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The Caring Professionals Resource Center contains a range of informative and useful articles, videos, and forms intended to support those receiving care and their loved ones, as well as caregivers, both family and professional.

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Home Care in New York in the Spring

Here Comes the Sun

Your Senior and Spring Activities to do with a Home Attendant and Family Springtime is finally here! Everyone does better in good weather when it’s bright and mild outside. Especially your senior citizen who has been confined indoors due to harsh weather and Covid-19 concerns. There are also more hours to be outdoors safely. Take […]

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Stress Less with CDPAP Home Care

How the CDPAP Program can help you stress less about your parent’s home care. Everyone is talking about caregiver stress. The national periodicals feature stories about midlifers caught between caring for aging parents and their own children. Legislators are talking about relief through tax credits for caregiving children. Co-workers, friends, and church members are talking […]

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Mother’s Day, Mothers Say

You are a good daughter. You take care of your mom. You are on top of her home care arrangements. You make her medical appointments. You check her refrigerator and bring her groceries when you visit. You encourage her to get out. You review her bills and handle her paperwork. Chocolate, flowers, a card, and […]

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Experiencing Passover with Your Senior

Your Jewish patient will be very concerned about Passover. Even non-observant Jews celebrate this important holiday traditionally. Here is what you need to know to help her and help yourself have an enjoyable run-up to Passover and holiday experience.Passover runs 8 days. It commemorates the miraculous exodus of the Jews from Egypt under the leadership […]

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How to put together a caregiving calendar. And why you should

You want the aide to do more than just feed, shower, medicate, dress, accompany and exercise your mother. Your mother is neither a plant nor a pet. You want the two of them to connect and keep each other company. You want to see them smiling at one another and enjoying their time together. You […]

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Seven Tips to Improve Communication with Your Parent’s Caregivers

A team approach will benefit your loved one. Family members as well as aides who communicate clearly and regularly will create a warm, nurturing environment in the home of the patient. Moreover, she or he will thrive when everyone gets along, shares information, and does fun things together. Decide on one primary family member who […]

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The Good News about Midlife Resilience

Take heart! Middle-aged people are copers and are resilient. They have a better ability to regulate emotions. Their perspectives garnered from years of experience. They have acquired the long view because they tend to take the future into account as well as the past. They are thus possibly more resilient than those who are younger, […]

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How to Manage Your Home Health Aide

Managing your Home Health Aide So you have the help. That’s a big step. Caring Professionals’ team has matched you with an aide that speaks your language and whose temperament will work with the patient. The schedule has been worked out for the convenience of both patient and aide. A plan of care has been […]

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Is it Time for a Geriatrician or a Gerontologist?

What is the difference between a Geriatrician and a Gerontologist, and why now might be the right time to find out? First, let’s distinguish between these two. A geriatrician is a medical specialist in the care of older adults. The bodies of older adults are different and therefore doctors with specialized training for a year […]

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Why Your Senior Doesn’t Want to Move

Aging in Place with Home Care There comes a time in most family’s lives when a decision needs to be made about long-term living arrangements. Parents get older. The adult children often don’t live close by. The parents may be in a retirement community or in a community where they have lived and worked. Infirmities creep […]

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