Empowering your loved one or client to achieve his or her highest level of functioning can promote independence and longevity. In fact, seemingly small steps can positively impact both of your lives and enhance your relationship. The following are some ideas that you can use to encourage independence when caring for a loved one or…

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If you are thinking of becoming a caregiver but are unsure if you have the right skills and personality for the role, there is a lot to consider. For example, individuals who are compassionate, kind, patient, and good listeners make the best caregivers. Should you find that you possess the aforementioned qualities and would enjoy…

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You likely have a predisposition to helping people that led you to becoming a professional caregiver. Perhaps you have developed a skillset that supports your success. For example, you have homed in on the importance of being kind, responsible, understanding, compassionate, and having a caring attitude. It is possible you are not even aware of…

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It is encouraging to see individuals living longer, healthier, and happier lives. The Urban Institute projected that one in five Americans would reach the age of sixty-five by 2040, compared to one in eight just twenty years ago. However, it should be noted that advanced age is associated with increased disability. As a caregiver, it is vital…

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The 73rd World Health Assembly Jim Campbell, Director of the Health Workforce Department in WHO headquarters, stated: “Today’s decision gives clear direction on consensus and the necessary actions on the health and care workforce. WHO urges all Member States, International Financing Institutions, Global Health Initiatives and partners to invest in health workforce readiness, education and…

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Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease are progressive disorders that result in memory loss. These chronic medical conditions generally affect individuals in middle and later life, with millions of individuals being diagnosed worldwide each year. Following a diagnosis, your family may have to make a choice regarding the care of your loved one. For example, will your…

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Do you have someone in your home who is battling a long-term illness and is dependent on you for their daily tasks? Are you one of those family caregivers who is trying hard to manage multiple tasks of providing full-time care to a loved one while fulfilling professional commitments? If the answer to these questions…

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Whether it’s your chosen profession or something you’ve had to learn in order to support a loved one, there’s little doubt that – as rewarding as it can be – caregiving can also occasionally be stressful and emotionally demanding. Having someone rely on you is a deep responsibility especially when your loved one or client…

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