Daily or In-Home Caregiver

3. Dental Care (Caregiver College Video Series)

Dental and oral care are important at any age to prevent against a variety of health problems. Learn how to assist as a caregiver in daily cleaning and routine check-ups. 

Note: This information is not meant to replace the advice from a medical professional. You should consult your health care provider regarding specific medical concerns or treatment.

2. Nutrition (Caregiver College Video Series)

Good nutrition and good health go hand in hand. Learn valuable information about nutrition, balanced eating, and successful meal planning.

Note: This information is not meant to replace the advice from a medical professional. You should consult your health care provider regarding specific medical concerns or treatment.

Ch. 1: Transfer Skills (Caregiver College Video Series)

Transfer Skills (Caregiver College Video Series)

This video contains tips and instructions on how to use gravity and leverage to assist you when lifting or transferring a loved one who has limited mobility.

4. Bathing and Dressing (Caregiver College Video Series)

Helping out a care recipient with ADLs (Activities of Daily Living) can sometimes be a sensitive issue. Learn how to assist with ADLs, such as bathing and dressing.

Understanding Palliative/Supportive Care: What Every Caregiver Should Know

Palliative care, also increasingly known as Supportive Care, may be one of the most misunder­stood terms in healthcare. Many people believe it’s the same as hospice care and it means the end of life. But palliative care is different from hospice, and when put in place, palliative care can bring hope, control, and a chance at a better quality of life for seriously ill patients and their caregivers.

Guía del Cuidador para Entender los Comportamientos Relacionados con la Demencia

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Learning the value of extended family

My mother-in-law and sister-in-law have been with us since July. Mom is 92, uses a walker, and is mentally sharp. My sister-in-law is in her 50s, overweight, has bad knees, and rheumatoid arthritis. Due to difficulties in our finances, and the “death” of their old single wide mobile home, we all became one BIG FAMILY.

Todo lo que un cuidador debe saber sobre el dinero (What Every Caregiver Needs to Know About Money)

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Medios para una comunicación eficaz para proveedores de atención médica y cuidadores (Spanish)

Cuando un ser querido necesita atención médica, tradicionalmente recurrimos a profesionales para despejar dudas, obtener un diagnóstico certero y opciones de tratamiento. En el pasado, los médicos eran la autoridad indiscutible que llevaba la voz cantante en las discusiones con sus pacientes sobre atención médica. Pero las cosas han cambiado, y la relación con el médico también.

Pathways to Effective Communication for Healthcare Providers and Caregivers

Any time our loved ones need medical care, we traditionally rely on professionals to answer our questions, diagnose properly, and recommend treatments. In the past, doctors were unquestioned authorities who took the lead in discussions with their patients on medical care. But things have changed; the relationship has shifted.

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