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Five Things You Must Consider When Taking Care of an Elderly
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What are the Five Things You Must Consider When Taking Care of an Elderly?

When taking care of an older adult, you need to take care of the following five things: Behavioral problems Depression and anxiety Memory loss and other aspects of cognitive decline Home safety Caregiver stress Behavioral problems. Many seniors with dementia…
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How Do I Find a Trustworthy Caregiver?
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How Do I Find a Trustworthy Caregiver?

Many aging adults require intensive 24/7 care, so nursing homes are sometimes the best option. However, many seniors decide to age at home. In-home caregivers provide care that allows aging adults to continue the usual routine at their homes. Finding…
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What is the Difference between a Caregiver and a Home Health Aide?
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What is the Difference between a Caregiver and a Home Health Aide?

A skilled caregiver or a certified nursing assistant (CNA) and home health aide (HHA) provide companionship and personal care for patients, helping their clients with activities of daily living. The critical difference between a certified nursing assistant and a home…
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What Makes Someone a Great Caregiver?
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What Makes Someone a Great Caregiver?

Some caregivers provide round-the-clock care for another person. Therefore, a great caregiver must have patience, compassion, and empathy. Although providing care to a loved one can be rewarding, it can also drain you emotionally, mentally, and physically. Caregiver stress can…
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becoming a caregiver
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Becoming a Caregiver

A significant number of people need regular assistance with activities of daily living, medication management, and meeting their needs in general. Many aging adults today want to age in place but need help with everyday activities. If you or your…
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Dealing with caregiver stress

Dealing With Caregiver Stress

The world’s population is rapidly growing older. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the population over 60 years will double globally between 2015 and 2050, reaching 2 billion.  However, aging is often accompanied by a decline in physical and…
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What is Caregiver Stress Syndrome?

What is Caregiver Stress Syndrome?

Caregiver stress syndrome is a state of complete emotional, mental, and physical exhaustion that usually results from a caregiver focusing so much on a person’s needs in their care that they neglect their own needs and wellbeing. A role of…
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What are the Signs of a Caregiver Burnout?

What are the Signs of a Caregiver Burnout?

Identifying and addressing caregiver burnout is essential as this condition can seriously harm your health, mood, and overall wellbeing. The most common signs of caregiver burnout involve: Fatigue Anxiety Depression Irritability and anger Apathy Feeling guilty if you put your…
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Does Caregiving Cause Psychological Stress?

Does Caregiving Cause Psychological Stress?

Psychological stress from caregiving is common, causing mental health problems such as anxiety, depression, mood swings, alcohol, substance abuse, or eating disorders. Psychological stress occurs due to the emotional, mental, and physical demands of caregiving. Studies show that caregivers report…
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What Should You Not Tell a Caregiver?

What Should You Not Tell a Caregiver?

If your loved one or a friend is a caregiver, you may want to offer compassion and support. However, some phrases can pressure and aggravate caregiver stress, so you should not tell them to a caregiver. So, when offering comfort…
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Devoted Guardians'
Response to COVID-19

Devoted Guardians is actively monitoring the progression of the coronavirus, COVID-19, to ensure that we have the most accurate and latest information on the threat of the virus. As you know, this situation continues to develop rapidly as new cases are identified in our communities and our protocols will be adjusted as needed.

While most cases of COVID-19 are mild, causing only fever and cough, a very small percentage of cases become severe and may progress particularly in the elderly and people with underlying medical conditions. Because this is the primary population that Devoted Guardians serves, we understand your concerns and want to share with you how our organization is responding to the threat of COVID-19.

We are following updates and procedures from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) State Department of Health, local and county authorities, the Home Care Association of America and other agencies and resources. Our response and plans may adjust according to the recommendations from these organizations.