From time to time caregivers may call in sick, have a flat tire on the way to work, or a family emergency that requires them to take the day off. Ask your home care provider what their plan of action is when a caregiver does not show up for their designated shift. Every home care…

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Caregivers who come into a home to care for an aging adult should be drug free. Although many states may not require drug screening by law, ask your home care provider if they do pre-employment drug screenings and if they continuously do random drug screenings during a caregiver’s employment. Paying for In-Home Care Does Medicare…

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Live-in care means that the caregiver lives in the home most of the week, and may only leave on their days off. They may be replaced by another live-in caregiver on their days off. They have their own bedroom, and sleep at night when the care-receiver is sleeping. Most private duty home care agencies can…

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Donna Wrabel, LMSW Owner At Your Side Home Care Houston Texas

LTC Expert Publications Valerie VanBooven RN BSN 888-404-1513 www.LTCSocialMark.com   For Immediate Release (St. Louis, MO, April, 2012) LTC Expert Publications is proud to announce that Donna Wrabel LMSW, co-Owner of At Your Side Home Care Houston TX, is the featured contributor this week for the launch of a new website dedicated to family caregivers.…

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We wanted to share this article from www.vibrantnation.com that talks about visiting our aging parents over the holidays.  When we, as adult children,  start to notice the subtle changes in our parents, it’s time to start thinking about their future care. Enjoy this article and if you come to the decision that your family may…

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When caregiving becomes a burden, everyone suffers. It is so important to take care of ourselves, especially when we care for others, be it children or our aging parents. The following article discusses this very topic, giving information and a few statistics. Hiring At Your Side Home Care caregivers full time or in a respite…

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Let’s Talk Do you have someone with whom you can yammer away caregiver stress? By Paula Spencer Scott It was a classic case of miscommunication. My sister-in-law — a.k.a. the mother of all caregivers, with six school-age kids and, at one time, three live-in elders — was under strict orders to call me at any…

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Wish You Were Here By Gwendolyn de Geest, RN, BSN, MA I am sitting in the restaurant having lunch with my husband, Howard. But Howard’s not here. We ordered our lunch; Minestrone soup (Howard’s favorite), Caesar salad, a nice panini bread, and tea. Howard excused himself, “I have to go to the bathroom Dear.” “Alright,”…

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