Caring for the Caregiver: Know Your Resources

November 20, 2014By Best CarePCA Caregivers

Providing at-home care is a selfless and noble act. However, caregivers often become consumed by this responsibility and forget to take care of themselves. Whether you’re a seasoned home care professional or just getting started, it’s always helpful to have someone to lean on. Below are a few resources that offer support for caregivers and … Read More

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