by emailing [email protected]


Dear Elissa,

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Topics: Caregiver of the Month

Guardianship: An Overview

Posted by CaraVita Staff on April 3 2017

Join us at Ridgeview for a special CEU

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Topics: Caregiver Education, Caregiver Resources

The 10 biggest dementia care no-no's

Posted by CaraVita Staff on April 3 2017

If you are providing home care to a loved one suffering from any stage of dementia related symptoms, you have a lot of trial and error in your future. But we're here to help. After hundreds of combined years experience providing in-home senior care, we have learned a thing or two. Whether your caregiving journey has just begun, or you are about to nod knowingly as you check these off your mental list of things to avoid in care, these are the ten biggest things you can avoid doing to make your communication and caregiving that much more effective.

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Topics: Caregiver Education, Caregiver Resources, Alzheimer's and Dementia Care Support, General Care Information

These smiling seniors are going to make you smile too

Posted by CaraVita Staff on March 6 2017

Two photographers in Russia (Illya Nodia and Irina Muravyova) were asked to take pictures of a senior care company's residents from around Moscow. They asked them to smile, and then took beautiful portraits. These are the results; good luck looking at these beaming seniors without smiling too. Some things, they are just contagious, timeless and universal. Joyful seniors are on that list of things.

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Topics: Featured

The Biggies: ten conversations you should plan for

Posted by CaraVita Staff on March 6 2017

The dreaded parent-child life talks. Odds are you've been having them with your folks since the first time you cut your sisters pony tail off, or did some other childhood things to warrant the "go wait in your room, your father will be hearing about this when he gets home," bomb from mom. You probably slinked away, awaiting that conversation with anxious energy. Funny how some things never change. Now that everyone is a little older, a little wiser, surely we can all talk about things like aging, right? Of course not.

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Topics: Caregiver Education, Caregiver Resources, Home Care Resources, General Care Information

Extremis is a documentary worth watching

Posted by CaraVita Staff on February 2 2017

Watch Extremis (it's nominated for an Oscar.)

Extremis, a powerful documentary exploring end of life-decision-making, has been nominated for Best Documentary Short by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.


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Topics: Events for the Month