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Hospital to Home Caregiver Blog

Read Fellow Caregiver's Stories, Submit Your Own...

Welcome to Shop Sage Products online story-telling corner. We've invited caregivers to tell us their caregiving stories. What better way to learn about caring for our loved ones if not from those who have done it before you, or are doing it with you? If you'd care to submit your own caregiving story, use our form to answer "How or Why Did You Become a Caregiver?".

 
 
 

5 places to look for homecare help and nursing assistance

by | Tuesday, July 14, 2015 |
Just For You-Caregiver Health Tip

Ever feel like you could use a second set of hands for all those daily caregiving tasks? From bathing and feeding, to help with incontinence care, finding the right people to assist you can make all the difference. Plus, with a little help, you just might catch a breather every now and again.

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Bathing basics

by | Tuesday, July 14, 2015 |
6 tips that make bedside bathing a breeze

If you provide care for someone confined to a bed, then you probably understand some of the daily challenges with personal hygiene. To make bedside bathing easier, maybe it’s time to consider leaving the old bath basin and soapy washcloths behind.

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Leaving the hospital—now what?

by | Tuesday, July 14, 2015 |
Discharge Notes-

Whether Uncle Joe is heading home after heart surgery, or your mom is leaving a short-term skilled nursing facility to go home, a smooth transition from hospital to home takes a little pre-planning and preparation. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, offers a checklist related to the discharge process for nursing staff to make the transition. The checklist includes key topics such as the following:

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They shared many meals and many memories

by | Tuesday, July 14, 2015 |
Kenneth and Joan’s story

My wife Joan loved to sew quilts. Seems like a quilt always sat on the sewing machine, or on her lap— where she stitched in the final touches. Her sewing machine sat on the kitchen table, a place where she worked for hours piecing quilts together—square by square. She loved that spot because the sunlight beamed into the window. Joan’s quilting crew from church worked tirelessly and donated quilts all over the world. My wife took pride in giving back to a world in need of more kindness.

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