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How to Prevent a Stroke

How to Prevent a Stroke

A stroke occurs when blood is blocked from reaching the brain. This is usually caused by a clot in the blood vessel or it bursts (or ruptures.)

Grieving Strategies

Grieving Strategies

Grief is a natural response to losing someone. Understand that you can and will adapt to this loss and survive. Humans are resilient and can cope and adapt.

Normal Aging vs. Possible Dementia

Normal Aging vs. Possible Dementia

As we age, it’s normal to forget where we put our car keys or why we went upstairs but how do we know what is normal and what are signs of early dementia?

Overcoming Worry Exercise

Overcoming Worry Exercise

Did you know? Worry is not good for the body — caregivers are 5x more likely to get sick than non-caregivers. Worrying about something beyond your control causes unnecessary stress to you and makes it harder to cope.

Transition from Hospital to Home Checklist

Transition from Hospital to Home Checklist

Having the answers to these questions will help both you and the person you are caring for in the transition from Hospital to Home. It may be helpful to bring a note book so you can jot down the answers.

How To Use a Communication Board

How To Use a Communication Board

When people are hard of hearing, sometimes it’s easier to use a Communication Board. An example is shown below & the full size copy is on the next page. Feel free to print & use ours or create your own!

Good Mental Health Tips

Good Mental Health Tips

GET OUTSIDE! Get active! When you move and exercise, it releases those “feel good” endorphins into your body. Try running, biking, dancing, or yoga. CONNECT Call up friends to chat, meet someone for coffee or a meal, or reconnect with someone you haven’t seen in a long time. Join some clubs like a book club, or sign up for a gym class. Spend time with the people you love.

CPR (Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation)

CPR (Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation)

We encourage you to get formal CPR training. Choose an organization with a known name for example, Red Cross, St John’s or another reputable source. Ask your health care professional or friends for recommendations.

Yoga for Diabetes

Yoga for Diabetes

Yoga can improve strength, flexibility and balance, it can also help maintain your blood sugar level. The two most popular yoga styles that you can explore for diabetes are Vinyasa yoga or Bikram yoga.

How to Wash Your Hands

How to Wash Your Hands

SOAP & WATER Lather up using soap and water. PALM TO PALM Wash your hands palm to palm. BACKS OF HANDS Wash the backs of your hands. IN BETWEEN FINGERS Wash interlacing your fingers. WRISTS Wash your wrists too. FINGERTIPS Wash your fingertips on the palm of the other hand. THUMBS Wash your thumbs. FINGERNAILS Wash the backs of your fingers with a twisting motion.

Caring for Someone With Ostomy

Caring for Someone With Ostomy

An ostomy occurs when you seriously can’t go to the bathroom & the Dr. has to surgically bypass your normal route & create a new place for the waste to come out of the body.

15 Ways to Reduce Stress

15 Ways to Reduce Stress

Stress and anxiety are common experiences for most people. Learn 15 ways to reduce stress.

10 Tips to Avoid Burn Out

10 Tips to Avoid Burn Out

Follow these 10 Tips to Avoid Caregiver Burnout.

Cannabis CareGuide

Cannabis CareGuide

Medical cannabis is a popular treatment for a variety of issues. Interested in learning more? This guide can help you start a conversation with your healthcare provider.

Emergency Home Preparedness Checklist

Emergency Home Preparedness Checklist

Follow this checklist to create a plan to prepare for a potential home emergency such as a flood or medical issue.

Proper Disposal of Home Health Care Waste

Proper Disposal of Home Health Care Waste

Follow these tips to make sure you're properly disposing of medical waste like colostomy bags & catheters.

Handling Needles & How to Relieve Anxiety Around Needles

Handling Needles & How to Relieve Anxiety Around Needles

Learn how to safely handle needles and how to calm the person in your care as they receive a needle.

Falls Prevention Checklist

Falls Prevention Checklist

Follow this helpful checklist both inside and outside the home to help prevent dangerous falls.

Guide to Maintaining a Catheter

Guide to Maintaining a Catheter

Find tips on how to make sure a catheter is working correctly for the person in your care.

Nutrition and Diet Tips for High Blood Pressure

Nutrition and Diet Tips for High Blood Pressure

Learn the basics of a high blood pressure diet. These tips can help the person you care for successfully manage their condition.

How to Improve Communication in Caregiver Relationships

How to Improve Communication in Caregiver Relationships

Reduce misunderstanding and learn how to improve your communication with the person who is in your care.

Proper Disposal of Sharps

Proper Disposal of Sharps

Learn the proper way to dispose of sharps like needles, injection pens, and syringes so that you (and others) don't get hurt.