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Paying for Senior Home Care in California

When deciding between in-home care and nursing home care for a senior, an important element in the decision is the relative cost of the two options. Also, if in-home care is chosen, it must be decided whether the caregiver will be part-time, full-time, or live-in full-time. There are two aspects of care: medical and non-medical, and both of these must be planned for if in-home care is the chosen option. In California, the average cost per hour to hire non-medical caregivers is ... Read More

My Family and I Chose Home Care

After 50 years of marriage, I felt that I knew my wife well. It wasn’t until after she was diagnosed with dementia that I found out that wasn’t necessarily the case. She needed a lot more care than I was able to give and as much as it pained me, I gathered my sons and daughter to our home and explained that I simply couldn’t do it by myself anymore. There was only one choice...we would have to find a nursing home or some type of dementia care home where my wife would be taken ... Read More

My Family and I Chose Home Care

After 50 years of marriage, I felt that I knew my wife well. It wasn’t until after she was diagnosed with dementia that I found out that wasn’t necessarily the case. She needed a lot more care than I was able to give and as much as it pained me, I gathered my sons and daughter to our home and explained that I simply couldn’t do it by myself anymore. There was only one choice...we would have to find a nursing home or some type of dementia care home where my wife would be taken ... Read More

Hiring a Caregiver

The decision to hire an in-home caregiver is difficult and complex. The expense can be substantial, depending on the level of care. You probably don’t know what’s involved in the process of finding a caregiver and what the role of the caregiver should be. If you live in or near a large city, there can be hundreds of possible choices: private, independent caregivers, senior care service agencies, outcall nurses, etc. The key is to decide beforehand exactly what you want in a ... Read More

What is Non-Medical Home Care?

Many people think of home care as being restricted to their home, in a hospital bed, and overseen by a nurse.  This is not always the case though.  Senior care in the home can range from medical care to companion care.  It all depends on the needs of the senior receiving care.  Although you may not need care specific to your medical needs, you may still need help with daily living activities or someone to simply check in on you now and then.  Depending on the care agency you hire... Read More

What is In-Home Care?

It is quite often found that most people don’t actually know what home care entails. With such a variety of available care it can be confusing trying to keep the different options separate from each other. Put in the easiest, most understandable terms, in-home care is care that is given within the boundaries of your own home. The Popularity of Home Care In-home care has become increasingly popular lately as more and more people are wanting the independence of being able ... Read More

Preparing For Hospice

In 2011, the Nebraska Hospice and Palliative Care Association, conducted a study that showed 70 percent of seniors in Nebraska wanted to discuss end of life options with their doctors, but only 21 percent were even made aware of hospice options from their doctors. The results confirmed what some independent researchers had suspected for years. Namely that while a patient's level of medical care.has increasingly improved, it comes at the cost of seeing multiple separate ... Read More

80 Year Old Daughter Provides Care for 105-year Old Mother

Faina Meleikovskaia has been taking care of her 105 year old mother for the past ten years. Unable to afford the long-term care needed, they are going to have to wait another two years before assistance is available. Faina and her mother do receive a weekly visit by the Community Care Access Centre (CCAC) to give what support can be offered, but the family says that more help is needed. Start Working on Your Budget Now There are several reasons why you need to ... Read More

Is Your State’s In-Home Care System Easy?

Pennsylvania’s recent administration has recently drafted a State plan on aging that includes a goal to ease of seniors to go home after hospital stays. Current trend has been for seniors to be pushed into staying at a skilled nursing facility, whether they want to or not. While pushing this agenda forward, the State Department just recently stopped a program that was doing this very thing. Some wonder how the State plans to achieve their goals when laying off the very agencies ... Read More

Los Angeles Caregivers Negotiate a Wage for Seniors

Los Angeles County was the home of a great celebration by in-home caregivers who just won a battle to increase their current wages to that of $9.64 per hour.  Considered a living wage, this is a sixty-five cent increase from what they were receiving before and comes as a result of months of negotiations. The need for a raise had been previously brought to the view of the county when unions, representing the interest of county caregivers, had managed to compile a petition ... Read More

