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Assisting Seniors with Doctor Visits

Posted by CaraVita Staff on April 15 2019

At CaraVita Home Care, we understand the importance of having the most exceptional health care possible. Figuring out the most viable health care option can be overwhelming, especially for seniors dealing with doctor appointments alone. Getting involved in an elderly loved one’s health care shows support and increases their overall health. It is okay if you don’t know all of your loved one's medical conditions; you’ll learn more while researching the best care options for them over time.

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Topics: Senior Care, CaraVita Home Care

CaraVita Home Care Receives 2019 Best of Home Care® – Provider of Choice Award

Posted by CaraVita Staff on April 3 2019

We’re delighted to announce that we have received the 2019 Best of Home Care – Provider of Choice Award from Home Care Pulse!

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Topics: Featured, CaraVita Home Care

Bosede Oyadele | Caregiver Spotlight

Posted by CaraVita Staff on April 2 2019

Our CaraVita Home Care April Caregiver of the Month is Bosede Oyadele! Bosede is an excellent employee, and we're proud to highlight her story for our readers this month!

Bosede has been with CaraVita since August 2017. Our case management staff nominated her because in her time at CaraVita, she has consistently stepped up to the plate, taken initiative, and been an extremely reliable and dependable care partner!

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Topics: Caregiver Spotlight, CaraVita Home Care

A Breakthrough Way to Fund Chronic Care Expense

Posted by Larry Lupus on April 1 2019

CaraVita Home Care is proud to share the writings of Larry Lupus, the owner of Lupus Financial Services in Cumming, Georgia. He is an expert in finance industry and has provided some helpful information that the senior in your life can use when dealing with financial hardship:

We, the “grown children” whose parents are incurring home care or need to move to Assisted Living Communities, or Memory Care or Independent Living, are worried sick about where the money will come from when the time comes to fund our care. 

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Topics: Finances & Budgeting, CaraVita Home Care

Caregiving From a Distance: A New Challenge Facing Baby Boomers and Their Parents

Posted by Mandy Merkel on March 15 2019

“After my parents moved to Florida to retire and create new lives for themselves, we thought things would be fine; if something happened to one of them, we could hop on a plane and take care of things. Unfortunately, it was not that simple. Dad broke his hip and needed short term rehab – unbeknownst to us; he had been taking care of Mom as her dementia advanced. Like many parents, he had kept us in the dark about how much she depended on him, and like many children, we chose not to see the realities of her decline. Now we were faced with a crisis; who would take care of Mom while Dad was in rehab. None of us children lived closer than a plane ride away – all of us with jobs and families of our own. How would we deal with this?”

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Topics: CaraVita Spotlight, CaraVita Home Care

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

6 Things I Wish Everyone Knew About Hospice Care

Posted by Bridgett Skelton on March 1 2019

There are many misconceptions about Hospice Care and end-of-life care.  Due to these misconceptions, many who might benefit from the service may not receive it until the very end.  Here are six things I wish everyone knew about hospice…

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Topics: Guest Blogger, CaraVita Home Care

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

Holiday Gift Guide for the Senior in Your Life

Posted by Beth Cayce on December 8 2018

The holidays always have a way of sneaking up on us, and if you are a last-minute shopper like some of us here at CaraVita Home Care, you may be frantically online shopping to get the job done before your family gathering.

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Topics: In-Home Care, Holidays, CaraVita Home Care