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!
This article is a guest-written blog by Hurley Elder Care Law’s Community Relations Manager, Amanda White. CaraVita Home Care is proud to work with Hurley Elder Care Law to ensure all seniors are treated with dignity and respect. A significant portion of our clients are military veterans that have needs for in-home care.
Being a caregiver for a loved one is often challenging at times. It is important to be mindful of personal time and not overexert yourself when caring for someone. Inadequately monitoring your own time and needs can lead to the development of caregiver burnout. In addition to this outcome, it can be disheartening if your loved one has developed memory impairments and you may not fully understand what is happening to them.
Congratulations to Tawanda Burge, our July Caregiver of the Month at CaraVita! Originally from Macon, Georgia, this mom and grandmother of three is a joyous addition to the CaraVita family. Tawanda has been with the CaraVita team since April, 2017! Having been a caregiver for the last 23 years, Tawanda grew up in a family of eight kids, four girls and four boys, and she started caring for her grandmother when she was just 12 years old!
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Congratulations Edemanwan for being CaraVita Home Care’s June Caregiver Spotlight! Originally from Nigeria, Edem has had the chance to see the world! In her younger years, she worked for a family friend, traveling the globe to places such as Gambia, London, and so much more! Edem worked taking care of the family’s children, and home, and in turn, she had the opportunity to attend school. Edem thanks her parents for always encouraging her to be the best she could be.
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The term retirement used to symbolize an out-of-date lifestyle that many associated with living without any purpose. In the 60’s, the image of retirement may have been grandma making sweet tea, while grandpa chews on a piece of wheat and sways in a rocking chair on the front porch. Fortunately, if you are a senior, the times have changed, and with it the old stigma around retirement. With the constant evolution of medication and technology, seniors are living longer and stronger than ever. With CaraVita, retirement is not the end of a journey but the start of a whole new adventure!
Like many CaraVita associates, Bear Mahon joined the senior living industry because of a desire to serve others. His introduction to senior living came through the therapy and rehabilitation field, and during his 20-year career in the industry, he’s gained experience in the healthcare industry in ancillary care services, acquisition and mergers, corporate development, and multi-state portfolio management.
Congratulations to Evelyn Joseph for being the May Caregiver Spotlight at CaraVita Home Care! She is originally from Haiti and is currently attending CENSA Nursing School and is set to graduate this October! Evelyn is always there for our clients and their families. She loves to read often, walk in the park, and watch television. When asked what her favorite show was, she replied:
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Do you have an older mother in home care in Atlanta, Georgia or anywhere in the United States? Your mother has probably been there for you since birth - preparing meals and playing an essential role in your life. If there is any person in the world that deserves a home cooked meal prepared for them, it is most likely your mother. Repay the favor and make mom happy by preparing these meals for her, or with her, this Mother’s Day!
CaraVita Health Care wants all of our clients and their families to be as healthy as they possibly can be. Everyone gets sick from time to time, some worse than others. Recovering from being ill can be a challenge but does not necessarily have to be a miracle. If you take care of yourself and follow these 12 steps you will tend to be rewarded with a more favorable outcome.