KNOWING WHEN YOUR LOVED ONE IS NO LONGER SAFE AT HOME

vitas bed shot

HOW DO YOU KNOW WHEN YOUR LOVED ONE IS NO LONGER SAFE AT HOME - and WHAT TO DO? Barrett Betschart, Owner of Elder Caring of Coachella Valley LLC It wasn’t too long ago I finally took time out of my busy schedule to take a trip to my mom’s house. Phone calls seemed to confuse her. I was shocked at the condition of her home. A normally spotless … [Read more...]

COMMON MYTHS OF HOSPICE CARE DEBUNKED

elder caring

FIVE THINGS YOU MAY THINK ABOUT HOSPICE THAT AREN’T TRUE Jacob Edward | March 6, 2015 In the past 40 years, attitudes towards death and dying in America and much of the rest of the world have slowly changed. The hospice movement has grown considerably and now constitutes its own segment of the health care system. Prior to hospice, people … [Read more...]

QUALITY OF LIFE-PALLIATIVE AND HOSPICE CARE

communicating with dementia patient

Palliative care is meant to make the patient more comfortable. To palliate is “to make a disease or its symptoms less severe or unpleasant without removing the cause.” Hospice is a philosophy of care focused on comfort and quality of life, intended to give seriously ill patients and their loved ones meaningful time together when the focus is on … [Read more...]

A FREE gift YOU can give to Caregivers this Holiday.

Screen Shot 2014-12-09 at 1.57.47 PM

Give the "Gift of Care" by printing the document below, clipping & filling out the certificates, and giving them to caregivers or anyone who may need some help this Holiday Season... For printable PDF version, please click below. Please note: Gift Certificates are ASSORTED. … [Read more...]

HOW TO PREVENT ELDER ABUSE

-Grandson Hugging

Patty Curtiss, Co-Director at ElderCaring, a Referral Agency Nobody wants to think about a defenseless loved one being wronged in anyway, but unfortunately, elder abuse is a significant problem. It is estimated that in the United States, more than 500,000 seniors are believed to be victims of abuse and/or neglect each year. The number is … [Read more...]