How Smart Phones Assist the Elderly

The rise in proliferation of smart-phones has also increased the aid for senior care and those with disabilities. Golden Days Senior Care Services has recently compiled a list of the most helpful applications for in-home care workers and those whom they give assistance to. The list includes applications for the Android, IPhone, and Blackberry based mobile phones. The list of applications covers both medical and non-medical care services ranging from help in keeping track ... Read More

Choosing Home Care Over Senior Homes (White Paper)

What is In-Home Care? In-Home care is care given within the boundaries of your own home. It has become more popular these days as people are seeking the independence of aging and/or convalescing in their own residence. With technology advancing, this is becoming more and more possible; even for those with acute medical needs. Today, in-home care is the most requested medical service in our society with businesses improving service to compete for the demand. With 10,000 ... Read More

What Makes a Good Caregiver?

According to a recent National Health Statistics Report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, by the year 2050, the number of Americans needing long-term care is expected to nearly double. Although unpaid family members will provide most of this care, the need for paid in-home caregivers will most likely increase dramatically. The report also projects that between 2008 and 2018 the employment of home health aides will rise by 50 percent. There are many matters to ... Read More

Washington Care Workers Asking for a Raise

Home care workers in Washington have been talking with their unions and both have come to the conclusion that it’s time that wages and benefits begin to match up with the cost of living. Union representatives have begun to meet with state negotiators for the latest contract talks and they want a raise. There are some 30,000 in-home care workers in the state with the average price just over $10 per hour. Their jobs include helping people with non-medical care such as chores, ... Read More

Home Care Preparation Strategies

Everyone has a different preparation strategy for providing in-home care to their elderly loved ones. There are many very important things to remember when creating a plan; after all, someone’s personal well-being may be at risk if certain factors are not considered. Here is a list of some techniques that can assure that your loved one receives the best home care possible. Take Advantage of Technology Since technology’s main motive in society is to better human life, why ... Read More

How To Choose The Best Home Care Agency

I assume if you are reading this, you are in the situation I was in a few years ago. My elderly mother had a multitude of health problems and as an only child, I knew it would be my responsibility to get care for her as she aged. My dad had passed away several years before, so I really was on my own. My mom and I had discussed a few options, but both of us were really focused on in home health care. After a relatively easy decision, the hard part began: choosing the best in home ... Read More

Why Home Care Was Perfect for My Parents

I knew my parents were getting older and since I was an only child, I also knew that a lot of their care would fall to me as they got older. Though they were both retired and living at home, I began to notice that they were both slowing down. It was taking them a long time to do simple things like cooking, personal care and keeping up on the housekeeping.  I thought an assisted living situation may be best for them, but both my mother and father refused. They wanted to stay in ... Read More

How to Find the Right Home Care Provider

If a senior loved one needs help safely performing tasks like bathing, cooking, and basic housekeeping duties, it may time to discuss hiring a home care service or provider.  There are many ways to start the process of finding the right care provider for a senior.  This may include speaking with their physicians to determine the type of care they would benefit from as well as speaking with other members of the community to get recommendations of care providers or agencies. ... Read More

Companionship Care for Seniors

The elderly that are no longer able to leave their home when they want to visit family and friends can become lonely and depressed.  Friends and family often do their best to meet the emotional needs of the seniors they are close to by visiting often.  However, many seniors may find that they spend a larger portion of their time alone then they would prefer.  Companionship care can help alleviate some of the loneliness that too many of the elderly population experiences when they... 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

Helping Move Into A Nursing Home

  There may come a time when your loved one needs nursing home care and no longer able to live independently. The reason for going into nursing home care may be because the scope of specialized medical caregiving calls for intensive medical care around the clock. Deciding to go into nursing home care is a very personal matter that should be carefully planned together with your elderly loved one. You should go over all other caregiving alternatives such as in home ... Read More

Is A Nursing Home Right For Your Loved One?

A nurse home is the best home elderly healthcare option available when living alone just isn’t possible and you can’t take care of your family member yourself. The highest form of home elderly healthcare there is, a nurse home will provide the best level of care, so you know your loved one is taken care of. While a nurse home does provide help for a person’s daily living, it’s different from other forms of home elderly healthcare in the level of attention a person gets. There... Read More

Choosing the Best Home Care Agency

At home care has become a big industry for senior independent living over the years. With so many options, it’s best to research all of your at home care options. Choosing a senior independent living is an extremely important thing for treating your loved ones, so ask these questions as you make your decisions: 1. How long as this at home care facility been in business? This doesn’t always mean that the senior independent living service that has been around is better, but... Read More

Is an Assisted Living Facility Right for You?

