Five Sources of Respite Care

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It is an important part of long-term care to allow caregivers the time to manage their own health and well-being. Respite care allows the nurses or companions to take short-term breaks, during which time they can attend to their own needs. This will ensure that both family members and the healthcare provider are happy and healthy.

Unlike more permanent medical facilities or nursing homes, respite care is temporary. It can take many forms: companionship, personal assistance, adult day programs, and residential programs are all types of respite care that can be

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How to Be an Effective Caregiver


There is a plethora of categories under the simple name, caregiver. Caregivers are people such as nurses, police, firefighters, teachers, pastors, priests, parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and nursing home staff, to name just a few. I think it is safe to say that one who cares for another can be labeled as a caregiver for they all have the incentive to care for others.

In my experience most caregivers have similar characteristics. For instance, they usually put other’s needs before their own, have a willingness to go beyond what is required and evidence of kindness in their

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Meals on Wheels for Seniors vs Nursing Homes

December 4, 2012

Many older adults need only a little support to stay in their homes, but when that isn’t available they can end up in an expensive nursing home where they don’t need most of the available services. According to a new study, states that invest more in delivering meals to seniors’ homes have lower rates of such “low-care” seniors in nursing homes, after adjusting for several other factors.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University]  –  The more states spend on home-delivered meals under the Older Americans Act, the more likely they are to help people who don’t need nursing home … Read the rest