Living with Lupus: The Challenges for Patients and Caregivers

March 3, 2014By Best CareAdolescent Home Care, Adult Home Care, Home Care

The most difficult thing about living with lupus is the cycle of symptoms flares, which tend to be unpredictable. When you need during unexpected flares, depend on a PCA to be there.  If you or a loved one live with lupus, you know the symptoms of this chronic autoimmune disease are unpredictable and can flare… Continue Reading Living with Lupus: The Challenges for Patients and Caregivers

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

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

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… Continue Reading New Research Reveals a Surprising Benefit of Caregiving

Caring for Your Autistic Child: Creating Community

October 25, 2013By Best CareAdolescent Home Care, Home Care, Pediatric Home Care

While most parents of autistic children cannot imagine not caring for their child at home, the challenges of living with a child with severe autism test the strength and will of even the most devoted parents. Home health personal care assistants offer support for autistic children, their parents, and siblings    For most parents, the… Continue Reading Caring for Your Autistic Child: Creating Community

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… Continue Reading New Beginnings: Caring for a Family Member after an Amputation

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

Home Care Offers Independence for People With Cerebral Palsy

June 4, 2013By Best CareAdolescent Home Care, Adult Home Care, Home Care, Pediatric Home Care

Cerebral palsy is a life-long condition that occurs due to brain damage during pregnancy. This can also occur in children up to two years of age of a child with symptoms that can show as early as three months of age. Although there are several known reasons why cerebral palsy happens, ranging from brain bleeds… Continue Reading Home Care Offers Independence for People With Cerebral Palsy

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… Continue Reading Spine Disorders and Home Health Care

Veterans with PTSD and TBI Can Gain from Home Care Support

March 25, 2013By Best CareAdolescent Home Care, Adult Home Care, Veteran Care

Veterans and service members returning from conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan often deal with the ill effects of their combat experience long after they leave the battlefield and come home to their loved ones. Victims of calamities, terror acts and other catastrophes also have lingering effects of mental trauma after the event. According to the… Continue Reading Veterans with PTSD and TBI Can Gain from Home Care Support