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5 Steps to Improving Your Skills as a Caregiver

October 26, 2021 5:34 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Becoming a caregiver is an important first step toward a rewarding career. What you do after that first step is vital to developing your skills and advancing your career as a caregiver. How can you hone your skills and grow professionally as a caregiver? We’ve identified 5 steps you can take that will improve your skills, enhance your career satisfaction,... View Post

What Are a Caregiver’s Duties?

September 29, 2021 7:50 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Ultimately, a caregiver is someone who can provide the necessary physical, mental and emotional support to clients. Because this means a daily fluctuation in expectations and the requirement to “bring your whole self”, being a caregiver is incredibly rewarding, critically important to the quality of life of the individual you’re caring for, and also challenging. For this blog post, I’m... View Post

Is it Forgetfulness Or Is It Dementia?

August 26, 2021 7:00 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

As we age, we seem to ask ourselves this question with more frequency. We misplace keys. We can’t think of a word or recall the name of an acquaintance.  Committing a new task to memory seems difficult. How do we know if our forgetfulness is a symptom of getting older or if we’re experiencing dementia? Let’s have a look at... View Post

Becoming a Home Health Aide (HHA)

July 27, 2021 4:59 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Have you always wanted to get into healthcare but did not know where to start? Have you ever thought about becoming a professional certified home health aide (HHA)? Career opportunities for HHAs are growing rapidly. At Silver Lining Home Healthcare, we have experienced this growth first-hand with an increase in both clients and new hires. To maintain our growth, we... View Post

4 STEPS TO UNDERSTANDING A NEW DIAGNOSIS

July 2, 2021 2:14 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Getting a new diagnosis–of anything–can be a real challenge. You might feel like something is wrong with you, or like your body let you down. If the prognosis is poor, you might find yourself launched into a world of “what ifs” and regret. There is no one right way to handle a new diagnosis; today, we do want to provide... View Post

What Is The Difference Between Medicare, Medicare Advantage, Medicaid And Medicaid Waiver?

May 12, 2021 5:24 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Medicare, Medicare Advantage, Medicaid and Medicaid Waiver programs are distinct in the coverage and care they can provide you. They can also provide you with a healthy dose of confusion! Let’s take a look at these health insurance programs for better understanding. What are Medicare and Medicare Advantage?  Medicare can be administered in 2 different ways–Original Medicare (or just “Medicare”)... View Post

4 Reasons to Retire in Delaware

March 30, 2021 3:30 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Florida dominates in the “top retirement” lists. It’s affordable in many areas, has many amenities for aging adults, and has warmer weather than northern states. We get it: warmer weather + aging bones = happiness.  But there’s an issue with Florida–it’s not the Northeast. And if you’re from the Northeast, have family close by, or like the seasons, then you... View Post

Home Care Without an Agency

February 24, 2021 4:37 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

From How to Get paid to Hiring Your Own Caregivers Download PDF Version If you’re at all like my mom, you don’t want to pay for home care. Maybe you’re not quite at the point where you need additional help; you’re making do on your own.  Or maybe you’ve had a bad experience with a company. I could spend all... View Post

New Year, New Tech

December 22, 2020 11:53 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

It’s a new year. And this year, we’re going to start it off with a topic almost NONE of our clients want to talk about: Tech.  And we have really good reasons why we want to shine a spotlight on this topic:  There are over 55 million people over the age of 65 in the US. Care provided by family... View Post