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Residential Care and Assisted Living Caregivers tips – Part one

Residential Care and Assisted Living Caregivers tips is a three part post.   Nice-Caregiver

Part one: Take care of yourself first.

Part two: Use technology to preserve your own social and emotional wellness

however do not utilize technology as a substitute genuine, personally, human contact. Technology supplements human contact and does not replace it.

Part 3: Decrease tension and improve the care you offer by improving communication with all other experts’

physician, pharmacist, registered nurses, owners and administrators and other caregivers.  

Part one: Take care of yourself first.

If you are not calm, rested, healthy you will not be as happy as you need to be to empower those you care for to be happy sometimes at your own emotional expense.

It is essential that each caretaker, household appointed family caregiver, make the time to stay as healthy physically and emotionally as possible.

Take care of your own wellness so that you can be strong enough to look after your loved one. Look for support from other caregivers. You are not alone! Accept offers of help and recommend specific things individuals can do to help you. Indeed, by your suggesting specific things to assist you can truly get an included psychological boost that they are listening and doing exactly what you desired and needed.   That is a great sensation for those who look after us and do exactly what we need most of the time. Take Break breaks and don’t work 24/7. Care giving is hard work so take respite breaks frequently. Provide yourself credit and enable yourself to feel valued for doing the best you can in one of the most difficult tasks there is! Many are not mindful that care giving is a highly experienced task even if it is not compensated as such. The innovative clinical abilities, ability to comprehend, connect and execute physicians clinical and medicine orders and carry out the wide range of insurances and public support group activities are really skilled. Second and even more crucial is the advanced social abilities the very best caretakers have. You have to be patient, to let hurtful things go when an upset, unwell, or puzzled individual says something they generally would not. You have to be patient with all those around you who are stressed and even be the psycho specialist in those settings. All those communication and social skills are challenging and have to be valued more in words and pay. We likewise like to encourage all who read this to provide credit to the mothers and fathers who stay at house with the kids and maturing moms and dads, other types of caretakers who assist us day in and day out. One method you can provide token respect is to pay minimum wage. Thanks you’s, offering to assist with a caregivers transport needs, or helping them remain linked to their social system are other means we all can reveal and state we care about those who care for us. Keep an eye out for indicators of depression and don’t delay in first providing yourself breaks, time off to remain healthy and if needed getting professional assistance when you need it.

Assisted living caregivers and informal family caregivers need to look after their own physical and emotional needs as caregivers first!


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Myths and Misconceptions – Initial Post

Myths and Misconceptions: We provide unique views and insight to topics that you would otherwise not get. In addition, to more detailed discussions of topics on the free blog we cover two additional strings that help the reader interface and apply the theory we discuss on the free blog. Those two sections are Myths and miss conceptions and Case manager corner. Myths and misconceptions. Myths and miss conceptions is about alerting and educating you to be cautious on how you hear and understand many of the terms used in health care. Misleading words might include “Assisted Living”, “Normal”, or Needed and “Not Needed”. A second, set of misleading items are numbers like we pay 80% or even 100%. Sign up now to learn why in some cases you may not want the one that pays 100%. For example, many may not realize how something as simple as mis understanding the definition of “Assisted Living” might affect your decision of which care setting is best for you. We help you see beyond the mere definition of “Assisted Living” which will mean different things to each person when you quantify what you get, from whom, at what time and at what dollar cost. The facility offering the amount, degree and type of assistance might not value or define the amount, degree, type, or timing of the “Assistance” as you do. We help residents and families see beyond the words to help them better access and compare types of assistance. Through discussion with families, other members, we help members reevaluate what they think they need, want, and is available to them when making this difficult choice. We emphasize high quality care requires a relationship with the people providing the care. We believe continuity of care is a necessity to each resident and family valuing the Assistance as high quality assistance. The more continuity of care the better the resident will feel about the care. We feel that by considering continuity of care, the care you get will be of higher quality and more of the care we think people expect when they define the word “Assistance”. If you just learn how the doctor, insurance company, lawyers, advertisers and others define the same words you use you will be more informed when you hear them. Words and phrases like “You must leave or you must go to a nursing home may not mean “must” if you decide to choose something else. We want to help everyone see choices that they may be passing up today.   These Medical myths and misconceptions are common in all care settings including Assisted Living, Residential Care Homes, Hospice Care, Home Care, Dementia Care, Alzheimer’s Care, Memory Care, Nursing Home Care, Elder Care, Respite Care and Adult Day Care.  Knowing what you and the other person mean when they use a term helps you understand what both of you will expect. Thanks for reading this post .  If you liked this post please help us by sharing the message of Care, Caring, and Continuity of Care by likeing, friending, and following our works on Facebook     (tlcsr.kerrymcgivney), Twitter ( TLCSRLasVegas), Youtube (TLCSRLV),  Joining our Email List and this Blog, and sending this to any sons, daughters, or seniors you know. Here are links to make it easy! Like Our FaceBook Page: Friend Us On FaceBook: Follow us on Twitter: Like our videos on Youtube: Join our Free Blog and Email List:   Contact: Shawn McGivney MD, RFA