Posted March 16, 2015
Giving your feet a hand:
You can help to prevent foot pain due to an increased risk of damage to nerves and blood vessels by following these simple foot care tips:
1. Wash your feet in warm water with mild soap every day, but don’t soak them. Dry them well.
2. Check your feet every day for cuts, sores, blisters, redness, calluses, or any other problem. Call your doctor if healing process doesn’t start after one day.
3. If your skin is dry, rub lotion on your feet after you wash and dry them. Do not put lotion between your toes.
4. Gently file…Read More
Posted March 12, 2015
Providing Excellent Caregiving: Premier Caregiver Services
If someone is prepared to go the extra mile, they will do everything they can to help or to make something succeed. That person goes above and beyond their duty while exceeding expectations. The expression “going the extra mile” probably comes from the Bible, when Jesus declares in his Sermon on the Mount, “Whoever forces you to go one mile, go with him two.”
At Premier Caregiver Services we aim to provide our patients with the highest satisfaction and care giving that they deserve. Going the extra mile sets us apart from the…Read More
Posted March 7, 2015
Choosing a Caregiver
One of the most difficult decisions a family or POA (Power of Attorney) has to make is what caregiver service to use for their loved one or family member. An even more difficult task is finding an excellent caregiver that fits well with their loved one. As of 2004, they estimated 21% of households in the US are impacted by caregiving responsibilities so don’t worry – you are not alone on this topic. 83% of families use family caregivers, i.e. family members, friends, neighbors, etc. So the challenge comes when a family doesn’t have someone close who they…Read More
Posted March 5, 2015
Adult children faced with aging parents’ failing health issues and senior home care often create friction among themselves, sometimes reverting back to old oppressive moments of sibling rivalry, when making choices for Dad and Mom. Everyone cares about what happens but may not agree on the same decisions, which triggers misunderstandings and conflicts. Compromising about any home care, stroke care, or dementia care for the elderly can be challenging but attainable with communication, honesty and equally informing one another.
Many adult children accept the primary caregiver role by emotional ties, geographic location, age, or as they take on more and…Read More
Posted March 1, 2015
As a Care Manager, it is not uncommon to get calls from our caregivers stating that their client “turned angry” or “aggressive” in an instant. He or she threw a tantrum or they “lost it”. These tantrums can be vocal and or physical – they can involve shouting, becoming upset, throwing things, physically pushing you away, or even causing bodily harm to themselves.
These meltdown behaviors have a name: Catastrophic Reactions. These reactions are an emotional outburst of fear, stress, or other suddenly overwhelming emotions. It is not uncommon behavior for moderate-stage dementia.
How to Deal with Catastrophic Reactions
If it happens to…Read More