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5 Meaningful Gift Ideas for Family Caregivers

Family caregivers devote much of their time to taking care of their senior loved ones. When picking out the perfect gift for a family caregiver, make sure to take the time to find something to convey how much you appreciate his or her efforts. You don’t have to spend a fortune to give a meaningful …

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Caring for Someone With Dementia: 5 Fundamentals

Caregiving is hard enough as it is. But caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease has its own challenges. Learning as much as we can about Alzheimer’s, as well as maintaining a positive but realistic attitude, are essential tools for caregivers. According to Alzheimers.net, here are some important things for caregivers to remember when caring for …

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Caring For You, Caring For Me: 5-Week Education Program For Caregivers

Caregiving is both a meaningful and satisfying profession – but it can be demanding and challenging. Often, caregiving is provided by family members who support and assist persons with long term illnesses or disabilities.  The caregivers that we hire here at Assisting Hands Home Care Potomac must be thoughtful people with the capacity to care …

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Caregivers Plan: My Home – Assisting Hands Home Care

Steve Lorberbaum: Well, good morning everybody. Thank you for joining us for What’s Your Plan? Today we’re very happy and lucky to have a special guest, Susy Murphy. She’s the owner of Debra Levy Eldercare Associates. They’re really like wedding planners for growing older and we’re going to talk today about what care managers do …

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Respite Care – When Should You Use Respite Care

Caring for a loved one is hard on family members. Whether it’s caring for a disabled child, elderly parents, someone living with cancer or dementia, it’s a time-consuming commitment. If you’re a full-time caregiver, you know that it’s impossible to do it all. Besides being physically and mentally demanding, providing care to a loved one …

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Dressing, Grooming and Toileting For Someone With Dementia

Helping a person with dementia maintain their appearance provides a sense of self-esteem. However, as dementia progresses beyond the early stages, dementia patients may not remember how to dress and can become overwhelmed and frustrated with the choices. They may also forget simple personal hygiene activities, such as how to comb hair, clip fingernails or …

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Disability Care in Montgomery and Fairfax Counties

Assisting Hands Home Care Potomac offices in Montgomery County MD and Fairfax County, VA include care for disabled people. If you’re a caregiver for a disabled family member, you’re probably used to doing it all. From providing help and support within the home to running errands, it can be a full-time job. It can also …

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Is Aging In Place Right For You? What Will You Need?

In order to age-in-place successfully, there are important things to consider. Steve Lorberbaum, owner of Assisting Hands Home Care Potomac in Montgomery County, MD speaks with Bonnie Friedman on her podcast about resources that are available. This 30-minute podcast provides an overview of the Assisting Hands Home Care Potomac business owned by Steve Lorberbaum and …

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Why is Advance Care Planning Such a “Gift?”

Many people with whom I have spoken over the years tell me that they don’t believe they need an advance directive for a variety of reasons. Some say, they just don’t care what happens to them. Others say that their loved ones “will know what to do” when the time comes. Just not caring is …

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Licensed Home Care Providers vs. Self-Employed Providers

If you’ve made the decision to hire a caregiver for a loved one, you probably have a long list of questions. One of your questions might be whether to hire an independent caregiver or use a home care agency. It’s helpful to have a clear understanding of the differences between the two in order to …

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