Tag: Elderly

  • How do You Care for a Loved One Who Lives Far Away?

    How do You Care for a Loved One Who Lives Far Away?

    Living far away from a loved one can complicate many things, not the least of which is their daily care. If you live in a different city or state from your aging parents as the miles expand so do your worries. You must try to understand their health and day-to-day needs from a distance. It’s not easy. Thankfully professional home care agencies can step in and provide daily support to provide you with peace of mind. Professional home caregivers can help to ease the pressure on you and provide an efficient source of trained caregiving help. The Handbook of Live-in

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  • Caregiving and the Importance of Self-Care: Three Tips You Need to Know 

    Caregiving and the Importance of Self-Care: Three Tips You Need to Know When you assume the role as caregiver, you assume an enormous amount of responsibility. Caring for a loved one is a worthwhile cause. As you take on this noble duty, you should always be aware of your own personal needs. Here are a few tips to help you balance between caring for others — and yourself. 1.  Stay Organised When you get started as a caregiver, it’s easy to become overwhelmed. Not only do you have to tend to the immediate needs of your loved one, but you

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  • 15 Traits  to Look for in a Patient Care assistant

    15 Traits to Look for in a Patient Care assistant

    Teheca is the leading patient care assistant firm in Uganda, we provide compassionate, caring and professional care assistants who will care for your loved ones 24hrs  a day and 7 days a week, we work from both home or hospital. Call us, +256200902465(office line), 0703468558, or email. info@teheca.com, we are located in Mutungo along old Butabiika road. The outlook for certified nursing assistants is very strong, as they work in all forms of health care: nursing homes, hospice care, hospitals, home care, assisted living and more. Anyone who has set foot in a doctor’s office or hospital knows that nurses

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  • What you need to know about Blood Pressure

    What you need to know about Blood Pressure

    Blood pressure This is the measure of the force of blood pushing against blood vessel walls. The heart pumps blood into the arteries, which carry the blood throughout the body. High blood pressure, also called hypertension, is dangerous because it makes the heart work harder to pump blood out to the body and contributes to hardening of the arteries, or atherosclerosis, to stroke, kidney disease, and to the development of heart failure. What Is “Normal” Blood Pressure? A blood pressure reading has a top number (systolic) and bottom number (diastolic). The ranges are: Normal: Less than 120 over 80 (120/80)

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  • Caring for our loved ones should not change our routines

    Caring for our loved ones should not change our routines

    Caring for our loved ones should not change our routines I remember one day I fell sick years back, unfortunately had to leave my university hostel because it was so serious that I could barely walk and didn’t have some caring for me at the time while at hostel. I was picked up by my big sister and I stayed at her house for a few hours.  She had a job interview the following day so she could not commit herself to being there for me in such a state. The only alternative I was left with was my mother

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