Caregiver Resources

Hygiene, Health, and Incontinence

Hygiene, Health, and Incontinence

Posted by Carewell Staff on Wed Oct 14 2020

Living with incontinence can be inconvenient and even embarrassing at times, but it’s important to talk openly about how it affects our health. Even the tiniest of accidents can result in urine becoming trapped against the skin, which can lead to a host of other problems, including irritation and infection. Here are Carewell’s top six tips for staying healthy and comfortable. Read More


Crowded House: When Parents Become Roommates

Crowded House: When Parents Become Roommates

Posted by Carewell Staff on Wed Oct 14 2020

Seattle mental health counselor Wendy Lustbader says an adult child often takes in a parent to return in good measure the care the parent bestowed on them. But such a big move isn’t for everyone, and there are several factors you should consider when making the decision:Read More


Dementia and Bathing: 5 Proven Ways to Keep Your Loved One Clean

Dementia and Bathing: 5 Proven Ways to Keep Your Loved One Clean

Posted by Brianna Maguire on Mon Oct 12 2020

If you’re caring for someone with dementia and struggle to bathe them, know that you aren’t alone. From “curious vision” to having a tough time seeing the water, all sorts of challenges can pop up when you’re trying to get your loved one clean. To help, we met with dementia care experts and put together a guide of our favorite tips.Read More


Straight From the Nurse's Mouth: 7 Ways to Avoid Heart Disease

Straight From the Nurse's Mouth: 7 Ways to Avoid Heart Disease

Posted by Valerie Henderson on Tue Oct 06 2020

The biggest common denominators among people with healthy hearts are eating low-fat diets, refraining from smoking, exercising regularly, maintaining a healthy weight, and drinking alcohol in moderation. These practices are so effective, in fact, that they were found to reduce the risk of heart attack and heart-related death by five times. Whatever your job, age, gender, or lifestyle, these 7 tips can help you build a healthier heart starting today.Read More