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The Value of Empathic Listening

The Value of Empathic Listening

Author, In-Home Health Care, Sarah Weber, LPC
My Story of Helping on a Snowy Day: I vividly remember one winter day in Illinois, when I was 9 years old. There was about 12 inches of snow accumulated outside from a storm the night before. Having grown up in Illinois almost all my life, snow was nothing surprising…what was surprising was when my Mom told me and my older brother that we were all going to go shovel the driveway of some elderly friends. I wish I could say my immediate reaction was agreeable, but I admit my reaction was more like that of dismay. I mean, what kid wants to go shovel snow on a Saturday?! We all packed into the car with our shovels and headed over to our friends’ house (which meant we had to…
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Signs of Senior Loneliness

Signs of Senior Loneliness

In-Home Health Care, Sarah Weber, LPC
Have you ever struggled with loneliness? Do you remember how painful it felt? Maybe you felt lonely after moving to a new town, transferring to a new school, or after a friend moved away? There are so many triggers to loneliness, but most of us only struggle with loneliness for short seasons, and then we build new relationships that help us move forward. Can you imagine how hard it would be to feel lonely indefinitely, without hope of change? Unfortunately 40 percent of seniors experience persistent loneliness. Your loved one might be one of those seniors. Here are some tips for detecting senior loneliness and helping your loved one feel connected again. Physical Risk Factors: Loneliness can be embarrassing and difficult for seniors to admit. Whether or not your senior…
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Do you know what type of in-home health care you need?

Do you know what type of in-home health care you need?

In-Home Health Care, Sarah Weber, LPC
Often family members start the search for in-home care on behalf of a loved one. The start of that search can seem overwhelming in many ways. One of the reasons that search can seem overwhelming is because in-home health care agencies specialize in different types of care. Best Loving Care at Home specializes in non-medical home care. But what does that mean? This means Best Loving Care at Home specializes in providing every day assistance to those who need help because they are elderly or disabled. Our Caregivers are like an extended family member to your loved one, helping them maintain a quality standard of living. If you or your loved one would like help getting dressed and ready for the day, prepping meals, or cleaning you are looking for Non-Medical Home…
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