5 Tips for Handling Difficult Family Caregiving Conversations

Posted by Jessica Smith on Dec 22, 2022 12:00:00 PM





As a provider of care services to elders, you know all too well that difficult conversations with family members are a common course of business. There are many situations where a family member is unable to physically visit their loved one except when traveling or off of work or school around the holidays. Naturally, after not seeing their loved one for a length of time changes will have taken place, and this can cause a variety of responses – all of which necessitate a helpful and informative reply. The goal is to make them feel comfortable and at peace like after the first sip of hot cocoa on a cold winter day. How do you prepare for those tough interactions? Do you feel as though the conversations are effective and well-received? 

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Topics: families, skilled nursing

Skilled Nursing: Onsite Training That Provides Better Skills, A Deeper Understanding, And Increased Passion.

Posted by Julie Boggess on Nov 10, 2022 12:00:00 PM
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Topics: skilled nursing, thankfulness

Infection Control and Expressive Touch: We Can Have Both

Posted by Julie Boggess on Jul 15, 2019 9:42:59 AM
The healing benefit of expressive touch is lacking in the lives of older adults.
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Topics: AGE-u-cate Training Institute, Senior Care Professionals, Training, compassionate touch, caregiving, older adults, skilled nursing, infection control, expressive touch

Comparing Apples and Oranges... A Personal Perspective

Posted by Pam Brandon on Mar 3, 2017 11:50:52 AM

Comparing apples to oranges is a phrase to describe something which is both the same and different simultaneously depending on your point of view. When someone says "you're comparing apples to oranges" they're really saying "Why are you trying to compare those things? You can't compare apples to oranges, they're just not the same thing."

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Topics: The Family Caregiver, Senior Care Professionals, eldercare, VA, skilled nursing, person-centered culture

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