We often find that families with loved ones on hospice need extra help around the home. Blue Water Hospice works hand in hand with our homecare division, Blue Water Homecare, to provide end of life support for families with loved ones on hospice. In-home non-medical care services can help patients and families with everyday activities […]
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Answering Common Questions About Hospice Care
It’s never easy to speak with aging parents about important decisions that need to be made if or when they are unable to care for themselves. The beginning of the new year could be a good time to bring up the subject along with any other healthcare goals for your family. Adding the possibility for […]
Holiday Hints for Alzheimer’s Caregivers
The holidays are a wonderful time of year to celebrate with family and friends, but they can also be overwhelming, especially for those affected by dementia or Alzheimer’s. Alzheimer’s disease is a common form of memory loss that typically occurs in seniors. Blue Water Homecare offers personalized non-medical services to assist families whose loved ones […]
Hospice myth: Hospice is only for cancer patients
Families seeking hospice care for a loved one often ask, is hospice only for cancer patients? The simple answer is no, hospice is not only for cancer patients. Rather, hospice is for anyone with an illness that is expected to live for six months or less. At Blue Water Homecare and Hospice, we provide end-of-life […]
Should my elderly parents move in with us?
Moving an aging parent, or senior loved one, into your home is no small decision. It is a decision that many adults in the sandwich generation are having to make – caring for their own children as well as their elderly parents. Blue Water Homecare Founder and COO, Jennifer Prescott, RN, MSN, CDP has a […]
The Blue Water Difference
Choosing a hospice care provider can be a daunting task. While most hospices provide the same services in accordance with Medicare regulations, there are still differences among providers that should be considered. To ensure your loved one receives compassionate care from a reputable hospice provider, first check for state licensing and accreditation. Then, we encourage […]
What is the role of a chaplain in hospice care?
When a loved one enters hospice care, they are cared for by a team of specialists that includes doctors, nurses, social workers, and religious representatives. At Blue Water Hospice Care, we collaborate with many healthcare and spiritual professionals to serve the comprehensive needs of our families during this difficult and emotional time, and we are […]
5 Important Tips for New Caregivers
Stepping in as a primary, or even part-time, caregiver to an elderly or incapacitated loved one can be a strenuous task both physically and mentally. It can be especially complicated when that loved one is a parent because the roles then become reversed. At Blue Water Homecare, we are professional and experienced at-home caregivers, offering […]