Monthly Archives: February 2012

2012 Caregiver Conference Coming to Bellingham

Are you a caregiver?  If you answer YES to one or more of the statements below, you are a caregiver and should consider attending this full-day conference.

  • I help manage someone’s medications.
  • I provide unpaid assistance to a spouse, relative, or friend who is ill, disabled, or needs help with basic activities for daily living.
  • I provide help with rides to the doctor and shopping.
  • I provide meals, bill paying, housekeeping and arrange services to be provided by others.
  • I help someone with bathing, grooming, dressing, walking or transferring to a wheelchair.
  • I provide supportive care such as delivering meals, giving rides, calling or stopping in to check on someone.
  • I feel concern that someone I know isn’t taking care of him or herself.

Whether you are just starting out in a caregiving role or continuing to care for an older person whose needs are increasing, you first need to care for yourself. This conference will offer you tips and tools for preserving your physical and emotional health, help you access community support, and help you meet other caregivers to discuss how to best care for your loved one.

View an event brochure online or contact Debbie Gann at Home Attendant Care for more information, 360-734-3849.

US Drafts Plan to Fight Alzheimer’s

Governmental officials are planning a strategy to fight Alzheimer’s, a disease that is on the rise as the American population ages.  The goal is to find effective treatments by 2025, and to help overwhelmed families care for affected loved ones in the meantime.  Efforts will also be made to improve earlier diagnosis so patients can have a say in choosing their care.

Read more through this link…and know that Home Attendant Care is available as a resource to those caring for loved ones with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.  Don’t hesitate to contact us.  1-800-967-8109