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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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How to talk to your Senior about Driving

When you notice accidents, scrapes on the car’s body, traffic tickets, or mistakes while driving, it’s time to act. On the other hand, driving means independence. So, this will be a hard conversation to hold. There are some tools available that will help with this conversation. A four-module training video offered by AARP provides a […]

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How to be the Boss in your CDPAP

Stepping into the CDPAP role places you at the helm of your personal care, transforming you from a service recipient to a decisive employer. The Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program (CDPAP) is not just about receiving care, but actively managing it. As a CDPAP employer, you articulate your needs, choose your assistants, and lead with […]

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The afternoon of life article about aging

The Afternoon of Human Life

This is the term Carl Jung the famed psychologist used for the second half of life. To him aging was a developmental stage, not just a stage of deterioration of the physical. He saw that older people become more concerned with what is going on inside of them, their hearts and minds, their values, and […]

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Caring Professionals’ Home Care Glossary

Your Handy Dandy Glossary of Home Care Terminology CDPAP stands for the Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program which allows a Medicaid patient to hire his own caregiver who may be a family member or friend. CHHA is an acronym for Certified Home Health Agency which provides short term skilled care (nursing, OT, PT, social work, […]

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Communication between Holocaust Survivors and their Family Members

Communication always needs improvement. Tools and awareness will certainly empower participants in a dialogue. For seniors, and particularly holocaust survivors, intergenerational communication is especially complex. A survey by the Metropolitan Jewish Health System Hospice found that: Where is this coming from? The children and even their children (the grandchildren) feel very responsible for the survivor […]

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Dementia guide for CDPAP home care in New York

Do’s and Don’ts for Conversing with a Dementia Patient

First off, remember that you are talking to a sentient adult human being with feelings, preferences, and a level of awareness. You are not talking to a child even if you are speaking with simplicity. Based on information from the National Health Service of the United Kingdom. Similar Article in our Home Care Resources

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Dementia guide for CDPAP home care in New York

Why is my Mother’s Personality Changing?

Behavior and personality often change when a person has dementia. You may not recognize their old self in the person they have become. They can now be irritable and speak in angry tones whereas as long as you know them, they were mild and gentle in personality. The reverse may also be true; your crusty, […]

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Memory Cafe article for CDPAP home care in New York

Photos at the Bedside

This is an idea which makes a lot of sense. If your senior is bedbound, seeing photos of family, celebrations, and good times past will trigger positive memories. They will encourage your patient to talk about grandchildren, holidays, and get togethers with his home attendant and visitors. They will be asked about the occasion and […]

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Hot city dementia advice

Extreme Heat and Your Dementia Patient

There is reason for you to be concerned when the summer heat turns brutal. High temperatures affect patients with Alzheimer’s disease differently than it affects others.Extreme heat affects individuals with this neurological illness more than it does other people. Because they have lost neurons in their brains, their brains cannot tell their bodies to react […]

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Change your Senior’s Summer Schedule

There is so much to do outdoors and in the community during the summer. Summer concerts, plays, and outdoor markets abound in city neighborhoods. With extended daylight hours and entertainment options, it is a great idea to bring your senior outdoors safely to enjoy the summer bounty. Gardening brings your senior outdoors and gives her […]

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