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Attention Boston Family Caregivers: Here Are the Necessary Crucial Skills You Need

If you’re providing care for a senior relative, it is likely that you fell into the responsibility without having formal training: you saw the need, and gallantly came forward to satisfy it. Yet, at North River Home Care, substantial training is provided to each of our professional in-home caregivers before they’re fully equipped to properly and effectively take care of older adults.

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When Family Dynamics Impact Senior Care

Perhaps your family rivals those on Walton’s Mountain in its unconditional love, unwavering patience with one another, and determination to stick together through thick and thin. But if your family is like most, there’s at least some level of dysfunction, some leftover diehard sibling rivalry, and even some lingering competition to be Mom’s and Dad’s favorite.

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It’s Not Your Fault and You Can’t Do It All: 3 Ways Caregivers Can Begin to Let Go of Guilt

There’s no emotional rollercoaster quite like the one ridden by family members providing care for an aging or chronically ill loved one. In our experience, there’s hardly an emotion that does NOT come into play at some point during caregiving – and sometimes, the majority of those emotions can happen all within the span of a day!

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How to Respond to a Person with Dementia Who is Angry

“Go away, you thief,” Margaret screamed when her son knocked on the door of her room.  “You stole my money.”  He opened the door and entered.  “Get away!” she screamed again.  She was sitting in her easy chair.  A cup of coffee was on the table next to her.  She grabbed it and threw it at him.

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