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By caregiver222 Blank
The internet is the favored method of checking backgrounds, except for the fact that many home-care workers come fro...
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caregiver222May 12, 2014
TheMadManMay 11, 2014
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By caregiver222 Blank
Over the years I have employed, at various times, for my own relatives and others, over 150 health care aides. It ne...
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MillardMay 11, 2014
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By caregiver222 Blank
Routine blood sticks are the most troubling part in the life of diabetic using injectable insulin. I posted this i...
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Jibs1May 09, 2014
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By Cindy Blank
Cancer Therapy: Can It Hurt Your Heart? Thursday Aug 01, 2013, 12:00PM - 01:00PM (EST) For one day only, doctor...
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Jibs1May 09, 2014
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By caregiver222 Blank
One overlooked problem with an elderly relative or friend is "what happens to packages delivered while they may be in...
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Jibs1May 09, 2014
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By caregiver222 Blank
If you employ a health care aide or are caring for an elderly person (or child) and they have pain, use a magic marke...
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Jibs1May 09, 2014
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By caregiver222 Blank
I visit several nursing homes and the people I visit enjoy me bringing them "clipped out" news articles on their fav...
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PantxMay 03, 2014
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By 88Infinity88 Blank
My husband has epilepsy and depression and degenerative disk disease and PTSD and vertigo and sleep apnea. I'm exhaus...
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JD1963Apr 13, 2014
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By caregiver222 Blank
If you have an elderly relative you look in on, I have a few suggestions regarding th kitchen. (1) An ordinary hac...
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By MH Community Mgr Blank
Please join us in welcoming Delusion as your new Community Leader! We look forward to working with Delusion and your...
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DavetasticMar 25, 2014
jemma116Feb 09, 2014
odaat1Feb 09, 2014
jemma116Feb 09, 2014
odaat1Feb 09, 2014
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By odaat1 Blank
Hi, I live with my elderly parents (Mum 94 and Dad 86). It was my choice to move in with them. I have been in thei...
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mandy876Feb 06, 2014
redmoon2Feb 06, 2014
ireneoAug 13, 2013
jemma116Aug 13, 2013
mandy876Aug 13, 2013
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By bren432 Blank
Why don't hospice feed they pas. through they vains in stead of letting them starve to death like they did my mama.
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odaat1Jan 10, 2014
courtney48Apr 15, 2013
ireneoDec 19, 2012
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By caregiver222 Blank
Swallowing difficulties are common in the elderly. Especially stroke patients. There are various degrees of difficult...
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caregiver222Nov 08, 2013
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By Grandmanea Blank
My dad who is 81 recently was diagnosed with colorectal cancer. He went through 2 months of chemo/radiation and had ...
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caregiver222Nov 06, 2013
TheMadManNov 05, 2013
caregiver222Sep 21, 2013
TheMadManSep 21, 2013
TheMadManSep 21, 2013
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By caregiver222 Blank
This week a problem came up with a 911 ambulance. In many cities there are both municipal ambulances and what are cal...
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caregiver222Nov 04, 2013
caregiver222Nov 04, 2013
jemma116Nov 04, 2013
teabugsmommyOct 09, 2013
MillardOct 05, 2013
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By teabugsmommy Blank
So one of my husbands best friends was I'm a horrific motorcycle accident August 3rd. he broke both his legs has all ...
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jemma116Nov 04, 2013
ireneoAug 22, 2013
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By kblack688 Blank
my elderly grandmother has lung cancer and she has a 37.4 fever is that good or bad.
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By caregiver222 Blank
A big issue with the elderly is to keep them "involved in the ongoing process". Craigslist routinely advertises for p...
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jemma116Jul 25, 2013
Julie1nobleJul 23, 2013
mandy876Jul 15, 2013
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By Julie1noble Blank
My 92 yr old father was started on Aricept the end of May, and was increased up to 10 mg aprox Jul 1st. In between th...
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mandy876Jun 15, 2013
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By caregiver222 Blank
Patients should not be taken out without a resilient wheelchair cushion. They don't come with the wheelchair and ofte...
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