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Tips for Hiring a Personal Care Assistant
 
The personal care assistant you hire for your elderly parent will provide more than just companionship for them. They will take care of your senior parent's household chores and even help with personal care such as grooming and bathing. When hiring a personal care assistant, here are some things to take into account.
 
TASKS
 
Identify exactly what kind of tasks you want the PCA to help with. If possible, write a job description and include the qualifications to look into.
 
PAYMENT
 
It is imperative to decide on the payment details. Identify how much you will pay for a PCA and how you will pay. Check with your insurance if they cover payment for personal care assistants too.
 
INTERVIEW
 
Prepare the questions to ask before handling an interview. In the interview, don't forget to talk about your expectations and similar schedule. You should be comfortable with the PCA you choose for your senior parent.
 
Personal care assistants are indispensable for your senior. If you want to employ capable ones, Carelink Health Care Services is here to help you. Contact us at 856-691-7035 for more info.
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Mealtime Tips for Elders With Swallowing Problems

Sometimes, swallowing problems prevent seniors from eating their fill. To deal with that, you should keep mealtimes relaxed. Encourage your senior to take small bites. Don't hurry them. Allow them to chew their food well before taking another bite. Lastly, make sure they don't mix solid foods and liquids in one bite.

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Care Tips for Patients With Alzheimer's Disease

Caring for patients living with Alzheimer's can be tough. Here are tips to help make caregiving a bit easier for you:

• Don't take their behavior personally.
• Remain calm and patient.
• Don't argue.
• Don't try to convince them.

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How to Negotiate Caregiving with Siblings

Caregiving is not an easy job. However, the burden of caregiving can ease up if it is divided between siblings. Here are some of the best tips to follow when negotiating with your siblings about caring for your senior parent.

Be Proactive

Take the initiative to talk about your caregiving concerns way before your parents actually need it. The earlier you address the issue, the less awkward it will be in the future.

Discuss with Everyone

When discussing the everyone's roles in caregiving, discuss it together with all of your siblings. That way, you can hear everyone's opinion.

Assess Parents' Needs

Consider what your senior parents' needs are and how you can best meet them. This discussion will be an ongoing dialogue so be prepared.

Talk To Your Parents Early

Getting your parents input is a must. Make them a part of the discussion. They might have some ideas that can be of help to you.

These tips can help you and your siblings settle issues related to family caregiving. If you need professionals to provide care for your parents though, trust Carelink Health Care Services. Talk to us at 856-691-7035 for more details.
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Benefits of Hiring a Personal Care Assistant

For seniors who want to stay in the comfort of their own home, hiring a personal care assistant is a good course of action. After all, the personal care assistant can serve as their companion during the day. They may also provide overnight care, if necessary. With personal care assistants, seniors can easily finish their activities of daily living. #personalcare #healthcare
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Rehabilitation After a Surgery

Do you have a knee injury and have just gotten out of surgery? Then you need to recuperate well! Carelink Health Care Services has capable healthcare staff who can provide you with the best environment and care for rehabilitation. Talk to us at 856-691-7035 for further details. #Rehabilitation #Surgery
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3 Clear Warning Signs of Elder Abuse

Hiring a caregiver means entrusting your elderly to another person. No matter how trustworthy a caregiver may look like physically and on paper, you should still be vigilant for signs of elder abuse. Here are some of the warning signs to watch out for if you don't want your senior to be subjected to physical or emotional abuse.

Physical Marks

If you notice physical marks on the body of your elder, then be alarmed as these may indicate maltreatment, neglect or physical abuse. These marks include pressure marks, bruises, burns, abrasions, and broken bones.

Sudden Change in Behavior

You may notice your senior parent be unusually alert or depressed. If you notice these changes, it may be a sign of emotional abuse.

Change in Financial Situation

The changes in an elder's financial situation should alert you that something is wrong. If this shows a sudden decline, it may be a sign of exploitation.

Elder abuse can be avoided if you put your trust in the right people. Carelink Health Care Services has reputable and trustworthy carers. If you want to hire us for our services, call us at 856-691-7035.
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How to Minimize Oral Health Damage when Diabetic

Oral health problems make diabetic patients suffer more than normal people. That is why you should aim to minimize damage. For that, be sure to brush the teeth at least twice daily. Use interdental cleaners or dental floss to clean hard-to-reach spaces between the teeth. Also, rinse using mouthwash recommended by your dentist. #diabetes #caregiving #healthcare
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Behavioral Home Care for Seniors

Is your senior getting more and more averse to taking their prescription medicine? Do not fret! Carelink Health Care Services can dispatch skilled professionals capable of providing quality behavioral home care for your senior. Call 856-691-7035 for more info. #homecare #seniorcare
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Why a Personal Care Assistant Matters

When providing care for your senior parent, one of the highly recommended tips to take advantage of is hiring a personal care assistant. Through the said professional, many benefits can be enjoyed not only by the senior parent but also by the entire family.

Services Offered

The main job of a personal care assistant is to provide companionship for the senior parent. However, there are other tasks that fall under the job scope of this professional. Here are some worth mentioning:

· Completing simple household chores
· Grocery shopping
· Personal care (grooming, bathing, dressing, etc.)

More Services Offered

Of course, there are other tasks at home that these personal care assistants can be of use. They are especially helpful in difficult home healthcare situations such as, but not limited to the following:

· Assistance in lifting a patient with limited mobility from/to a wheelchair or the bed
· Settling privacy issues with grooming and bathing

With the things that the personal care assistant can do for you and your senior, it is definitely worth it to hire one. To find trustworthy personal care assistants, contact Carelink Health Care Services at 856-691-7035.
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