Are home care services available to those without specific medical needs? Yes, in fact, many people who benefit from home care are using the service in a non-medical nature. Companion care is one of the most important services available as it can play a critical role in assisting seniors in maintaining their independence, allowing them […]
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How to Care for Senior Parents Who Don’t Want Help
If you are struggling with an aging parent who refuses help, know that you are not alone. This is a common scenario for many adult children who try to offer advice or provide help to their parents. Even simple things like helping with daily tasks can turn into an argument. What can you do to […]
Do Home Health Aides Provide 24/7 Care?
When it comes to home health care, everyone is going to have different needs and no two clients will be the same. While many people will get on fine with a home health aide providing care for a few hours a day or even once or twice a week, sometimes round-the-clock care is required. Luckily […]
Live-In Care and 24 Hour Care: What’s the Difference?
What is Live-In Care? Live-In Care and 24 Hour Care are often used interchangeably, but the reality is that they apply to different services. Live-In care describes a situation where the care provider resides within the client’s home. They would sleep there at night and would help with basic tasks such as going to the […]
Understanding Medication Management for Seniors
If you have ever cared for an aging loved one, or are getting older yourself, you will likely be familiar with the importance of medication management and how it can sometimes be difficult to keep it all straight. With age comes the potential to have multiple chronic conditions that will require several prescription drugs, sometimes […]
Should You Hire a Private Caregiver or Use an Agency?
The urge to hire a private caregiver for your loved one outside of an established home health care agency is understandable, but may not be the best choice in the long run. People often look for private caregivers because they believe the cost will be less and they will have more control. However, in most […]
Beginning the Conversation With Seniors About In Home Care
When it comes to initiating a conversation about health care needs with your family members, it can be difficult for everyone. How do you start a conversation with a loved one regarding their health, finances, and end-of-life issues? You want the dialogue to be positive but these topics are not easy to discuss. If not […]
In Home Health Care vs. Nursing Home Care
For many seniors, living on their own is a choice they would make if came down to choosing between in home care or moving into a nursing home. AARP has stated that 95% of seniors want to live independently in their homes as long as possible. They may need help with certain day to day […]