Author: assuredinhomecare

How to Introduce a New Caregiver

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 […]

Caregiver Communication with Older Adults

  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  Poor communication from family, care staff or friends can cause the older adult to become depressed, withdrawn, or even silent.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 […]