Special Home Care Concerns of LGBT Seniors

When it comes to the care of aging loved ones, there are often many concerns voiced by the individuals, themselves, as well as their family members and friends. This is especially true in the case of seniors who make up a part of LGBT (Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender) community. As LGBT seniors are part of a demographic that has historically placed them in the way of prejudices and abuse, being able to address their concerns in an honest and straightforward way is paramount to providing quality home caregiving services. In many cases, LGBT seniors often put off utilizing assistive home care due to fear or uncertainty. It must be remembered that the current group of LGBT seniors have lived t

The Benefits of Working for a Reputable Home Care Agency

As a home caregiver, you understand that caregiving is more than just a job — it’s a vocation. Caring for people in their homes requires qualities like empathy, compassion, patience, fortitude, and excellent communication skills, and the home care agency you work for should reflect those same qualities in how they treat their caregivers. A reputable home care agency understands that its business model is only as strong as the caregivers themselves. By incorporating high standards, a home care agency gains many benefits, including a low turnover/high retention rate for caregivers and producing a quality service that results in satisfied clients and a well known reputation. Caregivers, too, ga

15 Forget-Me-Not Facts About Dementia

Considering how prevalent it has become, it is unfortunate that there is a lack of awareness and understanding around dementia. This is not only overwhelming for the person suffering from from dementia, but also for their caregivers and families. Regardless of whether you know or care for someone who suffers from dementia, here are 15 facts about dementia that everyone should know: 1. Some loss of mental ability is normal with age but dementia is not necessarily, inevitable part of aging. Dementia is an umbrella term used to describe symptoms caused by a variety of progressive brain illnesses that affect memory, problem-solving, and communication. In other words, dementia describes a general

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