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6 Common Emotions of Being a Caregiver

You may be familiar with the five stages of grief, which most people go through when a loved one dies. But did you know that caregivers experience emotional phases as well? Some of these feelings may happen right away, while others will surface over time. As a caregiver, it’s important…

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Do’s and Don’ts on Dealing with Dementia Behavior

Caring for someone with mid-to-late stage dementia can be challenging to say the least. Progressive dementia is full of life-altering changes, and everyone experiences them differently. When people experience confusion, communication difficulties, or the loss of memories, challenging behaviors may arise as they struggle to cope with a new normal.…

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What is “Sundowning”?

Are you caring for someone who exhibits confusion and agitation in the late afternoon and evening? This phenomenon is known as “sundowning.” According to the Mayo Clinic, sundowning isn’t a disease in itself, but a group of symptoms that occur at a particular time of day, typically in people with…

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Outdoor Fall Prevention Tips

We’re told our whole lives to get out and get moving, and this is especially important as we age. Although regular exercise can significantly reduce the risk of injuries from falls, exercise safety is essential. For seniors, a fall can be a life-changing event or the start of a downward…

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3 Professionals That Need an In-home Care Company on Their Side

At Shepherd’s Staff, our mission is to assemble a staff of superior caregivers who would shepherd, or take care of, our clients. We believe that to do this, our help must extend beyond our caregivers. Effective care of the elderly requires a comprehensive network of professionals who hold the same…

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