Home Care

senior woman on virtual health consultation

Preparing Seniors for Virtual Health Appointments

With the COVID-19 pandemic still holding sway over most of the globe, virtual health appointments are occurring more. Telehealth and telemedicine are a natural fit for providing health care, and ideal for complying with the social distancing directive. Virtual healthcare is especially effective and useful for in-home senior care because senior living generally involves more …

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Home Care Policies & Precautions during COVID-19

The safety and wellbeing of our clients and Gentle Shepherd Home Care staff is our priority.  Beginning March 1, 2020, we have implemented the following changes regarding the safety of our clients,  employees, and caregivers: provide weekly updates to both our Clients and Employees/Caregivers from the CDC and Public Health. provide free, additional training to all …

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Caring for someone with Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s disease is a neurological disorder that typically affects us as we age into our senior years. Symptoms include tremors or trembling of the hands, arms, jaws and head, slowness of movement and impaired balance. If you have a parent with Parkinson’s, you might be wondering what you can do to assist your loved one to …

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