Beyond Nutrition and Exercise: How to Maintain a Healthy Lifestyle

May 30, 2014By BestHomeCareAdolescent Home Care, Adult Home Care, Blog, Miscellaneous, Pediatric Home Care, Senior Home Care

When people hear the words “healthy lifestyle,” the first things people think about are diet and exercise. Since a healthy lifestyle is really a matter of maintaining balance, your need to care for your body and soul.  When you are a caregiver, maintaining a healthy lifestyle is essential so you are able to meet the … Read More

Humor Heals: The Benefits of Laughter for People with Chronic Conditions and Their Caregivers

February 19, 2014By BestHomeCareAdolescent Home Care, Adult Home Care, Blog, Miscellaneous, Pediatric Home Care, Senior Home Care

While caring for a loved one with a chronic health condition is a serious endeavor, remembering to laugh and interject humor into your daily lives benefits both the patient and caregiver. If you were to sit down and write a list of some of the least funny things a person could talk about, just receiving … Read More

A Fresh Start with a New Heart: Home Health Care for Adult Heart Transplant Recipients

February 6, 2014By BestHomeCareAdolescent Home Care, Adult Home Care, Blog, Miscellaneous, Senior Home Care

After months waiting for a donor heart, patients and families feel a sense of relief when they get the call informing them a suitable heart is available and transplant surgery is scheduled. When the heart transplant recipient returns home, their new routine often overwhelms the patient and family members. Home health personal care assistants ease … Read More

New Research Reveals a Surprising Benefit of Caregiving

January 2, 2014By BestHomeCareAdolescent Home Care, Adult Home Care, Blog, Miscellaneous, Pediatric Home Care, Senior Home Care

New Research Reveals a Surprising Benefit of Caregiving Family caregivers often hear stories about the hardships their role; however, a recently published study found when done well, caring for a loved one has the potential to extend your life. The media is full of stories about the hardships endured by the “sandwich generation,” or adults … Read More

Building Bridges to a Different Reality: Caring for Adults with Schizophrenia

December 6, 2013By BestHomeCareAdolescent Home Care, Adult Home Care, Blog, Miscellaneous

While hearing the news that doctors have diagnosed a loved one with schizophrenia is anxiety provoking, new medications and treatment have made it possible for adults with this disorder to live in the community. As with all mentally illnesses, the diagnosis of schizophrenia carries a fair amount of stigma because of the way the media … Read More

New Beginnings: Caring for a Family Member after an Amputation

October 13, 2013By BestHomeCareAdolescent Home Care, Adult Home Care, Blog, Miscellaneous, Pediatric Home Care, Senior Home Care

Whether your loved one has undergone an amputation as a result of a combat injury or as the result of peripheral vascular disease, your family member will need not only medical care and physical support, but also psychological and emotional support as he or she learns to live life without a limb. While caring for … Read More