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“I didn’t think you could find me a better caregiver…”- Carepoint Client

Not many of our clients like change, so when we have to switch caregivers we understand how the client is feeling. We had the opportunity to visit with one of our clients that was dealing with this situation. The Client Care Coordinators want the client to not only like the caregiver but LOVE the caregiver.

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Feeling Useful and Needed

From the very young to the very old, everyone wants to be useful and as long as we are able, we all want to make a difference. A sense of purpose may not be a basic necessity like food and shelter – but doing what we can to help elderly people feel connected and useful

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Aging is not all gloom and doom…

Older people tend to be happier than younger people. The level of happiness also increases with age, a study in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry reports. Researchers found that although there is a decline in physical and cognitive abilities, there is an increase in overall life satisfaction, happiness and well-being. Older adults also have lower

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9 Years of Service!

It’s hard to believe that Carepoint is headed towards its 9th year of service. As we plan for the year of growth ahead of us we really want to take the time to thank all of our wonderful clients, their families and all the other professionals we work with on a daily basis. And of

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The True Reality Of Dementia

The true “reality” of dementia is in the patient’s world, not yours. Do not try to bring the person with dementia back to your reality.  Families and caregivers need to enter their patient’s reality instead. Doing this will build trust and empathy, reduce anxiety, help them cope and hopefully bring a smile to their face

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The best gift you can give a loved one is to take care of you!

Taking care of a friend or loved one who suffers from dementia can be both physically and emotionally stressful and can wear you down. You find yourself getting so caught up in the other person’s daily routine that you forget how vulnerable you are.  If you are not mindful of this you’ll run the risk

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Understanding & Relating to Dementia-Related Behavior

As part of Carepoint’s ongoing employee training with the Alzheimer’s Association, this month’s focus was on understanding and relating to dementia-related behavior.  Specifically, learning the 4 steps that apply to the five common types of behavior – anxiety, confusion, aggression, repetition and wandering.   1. Detect and connect – This simply means to join the

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Sharing Their Stories

How would you like to read your great grandmother’s story, in her own words?  What her life was like, how she met your great grandfather, her hopes and dreams? Very few of us have ancestors who kept diaries, but with today’s technologies we can easily hand down our parent’s and grandparent’s precious memories to their

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Partnering With The Alzheimer’s Association

Carepoint is pleased to be partnering with the Alzheimer’s Association to provide ongoing training to our entire staff.  These specialized training sessions take place throughout the year and further support our mission “To be the most recognized and trusted home care agency in Charlotte with a reputation for delivering the highest quality senior and dementia

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2017 Alzheimer’s Conference

Carepoint was thrilled to be a sponsor at this year’s Alzheimer’s Conference!  There were a variety of great speakers and workshops throughout the day providing a great platform for networking with other professionals in our field as well as families affected by Alzheimer’s. A multitude of training classes and panel discussions emphasized the importance of

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