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The 10 biggest dementia care no-no's

Posted by CaraVita Staff on April 3 2017

If you are providing home care to a loved one suffering from any stage of dementia related symptoms, you have a lot of trial and error in your future. But we're here to help. After hundreds of combined years experience providing in-home senior care, we have learned a thing or two. Whether your caregiving journey has just begun, or you are about to nod knowingly as you check these off your mental list of things to avoid in care, these are the ten biggest things you can avoid doing to make your communication and caregiving that much more effective.

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Topics: General Care Information, Alzheimer's & Dementia, Caregiver & Caregiving Resources

The Biggies: ten conversations you should plan for

Posted by CaraVita Staff on March 6 2017

The dreaded parent-child life talks. Odds are you've been having them with your folks since the first time you cut your sisters pony tail off, or did some other childhood things to warrant the "go wait in your room, your father will be hearing about this when he gets home," bomb from mom. You probably slinked away, awaiting that conversation with anxious energy. Funny how some things never change. Now that everyone is a little older, a little wiser, surely we can all talk about things like aging, right? Of course not.

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Topics: General Care Information, Home Care Resources, Caregiver & Caregiving Resources

How to make aging in place safe again

Posted by CaraVita Staff on February 2 2017

Remember the President's campaign slogan from 2016; the one on all the red hats? "Make America Great Again," it read. Well we think it's just as important that if you or a loved on is aging in place, we should come together as a people and learn how to Make Aging in Place Safe Again.

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Topics: General Care Information, Home Care Resources, Caregiver & Caregiving Resources

Seniors and the Sharing Economy: how the Golden Girls got it right

Posted by CaraVita Staff on September 8 2016

You know, maybe the Golden Girls had it right all along; like pioneers for modern seniors and the sharing economy.

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Topics: Featured, General Care Information, Guest Blogger, Home Care Resources, Technology, Caregiver & Caregiving Resources

How to Handle Going Home After a Hospital Stay

Posted by CaraVita Staff on March 21 2016

written by Dana Herron

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Topics: General Care Information, Home Care Resources, Hospital to Home, Caregiver & Caregiving Resources, CaraVita Senior Care

Who's Directing Your Health Care?

Posted by CaraVita Staff on March 6 2016

written by Dana Herron

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Topics: Featured, General Care Information, Caregiver & Caregiving Resources, CaraVita Senior Care, Health & Nutrition

Cold and Flu Prevention

Posted by CaraVita Staff on February 8 2016

It’s the season of runny noses and coughs. Our friends at Nova Medical Centers have put together cold and flu tips we want to share with you.

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Topics: General Care Information, Caregiver & Caregiving Resources, Health & Nutrition

Communicating with Doctors Effectively

Posted by CaraVita Staff on September 1 2015

written by Dana Herron

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Topics: General Care Information, Senior Treatments, Health & Nutrition

Nursing in an Aging America

Posted by CaraVita Staff on July 7 2015

Enjoy this extremely enlightening infographic from NursingSchoolHub.com/ about what the future holds for nursing professionals and how an aging America affects the nursing industry.

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Topics: Featured, General Care Information, Home Care Resources, Caregiver & Caregiving Resources

Care News That Matters: Home Care Association of America v. Weil

Posted by CaraVita Staff on February 2 2015

The Department of Labor is staking an interesting position in federal court case Home Care Association of America ("HCAOA") v. Weil. The outcome will affect anyone with an elderly parent or disabled loved one.

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Topics: General Care Information