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Senior Care: Navigating the Caregiver Journey

Posted by CaraVita Staff on June 15 2019

When a loved one reaches their golden years, a primary caregiver may be needed to assist them with their needs. Caregiving is acknowledging a loved one’s mental and physical needs and finding someone to provide the best care for them possible. The caregiving journey can be a stressful surprise even for the most stress-free people. With proper guidance, the caregiving journey can be a pleasant time well spent attending to a loved one’s needs. Woodland Ridge would like to share some tips with you to better assist your loved one with their senior care along the caregiver journey.

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Topics: Caregiver & Caregiving Resources, Senior Care, CaraVita Home Care

Tough Conversations with Your Loved One on the Challenges of Aging

Posted by Beth Cayce on June 8 2019

Every week I get asked at least one time, “Beth, can you help me convince my mom to move into assisted living?”  Another thing I hear regularly is “I am so frustrated with my mom. Dad has died, and she fell last week. I do not understand why she does not see the need for me to help her get some help in the home?  What is wrong with her?”

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Topics: CaraVita Spotlight, CaraVita Home Care

Lizzie Ngigi | Caregiver Spotlight

Posted by CaraVita Staff on June 1 2019

Our caregiver of the month for June is an employee that has been with CaraVita Home Care for over TEN years! Lizzie first started working for CaraVita Home Care when our office was still on Canton Street and has been with us ever since!

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Topics: Caregiver Spotlight, CaraVita Home Care

Laura & Beth Cayce: A Mother-Daughter Duo Passionate About Seniors

Posted by CaraVita Staff on May 12 2019

CaraVita Home Care takes a lot of pride in the fact that we are a family-owned and operated business. We desire to earn our client’s trust through personal, professional, and exceptional services. We work tirelessly to transform the lives of seniors and their families in our local community to help them live their best lives. In the spirit of Mother’s Day, we want to highlight some of the fantastic family duos we have working at CaraVita to improve the lives of seniors every day. In sharing these wonderful CaraVita mother’s, we hope to share a glimpse of the passion behind CaraVita Home Care—a passion that we want to grow and develop with each new generation!

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Topics: Featured, CaraVita Home Care

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