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Understanding Transitional Care

Posted by Elissa Clouse on February 20 2020 | 2 minute read

Though transitional care programs are a staple part of most Home Care services today, Beth Cayce, CaraVita Home Care’s forward-thinking founder and CEO, knew that a program like this was essential to successful hospital discharges over a decade ago.

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10 Activities that Promote Social Wellness in Seniors

Posted by CaraVita Staff on February 15 2020 | 6 minute read

According to the Administration on Aging in 2017, 13.8 million people aged 65 or older live alone. That is 28% of the senior population, and as people continue to age, their likelihood of living alone also increases.

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Topics: Wellness & Well-Being

Importance of Being Dementia Aware

Posted by Elissa Clouse on February 5 2020 | 3 minute read

Stigma, or the use of negative labels to identify a person with a disability or illness, is often a primary concern of people living with dementia or Alzheimer's. Those that are living with the disease report being misunderstood because of the misconceptions others have about the disease.

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Topics: Alzheimer's & Dementia, Senior Care

Atinuke "Tina" Doherty | Caregiver Spotlight

Posted by CaraVita Staff on January 31 2020 | 3 minute read

CaraVita Home Care's February 2020 Caregiver of the Month is Atinuke "Tina" Doherty. Tina is one of CaraVita Home Care's longest-running employees having been with us for over ten years!

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Topics: Caregiver Spotlight, CaraVita Spotlight, CaraVita Home Care

Home Care vs. Home Health: What’s the Difference?

Posted by Bridgett Skelton on January 21 2020 | 2 minute read

When beginning the caregiving journey with their loved one, families are often bombarded with several healthcare acronyms and services they are told they may need. It can be challenging to figure out which services you should start first and which companies assist with each aspect of care and support.

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Topics: In-Home Care, Home Care Resources

How to Manage Long-Distance Caregiving

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

As our parents or family members age, we take the time to check in on them, help them run errands, and in some cases, provide daily assistance and caregiving. But what if you’re at a distance from your loved one? While a long-distance caregiver may need to take on different roles than a traditional family caregiver, you can still be actively involved in your loved one’s care.

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Topics: Caregiver & Caregiving Resources, Senior Care

CaraVita Announces Director of Client Relations

Posted by CaraVita Staff on January 8 2020 | 2 minute read

Wendy Adoo joined the CaraVita team in December of 2019 as our Director of Client Relations. In this role, her knowledge of families and our senior living community partners will help the CaraVita team seamlessly connect seniors and those in the senior care field to the resources CaraVita has to offer.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, CaraVita Spotlight, CaraVita Home Care

RoToya Jiles | Caregiver of the Year

Posted by CaraVita Staff on December 31 2020 | 3 minute read

Each year, CaraVita Home Care nominates one Care Partner from the Caregiver of the Month nominees, someone who truly exemplifies CaraVita’s vision and mission, to honor as the “Caregiver of the Year.”

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Topics: Caregiver Spotlight, CaraVita Home Care

Recognizing 4 Common Types of Depression in Seniors

Posted by CaraVita Staff on December 15 2019 | 3 minute read

There are several types of depression that can occur during different stages of life, and even during different times of the year. The types of depression can vary, and it can be difficult to recognize depression in a loved one - especially an older adult.

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

Rotoya Jiles | Caregiver Spotlight

Posted by CaraVita Staff on December 1 2019 | 2 minute read

CaraVita Home Care's Caregiver of the Month for December 2019 is one of our fabulous live-in caregivers, Rotoya Jiles!

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Topics: Caregiver Spotlight, CaraVita Spotlight, CaraVita Home Care