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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

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

Words of Wisdom for Senior Caregivers

Posted by CaraVita Staff on October 1 2018

Having a job as senior caregiver can be a very fulfilling and rewarding career, that will provide for complete job satisfaction. When you care for an elderly loved one, there is a great sense of honor and purpose in your life. It may sometimes become a little tough to exert a lot of energy into helping someone else, so it is important to seek help to avoid caregiver burnout. CaraVita Home Care wants all caregivers and family members who care for others to feel appreciated. Here are a few words of wisdom for senior caregivers.

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Topics: Caregiver & Caregiving Resources, CaraVita Home Care

Supporting Your Immune System with Senior Home Care

Posted by CaraVita Staff on September 1 2018

As we age, our immune system weakens, raising the chances of illness. At CaraVita, we understand that keeping strong immunity is vitally important for seniors, especially during cold and flu season. A significant part of senior home care is ensuring you are healthy and energized. Here are a few tips for giving your immune system a boost:

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Topics: Health & Nutrition, Wellness & Well-Being, CaraVita Home Care

Senior Home Care and Caregiving, It Is A Team Effort

Posted by CaraVita Staff on August 1 2018

At CaraVita Home Care, we are proud of the services we provide in senior home care and the partners we work with. One of our partners, Aloha to Senior Solutions, believes the act of aging should be treated with the Aloha spirit, otherwise known as a harmonious and respectful way of living.  The following information was provided by our guest blogger Dawn Reed, CEO of Aloha to Senior Solutions and Founder of Aloha to Aging, Inc. In a previous article, we discussed ways caregivers can remain positive, in this edition we are expressing why caregiving should be a team effort.

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Topics: Caregiver & Caregiving Resources, Guest Blogger, CaraVita Home Care

CaraVita Partners with Ceresti Health for Pilot Program

Posted by CaraVita Staff on July 2 2018

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.

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Topics: Guest Blogger, CaraVita Home Care