March 2017 - Towne Home Care

Monthly Archives: March 2017

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The Difficult Patient

In my early years as a CHHA, I had a patient who kept trying to push me away. Rose wouldn’t let me help her bathe, brush her hair or walk across the room, although she was clearly struggling to do these things. She was rude to me, or ignored me altogether, and she made my [...]

By | March 29th, 2017|Alzheimer's, Caregiving|0 Comments

Dealing with a Terminal Illness

When you hear that your loved one is suffering from a terminal disease, the first reaction is often shock and disbelief. Then you may feel overwhelmed, sad and helpless. But it’s important to accept the diagnosis and begin to think about practicalities, especially about how you will support your loved one during this difficult time. [...]

By | March 16th, 2017|Caregiving, resources|0 Comments

Improving Communication for Better Caregiving

My sister and I don’t always have to talk to make a point. Our shared history makes it easy to talk without words; sometimes a facial expression or a hand gesture is enough to convey a whole sentence (or paragraph). And sometimes we just know what the other one is thinking and feeling and we don’t have to communicate at all. […]

By | March 14th, 2017|Caregiving|0 Comments

Celebrating Women

About 90% of nurses, nursing assistants and CHHAs are women, so we at Towne Home Care celebrate women every day. But International Women’s Day provides us with an opportunity to focus on some of the great accomplishments of women in the healthcare field. […]

By | March 7th, 2017|Towne News|0 Comments