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There’s no way she’ll consider a home aide

No way to a home aide

A few weeks ago, the heartbreaking story of the Centennial couple whose home was broken into where the husband lost his life.

Someone has seen this story multiple times on TV. A home aide was allegedly responsible.
Now, there is no way in “fill in the blank” she would consider anyone outside of the family to care for her.

Now all the background preparation I’ve been doing for months has come to a standstill.

I’ve been preparing to resume my career and now this happens.

Where does this leave the family members who are fearful to leave their loved ones in the care of others?

Where does this leave reputable caregivers and home aides who have nothing but the best intentions for our loved ones?

Do we need stricter background checks? What in the world needs to be done to prevent this from happening again?

Should you disclose your caregiving in a job interview?

Tweet How come nothing has barely been said about caregiving and job hunting? I saw this post from Fast Company, Should you disclose your pregnancy in a job interview. A friend of mine stated that one should not disclose that they are caregiving “It’s like saying that your pregnant.” Huh? According to the Family Caregiver… Continue Reading

When a caregiver’s health becomes part of the equation

Tweet When caregiving for elderly or for children, the last thing we think about is our own health, until something brings it to the forefront. Then the question then becomes “Who will take care of me?” in addition to “who will take care of my loved one, while I deal with my health?” Over the… Continue Reading

Why its important to keep track of medications

Tweet Yesterday, I went to pick up my grandmother’s medicine. I got home and I realized that there were 2 medicines that were the same, but in different doses. It’s a good thing that Grandma taught me how to read. I promptly went back to the pharmacy, and asked that the previous one be cancelled.… Continue Reading