Recognizing When to Have Difficult Conversation with Aging Parents

Recognizing When to Have Difficult Conversation with Aging Parents

Posted by  | Caregiver Tips, Decision Making

It’s not easy for anyone to watch their parents grow older, and it can be even harder to know when it’s actually time to have the talk with them about their ability to remain independent. This usually starts with a conversation about Advanced Directives and the need to complete these in their state of residence,(...)

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Sleep Awareness and the Resources for Better Understanding

Sleep Awareness and the Resources for Better Understanding

Posted by  | Sleep Aid

As National Sleep Awareness month comes to a close, you may have already experienced sleep difficulties “springing forward” from daylight savings. But for those with other existing sleep issues, it may be hard to know how to correct or cope with your condition. There are many risks and rewards when it comes to the amount of quality sleep(...)

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Why Social Workers Are An Important Piece of Health Care

Why Social Workers Are An Important Piece of Health Care

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They’re there during some of the worst parts of a health crisis, and help coordinate care and offer direction to grieved loved ones. Yet, they can be the least-talked about when it comes to patient care. Since March is National Professional Social Work Month, Johns Hopkins Home Care Group would like to take some time to recognize the many things these(...)

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6 Tips to Help Manage Congestive Heart Failure

6 Tips to Help Manage Congestive Heart Failure

Posted by  | Living Well With

February is American Heart Month. While it's important for all of us to take basic steps to improve or maintain a healthy heart, many are dealing with a very serious issue that requires continuous attention. Approximately 5.7 million Americans live with Congestive Heart Failure (CHF), according to the CDC. This is a condition in which the heart’s pumping power is(...)

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Caregiver Tips for Tube-Fed Adults

Caregiver Tips for Tube-Fed Adults

Posted by  | Caregiver Tips

The Feeding Tube Awareness Foundation has identified more than 300 conditions that require the use of a feeding tube, ranging from neurological disorders to esophageal conditions. Those who become caretakers of tube-fed adults often find themselves in that position because a parent or partner has developed a medical condition or is undergoing chemotherapy. We understand the(...)

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3 Tips to Help Your Incontinent Child Deal with School Bullies

3 Tips to Help Your Incontinent Child Deal with School Bullies

Posted by  | Caregiver Tips, Living Well With, Pediatric Care

Over the last decade, childhood bullying and its prevention has received more attention. However, it remains a common problem across playgrounds across the country. A 2014 study found that a quarter of all children in the United States experience it at one time or another. If you’re the parent of a child living with incontinence,(...)

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