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Caregiver Communication with Older Adults Communication with older adults with cognitive impairment or short-term memory loss, requires unique training and sensitivity. Poor communication from family, care staff or friends can cause the older adult to become depressed, withdrawn, or even silent. Here are some tips for communicating with older adults with cognitive or memory […]
1. Consistency: Use a licensed agency – licensed agencies in your state will require fingerprinting, workers compensation and liability coverage to keep your loved one safe. 2. Suggest to the In-home care agency to schedule the same caregiver at the same time each week. Keeping to a schedule is the key to bonding. Try not […]
By Dr. Jacqueline Dupont Carlson, Gerontologist ~Assured In-Home Care, Inc. Hiring a caregiver can be difficult therefore, the first impression is crucial! Tips for smooth introductions: 1. Ask the caregiver to wear a name tag with large print, and their first name only. The last name is not important, and it is easier to remind someone […]
Covid 19 Caregiving Tips: The recent crisis of covid 19 has burdened many Americans in various ways. News norms such as social distance rules, mask wearing, at home orders, and even complicated work from home status. However, one group has endured heightened stress levels, that is the family caregiver advocate! Family caregivers, who advocate and […]
Caregiver Communication with older adults who are cognitively impaired or have short term memory loss Communication with older adults with cognitive impairment requires unique training and sensitivity. Poor communication from family, care staff or friends can cause the older adult to become depressed, withdrawn, or even silent. Here are some tips for communicating […]
1. Consistency and structure are the keys to making sure your loved one receives the care they deserve. 2. Try to create daily activities for your caregiver to do with your loved one, such as taking a walk, puzzles, card games, cooking together, crafts and music time. Please be sure to make a list of your loved one’s favorite […]