Posts Tagged ‘caregiver’

Caring for Aging Loved Ones – Thrive USA Homecare Eases the Journey

The Challenges of Assisting Aging Parents and Relatives For many families, watching parents or elderly loved ones gradually need more assistance can be a challenging transition. What once seemed simple – grocery shopping, dressing, bathing – now requires extra hands to support daily tasks. Caring for aging relatives doesn’t have to be an overwhelming burden on the family’s shoulders. Thrive USA Homecare understands these challenges and is here to provide the compassionate support you and your loved ones need, whether you reside in Maryland or Florida. The Toll of Caregiving Acting as the primary caregiver for an aging parent or…

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The Right Home Care Option for Your Loved One’s Needs

When searching for in-home care for an aging family member, one of the first decisions is whether non-medical or medical care services are needed. Understanding the key differences between these two types of home care can help ensure your loved one receives the appropriate level of support. Non-Medical Home Care Services Non-medical home care from Thrive USA Homecare provides assistance with activities of daily living and companionship without any direct medical care component. Our Personal Care Coaches can help with: Non-medical care offers flexibility to customize a care plan that evolves as your loved one’s needs change over time. Services…

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How to Celebrate and Support the Caregivers in Your Life

November is National Family Caregivers Month – an annual designation to recognize, honor, and support the millions of Americans who care for aging, chronically ill, or disabled loved ones. This month-long observance was established over 25 years ago to raise awareness of family caregiver issues, needs, and hardships. The Origins and History of National Family Caregivers Month The origins of National Family Caregivers Month date back to 1994, when former President Bill Clinton signed the first NFC Month proclamation. This milestone was built upon decades of grassroots advocacy by organizations such as the National Family Caregivers Association (NFCA). Established in…

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Navigating Grief with Compassion: National Grief Awareness Day

Grief is a universal human experience, a natural response to loss that touches us all at some point in our lives. Whether it’s the loss of a loved one, a job, a relationship, or even a significant life change, the journey through grief can be both challenging and transformative. National Grief Awareness Day, observed on August 30th, serves as a poignant reminder of the importance of acknowledging, understanding, and supporting those who are navigating the complex terrain of grief. At Thrive USA Homecare, we believe in providing holistic care that encompasses emotional well-being. In this blog, we explore the significance…

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Health Benefits of Pets for Seniors

Many family caregivers know that the seniors they care for may suffer from loneliness and depression, which can lead to long-term physical health problems. But did you know that you might be able to get some relief from this loneliness at the local animal shelter or pet store? American pet owners adore them! According to recent surveys, there are pets in two out of every three American homes, a 20% increase in the last thirty years. The health advantages of dogs for seniors and the outpouring of love for our furry friends are real and long-lasting, according to medical studies. …

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A Day in the Life of a Thrive USA Caregiver

Caring for older family members who are sick or aging is demanding. You can decide what support and assistance your loved ones need by learning more about what a typical caregiver’s day entails. When you start caring for a sick older relative, you will quickly realize that there is no such thing as a routine weekday. Caregivers may care for numerous clients in a week or only one client they care for around the clock. Some people may have to assist their patients in traveling to a hospital for treatment, running errands, or helping with household chores and providing companionship …

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Celebrate Social Wellness Month- 7 Tips for Social Wellness

Living through a global pandemic for a couple of years taught us to never take the little but incredibly important things in life for granted: shared laughter, hugging our loved ones, and a lunch date at our favorite restaurant. We saw just how important socializing is, and how lonely and empty we can feel when it is taken away. July is Social Wellness Month, and with immunizations reducing our need to isolate ourselves, it’s the ideal time to ensure that seniors have appropriate interaction experiences. Social Wellness Month Social wellness has been shown to improve the quality of life for…

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Understanding Caregiving Burnout and How to Prevent It

Caring for a loved one may be difficult, and that stress can negatively affect a caregiver’s overall health and well-being. Yet, some caregivers are hesitant to discuss their stress for fear of making their loved one feel guilty or making it look like they aren’t strong enough or well-organized enough to handle their obligations and responsibilities.  According to a 2020 research by the National Alliance for Caregiving, nearly one in every five Americans is a family caregiver.  The care recipient usually requires special attention such as a child or partner with a disability, an older parent, or a loved one…

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Understanding VA Benefits for Homecare

Many individuals are aware that the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) provides comprehensive health care benefits to veterans (VHA). But did you know that in-home care is included in this basic medical coverage package? Continue reading to learn how veterans and their caregivers may benefit from the VA’s homemaker and home health aide program. With our Veteran home care services, Thrive USA Home Care can assist older adults who are US Veterans in Frederick, Montgomery, Carroll, Howard, and Baltimore Counties and the surrounding areas. Any Veteran that can receive VA health care services can qualify for the Care…

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