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Support for Parents and Caregivers of Seniors
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Legal Documents Every Family Caregiver Needs
As a family caregiver, you are responsible for taking care of your elderly loved one. This includes providing assistance with activities of daily living like eating, bathing, toileting, dressing, and other household chores. Family caregivers should be sure to have in place legal documents important to the lifelong care of the elder. Having access to important legal documents will help make caregiving easier for family caregivers. The most common legal documents that every caregiver should have are:
Instructions for employees and their supervisors on how to file FMLA (Family and Medical Leave Act) paperwork. Filing for FMLA allows qualified employees to take up to 12 weeks of leave for serious health conditions.
Vanderbilt Home Care Services
Vanderbilt Home Care Services offers a variety of skilled and non-skilled services to meet the needs of the clients and their families at home or in the hospital. We provide private duty services that include nursing, home health aides, companion care and inpatient sitter services 24 hours a day. For more information visit the Vanderbilt Home Health Care Services website or call 615-936-0336.
Stress Busting The Holidays
The winter holiday season is a time of stress; both good and bad. The anticipatory activity before the events can be followed by a whiplash of emotional post-holiday letdown when it is all over. The result may be feeling frazzled. Sometimes the simplest of things becomes the most precious. It is a time that we often postpone our regular self-care efforts and may over do it. Here are some Seasonal "Stressages" (stress-busting messages) to help us cope with the festivities.
Caring for Aging Parents
As parents age, it is important for the whole family to discuss financial issues, health needs, and other important lifestyle decisions. While these can be difficult conversations to have, it is important to pro-actively make plans before a crisis necessitates action..
Adoption is one of the most unselfish acts a birth parent can make for a child when the birth parents, for whatever reasons, are unable to raise the child themselves. It is never an easy decision. It is never without pain. Putting a child’s welfare ahead of one’s own feelings is a true act of love. Adoption means placing a child legally and permanently with a family who will raise the child as their own. In some cases the birth parent(s) select the adoptive parents whom, depending upon their mutual, wishes they may or may not actually meet.
The Empty Nest Syndrome
Whether you're an empty nester or soon to be one, you know that it's a big change for you and the family. After all, your role for the past 18 years has been to get the kids ready to make it on their own as healthy, responsible young adults.
Summer Activities for the Family
"I'm bored!" They are the two words every parent dreads during the summer break. Below are some activities you and your children can participate in before the start of school.