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Drawing on the Arts to Promote Healthy Aging

Posted by CaraVita Staff on October 15 2020 | 4 minute read

Julia Child wrote her first cookbook when she was 50. Laura Ingels Wilder published her first book at age 65.  Anna Mary Robertson Moses, better known as Grandma Moses, started painting at 78.  Louise Bourgeois wasn't featured in the Museum of Modern Art until she was 71.

While aging used to be viewed skeptically— seen as a decline in abilities and functioning - over time, there’s been a shift in the way people see aging. Now people consider growing older to be a positive rite of passage. Healthy aging is about continuing old passions or finding new ones, using your talents, and finding purpose in each and every day.

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Topics: Alzheimer's & Dementia, Wellness & Well-Being

Aging with Grace: Creating a Supportive Care Environment

Posted by CaraVita Staff on September 15 2020 | 3 minute read

As a family caregiver, your priority is the health and safety of your loved one. You want to ensure that they are eating enough, comfortable, and taking the right medications. Because of the importance of these tasks, it can be challenging to also prioritize their dignity and sense of independence.

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Topics: Caregiver & Caregiving Resources, Senior Care

A Guide to the Do’s and Don’ts of Dementia Care

Posted by CaraVita Staff on August 15 2020 | 4 minute read

Becoming a caregiver for a loved one with dementia can be intimidating, especially when you may feel like you’ve been thrown into the role with no guidance or experience. However, caregiving isn’t as daunting as you might think. Once you get familiar with the specifics of dementia care, you can easily create a positive and engaging environment for you and your loved one.

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Topics: Alzheimer's & Dementia, Caregiver & Caregiving Resources

Protecting Your Personal Relationship As a Family Caregiver

Posted by CaraVita Staff on July 15 2020 | 4 minute read

Becoming a family caregiver may not be something you planned for. As your parents age, they may need help with a few tasks here and there, but as they get older or even ill, they may start to rely on you more and more.

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Topics: Caregiver & Caregiving Resources

Explaining an Alzheimer’s Disease Diagnosis to Children

Posted by CaraVita Staff on June 15 2020 | 4 minute read

At CaraVita Home Care, we understand the impact that an Alzheimer’s disease diagnosis can have on a family. Though adults may understand the disease and how it could affect their family member, children may be unaware of the changes that may develop.

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Topics: Alzheimer's & Dementia, Caregiver & Caregiving Resources, Senior Care

4 Steps to Creating an Emergency Care Plan

Posted by CaraVita Staff on May 15 2020 | 3 minute read

Emergencies are a normal part of living and can happen at any moment. As a family caregiver, creating an emergency care plan can help prevent you from being unprepared and ensure your loved one’s health should an emergency occur.

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Topics: Caregiver & Caregiving Resources, Senior Care

COVID-19 Update to Our Clients & Families

Posted by Beth Cayce on April 24 2020 | 4 minute read

To Our Clients and Family Members: We wanted to provide you with an update on our team’s approach to caring for you or your loved one during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

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Topics: Featured, CaraVita Home Care

How to Communicate with a Loved One with Dementia

Posted by CaraVita Staff on April 15 2020 | 3 minute read

Caring for an older adult can pose many unique challenges, especially if he or she is dealing with memory loss. If you are a family caregiver for a parent or loved one with a form of dementia, you may notice mood shifts, confusion, and changes in their personality, which can make it challenging to communicate with him or her.

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Topics: Alzheimer's & Dementia, Wellness & Well-Being, CaraVita Home Care

COVID-19 Client & Family Update

Posted by CaraVita Staff on March 26 2020 | 4 minute read

Dear Client and Responsible Party,

We appreciate the trust and confidence you have in us as we navigate the Coronavirus pandemic.  We are closely monitoring the situation and continuously updating our policies and protocols as new information and recommendations become available.

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Topics: Featured, CaraVita Home Care

Technology Trends That Benefit Seniors & Promote Connectivity

Posted by CaraVita Staff on March 26 2020 | 4 minute read

Technology is a wonderful thing. Staying organized with daily reminders, quickly getting questions answered, and staying connected with family and friends are a few of the perks of today's technology. When applied to the senior demographic, technology takes on a whole new application.

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Topics: Technology, CaraVita Home Care