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    Strategies for Facing Common Conflicts with Siblings Over Parental Care

    Last updated 2 months ago

    As parents age, questions about how to best care for them can sometimes lead to disagreements between siblings. Siblings may have different opinions about the right kind of care, or resentment can build when one sibling shoulders more of the senior care burden than the others. It’s important to find healthy ways to cope with these conflicts so that these disputes don’t put undue stress on elderly patients or irrevocably strain family relationships. Consider these strategies for facing common conflicts so that your parents’ care doesn’t suffer.

    Confront the Issue

    Caregiving is a team effort, and you can’t give your parents what they need if everyone can’t get behind the same plan. Although strong opinions may make coming to a consensus difficult, sweeping the disagreements under the rug won’t work. Agree that it may take time to negotiate a plan everyone feels comfortable with and focus on short-term goals that you can achieve. Set some basic ground rules—for instance, each sibling must contribute in some way—and work from there. Regular meetings to fine-tune your care plan will help you establish a schedule that works for everyone.

    Consider Gender Roles

    If the women in your family are taking the lead on caregiving, you’re not alone. Two out of three caregivers are women. These gender roles can cause resentment among siblings when the daughters seem to be doing more than the sons.  Are caregiving duties broken down along gender lines in your family, and if so, is everyone comfortable with that? Consider dividing up duties differently, even if your senior parents see caregiving as a duty primarily for daughters.

    Be Flexible

    Senior caregiving is a fluid process. Your parents’ needs will change, as will the lives of all the siblings involved in care. Be open to changes to your routine so that siblings and parents alike are cared for.

    Home Helpers can alleviate stress for children caring for elderly parents. Our senior assistance programs range from specialized in-home care to respite care to give caregivers a break. Schedule a consultation with us by calling (855) 241-4724 and find out how we can help your family! 

    Job Fair-Monday May 19th - Caregiver/CNA/HHA/Nursing Students (Lansdale)

    Last updated 2 months ago

    *You must have your own car, valid driver's license, and car insurance.

    We are looking to hire Caregivers, Certified Nursing Assistants, and Home Health Aides to help our elderly clients remain in the comfort of their own home.

    Please come to our Open House Job Fair on Monday May 19th 2014 from 9:00am-12:00pm.

    Home Helpers
    213 N Broad Street - Suite 3
    Lansdale, PA 19446

    Come and fill out an application and get an on the spot interview from a member of our HR Dept.

    http://www.homehelpersphilly.com/career-form/

    We are looking to hire caregivers who live in the Montgomery/Bucks County areas.

    Home Helpers is the premier provider of in-home, non-medical Caregiving services, including personal care, homemaker, and companionship. We care for seniors, people coping with a lifelong illness or disability, and those recuperating from a recent surgery or hospitalization. Our caregivers make a Remarkable difference in the lives of others while helping them maintain independent living in the comfort of their homes. Home Helpers is an agency, not a registry. We employ caregivers who are thoroughly screened using our exclusive Care Check System. We also provide comprehensive training, support and RN supervision.

    Job Responsibilities :
    Personal Care assistance (bathing, dressing, toileting)
    Companionship 
    Light Housekeeping 
    Meal Preparation
    Medication Reminders
    Running Errands / client transportation
    Alzheimer's & Dementia care 

    Must have own car, valid driver's license and auto insurance
    Pass a comprehensive set of background checks, have verifiable references and a good work history
    Must have current 2-step PPD (Tuberculosis) skin test or Chest x-ray
    Must have High school diploma or GED
    Must have access to the internet and a cell phone
    Must be able to work independently and with minimal direct supervision
    Must be at least 18 years of age

    Get Time to Care for Yourself with Our Flexi-Rest Service

    Last updated 3 months ago

    Being a caregiver can be an insolating experience, but with Home Helpers, you’re never alone. Our Flexi-Rest service provides respite care so caregivers can get much-needed breaks. We’ll look after your loved one while you look after yourself.

