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Archive for March 2012:

Strong Family Connections and Home Care

When our mom was diagnosed with her illness, we knew that it would only be a matter of time before she would need full time medical care. We began, like most people do, by looking at nursing homes and assisted living complexes in our area, but we live in a rural place, so the closest nursing homes were quite far from family, which we held above everything else. Once we considered family, we knew that we really only had one choice: we would choose to keep mom at home and hire... Read More

Choosing A Wellness Check for Your Parents

  My parents were getting older and I lived 400 miles away. I was always worried that something would happen to them and since I was so far away, I wouldn’t be able to make it to them on time. I was also worried that they were not taking care of themselves as they should. While pondering this at work one day, one of my co-workers clued me into some of the service that her mother’s in home care company offered.  I explained that my parents were still rather spry ... Read More

How We Chose Home Care

I know what you are going through. I have been there. I am an only child and my mom passed away several years ago. When my father became diagnosed with a terminal illness, I had to make a choice. I knew a nursing home was an option and I went and visited several of them, yet I just didn’t feel comfortable leaving Dad there. He wasn’t keen on it either, if truth be told. Our only choice was to choose a provider who would be able to care for Dad at home. How We Found ... Read More

Affording Home Health Care For Our Mother

My sister and I were shocked when out mother was diagnosed with a terminal illness and we were even more shocked when we found out how much her medical care would cost. We spoke with our mother about the options that were available to her and she simply begged us not to put her in a nursing home. We knew that home health care was our only choice. Once that was decided, it was time to figure out how we were going to pay for it. Knowing Our Options The first thought we had ... Read More