Family Caregiver Duties: Medication Management for Seniors

Posted by The CareSync Team

Sep 14, 2017 12:00:00 PM

It’s not easy becoming a family caregiver for an aging parent or grandparent, but you can make the process easier by learning how to provide proper medication management for seniors. The tips in this article can help!

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Topics: chronic conditions, family health, healthy living, caregivers, health tips, caregiving, aging

What is mHealth?: 3 Benefits of Mobile Health Apps

Posted by The CareSync Team

Aug 23, 2017 9:25:18 AM

As smartphones and mobile technology become more widely used in healthcare, many are asking the question what is mHealth and how will it impact health as technology continues to develop?

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Topics: family health, healthy living, caregivers, health tips, caregiving, health technology

Choosing a Nursing Home or Assisted Living Facility

Posted by The CareSync Team

Aug 7, 2017 7:00:00 AM

Continuing our discussion of providing healthcare support for an aging loved one from the previous published post on healthcare for older adults, we explore choosing a nursing home or assisted living facility in this post.

In the last blog, we discussed things to look for to determine if an aging loved one might need healthcare support. In some cases, they may be able to stay in their home if they just get a little help from friends and family, or a home health aide. But if you’ve identified that your loved one does need help beyond the care you can provide, it may be time to consider choosing a nursing home or assisted living facility for them to move into.

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Topics: health conditions, family health, healthy living, caregivers, health tips, caregiving, aging

Health Care for Older Adults: Recognizing Need for Healthcare Support

Posted by The CareSync Team

Jul 31, 2017 10:35:47 AM

In this blog we’ll discuss making decisions about health care for older adults, recognizing a need for healthcare support when it comes to a loved one. In the next blog, we’ll cover choosing a nursing home or assisted living facility.

Each year you get to spend with your parents and other elder loved ones is a gift. Still, you know there may come a day when you must have a difficult conversation and make some difficult choices regarding health care for older adults in your life and the elder care he or she requires.

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Topics: health conditions, family health, healthy living, caregivers, health tips, caregiving, aging

5 Tips for Managing Your Child's Chronic Disease

Posted by The Engaged Patient

Jul 19, 2017 5:13:57 PM

As a parent or caregiver of a child, you may have questions or need support. Here are 5 of the best tips for managing your child’s chronic disease or illness.

Navigating our disjointed healthcare system is hard enough. But when you are caring for a child who has a chronic disease or condition, it can get overwhelming really fast. The following tips can help.

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Topics: chronic conditions, health conditions, family health, healthy living, health tips

Caregiver Duties: Tips for Helping Loved Ones

Posted by The CareSync Team

May 22, 2017 10:30:00 AM

When a family member or friend is diagnosed with a chronic or terminal illness, there are a lot of questions that run through your head. This biggest one is probably, “What can I do to help?” Being a caregiver for an ill loved one doesn’t have to be as hard as you think. Yes, there will be challenges that you will face, but with the right tips and tricks, you can face these challenges head on and become the best caregiver you can be for your loved one.

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Topics: health conditions, family health, care coordination, caregivers, health tips, healthcare planning, caregiving

The Big Role Reversal: Managing an Aging Parent's Health

Posted by The CareSync Team

Apr 21, 2017 1:39:07 PM

It can be challenging helping an aging parent manage their health, even when they are open to receiving your assistance. But what about the additional challenges you face when they resist your help?

Whether that resistance is due to pride, denial, or the desire to not be a burden, here are a few things to remember and some tips that may encourage mom or dad to accept the help they need.

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Topics: share your health stories, health conditions, family health, care coordination, caregivers, health tips, healthcare planning, caregiving

5 Tips for a Successful Doctor Visit

Posted by The CareSync Team

Apr 18, 2017 5:36:42 PM

Visiting the doctor can be a little nerve-wracking for many people. Sometimes it seems like the entire doctor's appointment goes by in a blur, and once you leave you realize you forgot to ask your doctor about your specific medical concerns and questions. By planning how you will approach your doctor's visit ahead of time, you can avoid this problem and ensure a much more successful and stress-free doctor visit.

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Topics: patient engagement, doctor's appointments, medication & treatments, family health, care coordination, patients, Digital Health, healthcare costs

What Are Your Healthcare Priorities?

Posted by The Engaged Patient

Mar 24, 2017 11:26:00 AM

A survey from Deloitte found that consumer expectations about healthcare providers and interactions in healthcare settings are being formed by the types of positive experiences they have with other industries, such as banking and retail.

Personalized attention, tailored solutions, transparency regarding what to expect and how much it will cost, and convenient, expanded access to services are just a few of their expectations.

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Topics: patient engagement, doctor's appointments, family health, care coordination, patients, Digital Health, healthcare costs, healthcare research, healthcare access

Include "Me Time" as One of Your Caregiver Duties

Posted by CareSync Nursing Team

Feb 23, 2017 9:21:00 AM

There's no way to sugarcoat it. Being a caregiver is exhausting. That's why it's so important for you to remember to include some down time as part of your required caregiver duties. This is especially true if you're already experiencing symptoms of caregiver burnout, such as anxiety, exhaustion, difficulty sleeping, trouble concentrating, or feeling resentful toward the person you’re helping.

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Topics: patient advocacy, family health, healthy living, care coordination, caregivers, health tips

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