Quality of care is the extent to which health care services provided improve the desired health outcomes for your loved one including safety, effectiveness, timeliness and efficiency. How you provide quality of care to your loved one, whether they live at home, with you or in a long-term care facility is directly related to the quality of the products and services provided. I’ve identified some products and services that have been vital assets in consistently ensuring her safety, security and overall mental health and hygiene.
Did Caregiving creep up on you? ... The first stages of caregiving are the most overwhelming and challenging as you are least informed about expectations and needs but here are questions to consider...
As mom's Parkinson's progressed I determined it was unsafe for her to live alone, and made the decision to move her to a senior living community...Deciding when to make the transition is tough, but once that's resolved, finding the right place is the next challenge.
As a caregiver during the holiday season, expectations and familial pressures add another dimension to an already stressful situation so approaching the holidays with awareness and a plan of action can help, especially when those holiday plans include travel.
Profile: adrienne's journey to becoming a caregiver
It almost felt like a dream - this balancing act, where one minute I was living it up with my friends, and the next I was doing research or making phone calls, or hardest of all, making difficult decisions for the wellbeing of my mom. The caregiving roles had come full circle, and I was now a mother to my mom. (photograph by jayme gershen)
My mom has been wearing "Pads" for light leakage as long as I can remember, but over the past nine years as her caregiver, trial-and-error has been my middle name in helping her manage her condition. This takes not only time and patience, but money! ...I was frustrated and tired of playing the guessing game, so I turned to the prevail® enurse™ team to help me figure out the right products for her needs.