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What Type of Face Masks Protect Against COVID-19?

The COVID-19 pandemic has turned the world upside down. All across the globe, people have contracted the virus, or gotten used to the constant worry about what types of activities are safe. Then there were initial CDC guidelines that were later amended as new information became available. And masks — which were once a PPE…

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What Type of Face Masks Protect Against COVID-19?

How to Help Children Use a Wheelchair

Your child is your world. You want to do everything to make their life as happy as possible. So if they’ve been diagnosed with a debilitating condition — or if they’ve been involved in an accident — and now require a wheelchair, you may be wondering what can you do to help them. What can you…

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How to Help Children Use a Wheelchair

5 New Year’s Resolutions for Caregivers

As a caregiver, you are used to putting everyone else’s needs before your own. After all, the main reason for choosing this career is precisely to take care of others. For many, it’s not just a job, but a calling. A daily opportunity to have a positive impact on someone else’s life — especially when…

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Pulmonary Stenosis in Children

It’s always disheartening to hear a medical diagnosis affecting a child. And the concern and worry increase when the condition affects a vital organ — such as is the case with pulmonary stenosis. But, what does it all mean? What causes it? What are the symptoms? All of these questions need to be answered before…

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Pulmonary Stenosis in Children

Edward’s Syndrome (Trisomy 18)

One of the worst news a parent can receive is that their child has been diagnosed with a serious medical condition. You need time to assimilate the information, deal with the overwhelming sense of worry, and try to figure out the best way to move forward. Such is the case with Edward’s syndrome. Not only…

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Edward's Syndrome (Trisomy 18)

Is a Career in Home Health Care Right for You?

There are many things to consider when it comes to choosing or shifting a career. While it’s common to just pick something by default, true fulfillment comes from opting for a path that gives you a sense of purpose. Getting out of bed every day to make a positive impact in people’s lives is present…

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From Micro Preemie to Disney Fan

A.K. is a fun-loving little girl who loves music. She could spend the entire day listening to the Frozen and Moana soundtracks, as well as nursery rhymes. At almost four years of age, she’s also very perceptive. Even though she has four nurses as home caregivers and loves all of them, she’s well-aware that she…

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From Micro Preemie to Disney Fan

What is a Pulse Oximeter?

When a loved one has been diagnosed with a serious medical condition, you have to take some time to process the information — deal with the shock and assimilate how it’s going to change your life and the life of your loved one. In addition, you have to become familiarized with an entirely new vocabulary. This…

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What is a Pulse Oximeter?

Caregiver Stress Management

As a caregiver, you’re responsible for taking care of loved ones, answering questions, and juggling tasks while remaining put together and positive. It’s a lot to handle, and sometimes the stress of the day can be overwhelming — especially amidst a global pandemic like COVID-19. You know that stress can be detrimental to your health,…

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Born To Be a Nurse

Iris Ten is a nurse and home health caregiver of 8-year-old J.G. They met in May 2019, when J.G.’s mom looked for someone to help her take care of her son, who has muscular dystrophy, is non-verbal, and has a tracheostomy. J.G. is homeschooled and his mom stays at home with him all day to…

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