Tips on How to Care for the Disabled at Home

     Tips on How to Care for the Disabled at Home Tips on how to take care of disabled person at home can be found from the Changi General Hospital website.  Go to: http://www.cgh.com.sg/library/homecare/homecare_phy.asp Click on Other related subjects: Personal Hygiene & Nutrition Incontinence Wound Care  Exercise & Mobility The Psychosocial Aspect of Caregiving Medical Care  Safe Use of Medicine Dying Link back to index.html … Continue reading Tips on How to Care for the Disabled at Home

The Quality of Mercy by Wendy Lustbader

                  The Quality of Mercy by Wendy Lustbader All the passages below are taken from the book “Counting on Kindness: The Dilemmas of Dependency”by Wendy Lustbader. It was published in 1991. Aristotle believed that the search for virtue is necessarily circular:  Not everyone can find the middle of a circle, but only a man who has the … Continue reading The Quality of Mercy by Wendy Lustbader

The Psychosocial Aspect of Caregiving

The Psychosocial Aspect of Caregiving  http://www.cgh.com.sg/library/homecare/homecare_phy.asp Caregiving of the elderly or bedridden takes various forms:physical care home chores financial support emotional support Caregiving of the elderly or bedridden can take various forms such as: The actual physical care Less direct work such as cleaning the house and running errandsGiving financial support, regular visits and phone calls If all this is done by … Continue reading The Psychosocial Aspect of Caregiving

The Fiction of Independence by Wendy Lustbader

                        The Fiction of Independence by Wendy Lustbader All the passages below are taken from the book “Counting on Kindness: The Dilemmas of Dependency”by Wendy Lustbader. It was published in 1991. There are moments in life when our true dependence on one another breaks through. One woman explains:  I’m only thirty-five, but getting really sick last winter … Continue reading The Fiction of Independence by Wendy Lustbader

Support and Lack of Support for Family Caregivers by Jana Staton, Roger W Shuy and Ira Byock

    Support and Lack of Support for Family Caregivers by Jana Staton, Roger W Shuy and Ira Byock All the passages below are taken from the book, “A Few Months to Live: Different Paths to Life's End” by Jana Staton, Roger W. Shuy and Ira Byock. It was published in 2001. In chapter 7 we present the family caregiver's … Continue reading Support and Lack of Support for Family Caregivers by Jana Staton, Roger W Shuy and Ira Byock

Refusing to Be Demeaned by Wendy Lustbader

                Refusing to Be Demeaned by Wendy Lustbader All the passages below are taken from the book “Counting on Kindness: The Dilemmas of Dependency”by Wendy Lustbader. It was published in 1991. A sixty-six-year-old woman with degenerative arthritis decided to give up leaving her apartment entirely, rather than go on enduring an outside world which spurned her:  I … Continue reading Refusing to Be Demeaned by Wendy Lustbader

Practical Pointers for Caring for the Sick at Home by Susie Kong and Tisa Ng

Practical Pointers for Caring for the Sick at Home by Susie Kong and Tisa Ng All the passages below are taken from the book “Wish I Knew! Caring for the Sick at Home”by Susie Kong and Tisa Ng. It was published in 2004. 1. Tube Feeding       Susie Says:   A feeding tube is used when an … Continue reading Practical Pointers for Caring for the Sick at Home by Susie Kong and Tisa Ng

Palliative and End Of Life Care from YouTube

            Palliative and End Of Life Care from YouTube Letting Go: A Hospice Journey - movie (Elendegés: Utazás az elfekvőben - film) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9QMdDr1Jf7g End of Life | Aging Matters | NPT Reports https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uzfcvptgJ2c The Glass Half Full - a remarkable woman decides to attend a hospice and stop cancer treatment https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W1hpZDbDjNE My Wishes: An End Of … Continue reading Palliative and End Of Life Care from YouTube

Hospice Care from Brattleboro Hospice in YouTube

Hospice Care from Brattleboro Hospice in YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0GtIn-a_fWCNVifC4-Taug/feed Living and Dying Episode 1: Hospice Care Program https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eOG_BfndEFk Living and Dying Episode 2: Bereavement Care Program https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0eiakJzTX-4 Living and Dying Episode 3: Hospice Volunteering https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kw1VoAy8obA Living and Dying Episode 4: The Manitou Project & Brattleboro Area Hospice https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9bqKWa79_eY Living and Dying Episode 5: The Parallel Paths … Continue reading Hospice Care from Brattleboro Hospice in YouTube

Family Caregiving Experience at End of Life by Jana Staton Roger W Shuy and Ira Byock

Family Caregiving Experience at End of Life by Jana Staton Roger W Shuy and Ira Byock All the passages below are taken from the book, “A Few Months to Live: Different Paths to Life's End” by Jana Staton, Roger W. Shuy and Ira Byock. It was published in 2001. We were interested in everything about the family caregiving … Continue reading Family Caregiving Experience at End of Life by Jana Staton Roger W Shuy and Ira Byock

Dementia Care Consultant and Trainer Teepa Snow

Dementia Care Consultant and Trainer Teepa Snow             What High Cortisol Level does to People The automatic and autonomic reactions to the fear of Dementia are that the Cortisol Level goes way up. (see Part 2 Fear of Dementia below) Raise Cortisol Level Helpful in CrisisNot helpful for daily living The high Cortisol Level affects the following: 1.     Physiological … Continue reading Dementia Care Consultant and Trainer Teepa Snow

Constipation There are More Than One Way to Cure Constipation by Dr Leslie Kernisan

Constipation There are More Than One Way to Cure Constipation by Dr Leslie Kernisan     By Leslie Kernisan, M.D., Caring.com senior medical editor Last updated: January 20, 2011 https://www.caring.com/blogs/older-patients-wiser-care/constipation-treatments-for-elderly Dear Dr. K, What's the best way to treat constipation in an older person? My father has chronic back pain due to arthritis in his spine. Taking … Continue reading Constipation There are More Than One Way to Cure Constipation by Dr Leslie Kernisan

Caring for the Dying Person and Family by Anthony Yeo

 Caring for the Dying Person and Family by Anthony Yeo      All the passages below are taken from Anthony Yeo’s book, “In the Shadow of Death,” published in 1994 One of the greatest needs of a dying person is to be cared for. Stricken with terminal illness and hospitalisation puts him in a dependency position, needing all … Continue reading Caring for the Dying Person and Family by Anthony Yeo

Caring for my dying husband made me a better person by Tracy Grant

Caring for my dying husband made me a better person by Tracy Grant    The Straits Times Sunday, Sept 11, 2016 Ten years ago this month, my world as I knew it ended. My husband of 19 years, the father of my two sons, was diagnosed with terminal cancer. Over the course of seven months, Bill went from beating me silly … Continue reading Caring for my dying husband made me a better person by Tracy Grant

Caring for a Dying Loved One by Angela Morrow

Caring for a Dying Loved One by Angela Morrow Providing Safety and Comfort to the Dying From Angela Morrow, RN, former About.com Guide http://dying.about.com/od/thedyingprocess/a/care_143_dying.htm Updated December 28, 2009 About.com Health's Disease and Condition content is reviewed by the Medical Review Board ·                        Caring for Parents ·                        Caring for Elderly ·                        Skin Care Tips ·                        Caring for Aging Parents ·                        Caring for Elderly Parent … Continue reading Caring for a Dying Loved One by Angela Morrow