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A Caregiver’s Journey

A Caregiver’s Journey

The Today Show shared such an inspiring story on World Alzheimer’s Day, September 21, 2021. The wife of a 56-year old tells a little of their journey and gives some encouraging advice to those walking a similar path. She also updates her Facebook page with tips,...

Staying Hydrated – Help!

Staying Hydrated – Help!

Dehydration is a common problem for many senior adults.  The following link from https://dailycaring.com gives some very practical tips on keeping your loved ones hydrated. 6 Ideas To Get Seniors To Drink More Water Our compassionate caregivers can help with...

Communication Techniques for Dementia

Communication Techniques for Dementia

DailyCaring.com is a fantastic caregiver website with just about any caregiving-related topic you can imagine. The link below will take you to a great article on how to best communicate with a person who suffers from dementia. These are basic techniques that any...

Sundowning

Sundowning

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, “people living with Alzheimer's and other dementia may have problems sleeping or experience increased confusion, anxiety, agitation, pacing and disorientation beginning at dusk and continuing throughout the night (referred to...

Caregiving – The New York Times

Caregiving – The New York Times

How to Be a Caregiver: The New York Times Rosalynn Carter, the former first lady who started the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving, famously stated that there are only four kinds of people in the world: those who have been caregivers, those who are currently...

What Is Non-Medical Home Care?

What Is Non-Medical Home Care?

What can Caregivers do? We are asked this question by most people who call to inquire about our service – what all can your caregivers do? First, you need to know, just what is Covenant Caregivers? We are a non-medical home care agency – that’s what the “industry”...

Behavioral Health for Senior Adults

Behavioral Health for Senior Adults

Are you noticing changes in your loved one’s behaviors? Moods that are uncharacteristic or even physically aggressive behavior? This is very common in the senior adult population. While this may be a result of an untreated medical issue, many times these behavior...

Driving Miss Daisy – Acceptance

Driving Miss Daisy – Acceptance

Most of time, I never know what our client’s lives were like before they needed Covenant Caregivers. When I meet our clients for the first time, there has usually been some mental or physical decline that causes them to actively seek our services. Our clients have led...

Activities of Daily Living (ADLs)

Activities of Daily Living (ADLs)

In the senior care industry, you will often hear reference to a person’s ADLs. This stands for Activities of Daily Living and generally includes the following: Ø Walking/Ambulation Ø Feeding Ø Dressing & Grooming Ø Toileting Ø Bathing Ø Transferring (from one...

Who Will Take Care of Us

Who Will Take Care of Us

The baby boomer generation consists of people born between 1946 and 1964 (ages 57 to 75 in 2021).  This large group of people number greater than 70 million and have over 10,000 boomers turning 65 every day.  With people living longer and fewer workers entering the...

Live-In Caregivers

Live-In Caregivers

Have you ever thought of having a “live-in” caregiver? For some clients, a live-in caregiver works great. You get to know just a couple of people instead of five or six for round the clock care. This caregiving scenario provides the most continuity of care possible....

Here To Help

Here To Help

What do I do NEXT with Mom? “I’m at a loss.  I just don’t know what to do or where to turn.” Navigating the journey of caring for a loved one is complex.  While there may be periods of smooth sailing, there often comes a point where family caregivers need some...

Caregiver Support Groups

Caregiver Support Groups

One of the most under-utilized resources in our community is support groups for caregivers. According to AARP, there are over 40 million unpaid caregivers (i.e., family members, close friends) in the U.S. and Mississippi has its fair share. These numbers will continue...

Maslow & Dementia

Maslow & Dementia

One of the most impactful dementia training sessions I have participated in over the last 20+ years focused on Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs and serving senior adults with Alzheimer’s or other dementia.  To be honest, I wasn’t excited about going as Maslow brought back...

Home Health vs. Hospice Care

Home Health vs. Hospice Care

There are two primary types of physician-ordered home care:  home health care and hospice care.  With so much information available through the internet and the multitude of companies that offer care in the home, it can be a little confusing. Start with a...

Senior Living Options

Senior Living Options

When you’re looking for alternative living options for a loved one, knowing some of the basics will help you get a step ahead.  This article is primarily focused on private pay senior living communities and is intended to give you a general framework of what’s...

Social Worker for Your Aging Loved One

Social Worker for Your Aging Loved One

March is National Social Work month.  Social Workers provide a wide range of services to all people regardless of age, and we are thankful for the work that they do.  At Covenant Caregivers, we are privileged to work with these professionals in hospitals, nursing...

Home Care: The Basics

Home Care: The Basics

Have you realized lately that a loved one is not functioning as well as they used to?  Home Care may be your best solution!  While arranging to have some help in the home is not a complicated process, there are some things you want to consider when selecting a service...