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Understanding Respite Care

This One’s For YOU

Respite care provides a temporary break for family caregivers. No matter how much you love the person you are caring for, caregiving is hard and can drain your personal and emotional resources. It is important to take time for yourself when you can. Respite care can be arranged for any amount of time from a couple of hours a week to several weeks a month. The care can be provided in home, in an adult day care facility, or in a healthcare setting. Click here to learn more.

Try to plan for respite care before you get burnt out. You deserve time for yourself, your family, shopping, exercising, reading, vacations, and relaxing. Giving yourself this basic care will ensure that the time you spend with your senior is quality time and the best you have to give.

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Chronic Lung Diseases Elder Care in Paw Paw MI

What Do You Do If Your Dad is Diagnosed With One of the Common Chronic Lung Diseases?

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute estimates that 16 million Americans have one of the common forms of chronic lung disease. While COPD accounts for 16 million people with chronic lung disease, you also have asthma that accounts for another 25 million.

Those are just two of the common forms of lung disease. There are others like lung cancer and pulmonary hypertension. If your dad is diagnosed with one of the most common chronic lung diseases, he needs elder care services at home.

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Coronavirus Concerns Home Care in Kalamazoo MI

Four Steps to Take When Caring For Your Parents During the Pandemic

You care for your mom and dad. Whether you help them with hygiene and grooming or cook their meals, the pandemic is changing your routine. You need to prioritize their safety. To do that, follow these four steps.

Wash Your Hands All the Time

You need to constantly wash your hands. You make a meal, wash your hands after chopping each ingredient. Wash your hands before serving your parents’ food items. Wash your hands before you eat. Wash your hands when you bring in the mail, pet your dog or cat, or use the toilet.