When your loved one has dementia, many things have to change. One of the most difficult is that the way you previously connected with your loved one may be unattainable due to their cognitive function. Unfortunately, this means that many individuals with dementia end up lonely, isolated, and withdrawn. Therefore, many caregivers are always looking…

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Being a certified nursing assistant (CNA) is incredibly rewarding. You are able to help the most vulnerable people in our society and form deep and lasting bonds. However, it’s also a demanding job, and because CNAs tend to be focused on others, it’s easy to neglect your own health. As they say, you cannot pour…

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When your loved one has a chronic illness, it can feel like everything is out of your control. While it’s true that you can’t prevent the progression of the disease, you can choose how you respond to this truth. As their caregiver, the first step you can take towards acceptance of reality is to embrace…

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Life doesn’t turn out exactly how it should all the time. Ideally, we would all live close enough to our aging parents and grandparents to help them, but things change. You may have gotten a job in a far away place, or your partner or immediate family’s needs took you away from your hometown. Regardless…

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Nursing is a difficult job, and few people would tell you otherwise. From the demanding schedules and hours on your feet to circumstances of the ones you care for and the times where patients pass, it’s a lot to deal with. As an in-home healthcare professional, it’s inevitable that you build a strong relationship and…

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There has never been a better time to become a certified nursing assistant (CNA). The healthcare industry is growing, and with it, the demand for qualified CNAs. At Evergreen Home Healthcare, we are thrilled to employ many CNAs on our team, and we value the importance of this position. We simply could not offer the…

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Anxiety is a natural part of the human condition. You might feel anxious when you’re dealing with a problem, entering a new situation, or coping with a major life transition. This is a normal reaction that helps us handle stressors in our lives. However, when anxiety is an ever-present, overwhelming feeling that interrupts daily functioning…

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When you’re the in-home caregiver for a patient, regardless of their state, there are countless tasks that you have on your plate any given day. While some of these tasks are smaller and others are quite daunting, the one thing that you can do to ensure that your day to day schedule isn’t overwhelming is…

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Alzheimer’s Disease is one of the many cruel and unfair diagnoses that we see come with old age. This unfortunate illness robs one of their memories and makes life challenging in more ways than one. Whether it’s your parents, a grandparent, a friend or a loved one, understanding a few of the care techniques that…

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Being a caregiver is a rewarding and difficult job, and while it is still focused on providing medical care to those in need, it’s unique compared to other positions in the industry. Evergreen Home Healthcare has worked tirelessly to ensure that the individuals that are a part of our team are dedicated to the job…

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