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CaraVita Staff

The CaraVita Home Care blog staff aims to answer all questions regarding assisted living and in home care. Choosing senior living can be a diffcult journey and we are here to help.

Recent Posts

Josephine Okolie | Caregiver Spotlight

Posted by CaraVita Staff on November 7 2018

Though she was not in healthcare for most of her career, Josephine Okolie has been taking care of people for most of her life. The oldest child in her family in Nigeria, Josephine grew up with three siblings. Her family was Catholic, and Josephine wanted to be a nun. As she began the early stages of the journey to becoming a nun, she began working for American Life Insurance as an executive assistant. When the time came to take her vows, Josephine decided against becoming one because it would require her leaving her job which was helping to pay the school fees for all of her siblings.

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Topics: CaraVita Spotlight, In-Home Care, Caregiver Spotlight

Timing Out Maintenance with Senior Home Care

Posted by CaraVita Staff on November 1 2018

 

When most people think of purchasing a home, they might first resonate with the financial responsibility that comes along with that purchase. Buying a home is said to be one of the true feats of becoming a responsible adult. Most people, however, do not think about the maintenance required through the years, or how they might care for the home as seniors. Purchasing a home is rather permanent, and it is important to be cautious of all the factors that come with new ownership. Having older parents facing issues with senior home care maintenance is a significant problem for living independently. Nearly 70% of home upkeep tasks are considered challenging for seniors.

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Topics: Retirement, CaraVita Senior Care, Home Safety, Home Care Resources

Alima Njie | Caregiver Spotlight

Posted by CaraVita Staff on October 3 2018

Caring and responsible - Alima Njie is an ideal caregiver. She is also our October Caregiver Spotlight at CaraVita Home Care! Alima is originally from Gambia, West Africa. When she is not working, she enjoys spending most of her time with her four daughters – ages 18, 15, 13 and 5! She grew up in a family with two brothers, so having four girls has definitely been a learning experience for her. She recently proclaimed: 

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Topics: Caregiver Spotlight, CaraVita Spotlight, In-Home Care

Words of Wisdom for Senior Caregivers

Posted by CaraVita Staff on October 1 2018

Having a job as senior caregiver can be a very fulfilling and rewarding career, that will provide for complete job satisfaction. When you care for an elderly loved one, there is a great sense of honor and purpose in your life. It may sometimes become a little tough to exert a lot of energy into helping someone else, so it is important to seek help to avoid caregiver burnout. CaraVita Home Care wants all caregivers and family members who care for others to feel appreciated. Here are a few words of wisdom for senior caregivers.

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Topics: CaraVita Senior Care, Caregiver & Caregiving Resources

LaJean Fant | Caregiver Spotlight

Posted by CaraVita Staff on September 4 2018

Congratulations to LaJean Fant for being CaraVita Home Care’s September Employee of the Month. LaJean is originally from Gary, Indiana. She has been married for 18 years and has two adult children, one step-daughter, and three grandchildren. LaJean has always had a passion for caregiving and helping others. 

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Topics: Caregiver Spotlight, CaraVita Spotlight

Financial Safety in Medicare

Posted by CaraVita Staff on September 2 2018

CaraVita Home Care wants all seniors to be safe and informed. We take measures to educate and protect our clients. Medicare is one of the most significant topics families ask about. CaraVita Home Care wants to connect families to individuals who can help them navigate any area of senior living. Medicare consultant, Bonnie Dobbs, is an excellent resource that actively protects seniors in the Greater Atlanta area. The following is a CaraVita Guest Blog written by Bonnie Dobbs:

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Topics: Guest Blogger, Featured, Budgeting

Supporting Your Immune System with Senior Home Care

Posted by CaraVita Staff on September 1 2018

As we age, our immune system weakens, raising the chances of illness. At CaraVita, we understand that keeping strong immunity is vitally important for seniors, especially during cold and flu season. A significant part of senior home care is ensuring you are healthy and energized. Here are a few tips for giving your immune system a boost:

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Topics: CaraVita Senior Care, Wellness & Well-Being, Health & Nutrition

Senior Home Care and Caregiving, It Is A Team Effort

Posted by CaraVita Staff on August 1 2018

At CaraVita Home Care, we are proud of the services we provide in senior home care and the partners we work with. One of our partners, Aloha to Senior Solutions, believes the act of aging should be treated with the Aloha spirit, otherwise known as a harmonious and respectful way of living.  The following information was provided by our guest blogger Dawn Reed, CEO of Aloha to Senior Solutions and Founder of Aloha to Aging, Inc. In a previous article, we discussed ways caregivers can remain positive, in this edition we are expressing why caregiving should be a team effort.

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Topics: CaraVita Senior Care, Caregiver & Caregiving Resources, Guest Blogger

Christopher Nweze | Caregiver Spotlight

Posted by CaraVita Staff on August 1 2018

Congratulations to Christopher Nweze, our August Caregiver of the Month! Christopher, originally from Nigeria, has a strong passion for caring for others. His lovely wife is a nurse, and he started caregiving while getting his Master’s degree in Business Systems Integration in the United Kingdom. Christopher has always shared a passion for helping others, he even remembers helping others as a young child: 

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Topics: CaraVita Spotlight

Ways to Stay Positive with In-Home Care

Posted by CaraVita Staff on August 1 2018

It can be easy to neglect your own health when you provide in-home care for a loved one. When you overexert yourself caring for another, you will most likely encounter caregiver burnout which can lead to more severe outcomes, such as depression or physical ailment. You can avoid the detrimental effects of caregiving by remembering to take care of your own health and stay positive with in-home care. However, preventing pessimistic thoughts can be easier said than done. At CaraVita, we know it can be challenging to stay positive but it is essential, so here are three tips to aid in optimism!

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Topics: Wellness & Well-Being, In-Home Care, Caregiver & Caregiving Resources