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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

5 Little-known Nutrition Tips for Older Adults

Posted by CaraVita Staff on March 15 2019



It’s common for your loved one’s dietary preferences to change but many times, seniors require significant changes in their diet that are difficult to make. Whenever a change in diet is needed, it can be hard for your loved one to know what the best plan is.

If you're having trouble with helping your loved one achieve a healthy diet, it’s best to help them adjust slowly and work with a licensed healthcare professional. CaraVita Home Care knows that maintaining a healthy diet can be overwhelming. We want to share five nutrition tips for older adults that can help your loved one establish a healthier diet.

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Topics: Health & Nutrition, CaraVita Home Care

Mary Miringu | Caregiver Spotlight

Posted by CaraVita Staff on March 1 2019

This month, CaraVita Home Care is highlighting Mary Miringu, one of our driven and compassionate employees! We’re excited to share her story, as well as an account from one of her clients! We appreciate her taking the time to speak with us, and we would like you to join us in highlighting her accomplishments.

This month, we would like to congratulate Mary Miringu, our CaraVita Home Care Caregiver of the Month!

We asked one of Mary's clients, Ken, to speak about how Mary cares for one of her clients!

Growing up in Kenya with two brothers and eight sisters, Mary Miringu first started caring for elders at an early age.

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Topics: Caregiver Spotlight, In-Home Care

Glory Uluocha | Caregiver Spotlight

Posted by CaraVita Staff on February 1 2019



Our CaraVita Home Care Caregiver of the Month is Glory Uluocha!

Glory Uluocha is originally from Nigeria. She studied early childhood education and worked in that field before moving to the United States over twenty years ago.

Shortly after moving to America, she married her loving husband, and they now have three beautiful children: one boy who is 20-years old and two girls, now 23 and 17.

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Topics: Caregiver Spotlight, Featured, CaraVita Spotlight

Recognizing Dementia, Alzheimer’s and Memory Impairment

Posted by CaraVita Staff on February 1 2019


Seniors may face a multitude of changes at this stage in life, including changes in memory. It's perfectly reasonable for older adults to forget an appointment or medication now and then, but when is it considered memory impairment? At CaraVita, we know that it's not easy to always monitor your loved ones, but we want to emphasize the importance of maintaining a healthy body and mind.

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Balkiss Bochere | Caregiver of the Year

Posted by CaraVita Staff on January 11 2019

Choosing our CaraVita Caregiver of the Year is always such a difficult task! We have so many fantastic care partners on our staff that truly put their heart and soul into what they do. So many of our team members are deserving of this honor.

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Topics: Caregiver Spotlight, Featured, CaraVita Home Care

3 New Technology Trends That Benefit Seniors

Posted by CaraVita Staff on January 1 2019

Technology is a wonderful thing. Having the ability to guide you where you're going, remind you of something you've forgotten or being able to answer any questions you could have are a few of the perks of new technology today. When applied to seniors, technology takes on a whole new application.

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Topics: Home Care Resources, Technology, CaraVita Home Care

Staying Positive with a Hospital to Home Program

Posted by CaraVita Staff on December 15 2018

It can be challenging to stay positive when your loved one is dealing with medical issues. CaraVita Home Care wants to share ways to remain positive when a loved one is going through a hospital to home program.

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Topics: In-Home Care, Hospital to Home

Balkiss Bochere | Caregiver Spotlight

Posted by CaraVita Staff on December 14 2018

Congratulations, Balkiss Bochere, our December Caregiver of the Month! We are excited at the opportunity this month to spend some time with Balkiss to learn what makes her such an incredible caregiver!

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

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: Caregiver Spotlight, In-Home Care, CaraVita 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: Home Care Resources, Home Safety, CaraVita Home Care, Retirement