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Archive for January 2011:

Choosing Home Care For Your Loved One

There may be a time in your life where you will need to consider in home care for an elderly loved on, such as a parent or even a partner. When it comes to this, I know the decision can be difficult. I have gone through it myself and in our situation, we were able to find a lot of great resources out there which helped us choose the perfect in home care for our elderly parent. The choices available are overwhelming and if you are anything like I was, you will have ... Read More

Home Care and Living Wills

Living wills can be a difficult subject to discuss with an elderly loved one.  No one wants to think about the day that a loved one will die.  Living wills and advanced directives are documents that detail the amount of care a person would want to receive if they were unable to communicate there wishes at the time.  They are intensely personal decisions, but they need to be communicated clearly in order for those decisions to be honored. The Purpose of a Living Will The... Read More

Home Health Care vs. Non-Medical Care

Everyone wants their elderly loved ones to have the best care possible, but sometimes that can be hard to find or even to determine if they are getting the best senior care possible once you have decided on a solution. Many people look into providing in home care for their loved ones, but then become confused about the difference between in home care and home health care. While home health care and in home care are able to provide some of the same assistance they actually are ... Read More

Medical Home Care: Recovering After Hospitalization

Medical home care is often arranged for seniors before discharging them from a hospital. A senior that is recovering after a hospitalization may need nurses and other types of care to get well.  The senior may be well enough to leave a hospital, but they may not be well enough to take care of their medical needs on their own. Hospitals are often the facilities that make the diagnosis of a chronic disease. Medical home care is often the best option to help a senior adjust to the ... Read More

Activities for Seniors Receiving in Home Care

  A senior that receives in home care has special needs for mental and social stimulation that a home environment does not always provide.  Imagine not being able to leave your home to do simple things like go to the grocery store or library or even just going outside for a refreshing walk in the fall.  It would become monotonous and boring to be inside a home 24 hours a day 7 days a week with no expectations of it changing.  However, many homebound seniors face this ... Read More

Senior Home Care Services as an Alternative to Nursing Homes

The type of senior services offered through homecare agencies have become much more flexible than in the past.  If a loved one is aging and needs additional help that a family cannot provide, homecare agencies may be able to help.  The senior services home care agencies offer today can delay the need for traditional nursing home care for many seniors. Home Healthcare Agency Services Due to the increasing number of seniors, the demand for more flexible home care ... Read More

What is Senior Home Care?

Senior home care (sometimes referred to as home care or in home care) is generally defined as non medical home care assistance delivered at home. The goal of in home senior care is to allow the senior to live at home rather than at a nursing facility or family member’s home. In home senior care is a popular choice for seniors who aren’t quite ready to give up where they live but need assistance with their daily living activities. Daily living activities that seniors ... Read More

What is Senior Home Health Care?

As people get older they may need more help with their day to day errands and at some point may even need the kind of help that only a senior home health care provider can provide.  In the event that a senior is hurt medical assistance on a more regular basis may become a necessity.  If such a situation should arise home health care can provide a solution.  Home health care is when a medical care provider is hired to watch over/care for a senior in the comfort of a senior’s home.... Read More

In Home Care Services: A Look At Senior Assisted Living

In home care services offered with senior assisted living are something that should be seriously considered as your loved one gets older. While the concept of senior assisted living is nothing new now, there was a time when in home care services were not as widely utilized for mainstream use. About Assisted Living Senior assisted living as most people know it emerged in the 1990s as an in home option for the elderly. For many of the individuals, independent living simply ... Read More

What Is Senior In Home Care?

With in home care, a care giver provides caregiving in the comfort of home. Does your elderly loved one find it increasingly more difficult to take care of every day needs? In home care (also referred as Senior home care) is a wide array of services that help meet those needs by providing care in the home of the senior. This means with in home care, seniors can receive caregiving and help they need from a care giver without having to move into a nursing home. In home care is ... Read More

Common Confusing Words Related to Senior Caregiving

While searching for in home care and caregiving options, different terminology, unfamiliar acronyms, and words that look similar may cause confusion. Here is a list of common terms you may come across that many people find confusing. In home care (or homecare): Numerous variations to the word “in home care” confuse many people. Basically, in home care is any form of caregiving that is provided in the home of the care recipient. There are two different types of in home care. One ... Read More