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9 fun fall activities for older adults and caregivers

It’s been a tough year for many people, including older adults, caregivers and families, as the pandemic continues. What better time to add some joy and cheer than by celebrating the changing season? The air is crisper, the leaves are brilliant and the sky is extra-blue. It’s finally autumn, which means cooler temperatures, milder weather and cozy days inside. If you are a caregiver, you may be wondering about creative and safe fall activities you can do with the person you care for, particularly during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Click to read more!
Family Tips

Alzheimer’s disease symptoms and support: What families should know

As we recognize World Alzheimer's Month in September, it’s important to know the early warning signs to watch for and how you can support a loved one with Alzheimer’s. Click to read more!
Family Tips

6 tips to help older loved ones utilize caregivers for their care needs

Perhaps lately, you’ve noticed that your aging loved one has trouble getting around, keeping up with chores or remembering to take their medications. Understandably, you’re concerned and want them to be safe, healthy and supported. You may decide it’s time to talk to them about bringing in additional support, such as an in-home caregiver. But what do you do if your loved one won’t accept help?While you can’t force an aging parent to accept help if they’re still able to make decisions on their own, there are some ways you can broach the conversation and encourage them to get the care they need. Click now to read more!
Caregiver Resources

5 reasons why caregivers should understand and learn about holistic care

Holistic care is increasingly popular among caregiving clients. If you’re a caregiver, learning more about this form of care can help you better serve your clients. So, what is holistic care? Click below to read more.
Family Tips

How to help loved ones with mobility issues

If your loved one is experiencing mobility issues—such as difficulty driving, walking upstairs or bathing—you may wonder what you can do to help them stay safe and maintain their independence and quality of life. Click to learn more.
Family Tips

7 Summer activities for older adults and their caregivers

Now that COVID-19 vaccines are readily available, it’s becoming safer to do more activities this summer. After more than a year of social distancing, getting out of the house, socializing and doing new and different activities can be a welcome change. Older loved ones have the opportunity to reunite and spend more time with immediate family, especially grandkids and adult children. Click now to read more!
Caregiver Resources

Learn new caregiving skills through CareAcademy

When you invest in yourself and learn new caregiving skills, you can provide better care to your clients and stand out more as a caregiver. CareLinx caregivers have access to free professional development courses through CareAcademy. Click now to learn more!
Caregiver Resources

3 ways caregivers can stand out more

When you become a CareLinx caregiver, you can enjoy better pay, more flexible hours and free professional development. To find the best caregiving role for your skill set, availability and interests, it’s essential to make yourself as marketable as possible. Here are some tips for determining your unique skill set, optimizing your profile and acing your interview. Click now to learn more!
Family Tips

Is aging in place right for your loved one?

Many people are choosing to grow older in the comfort of their own homes – also known as aging in place – rather than moving into senior living facilities. According to a survey by AARP, 76% of Americans over the age of 50 would like to live in their current home and community as they grow older. If your loved one wants to stay in their home as they age, here are some benefits and factors to consider. Click to read more!
Caregiver Resources

Caregiver jobs: How to find high-quality, well-paying work

In-home caregiving is both rewarding and challenging work. Each shift, you show up ready to offer compassionate, dignified care to those you serve. At CareLinx, we care about our caregivers and believe you deserve well-paying work in a safe, respectful environment, along with a good quality of life. We work hard to ensure our caregivers have access to the best benefits and opportunities, as well as opportunities to be your own boss. We know that happy, valued caregivers offer better care to clients and families, which is our ultimate goal. If you’re interested in a professional caregiver job, keep reading to learn how we stand out among the competition. Click to read more!
Nurse Tips and Insights

Mental health support for nurses

Nursing has always been a mentally, emotionally and physically demanding job, but perhaps never more so than during the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the American Nurse Journal, nurses are experiencing unprecedented levels of burnout, anxiety and depression. Read on to learn ways you can support your mental health and when to seek professional care. Click to read more!
Nurse Tips and Insights

COVID-19 Vaccination update for nurses to know

As a nurse, you work hard to ensure the health and safety of your patients. At CareLinx, we’re doing the same for you by ensuring all of our Nurse OnDemand providers have access to COVID-19 vaccines, personal protective equipment (PPE) and the information they need to stay safe. Keep reading to learn how CareLinx supports nursing professionals during the pandemic and how you can educate your patients about the COVID-19 vaccine. Click to read more!
Caregiver Resources

Caring for fully vaccinated seniors

If you’re the caregiver of an older adult who’s been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, you may wonder what activities they can safely do. While it’s important to still take safety precautions since older adults are considered high-risk for severe illness and death from the virus, it’s also essential that they regain some sense of normalcy and have opportunities to socialize with others. In this article, we’ll share tips for keeping the person you care for healthy – both mentally and physically. Click to read more!
Family Tips

Safe activities for fully vaccinated seniors

If an older adult in your family has been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, you likely feel a tremendous sense of relief. But you may also wonder what activities are safe for them now. Keep reading to learn about recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) regarding what fully vaccinated older adults can safely do and what precautions your family still needs to take. Click here to read more!
Caregiver Resources

How to prepare seniors with Alzheimer's or Dementia and their family this year for the holidays

The holidays represent a meaningful time of celebration and family traditions that always help bring people together. With constant adapting and changing throughout the holidays, whether it’s cooking a new recipe, or changing the family gathering to outdoors, seniors sometimes find it the most difficult to keep up with the many activities happening. The constant environment of family members mingling or moving can cause confusion and sometimes even anxiety for seniors suffering from Dementia or Alzheimer’s. Click now to read more!
Family Tips

10 signs to watch for at Thanksgiving when visiting older relatives and how to communicate to know if there are warning signs

The holiday season brings families back together to reunite, catch up, and recognize the need for assistance for older adults. Many adult children who live farther away from their parents or older relatives are not aware of possibilities of deteriorating personalities and physical functions. Some adult children don't realize what is happening, and by the time they visit, it could be too late. It is crucial to come together this holiday season, in whatever format, to observe, identify if there is an issue, and have the talk to ensure your older parents or relatives will be taken care of.
Caregiver Resources

Exclusive Interview with CareLinx Caregiver Jose!

CareLinx Care Liaison EJ sat down for an exclusive interview with CareLinx Caregiver Jose to discuss what it is like being a CareLinx Caregiver and how his skills have helped him provide high-quality care to those he supports. Check out the exclusive interview below!
Industry Trends

COVID-19 and Senior Housing

While we are all hoping for continued advancements in the scientific understanding of COVID-19 including vaccine and therapeutic developments, our team at CareLinx has been focused for months on helping our community safely and effectively receive all of their care needs. Although eventually there will be an end to this unprecedented pandemic, the question of “when” is still unknown. Medical experts and researchers are theorizing and preparing for life post-COVID-19.
Industry Trends

Telehealth's Advantages for Seniors during COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has created obstacles for seniors venturing out and seeking guidance from their medical care providers. Due to the high risk of being exposed to the virus, many seniors are home bound to help protect themselves from contracting COVID-19. Medical care remains a crucial element to seniors' way of life and many caregivers are trying to figure out ways to connect their seniors to their doctors.