    Caregiving is an extremely demanding task. Getting the rest you need is an important part of giving your loved one the very best care possible. You can’t be the caregiver you want to be when you’re exhausted, frustrated, and burned out. With our affordable Flexi-Rest service, you can get away for a few hours or even a few days so you can take care of yourself. Visit friends, take a vacation, or simply indulge in some quiet time with the confidence of knowing your loved one is receiving the best possible in-home care.

    Flexi-Rest is just one way Home Helpers provides crucial senior assistance programs. Get answers to your questions about our in-home care services by calling (855) 241-4724.

    Now Hiring Live-In Caregivers for Montgomery & Bucks County

    Last updated 3 months ago

    Looking for a job that gives you a feeling of self-worth?

    Make a difference in someone's life . . . be a Compassionate Live-In Caregiver!

    Apply Today ~ Live-In Opportunities are available for the best candidates!

    Compensation: Competitive

    Our growing franchise home care agency is seeking Live-In caregivers to join our growing team. 

    We are currently hiring Live-in caregivers who meet the following requirements:

    CNA certification or good experience
    Willing to travel within Montgomery County, Bucks County, or Lehigh Valley for assignments
    Willing to work with a client who has cats or dogs within the home
    Willing to commit 3-4 weeks with the client before taking time off

    Home Helpers is an agency, not a registry. We will only employ live-in caregivers who can be thoroughly screened using our exclusive Care Check System. We also provide comprehensive training, support and RN supervision. Home Helpers is the premier provider of in-home, non-medical and personal care, homemaker and companionship for seniors, people coping with a lifelong illness or disability, and those recuperating from a recent surgery or hospitalization. Our caregivers make a remarkable difference in the lives of others while helping them maintain independent living in the comfort of their homes.

    Responsibilities include help with:
    Home Support Medication Reminders
    Companionship Light Housekeeping
    Meal preparation
    Driving / Running Errands
    Alzheimer's & Dementia care
    Personal care assistance (bathing, dressing, toileting)

    Must have open availability and be willing to drive
    Must have a face-to-face interview
    Experience preferred
    Must have current PPD (Tuberculosis test)
    Must have valid PA driver's license. Ownership of car and proof of auto insurance is a plus!
    Pass a comprehensive set of background checks
    Must have verifiable references and a good work history

    For more details please call: 215-631-9126 Monday thru Friday between the hours of 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    Tips for Talking to Your Aging Parents about Their Care Needs

    Last updated 3 months ago

    Talking to your parents about their need for care is never easy. It forces everyone to face uncomfortable issues about aging and the changing nature of the parent-child relationship. However, discussing things like in-home care and senior assistance programs with your parents now can prevent future conflicts. Delaying the conversation can force you to make important decisions about care in response to a crisis, when stress is high. Here are some tips for starting this important talk with your parents.

    Choose the Right Time

    Don’t start a conversation about in-home care in the midst of an argument or at a big family gathering. Instead, bring it up gently while you’re enjoying a quiet visit together, or consider taking your parents out for a meal to have a calm conversation in a neutral setting. If your parents are already on edge about another issue, put off the talk until they are in a better frame of mind. You’ll have a better outcome if you keep the conversation casual and relaxed.

    Understand Your Parents’ Perspectives

    What might seem like a simple decision for you can mean much more to your parents. Deciding that they need in-home care means sacrificing independence and admitting to the ways their lives are changing. Listen to their concerns and come to an agreement on a way to explore their care options without committing to anything. Once your parents sit down for a consultation with an in-home care provider, for instance, they may see how that kind of assistance can fit into their lives.

    Continue Working Together

    Treat decisions about caregiving as a team effort with your parents. Revisit the conversation regularly and make tweaks to your care plan as needed. As your parents age, their caregiving needs will change. By approaching these changes as a team with your parents, you’ll come to decisions everyone can feel comfortable with.

    A great way to take the next step in exploring senior assistance with your parents is to set up a consultation with Home Helpers. We can evaluate your parents’ needs and recommend the right kind of in-home care for them.  Call us at (855) 241-4724 for more information.

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