Category Archives: Cargiving Basics

Is It Time to Transition Your Parent Into a Nursing Home?

Moving a parent to a nursing home is a choice that no adult wants to make for their loved one. In making the decision, there will be a sense of loss, a sense of guilt and a sense of grieving over this new change. Remember that no good parent truly wants to burden his or her child – and they certainly don’t want to cause you harm if they’re not in their right mind. You’re going to second-guess your decision – you wouldn’t be human if you […]

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As Fresh As A Daisy: The Basics Of Elderly Personal Hygiene

Personal hygiene is an essential part of every individual’s daily routine. You get up, shower, clean your teeth, deodorise and repeat the same steps in the evening to make sure that you stay fresh all day long. Being personally hygienic can make you feel great. However, what if you were to be unable to fully look after yourself and nobody would actually carry out that routine for you? You would go into every day feeling dirty and that would only serve to induce depression and frustration. It […]

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A Beginner’s Guide To Retirement Homes

There may come a time in every caregiver’s life that you have to make a decision. If you are caring for a relative then you may well have to decide whether to register him or her with a retirement home with a view to procuring a room. If you have been caring for that relative at home for some time then it will be even more of a wrench to make that decision. You may well be unable to cope with the stresses and strains of it […]

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