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Retirement Is Not a Reality for Many Seniors

Seniors & Retirement, Why Sometimes the Two Don’t Go Hand in Hand You may believe that most seniors are enjoying their well-earned rest after years of hard work. Now is the time for them to relax and savor the fruits of their labor—retired and living comfortably.  In reality, not all seniors fit that description. For …

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Tips for Caring for Aging Parents

Is it time to start a conversation about caring for your aging parents? You’ve noticed that your parents aren’t quite as physically capable as they once were. They’re requiring a little extra assistance around the house, during appointments, and perhaps in keeping their health a top priority. You might be thinking that, because they’ve taken …

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What does a typical day look like for a family caregiver?

What does a typical day look like for a family caregiver? If you’re reading this, you probably already know or want to know because you’ve noticed some changes in your loved one that could lead to you becoming a full or part-time family caregiver. It’s no secret that the number of unpaid family caregivers has …

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Do you know what’s most important to seniors and why?

Do you know what’s most important to seniors and why? Are we, as caregivers, focusing on what’s most important to our seniors? When speaking with people aged 65 and up, the messages about what is fundamental to them came through loud and clear. In retirement, the noise of decades of hard labor fades away, giving …

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Caregiver Burnout: What to Look For and What to Do

A caregiver is defined as an individual that assists others who need a little more care. They might be family, respite, home, or primary caregivers. Undeniably, being responsible for the care of someone who counts on you is no small matter. Whether you’re providing support to a resident in an assisted living community or caring for …

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5 Rights of Nursing Delegation

What are the five rights of Nursing Delegation? The five rights of nursing delegation are guidelines developed by the American Nurses Association, which can help nurses make better decisions when delegating tasks.  When deciding whether or not to delegate a task, nurses must examine the desired outcome as well as whether the work is appropriate …

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What are the five rights of Nursing Delegation? The five rights of nursing delegation are guidelines developed by the American Nurses Association, which can help nurses make better decisions when delegating tasks.  When deciding whether or not to delegate a task, nurses must examine the desired outcome as well as whether the work is appropriate …

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Promoting Greater Well-Being for Our Seniors

Part Three, Activity Beyond the Bedside is a series of articles that address the major issues surrounding the care of our senior population, with a focus on elements outside of bedside care. There are many other factors to consider when discussing a person’s overall health. Living an active lifestyle is a key component of maintaining …

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Series: Beyond the Bedside – Creativity

Promoting Greater Well-Being for Our Seniors Part Two, Creativity Beyond the Bedside is a series of articles that address the major issues surrounding the care of our senior population, with a focus on elements outside of bedside care. There are many other factors to consider when discussing a person’s overall health.  Creativity is the focus …

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PROMOTING GREATER WELL-BEING FOR OUR SENIORS

Beyond the Bedside: PROMOTING GREATER WELL-BEING FOR OUR SENIORS Part One, Social Isolation Beyond the Bedside is a series of articles that address the major issues surrounding the care of our senior population. These subjects are discussed with an emphasis on aspects other than bedside resident care. There are many other factors to consider when …

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