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Tips for Working Effectively with EMS in the Event of an Emergency with Your Loved One

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that elderly adults account for approximately 30 percent of the ambulance transports that occur each year, with more than 16 million older adults having to rely on EMS to bring them to the emergency room. As a family caregiver the thought of your parent needing to have this type of help can be frightening, but not preparing for it can leave them in a potentially dangerous situation. May 21 through 27 is EMS Week, ... Read more

What Are You Telling Yourself that Actually Makes Caregiving More Difficult for You?

Our internal dialogue influences our thoughts and actions far more than we realize and that's especially true if you're a family caregiver. What you tell yourself and what you say to others can shape your entire mindset about caregiving. I Can't Henry Ford once had a quote attributed to him that said, "Whether you believe you can do a thing or not, you are right." Regardless of whether the quote is correctly attributed to Mr. Ford or not, the premise is correct. If ... Read more

Dad’s Hospitalization Could Mean Home Renovations to Help with Recovery

Since your father has been hospitalized, you’ve been at the hospital every day, having conversations with him, supporting him, and keeping him positive. Now that he’s being set for discharge and the doctor has recommended home care support services, you may be thinking about other things as well. Recovery may take months. Recovery can take a long time. Whether it was due to a heart attack, stroke, major surgery, injuries, or even some serious illness like pneumonia, recovery can take weeks or even ... Read more

Caring for a Loved One with Dementia Can Cause Anxiety

Senior Care in Bethlehem PA It’s not easy coming to the reality that you have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or some other form of dementia. In many situations, though, a person of advancing years may know that something is going on in their mind and may even wonder if it’s Alzheimer’s or dementia. They may experience struggles with their memory for a couple of years before they even go to a doctor for proper diagnosis. Even if somebody suspects they are dealing with ... Read more

Is it Memory Loss or Alzheimer’s Disease?

Senior Care in Macungie PA Forgetting where the car keys were placed from time to time is typically no reason to be alarmed. However, is forgetting the directions to places they should know or the names of familiar faces, then they could have Alzheimer’s disease. Today, people with Alzheimer’s disease can live independent lives for years, before the disease takes over their cognitive and communication abilities. But in order to live this somewhat symptom-free life, it is important that they get diagnosed as ... Read more

Caring for an Elder with Alzheimer’s Disease

Home Care in Emmaus PA Caring for an elderly parent with Alzheimer’s disease can be a full-time job, especially as their condition progresses. The moment you find out your loved one has this condition, you probably wanted to do whatever you could to help out. But how much do you really know about Alzheimer’s disease? It is important that you do your research on this condition to determine what is needed. If you are planning on  helping with the caregiving responsibilities, here are ... Read more

EARN MORE MONEY FOR THE HOLIDAYS

Home Care in Allentown PA   EXTENDED FAMILY CARE IS NOW OFFERING A SIGN-ON BONUS   Please call 610-432-6766 Or visit www.extendedfamilycare.com for more information If you are considering home care in Allentown, PA, contact the caring staff at Extended Family Care of Allentown. Call today at (610) 200-6097. Read more

IMMEDIATE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR HOME HEALTH AIDES

Home Care in Allentown PA   Extended Family Care Wants You to Join Our Team   Cases Are Available in the Following Areas: ALLENTOWN: Sundays 11a-1p and Mondays/Tuesdays 3:15p-5:15p; Pediatric Experience Sundays 6p-8p and occasional short shifts during the week 3 nights per week 9p-9a (Spanish Speaking) 7 days a week 2p-7p (Spanish Speaking) Every Other Tuesday 10p-6a 7 days a week 6p-8p and 3 days/week 8a-12 noon Saturday and Sunday 4p-6p and Sundays 1:30p-3:30p Wednesday and Thursdays 3p-5p   WHITEHALL Every Other Saturday 8A-2P and Wednesday/Friday 8a-11a   BETHLEHEM  ... Read more

IMMEDIATE HOME HEALTH EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Home Care in Allentown PA Extended Family Care is looking for Nurses in the Following Areas   ALLENTOWN: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays; 7:15am-7:30pm and Saturdays; 7:15am-7:30pm Pediatric experience. 3-5 days per week: 7:45am-5:30pm; Peds exp Fridays; 6pm-12am, Saturdays 12noon-6am, Sundays 7a-8p, M-W-F; 4:30pm-12am Peds exp. 2-3 nights per week 11p-7a and occasional Sat 7a-3p 2 nights week 10:30p-6:30a MUST HAVE TRACH/VENT EXP Monday 8a-6p; Friday and Sat 11p-6:30a (Trach/Vent).   BETHLEHEM 5 Nights/Week 10:30p-6:30a; Peds exp Sat & sun 10a-3:30p and occasional 1-2 hour shifts during the ... Read more

Inspiring Holiday Gifts for Your Elderly Parent

Home Care in Bethlehem PA It’s that time of year again, when thoughts turn to evergreen trees, lights, and presents. While getting parents useful gifts can be practical, it’s often the unusual, heart-warming presents that bring both a smile and a tear. Keepsakes and Memories My Life Story—So Far This journal prompts your loved one to remember and record the history of their lives and the people that have impacted them. From Early Years to Love & Marriage and ending with Words of Wisdom, each ... Read more
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