Caregiving Goes Beyond The Patient

As a caregiver, my job involves helping the patient and, often, the family. This story is about James, a 35-year-old man who lived with his older sister Ruth. I arrived for a 15 minute meet and greet with James, and a 45 minute care planning meeting with Ruth. When we walked into James’ room, the…

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Thrift Store Shopping Trip

As a caregiver, I help people continue to live life to their full potential. Being a caregiver is a lot more than just helping with medications, getting dressed, or staying independent in their home. It also means sharing moments in life and finding things we love to do together. This is one of those stories…

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Use it or Lose it: How Activity Theory Helps Us Understand Health and Happiness

Most people wonder how they can maintain well-being into later life. Activity Theory is one framework that addresses this question and encompasses three primary domains: the physical, cognitive, and social aspects of life. So if you’re looking for potential answers to the question above, you’ve come to the right place! Firstly, most already know the…

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A Caregiving Story From The Field About Jim & Deborah

Caregiving is just as much to do about the relationship as it is about taking care of our patient. This morning as I awoke to the perfect sunrise casting its beams across by backyard, I sat with my coffee watching the birds and thinking about work. This is a story about Jim. Jim was a…

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