As you’re looking for the right fit for your family in the home care space, the different terms can get confusing or overwhelming at times. Live-in care and 24/7 care can often be used interchangeably, though there are some differences.
When beginning the caregiving journey with their loved one, families are often bombarded with several healthcare acronyms and services they are told they may need. It can be challenging to figure out which services you should start first and which companies assist with each aspect of care and support.
It can be difficult to know when the time has come to move your senior parent into a community or seek in-home care. If you don't live near your parent(s) or you don't see them often, it can be challenging to make this decision without knowing how they live on a day-to-day basis.
This month, we would like to congratulate Mary Miringu, our CaraVita Home Care Caregiver of the Month!
It can be challenging to stay positive when your loved one is dealing with medical issues. CaraVita Home Care wants to share ways to remain positive when a loved one is going through a hospital to home program.
Congratulations, Balkiss Bochere, our December Caregiver of the Month! We are excited at the opportunity this month to spend some time with Balkiss to learn what makes her such an incredible caregiver!
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.
Though she was not in healthcare for most of her career, Josephine Okolie has been taking care of people for most of her life. The oldest child in her family in Nigeria, Josephine grew up with three siblings. Her family was Catholic, and Josephine wanted to be a nun. As she began the early stages of the journey to becoming a nun, she began working for American Life Insurance as an executive assistant. When the time came to take her vows, Josephine decided against becoming one because it would require her leaving her job which was helping to pay the school fees for all of her siblings.
Caring and responsible - Alima Njie is an ideal caregiver. She is also our October Caregiver Spotlight at CaraVita Home Care! Alima is originally from Gambia, West Africa. When she is not working, she enjoys spending most of her time with her four daughters – ages 18, 15, 13 and 5! She grew up in a family with two brothers, so having four girls has definitely been a learning experience for her. She recently proclaimed:
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!