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RN Diane Pennington Dedicates Her Entire Life To Home Healthcare

Diane Pennington has been a registered nurse for over 40 years. She has spent half of her career in hospitals, and the past 20 years in home healthcare. She joined Sonas Home Health Care in 2005, and since 2017, she has been working 12-hour shifts as a pediatric RN to help take care of 14-year-old…

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RN Diane Pennington Dedicates Her Entire Life To Home Healthcare

Marie Gaitan Finds Her Life’s Purpose as a Pediatric LPN

Marie Gaitan is an LPN who has been working in healthcare for almost a decade. She started her career in her home country of Haiti, where she worked for UNICEF. When she came to the United States, she wanted to continue caring for people. That’s how she ended up at Sonas, where she works in…

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Marie Gaitan Finds Her Lifes Purpose as a Pediatric LPN

The Challenges of a Family Caregiver

Aside from the heartbreak of having to care for a once-healthy and fully-capable parent or loved one, many family caregivers are faced with the challenge of balancing a full-time job, growing family and other competing demands with caregiving duties at home. 4 of the Biggest Challenges Family Caregivers Face Here are a few of the…

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Family Caregiver Challenges

G.P. and His Nurse Bond Over Disney

Trudi Sturm has been providing care for three-year-old G.P. for almost a year. She stays with him when G.P.’s mom is at work and his teenage siblings are at school. When recounting their first meeting, Trudi beams. “Oh, I loved him from that first day. He’s the cutest little thing.” G.P. requires special care because…

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gp and his nurse bond over disney

Caregiver Stress Relief: Hearing

Caregiver Lakeland FL-Taking on the role of being a family caregiver for your elderly loved one can be one of the most rewarding and fulfilling decisions that you have ever made. No matter how close your relationship with your parent is or how good you feel about giving them the care that they need, however, you are likely to find that being a caregiver can also be extremely stressful.

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Caregiver Stress Relief Hearing

Family Caregiver Guilt

Many family caregivers who are feeling high levels of guilt may not understand why the guilt is there. Having that understanding gives you a toehold to be able to put your feelings of guilt behind you. Why Are You Feeling Guilty as a Family Caregiver? You Might Feel as If You’re Not Meeting Expectations There…

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Family Caregiver Guilt

Caregiver Tips for “Parenting” Elderly Parents

Your teen years were filled with struggles against your parents. You wanted more freedom. Shorter curfews, more room to make decisions, less control on their part. Now the roles are reversed. Your parents need help with daily activities of living, but they don’t want your help. They feel they’re fully capable of caring for themselves….

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Caregiver Tips for Parenting Elderly Parents

Bathing, Dressing, & Grooming Tips for Family Caregivers

Throughout childhood, our parents provided us with the love, care, and resources necessary to keep us healthy and strong. At some point in our lives, these roles will reverse and many of us will be faced with the challenges (and rewards) of caring for aging parents. Unfortunately, the more dependent they become on others to…

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Bathing, Dressing, & Grooming Tips for Family Caregivers

How to Organize Personal Records

A new year. New resolutions. New thoughts … but the same old unorganized life? “Oh, if I could just get organized!” You can! Organization does not have to be a foreign language to you. If you like puzzles or seeing loose ends come together, organization can be a rewarding activity. One organization tip is to…

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How to Organize Personal Records

How to Ease Caregiver Stress While Caring for a Senior With Cancer

One thing you likely expected to encounter when you decide to become a family caregiver for your elderly parent was stress. Those who care for senior family members are far more likely to not only experience stress, but also to suffer potentially serious consequences as a result of this stress. This stress can be even…

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How to Ease Caregiver Stress While Caring for a Senior With Cancer