Caregivers are the Foundation of the Healthcare System Family members and frontline caregivers are the foundation of the healthcare system. Without family members and frontline caregivers, the nation’s caregiving centers, nursing homes, and hospitals would not be able to meet the needs of their clients. Research suggests that caregivers play a crucial role in improving…

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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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Encouraging your clients to embrace strategies that enhance their well-being can have a positive impact in their lives. The following are five simple tips that you can use to empower your clients to attain their highest level of functioning: Address Bodily Pain Many elders experience bodily pain. The pain they experience can be the result…

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Caring for an aging parent or child with special needs is a journey that can be both rewarding and challenging. Caring for an elder or a child with special needs, can result in challenges and difficulties that can ultimately take a toll on your physical health and emotional wellbeing. Certain emotions such as grief, hopelessness,…

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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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Home caregivers work with vulnerable clients to foster independence and improve the quality of their lives. For those who love helping and enriching the lives of others, becoming a home caregiver can be a natural choice. It requires hard work and there can be challenging moments, but the rewards that come with being a home…

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If the world has learned anything in this challenging year, it is that our health is paramount. In fact, many would agree that the when the history books recount 2020, the heroes and heroines will be healthcare workers. Despite the risks, doctors, nurses, and caregivers continue to work to treat those impacted by the Covid-19…

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