Caregiver Tips: How To Handle Behavior Changes Of Elderly Patients

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Serving as a caregiver can be physically and emotionally taxing at the best of times, but if you’re assisting elderly patients, then you need to be prepared for some unpredictability.

While it can be very rewarding to assist elderly patients with normal everyday activities that they can no longer do independently, you need to be prepared for possible behavior changes among this demographic. The reason for this is that elderly patients who are usually soft-spoken, friendly and appreciative can sometimes exhibit a profound personality change due to a whole range of reasons – many of which have nothing to...

Nanny Tips: How to Handle Temper Tantrums

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Tantrums are, sadly, run of the mill when it comes to dealing with children. Most kids throw them on nearly a weekly basis, but it’s essential that you don’t let them interfere with you doing your job.

Why do Kids Throw Tantrums? Young kids throw tantrums, but older ones usually do not. Why is this? Is it that kids feel emotions more strongly? Not the case, as it turns out. Kids do not grow out of emotions, but they do learn better communication strategies for expressing them. Tantrums are fundamentally a communication attempt. Just think: how many toddlers have tantrums when no-one...

Nannying 101: What to Know About Your First Day

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When you’re nannying a new family, your first day will be the busiest and most anxious, not only for you, but also for the household you’re coming into as well. To keep from forgetting something important, take a look at our handy checklist:

Before Your First Day
  • Get Insured. If you are going to drive the family car, you need to be insured to do so. Ask the family where to find the insurance, and double-check with them that it covers additional drivers. However, car insurance is only the beginning. Either your or your employers should provide liability insurance against accidents...

9 Must Haves in a Nanny Bag

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If you need to hire a nanny, you might feel a little bit apprehensive about relinquishing some control over the care of your child. But by asking around for recommendations, interviewing would-be candidates and doing a bit of due diligence, you can definitely find a suitable nanny to take care of your child when you're at work or at play.

One thing parents should do once they find the right nanny, or alternatively something a nanny should do upon being hired by a new family, is put together a nanny bag that contains some essential items to ensure the children get the best...

5 Things to Consider While Travelling With Elderly

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Planning a fun trip takes effort, but you'll have even more things to consider if you're a caregiver traveling with an elderly person. 

Whether there are mobility issues, health problems or other concerns, you will want to do all you can to ensure that everyone you're traveling with, including an elderly loved one, has a rewarding, enjoyable experience. This is our list of the five things to consider while traveling with the elderly. 1. Visit the doctor prior to your trip Before loading everyone and everything into the family car, a plane or a bus, you need to take your elderly loved one for a...