What to Anticipate When You Are Grieving

What to Anticipate When You Are Grieving What are common responses when someone you love passes away? Grief can be agonizing and overpowering, and sometimes scary. As you grieve, you may have anxiety about your responses. You may wonder if your feelings and responses are usual. Below are some of the commonly felt grief reactions […]

What is “sundowning”?

As you get ready for autumn, it’s also a good time to get ready for how the seasonal changes may bring up sundowning for those with dementia. Sundowning is an occurrence where some patients with dementia experience greater confusion and anxiety later in the day. Less daylight hours in autumn and winter can increase the chances of patients […]

5 tips for talking to someone in home health care

5 tips for talking to someone in home health care: Reduce disturbances. Turn off any background noises, like the radio or TV. Have a one-on-one conversation. Too many people can create more confusion. Keep things simple. Stick to short precise sentences. Steer clear of quarrels. No one will gain anything. Just keep chatting, even if […]

Bible verses for you!

Do you help someone in palliative care, nursing home or a hospital? Do you need some strength? God is always here for you! Ask Him! You say                                   God says                     […]

What is a fidget blanket?

These are great for little kids or seniors who have Alzheimer’s, dementia, in hospice care, or need some help keeping busy. It gives the fingers and hands something to do.   It can provide motor and sensory stimulation. Different activities reduce boredom and increase attention span for people with dementia.   They feature zippers, ties, […]

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How to help kids through grief

Reading a story can help kids see they are not on their own and make them feel more normal with what they are going through.  It can offer a safe way to open a conversation with kids about death and grief, in groups, as a family, or one-on-one. We have a list of 15 children’s books […]

Connecting with a Confused Loved One in hospice care

Connecting with a Confused Loved One in hospice care Look at your loved one, talk unhurriedly, and use short sentences Give step by step clarifications while assisting with things like changing clothes, taking a bath, and exchanging bed linens Give your loved one time to respond to your statements Tell them who you are, what […]

How can animals help with hospice care?

How can animals help with hospice care? Pets have an age-old history of providing authentic camaraderie and displaying unreserved love for the people in their lives. This camaraderie and love forms a great emotional connection between animal and human. The connections that people share with pets can have positive outcomes: lowered nervousness and pressure, more feelings […]

7 ideas of outdoor activities for caregivers and seniors

7 ideas of outdoor activities for caregivers and seniors Focus on activities and interests that you and the elderly person you’re caring for enjoy instead of the possible challenges that may come up. Appreciate the time you have together. Here are 7 ideas: Sporting event Fish for fun Be a tourist in your own town […]

5 Easy Game and Puzzle Ideas for the Elderly at home

5 Easy Game and Puzzle Ideas for the Elderly at home When choosing a game or puzzle, make sure it will not be frustrating to the senior. It is also key to choose games, puzzles and other activities that are suitable for adults. Card games: Using playing cards with large printed numbers makes it easy […]