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Roles and Responsibilities of a Caregiver

Being a caregiver, especially for a loved one nearing the end of their life, means showing profound dedication that extends far beyond basic tasks. Your roles and responsibilities of a caregiver covers many aspects, each holding significant importance. You're responsible not only for the physical well-being of your loved one, but also their emotional, social, [...]

2023-10-29T03:51:40+00:00Categories: Caregiver Resources, Education for Families|

Discussing End-of-Life Plans

The role of a caregiver often stretches far beyond the immediate needs of our loved ones. Among the many aspects to consider is the challenging task of discussing end-of-life plans. While it can be emotional and complex, having these discussions is fundamental to ensuring the wishes of our loved ones are met with respect and [...]

2023-10-08T15:28:03+00:00Categories: Caregiver Resources, Education for Families|
  • Preparing for end stage dementia

The Caregiver’s Guide to Preparing for End Stage Dementia

As a caregiver for a loved one, preparing for end-stage dementia can be a daunting and emotional journey. At Smoky Mountain Home Health and Hospice, we are here to offer guidance, support, and the knowledge you need to navigate this difficult time. Understanding the Symptoms of End-Stage Dementia In the final stages of [...]

2023-10-02T01:17:11+00:00Categories: Illness Management|
  • Preventing falls in dementia patients

Preventing Falls in Dementia Patients

Preventing falls in dementia patients is a key component in their health care plan. As a caregiver for someone with dementia, it's essential to prioritize their safety and reduce the risk of falls. Elderly individuals, especially those with dementia, are more likely to have falls, often in their own homes. By making a few changes, [...]

2023-10-02T00:48:10+00:00Categories: Illness Management|
  • Hospice Medication

Caregiver’s Guide to Hospice Medication

Balancing Comfort and Care with Hospice Medication Caring for a loved one in a hospice setting can be a challenging journey filled with moments of deep connection and complex responsibilities. Among these duties, managing your loved one's medication regime may be one of the most important yet overwhelming tasks. At Smoky Mountain Home Health [...]

2023-10-02T01:05:22+00:00Categories: Hospice Care|
  • Gift Ideas for Hospice Patients

Gift Ideas for Hospice Patients

Thoughtfulness That Goes a Long Way Providing comfort and support to a loved one during their stay in a hospice environment is an emotional journey that calls for compassion and understanding. Our Smoky Mountain Home Health and Hospice team understands the desire to express love, respect, and encouragement. We have compiled gift ideas for [...]

2023-10-02T01:07:39+00:00Categories: Hospice Care|
  • Feeding a hospice patient

A Caregiver’s Guide to Feeding a Hospice Patient

Nurturing with Nutrition and Compassion As caregivers on the journey of hospice care, providing meals that are nutritious, appetizing, and aligned with a patient's dietary needs can be an essential aspect of maintaining their comfort and wellbeing. Here at Smoky Mountain Home Health and Hospice, we understand the delicate balance feeding a hospice patient [...]

2023-10-02T01:23:43+00:00Categories: Caregiver Resources, Hospice Care|
  • Father's Day

Remembering Fathers: A Father’s Day Guide

The Emotional Landscape of Father's Day Father's Day holds a special place in our hearts as a time to honor and remember our fathers or father-like figures. However, for those experiencing this day without their loved ones, the emotional landscape can be complex. Feelings of sorrow, nostalgia, and even joy might intermingle as memories [...]

2023-10-02T01:29:02+00:00Categories: Grief and Loss|
  • Elder Abuse calls for awareness, vigilance, and compassion

Elder Abuse is a Critical Issue

Elder abuse, affecting millions of older adults worldwide, is a critical issue that often stays hidden and unaddressed. As we continue to see an aging population, we must dedicate ourselves to understanding, recognizing, and combating this grave concern.

2023-10-02T01:32:49+00:00Categories: Caregiver Resources|
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