To encourage excellence and longevity on the job, we must find ways to support home health aides in this booming field.
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For an aging nation -- and a home health aide industry expecting stratospheric growth over the next decade -- we must ensure that people like Angela and the care she delivers are not so rare.
"Health coaching" is a shift in approach from more prescriptive nursing and towards supporting patients in identifying and achieving their own goals.
The lack of minimum wage and overtime protections for home health aides hurts more people than just the workers themselves. Consumers inevitably suffer as well.
Who are the people to whom we entrust our aging parents, our spouses, ourselves in our greatest need, and how can we ensure that they are a good fit for our loved ones?
With homebound elders in fragile health and often with a litany of limitations, transcending racial, ethnic and cultural differences does not come easy.
Many adult children want to do the caregiving themselves but are simply unable to step away from their lives for this often full-time job. So what do you do?
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