Health & Wellness

How to Care for Yourself While Caring for Others

Providing care to an elderly loved one is a labor of love, but millions of family caregivers every year experience a condition called “caregiver fatigue”. Caregiver fatigue is common amongst members of the “Sandwich Generation”, or those adults who are caught in between raising children and caring for an elderly parent at the same time. Thankfully, staying recharged and refreshed is possible when using these tips from the pros.

Always Learning: Anyone Who Keeps Learning Stays Young

"Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young.  The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young." - Henry Ford You can never stop learning, getting better and broadening your knowledge. Continuing your education benefits you in a variety of ways and the [...]

By |2024-03-18T13:29:06-04:00October 23, 2018|Categories: Health & Wellness, Quality of Life|

It’s All in the Details

Client care goes so much deeper than "customer service" When caregivers are engaged with clients in their homes, relationships are built on trust, time and care.  There are many things a home care agency must do, as required by state regulations, but real client care comes when we reach beyond regulations and build real relationships. [...]

By |2024-03-18T13:29:14-04:00May 9, 2018|Categories: Health & Wellness|

Mental Health for Seniors

Addressing mental health concerns in our senior community is so important.  Mental health issues have become prevalent in our senior population and are directly correlated with a decrease in quality of life and overall wellness. One of the biggest mental health problems in our senior population is depression.  Depression is a concern across all ages, [...]

By |2024-03-18T13:29:16-04:00March 28, 2018|Categories: Health & Wellness|

Mental Health and How You Can Help – Lunch and Learn

HomeChoice Home Care Solutions attended a lunch and learn presented by Silver Linings and hosted by Preston Pointe. The lunch and learn was titled "Mental Health and How You Can Help". Mental health is often thought of as a secondary or "lessor" illness, but mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, OCD, and bipolar disorder [...]

By |2024-03-18T13:29:17-04:00March 27, 2018|Categories: HomeChoice Home Care News, Health & Wellness|Tags: |

How to Help a Senior Manage Their Eczema

Caregiver in Wake Forest NC Eczema occurs when the skin loses lipids, resulting in extreme dryness. Lipids are defined as insoluble fatty compounds that are used to retain water around the cells. Without the lipids, the skin begins to produce inflammation and patches. This is a very treatable condition, but will require a proper diagnosis [...]

By |2024-04-02T12:50:45-04:00January 26, 2017|Categories: Health & Wellness|Tags: |
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