Life Care Knowledge Center

Gentleness Is Important to Personal Care

Gentleness Is Important to Personal Care

Given the sensitive nature of personal activities, caregivers need special skillsets in order to perform these tasks. One particularly important quality—that is often overlooked—is gentleness. And not just physical gentleness, but emotional gentleness, too.

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Finding the Brighter Side of Elderly Care

Finding the Brighter Side of Elderly Care

When families investigate elderly care for a loved one, it is often stressful and can leave adult children fearful for their parent’s future. Families often assume their loved one’s need for assistance will cause a decline in quality of life. But in reality, a decline in quality of life is far from a sure thing. Home care often improves the quality of life for seniors, providing them with some of the best years of their lives.

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Building Trust with Your Home Care Agency

Building Trust with Your Home Care Agency

Trust is an important part of any relationship, and it’s particularly important in the relationship between you and your home care agency. When trust is present, a caregiver can work with the care recipient and his or her family to ensure quality care and quality of life. But without trust, that collaborative side to caregiving becomes difficult to maintain.

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How to Plan for End of Life Care

How to Plan for End of Life Care

According to several studies, roughly 70% of Americans say they hope to reach the end of life in the comfort of home, surrounded by their loved ones. But in reality, more than two-thirds die in hospitals or care facilities. One reason is that only a few of us actually create an end of life care plan.

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What Skills Matter Most for Personal Care?

If you have a loved one who needs in-home care, you’ll need to determine which type of care they need. The two most common types are companion care and personal care. Both types of care require different skills from caregivers. But the physical aspects of personal care can be particularly skill intensive. So if you’re looking for a personal caregiver to care for a loved one, here are the skills that matter most.

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