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Mary Miringu | Caregiver Spotlight

Posted by CaraVita Staff on March 1 2019

This month, CaraVita Home Care is highlighting Mary Miringu, one of our driven and compassionate employees! We’re excited to share her story, as well as an account from one of her clients! We appreciate her taking the time to speak with us, and we would like you to join us in highlighting her accomplishments.

This month, we would like to congratulate Mary Miringu, our CaraVita Home Care Caregiver of the Month!

We asked one of Mary's clients, Ken, to speak about how Mary cares for one of her clients!

Growing up in Kenya with two brothers and eight sisters, Mary Miringu first started caring for elders at an early age.

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Topics: Caregiver Spotlight, In-Home Care

Staying Positive with a Hospital to Home Program

Posted by CaraVita Staff on December 15 2018

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.

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Topics: In-Home Care, Hospital to Home

Balkiss Bochere | Caregiver Spotlight

Posted by CaraVita Staff on December 14 2018

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!

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Topics: Caregiver Spotlight, In-Home Care, CaraVita Spotlight

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

Josephine Okolie | Caregiver Spotlight

Posted by CaraVita Staff on November 7 2018

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.

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Topics: Caregiver Spotlight, In-Home Care, CaraVita Spotlight

Alima Njie | Caregiver Spotlight

Posted by CaraVita Staff on October 3 2018

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: 

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Topics: Caregiver Spotlight, In-Home Care, CaraVita Spotlight

Ways to Stay Positive with In-Home Care

Posted by CaraVita Staff on August 1 2018

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!

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Topics: In-Home Care, Caregiver & Caregiving Resources, Wellness & Well-Being

A Guide to Home Care for Seniors

Posted by CaraVita Staff on November 1 2017

 

For seniors in need of assistance, home care services can make a huge difference in the quality of their life. Services provided may include: in-home assistance with meals, grooming, transportation, bathing, and continence care. For someone who struggles with these necessary daily tasks, home care agencies, like CaraVita Home Care, provide a great option to allow seniors to remain at home.

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Topics: In-Home Care

Truly a Night to Shine

Posted by CaraVita Staff on February 22 2016

written by Dana Herron

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Topics: In-Home Care, Caregiver & Caregiving Resources, CaraVita Home Care

Warning Signs of Declining Health

Posted by CaraVita Staff on July 2 2014

Many of us do not get to see our aging loved ones as much as we would like. We talk to them on the phone a few times a week and check in with their doctors, but often times it is just long weekends and holidays that we pack up the kids and head up to grandma's house. If you are hitting the roads this 4th of July, make sure to keep an eye out for a few signs that mom and dad's health may be declining.

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Topics: In-Home Care, Health & Nutrition, Senior Treatments, Caregiver & Caregiving Resources, Senior Care, Wellness & Well-Being