We are moving our site

Look for our new blog site at:

www.allabouteldercare.org

 

Advertisements

It’s been a while

We wanted to apologise for the duration of time since our last post. My husband was injured on the job and it has put a crunch on finances. This has caused a delay in completing our chat update as well as posting new material. Things are getting better slowly but it will still be a while before we can afford to finish the update. Look for new articles soon however as writing has recommenced. Thanks for your patience and understanding.

Chat UPDATE

We are updating our chat servers. Our new servers will allow for webinars, PowerPoint presentations, live video chat, voice chat, the ability of users to create their own rooms, cross room messaging and  more.  We are very pleased with the new services that will be available to our site users when this update is complete. We have a variety of speakers and presenters scheduled for the first week of our chat site grand reopening. We apologise for the down time but after much consideration we believe that in the long-term this up date will better serve our viewers. Thank you for your patience.

Hiring a Caregiver

Elderly hands

Image by Rosie O'Beirne via Flickr

If you are thinking of hiring a caregiver for your loved one but are not sure where to start,I would highly recommend reading this step by step guide.The purpose of this guide is to navigate  you through the hiring process and give helpful hints about screening and interviewing prospective employees,which questions you should ask and what verification is needed.

You will also find checklists,sample forms, and payment options as well as resources and information that may reduce your chances of a loved one falling victim of abuse by a caregiver.

Please take the time to read through this helpful guide and help your loved ones recieve the quality care they deserve.

 

http://www.socoaaa.org/pdf/hiring_an_in_home_caregiver.pdf

 

 

Resources

We have added a resource directory to our blog. We will be updating and adding more as time goes on. If there is an addition or information you would like us to include please feel free to make suggestions and we will do our best to accomodate your requests. We have also added a direct link to our Caregiver Support Chat. That link is available by clicking thr Caregiver Support Chat tab at the top of our page. We are updating our blog and adding lots of new info as well as articles. Thanks as always for your continued intrest and support!

The Alzheimer’s Song

Adaptive Clothing

Adaptive pants designed for dressing a wheelch...

Image via Wikipedia

I have found that the use of Adaptive Clothing can reduce the stress involved in the daily routine of dressing those we care for. If you are struggling to dress your loved one becaues of mobility impairment, modesty or combative behavior then this type of clothing is optimal for your situation. Its design and ease of use can greatly diminish the stress created by the sometimes not so simple act of dressing.  There are several types of Adaptive clothing available. One type is designed for the caregiver to dress the patient and the other type is designed for the mobility impaired to dress themselves. I have included a video to help demonstrate the use of this type of clothing to help better understand its potiental as well as a link in the side bar to a supplier of quality adaptive clothing.