You’re new on the job, you’re well trained, you got that PMA (Positive Mental Attitude), you can do anything, you’re young, strong and fit.. then you go and try to help Mrs. Johnson onto the commode and you feel a slight tug in your lower back. Of course you don’t think of it whileRead more
Perhaps you’re a #caregiver or a family member that has a loved one that has special needs, perhaps they have a bad peanut butter or shellfish #allergy that puts them in the hospital, your resident is #diabetic, or your resident has been diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment and has wandered off once before. Maybe youRead more
We’ve all heard that patience is a virtue, but what does that really mean? Just sitting idly by tapping your foot, or staring at the clock, waiting nicely until it’s time to do something? Well no.. to be virtuous and have patience means to have patience for a reason. To exercise restraint and redouble emotionalRead more
#CargiverTipTuesday When you’re dealing with people and there’s a routine of daily life developing, it might be easiest to just go numb and roll through the motions.. It then becomes difficult to stop yourself from objectifying the person you care for; especially when the person has advanced stages of #Alzheimers or seems to lackRead more
One of the problems we face as we age is deteriorating eyesight, poorer night #vision and #cataracts.. as such visual aids like larger type, readers/bifocals, and text to speech readers are a must. For example, one of our favorite gifts to pass out for new residents and at holiday time isRead more
#CaregiverTipTuesday.. how many times have you felt down in the face of very challenging circumstances? Then, just when you felt like it wasn’t worth the effort someone was there and said “don’t give up, you’ve come so far, you can do it!” Sometimes being a #caregiver is kind of like being an emotional spotterRead more
It’s Tuesday again and time for another tip on helping our fellow caregivers and family members who have enlisted themselves caregivers for their loved ones. This one is a simple quick tip from #AARP who state “Marathoners who train together go farther because they root each other on. Joining a supportRead more
Caregiver Tip Tuesday..
Today’s #CareGiverTipTuesday is brought to you by the folks over at Elder Care at Home ( https://www.eldercareathome.org/tuesday-tips-for-caregivers-caring-for-your-mind-body-spirit/ ). And that is taking the time to keep yourself present and fit with the proper mood to handle what is often the stressful job of caregiving.. and more, avoiding #caregiverburnout.
There’s a lot of people who have found a great place for their family to live and admittedly #Alameda is a beautiful place to live and (if we can toot our own horn a bit) The Lodge is one of the best places for #assistedliving for the #elderly in the #EastBay. So what happensRead more
We all go through mandated training on dealing with Residents with MCI/ Mild Coginitive Impairment. Though sometimes it’s helpful to see some of the training in a new context. Such as if a resident is being difficult.. if approach them with a bright and sunny disposition, they will mirror your mood and will beRead more
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