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Ep. 81 - Will Retirees Fill the Caregiver Workforce Gap?

9/26/2018
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In a recent article on Home Health Care News, they mention that large home care agencies are trying to tap into the retiree market to hire new caregivers. This is an interesting idea, as there are many baby boomers retiring from their main jobs that are wanting to stay active in the community, help others, [...] The post Will Retirees Fill The Caregiver Workforce Gap appeared first on Minute Women Home Care.

Duration:00:17:00

Ep. 81 - Reactions to the Boston Globe Article Part 2

9/24/2018
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The Boston Glove released two articles last week, one about the troubles of hiring caregivers privately/under the table, and the second article was a human interest piece on what one caregiver goes through on a daily and monthly basis. This new article talks about a caregiver from Ghana, which is where (apparently) many caregivers are [...] The post Reactions to the Boston Globe Article Part 2 appeared first on Minute Women Home Care.

Duration:00:52:46

Ep. 80 - Reactions to the Boston Globe's Article Part 1

9/19/2018
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Today we talk about an explosive article that was in the Boston Globe last week, titled the Stranger in the House. It talks about how deregulated home care is in Massachusetts and how there are a lot of caregivers that are hired both privately, through PCAs and through agencies that are scamming and abusing the [...] The post Reactions To The Boston Globe’s Article Part 1 appeared first on Minute Women Home Care.

Duration:01:06:32

Ep. 79 - Why Seniors Don't Want To Wear Hearing Aids

9/18/2018
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Today we talk about why seniors don't want to wear hearing aids. Studies show that only 20% of those who have hearing loss decide to get a hearing aid. So why do people not want to wear a hearing aid? It Makes Me Look Old Well, let's be honest here. If you need a hearing [...] The post Why Seniors Don’t Want To Wear Hearing Aids appeared first on Minute Women Home Care.

Duration:00:09:16

Ep. 78 - Four Ways To Engage Seniors At Home

9/12/2018
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On Monday we talked about Assisted Living Week, which is focusing on capturing the moment, making sure seniors stay part of the community while seniors with memory issues stay engaged by walking down memory lane and remembering their past. Not everyone is a resident of an assisted living community, so we wanted to talk about [...] The post Four Ways To Engage Seniors At Home appeared first on Minute Women Home Care.

Duration:00:13:58

Ep. 77 - Assisted Living Week

9/10/2018
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Today we talk about the assisted living week. Assisted living weeks is a week out of the year that is meant to recognize the hard work that companies and it's employees put into caring for older adults. Each year there is a different theme associated with the week. This year it is 'Capture the Moment' [...] The post Assisted Living Week appeared first on Minute Women Home Care.

Duration:00:13:25

Ep 76 - Taking Your Parents From A Facility

9/4/2018
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In this episode, we talk about some of the issues you may encounter when trying to take your parents from a facility for the day, weekend or longer. Depending on the type of community that your parent lives in, there are rules and regulations for when and how long you can take your parent away [...] The post Taking Your Parents From a Facility appeared first on Minute Women Home Care.

Duration:00:08:25

Ep. 75 - 7 Reasons Why Geriatric Care Managers Are Great!

8/31/2018
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Geriatric care managers are great resources to know about and use if you need them. GCMs, provide much-needed concierge services for seniors, providing a wide range of services for them. Today we talk about three areas where geriatric care managers are extraordinarily helpful. The post 7 Reasons Why Geriatric Care Managers Are Great appeared first on Minute Women Home Care.

Duration:00:25:17

Ep. 74 - ADLs and IADLs

8/29/2018
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We are talking about ADLs and IADLs. Which stand for activities of daily living and instrumental activities of daily living. The post ADLs and IADLs appeared first on Minute Women Home Care.

Duration:00:14:24

Ep. 73 - The Caregiver Shortage Crisis w/ Maggie Keen of MyCNAjobs

8/24/2018
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We have a special guest today, it is Maggie Keen of mycnajobs.com. MyCNAjobs provides services to home health companies to find, attract and hire CNAs for employment. We talk about the caregiver shortage crisis that is currently affecting the industry. Whether it is a hospital to hospice or even a privately hired caregiver by a [...] The post The Caregiver Shortage Crisis appeared first on Minute Women Home Care.

Duration:00:45:57

Ep. 72 - What Happens If The Caregiver Can't Provide Care?

