Nurses' Articles

Respite Care Arms Family Caregivers with Strength and Resolve

Respite Care Arms Family Caregivers with Strength and Resolve

I was honored to care for my adorable and charming late husband of 32 years during his struggle with a terminal illness. As his nurse, I tended to his personal care and comfort requirements. As his confidant, my focus was on his emotional and spiritual needs.


Getting Mom or Dad Out of the Nursing Home

Getting Mom or Dad Out of the Nursing Home

Whether your parents have endured a short stay or an extended visit in a nursing home, it is not uncommon for them to vehemently protest staying any longer than necessary. You may hear comments such as: "I hate it here" "I'm desperately home-sick" "They treat


Will Medicare Pay for In-Home Care?

Will Medicare Pay for In-Home Care?

Families are often surprised if not dumbfounded to learn that Medicare does not pay for most in-home care for their elderly parents. Medicare will not reimburse in-home caregivers to assist aging loved ones with basic activities of daily living (ADLs) such as


My Elderly Parents Need Help with Transportation

My Elderly Parents Need Help with Transportation

Finding transportation can be challenging when Mom or Dad or both need help with driving to doctor appointments, shopping trips to the grocery, pharmacy and other local errands. It is often difficult for well-meaning but busy families with demanding schedules


Finding Caregivers When There are No Home Care Agencies in Your Community

Finding Caregivers When There are No Home Care Agencies in Your Community

Families residing in less populated areas throughout the country often discover the difficulty and frustration of finding in-home care services. Discouraged families simply don't know where to turn when their rural communities have no home care agencies. Thus,