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15 Tips to Avoid Growing Complacent as a Guardian

15 Tips to Avoid Growing Complacent as a Guardian

In the beginning of a Guardianship, when we are busy learning all the little nuances about a client, it’s easy to see the world with fresh eyes. After all, they’re a new client, and their world is completely unknown to us. Once we have been the Guardian of a client for an extended period of…

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Tips and Facts on Bed Bugs

Tips and Facts on Bed Bugs

It was inevitable – after nearly two decades of being bug-free, we are finally experiencing the dreaded bed bug bother with two different clients. Treating bed bugs is not easy, for many reasons, including: cost, disruption to the client, roommate issues, facility staff avoiding the room (and maybe the client), and the list goes on….

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How to Manage a Client’s Budget with Government Support Systems

How do you handle money with a physically and socially active client who has a need for spending money in the community? While it may be tempting, giving this client spending money straight from their account can cause a whole range of problems. Many of the government support programs and services typically utilized by elderly…

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