There are many types of home health aide positions out on the market today, such as scheduled daily shifts, night shifts, and 24-hour shifts. Of course, a 24-hour shift-type nurse has to have the availability and flexibility to do these shifts. They can be scheduled at a moment’s notice, and as a nurse, you need … Read more
As we age, there are many ailments to be warned about, but the biggest of them all is dementia. Dementia is not a part of aging; most people believe that it is because of its effect on the elderly, but various brain illnesses cause it because it is a syndrome. For those whom this disease … Read more
If you are looking for work or some home care for your loved one in Burlington, Vermont, it can be overwhelming. Which companies are worth it? Which companies have the more significant benefit packages for their employees? And on and on. But how do you determine which agencies are the best for your loved one … Read more
February is American Heart Month and since 1963, the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) has used this month to spread awareness about heart health and heart disease across the United States. If you aren’t sure how to participate, here are a few ideas that we at TLC HomeCare have taken from the NHLBI … Read more
When an elder has Alzheimer’s disease, it causes brain cells to die. This causes the brain to work less over time. This results in how a person acts. It can be very stressful, painful, and heartbreaking for a loved one to handle by themselves. As a home care aid, there is a need for guidance … Read more
Home Healthcare’s Role in Helping with Parkinson’s
Parkinson’s is a terrible disease in which a patient is a balance, mobility of arm or hand, and developing a tremor. Parkinson’s is not a fatal disease, but it does make doing everyday things a little more challenging for some people.
Homecare for Patients who are living with Parkinson’s
Because it is a disease that progresses over time, it can be challenging for the family and the caregiver. The caregiver’s role is to help the patient cope with the news of the disease. They are to do day to day tasks with them, helping them move their limbs affected by the illness, but as the ailment progresses, it does become more problematic for that caregiver.
Beginning of Parkinson’s: Signs and How the Caregiver will Treat it
In the early stages of this disease, there are minor inconveniences that the caregiver and the loved one will face. They will be teaching that patient on what medications to take and how to manage them. Caregivers will suggest support from other loved ones to help the patient feel more at ease with this new diagnosis.
Mid-Stages of Parkinson’s: Signs and How the Caregiver will Treat it
In the mid-stages of Parkinson’s, a home care provider’s responsibilities and burdens increase tremendously. Daytime sleepiness and fatigue will interrupt daily plans, and frustrations grow around communication. In the late stages of the disease, the responsibility and challenges are very significant.
The Late-Stages of Parkinson’s: Signs and How the Caregiver will Treat it
The late stages of PD are probably the most difficult for caregivers. Mobility is at its most demanding, and caregivers must provide hands-on assistance. There could be episodes of sudden stiffness and inability to move. There will be moments of forgetfulness and confusion.
When your loved one is being cared for Parkinson’s, it is best to have a well-trained, knowledgeable, and adaptable caregiver. TLC Home Care can provide well- trained individuals who have worked with other patients who have had Parkinson’s before.
As you age, you may develop health conditions that require you to take multiple prescriptions. For some seniors, managing medication can be a complex process that puts them at risk of medication error. If you are having trouble keeping track of your medications, having a simple medication management system in place can greatly help you … Read more
As seniors age, new challenges present themselves. This can be a period of tremendous growth and love, but also a very stressful and challenging time. No matter the cause, disagreements often creep up as siblings and other family members differ as to the best way to care for their aging loved ones. And don’t forget … Read more
Why Being a Caregiver is More Than a Career
As our aging population continues to grow with baby boomers reaching their golden years, caregivers are in more demand than ever before. If you or your loved one are in need of in-home senior care or assistance, whatever the reason, you want to know that you are in trusted, compassionate hands. If a family member isn’t able to fill the role of caregiver, though, where do you turn?
A trusted caregiver will see their position as more than a job. They will see it as a commitment and a calling. Here’s why.
Caregivers make a difference
Caregiving is rewarding
Caregivers are appreciated
Caregiving is a commitment
TLC Homecare’s commitment
A quality home health care agency can provide the trust, caring, and commitment you deserve.
Here are just a few of the reasons to consider TLC Homecare.
• Certified nurses
• High-quality training
• Community trust
• Comprehensive services
• Peace of mind
TLC Homecare truly believes that there is no better place than home to receive care. It’s not just a catchphrase or slogan, it’s something TLC was built around. From quality, committed caregivers, to trusted management and oversight, TLC is an agency you can depend on now and for years to come.
Home Safety Tips for Seniors with Dementia
Every three seconds, someone in the world develops dementia. By the year 2030, it is expected that seventy five million people will suffer from dementia worldwide. Chances are that you yourself know someone who has memory troubles or suffers from a disease like Alzheimer’s. With the issue being so common, it’s important to know what to do in terms of safety for your loved one who has dementia or a related condition.