Posted on January 21, 2021 in Caregiving TipsWhen caring for a loved one at home, a family caregiver will need to learn some routine caregiving skills that will help keep their loved one comfortable. One important skill is how to reposition a bed-bound patient. You may have never thought about how to turn an adult over in bed before, but lying in one position can cause painful pressure injuries.
Blog: Hospice & Palliative Care Insights - January 2021
Posted on January 14, 2021 in Happiness ProjectThis past year has been a difficult one. We have all had to adjust our lifestyles from work to school to entertainment to protect ourselves and our communities. These changes have been hard on many people. But there are many ways to help and show support for others from the safety of home as a volunteer.
Posted on January 13, 2021 in Dementia CraftsWinter months stuck in the house can be tedious. Simple crafts can be an easy way to break up the day and engage your loved one with dementia. This simple snowman candle craft turns everyday items from around the house into a cute decoration. It creates a shared fun activity and adds a bit of light to dark winter days.
Posted on January 10, 2021 in Caregiving TipsA new year is a great reason to both reflect on the past and plan for the future. Many people may feel that they only need to make short-term goals and lighthearted resolutions. But the truth is that everyone — chronically-ill individuals and healthy young people alike — should be making a serious plan for their healthcare and related finances. While this may sound daunting and confusing, setting up advance directives and powers of attorney are simple and organized ways to do just that.
Posted on January 7, 2021 in Caregiving TipsYou may be stuck at home due to health concerns, but you can still keep your mind and body active. In fact, mind body exercise is essential for both physical and mental health. Physical movement can be good for the heart and strengthening exercises are helpful in maintaining balance. Meanwhile, engaging in mental exercises can help with memory and cognitive function.
Posted on January 3, 2021 in Palliative CareIt’s that time of year when we think about how we can improve our lives and commit to resolutions for the new year. When someone is facing a serious chronic or terminal illness, resolutions can be a reminder to focus on what really matters in life. Below, we offer a few suggestions for resolutions for those with a chronic or terminal illness.