8/20/2018
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What happens if the caregiver can't provide care? A simple questions that have a lot of complicated and difficult answers. But it is important! Assuming you are a family caregiver, what happens if you can no longer provide care? It could be a multitude of reasons as to why. Work Trip Accident Family Emergency Death [...] The post What Happens If The Caregiver Can’t Provide Care? appeared first on Minute Women Home Care.

Duration:00:13:37

Ep. 71 - Seniors Are Filing For Bankruptcy

8/17/2018
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Seniors are filing bankruptcy at alarming rates according to an article in the Washington Post. It states that seniors are filing bankruptcy are alarming rates and this trend is only to increase. The post Seniors Are Filing Bankruptcy appeared first on Minute Women Home Care.

Duration:00:21:01

Ep. 70 - Why Seniors Shouldn't Be Allowed To Vote

8/15/2018
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Today we talk about why all senior shouldn't be allowed to vote! Just kidding, but we do discuss an article on Time.com that Janet found that was clearly sarcastically written that made her laugh and should make you laugh too. The post Why Seniors Shouldn’t Be Allowed To Vote appeared first on Minute Women Home Care.

Duration:00:14:47

Ep. 69 - Elizabeth Miller of Happy Health Caregiver

8/13/2018
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Today we talk with Elizabeth Miller of Happy Healthy Caregiver, Happy Health Caregiver is a website with a blog and a podcast on it focused on family caregiving side of senior care. We talk about her personal journey with caregiving. What Happy Health Caregiver is all about and who it is designed to cater to and how [...] The post Elizabeth Miller of Happy Healthy Caregiver appeared first on Minute Women Home Care.

Duration:00:36:26

Ep. 68 - Nursing Home Break Out!

8/10/2018
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ALERT! ALERT! WE HAVE A NURSING HOME BREAKOUT! Today we talk about something that was just in the news that made us smile. Two elderly men broke out of a nursing home and went to the Wacken Open Air festival, a heavy metal festival in German that plays music like this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ZK0Db4WWOo Now, we [...] The post Nursing Home Breakout! appeared first on Minute Women Home Care.

Duration:00:15:34

Ep. 67 - 8 Facts About Senior Falls

8/8/2018
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So today we get into senior falls and some essential facts surrounding them. Falls can be devastating for anyone, but especially a senior. As we grow older, our bodies just can no longer handle the trauma of a fall like it could when we were younger, stronger and more flexible. We often get calls from families [...] The post 8 Facts About Senior Falls appeared first on Minute Women Home Care.

Duration:00:25:28

Ep. 66 - Anesthesia and the Elderly

8/6/2018
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Show Notes: How Anesthesia Works: Medications that make an individual Unconscious and Unable to Feel Pain Used for surgeries that - May take a long period of time. May cause significant Physical and or Emotional Discomfort Possibly interfere with Breathing Why the Elderly are at Higher Risk: The elderly person may feel [...] The post Anesthesia and the Elderly appeared first on Minute Women Home Care.

Duration:00:14:49

Ep. 65 - 5 Family Caregiving Facts You Need To Know

8/1/2018
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We wanted to give some respect to family caregivers out there today. Family caregiving situations are not recognized as often as other stressful situations such as a newborn baby or a sick spouse, but they are just as tricky to handle. Companies are starting to realize this as more and more HR departments are providing [...] The post 5 Family Caregiving Facts You Need To Know appeared first on Minute Women Home Care.

Duration:00:22:21

Ep. 64 - Doctors, Hospitals Suing Patients for Online Comments

7/30/2018
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Today we talk about an interesting article we read recently about online comments. Doctors and hospitals are suing patients for online comments that they feel are harassing the individual doctor or the hospital as a whole. The post Doctors, Hospitals Suing Patients for Online Comments appeared first on Minute Women Home Care.

Duration:00:21:44

Ep. 63 - 12 Questions to Ask Private Home Care Agencies Part 2

7/27/2018
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https://youtu.be/_QvVXQbHggU In our last article about this, we went over the first six questions to ask a private home care agency when interviewing them. Now we get into the last six essential questions to ask. There are lots more questions to ask when interviewing agencies but these are a great place to start [...] The post 12 Questions to Ask Private Home Care Agencies, Part 2 appeared first on Minute Women Home Care.

Duration:00:21:25