Assisted living is an option for seniors who need or want help with their activities of daily living. Assisted living facilities allow a senior to live in a residential facility where they can receive help with transportation, housekeeping and other daily life activities. In the United States there is no global definition of the term assisted living, so an assisted living facility can be called by many different names. Other names for assisted living facilities: ... Read More

Tips for Adjusting to an Assisted Living Facility

You’ve finally made a choice about your new assisted living facility or you are in the process. The next stop in this process is moving into your new assisted living facility. It can be stressful to begin this transition, in addition to meeting new people and adjusting to a new senior living facility, you may also be feeling some grief at the idea of leaving your home and losing a bit of your Independence. To help your transition go well, follow these tips: Pack your home... Read More

Tips and Advice for Picking an Assisted Living Facility

When looking for an assisted living facility, it is important that both services and staff be to your liking. Remember that, in addition to services, how the staff interacts with residents and how residents interact together are important criteria to consider when choosing an assisted living facility (sometimes called sheltered housing, board and care or residential care). There are other questions you should ask or think about when choosing an assisted living facility. What ... Read More

Caregiving: Massage Therapy For the Nurse Aide

  If you’re a nurse aide that’s caregiving for a senior citizen, massage therapy is something that can be extremely beneficial. In the last couple of years, many a nurse aide working to provide the best caregiving as the demand for massage therapy has grown, so here’s a run quick run down of everything you need to know. Massage therapy is important for caregiving and provides relief for aches, pains, stiffness and other health conditions that come with aging like... Read More

Nursing Care: Dieticians

Planning diets is a critical part of nursing care and senior assisted living, so having a registered dietician on hand to help you is essential. These specialists provide nursing care for senior assisted living caretakers by providing nutritional support and are available to provide any number of dietary needs, such as checking caloric requirements and diabetic meal planning, if required. But that’s only a portion of what this role entails. Dieticians serve as food ... Read More

Be A Care Provider! Health Care Services Industry On The Rise

  If you want to be a care provider in the health care services industry, now is a great time to jump in. Seniors today are among the fastest growing population groups in the country, and the growth is projected to continue as baby boomers turn 65. The health care services industry has been growing in demand because of this, so being a care provider could be the right option for you. According to AARP, as people age they are deciding to remain at home. And as ... Read More

Senior Caretakers - Understanding Respite

Respite is a break for a caretaker to get away from the responsibilities of providing home care for a senior.  It is difficult to watch a senior age and start having difficulty doing the things that they once did with easy and enjoyed.  Whether it is the child of a senior, a spouse, or close friend it is a natural feeling to want to help the senior in all possible ways.  This may mean staying home with a spouse with advance Alzheimer’s or making multiple trips to a parents home ... Read More

Caretakers Guide to Helping Seniors Cope with Loss

Caretakers responsible for providing at home care for a senior or elderly parent will inevitably face the loss of the senior's close friends.  Seniors just like anyone else will have varied reactions to loss and a caretaker is often the main source of emotional support.  After the initial grieving period is over the senior may have continued difficultly adjusting to their life with out that person in it. Elderly family members may have lost many of their friends over the ... Read More

Senior’s Caretakers and Doctor’s Appointments

Many caretakers are responsible for taking their elderly parents to their various doctor’s appointments.  While healthy senior may only need to do to a doctor for a checkup, those with serious health conditions will have appointments much more often.  Rather than a caretaker sitting in the waiting room, many choose to attend the appointments as well. If a senior is comfortable with their caretakers knowing details about their medical status and history, it can be very helpful... Read More

Changes to Home Care

Prior to the passage of the Federal Balanced Budget act of 1997, more and more patients were opting for at home care.  Due to the abuses of the Medicare system and the fraud that was being perpetrated, the federal government put strict limitations on in home care services.  The restrictions limiting when at home care would be covered by Medicare may have adversely affected the standard of care for those patients.  In home care services are generally accepted to be better for the ... Read More

