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Skin Care Tips for Scleroderma Affected Skin

By HCP-GO | Sep 23, 2020

By Paula Erwin-Toth There are many diseases and conditions that people are unaware of until it affects them or someone they love, like scleroderma, an autoimmune disease. There are approximately 200,000 people diagnosed with scleroderma in the US, but many believe the number of people living with scleroderma is much higher. An autoimmune disease is […]

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Why Planning & Having Legal Guidelines Are Key to Family Harmony

By HCP-GO | Sep 23, 2020

Why Planning Ahead and Having Legal Guidelines Are Key to Family Peace and Harmony By Paula Erwin-Toth During the late 60’s and early 70’s, a popular (and undeniably awful pickup line) was, “Hi there beautiful, what’s your sign?” Signs of the Zodiac made a big resurgence during that period, famously labeled (wrongly according to some […]

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Time-out: Caregiver Respite

By HCP-GO | Sep 23, 2020

Time-out: Caregiver Respite By Paula Erwin-Toth Ancient Chinese poet and philosopher Lao Tzu once said “Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” As a family caregiver you and your loved one share this deep, lasting bond. As strong as those bonds are, it is important to avoid […]

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As Seen Through the Eyes of Love

By HCP-GO | Sep 23, 2020

As Seen Through the Eyes of Love By Paula Erwin-Toth When I look at my lovely daughter, who is now a grown woman with children of her own, I cannot help but see her as my little one racing around the house with her daddy’s curly hair and my goofy sense of humor. Your parents […]

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7 Tips to Manage Caregiver Stress

By HCP-GO | Aug 28, 2020

Caregiving feel like Groundhog Day? 7 Tips to Manage Caregiver Stress (2016 #3) By Paula Erwin-Toth Do you remember the 1993 film ‘Groundhog Day’ starring Bill Murray? Murray played a cynical weatherman named Phil who became trapped in a never-ending day while covering the annual Groundhog Day celebration, held every February 2 in Punxsutawney, PA. […]

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3 Ways to Deliver Quality Home Care to Your Loved One

By HCP-GO | Aug 28, 2020

Taking care of your loved one at home is a big responsibility. If you are doing home care for your spouse, parent, or other older relative, you probably realize that keeping your loved one safe and healthy requires planning. Here are tips on these 3 ways to deliver quality home care: skin care, nutrition care, and […]

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7 Tips to Help you Manage Your Loved One’s Fecal Incontinence

By HCP-GO | Aug 28, 2020

Your loved one is calling you in the middle of the night. Groggily, you hurry to their room. The odor that greets you makes your heart sink. Maybe you wonder, “Can I handle this too?” Taking care of a loved one with fecal incontinence can be very stressful and embarrassing for both of you. Even […]

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Defining Family Home Care: The Vital Role of the Family Caregiver

By HCP-GO | Aug 28, 2020

Are you a caregiver to an aging parent, friend, spouse, or other loved one? If, like many caregivers, you are juggling the responsibilities of children, a job, and family home care, you may often feel at your wit’s end. As you go about the often stressful tasks of attending to the personal needs of your loved […]

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Top 5 Ways to Take Care of Elderly Skin

By HCP-GO | Jul 16, 2020

Elder skin requires specialized skin care, including nutritional, lifestyle, and preventative skin care measures. When you look at your loved one’s hand, you may notice how thin and frail their skin has become. Even when you feel most overwhelmed with caregiving, a glimpse of that delicate skin might remind you why your job is so important. […]

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Causes of Adult Diaper Rash

By HCP-GO | Jul 16, 2020

Caring for a loved one in their elder years means overcoming many unexpected obstacles. Adult diaper rash (also called diaper dermatitis or incontinence-associated skin damage) is one such condition that can be frustrating for everyone involved. Adult diaper rash can weaken the skin and can be painful and difficult to get rid of if it’s allowed to develop. […]

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