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

February 19, 2014By Best CareAdolescent Home Care, Adult Home Care, Home Care, PCA Caregivers, 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 Best CareAdolescent Home Care, Adult Home Care, Home Care, PCA Caregivers, 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 Best CareAdolescent Home Care, Adult Home Care, Home Care, PCA Caregivers, 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

New Beginnings: Caring for a Family Member after an Amputation

October 13, 2013By Best CareAdolescent Home Care, Adult Home Care, Home Care, PCA Caregivers, Pediatric Home Care, Senior Home Care, Veteran 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

A Familiar Stranger in the House: Coming Home after a Severe Traumatic Brain Injury

September 24, 2013By Best CareAdolescent Home Care, Adult Home Care, Home Care, PCA Caregivers, Senior Home Care, Veteran Care

While the attending to the needs of a loved one with a traumatic brain injury is difficult, most family caregivers find the most challenging aspect is coping with the personality changes that make the person seem like a stranger. To alleviate stress and avoid burnout, experts recommend arranging for the services of a home health … Read More

Spine Disorders and Home Health Care

May 13, 2013By Best CareAdolescent Home Care, Adult Home Care, Home Care, PCA Caregivers, Pediatric Home Care, Senior Home Care

Spine disorders are caused by several factors. Ankylosing spondylitis is the result of progressive arthritis that causes inflammation of the spine and the joints of the spine and pelvis. Degenerative disk disease is caused by wear and tear on the discs between the vertebrae of the spine, which act as shock absorbers. Spinal fractures are … Read More