December is a great time of year. There is so much to see, so many people to catch up with and holiday parties galore! It’s also often a month that individuals choose to evaluate their goals, future plans, and past experiences. They look back on the past year and see what they might change in […]
The caregivers at Adultcare Assistance Homecare are dedicated to their clients. The role of a caregiver is not easy. It takes a very special team to care for others with such kindness and concern. Their empathy shines through even when working with dementia patients that do not fully understand. Additionally, each caregiver commits time and […]
Yesterday, a Sun City resident shared with our caregiver that he missed playing games with his friends. This caregiver, whose birthday is today, decided to celebrate by bringing an apricot peach tart and a game of checkers. Filling a void with happiness made this birthday special for the caregiver, the client and the client’s spouse. […]
Do you remember hearing the phase “Put the oxygen mask on yourself first”? This rule applies to more than just airplanes. If you are a family caregiver and feeling overwhelmed, then you could be inadvertently providing sub-optimal for your loved one. Some studies have shown that family stress and depression increase the likelihood of a loved one being readmitted to the hospital. The respite care, provided by Adultcare Assistance Caregivers, is designed to release this family tension. Some family members prefer to have a few hours each day to themselves while other enjoy have a few uninterrupted nights of sleep each week. So, if you are taking in the deep breathe of frustration, please remember to “Put the oxygen mask on yourself first!”
Mary Dickinson, Sun City Fire Department, provides certified CPR training to the caregivers at Adultcare Assistance Homecare. This certification includes reviewing the signs and symptoms of sudden cardiac arrest and stroke because of the importance of early detection. As the standards of care in emergency situations continue to be updated, it is important that CPR […]
Congratulations to the Adultcare Assistance Caregivers for completing this course on Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia. Norma Hamilton, MSW, who taught the course provided tips on improving communication to reduce the perceptions of combativeness a person with Alzheimer’s Disease may feel. Caregiver training is the foundation of the Adultcare Assistance Homecare Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Program.
At the Walk to End ALZ in Sun City yesterday, registered participants received Promise Flowers. Each flower represents a commitment to remember, to honor, to care and to fight Alzheimer’s Disease. The diverse reasons for making these commitments are represented by the variety of colors. The yellow flowers represent caregivers.