Benefits of Aging at Home

Among seniors, aging at home (aka aging in place) is the most desirable way of aging. Since most caregiving needs can be met through in home care services, most seniors can choose aging at home. AARP survey shows the preference of aging at home becomes more prevalent as age increases. The survey shows that 75% of those between the ages 45 to 54 prefer aging at home. 83% of those 55 to 64 prefer aging at home. 92% of those between the ages 65 to 74 prefer aging at home. And 95% of... Read More

Independent Living for Seniors

Senior independent living is a general health care services term used for any arrangements made specifically for the elderly. The primary benefit to senior independent living is that it’s friendlier for the elderly, but there are other things that work in its favor. Compared to other health care services, senior independent living facilities tend to be easier to get around, more compact, and often include help with outside maintenence. Some senior independent living centers ... Read More

Caregiver Support: Is Companion Care For You?

If you’re providing caregiver support for a loved one but they don’t need serious medical attention, companion care is an option you should consider. Also known as non-medical care, companion care is exactly what it sounds like. Preparing meals, housekeeping, bathroom assistance, shopping, reading and playing games are but some of the many caregiver support services that this kind of position entails. Experienced Caregivers Ann Sanders has plenty of experience in ... Read More

Why Choose Home Health Services?

There are quite a lot of options when it comes to caring for an elderly parent. Many people choose to do it themselves, but other may not have the ability to do so. It seems that many more elderly people are begin suffering from dementia. Dementia can cause its own set of issues on top of all the other problems with trying to provide eldercare to a senior citizen or elderly person. Dementia sufferers cannot all be lumped into a single category. Some elderly people only have ... Read More

Advantage of Home Health Care

The home health services industry is continuing to grow year to year.  As more of the population reaches retirement age, the services available to the sick and elderly to enable them to remain in their homes as they age are also continuing to grow.  In a 2010 survey by AARP of 1,616 participants age 45 and older almost 75% of the participants stated that they would prefer to remain in their homes as long as possible as they age.   This is not a surprising statistic for care ... Read More

In Home Senior Care is a Growing Industry

When considering options for taking care of elderly relatives, one option that many families return to time and again is in home senior care.  In home senior care is when seniors choose to continue to live at home as they age.  Family caregivers usually begin by providing most of the needed care for elderly relatives.   When family is no longer able to meet those needs they contact elder care services to bring in a private care professional.  In home senior care can be very ... Read More

What kind of person would need senior home care?

As your parents or others you know and love get older, you may start to question if these people are staying healthy and able to take care of themselves. You may wonder if they need senior care. If this is you, here are three questions that you can use to assess whether those you love need senior care. 1. Have these people lost a significant amount of weight? If those you are worried about have lost a significant amount of weight, it can be attributed to a number of things. If... Read More

Does My Elderly Loved One Need In Home Care?

In home care benefits many seniors by providing the caregiving they need yet letting them have the independence they want. Perhaps you may be wondering if in home care is the type of caregiving your elderly loved one needs.  There can be various reasons for seeking out in home care. One common reason is because of the loss of mobility. As aging progresses, the ability to take care of oneself diminishes and caregiving is required with everyday living. Other reasons could be for ... Read More

Two Different Types of In Home Care

When considering in home care service for your elderly loved one, it is helpful to understand the differences between the two types of in home care. One is medical in home care and the other is non medical home care. Medical in home care, or home health care, is prescribed by a doctor when it is medically necessary for your elderly loved one to receive skilled medical in home care.  Some of the reasons for necessary medical in home care includes administrating and managing ... Read More

What Types of Services are Included in Senior Home Care?

  Medical Care Home elderly healthcare is a means of treating the injuries/illnesses seniors may develop later in life in the comfort of his or her own home. Home elderly healthcare is usually requested immediately after seniors have been released from a hospital.  In such a situation home health aides are usually hired to treat seniors and, if requested teach the seniors’ families and/or friends how to administer medications/use medical equipment. The kind of ... Read More

How Much Does In Home Care Cost?

The cost of in home care services varies across the county depending on the type of caregiving and the qualification of the care giver. According to Genworth, the median cost for in home care services in the United States is $18 per hour for licensed homemaker services. Cost range varies from state to state. For example, in South Carolina, the minimum hourly rate is $10 and the maximum hourly rate is $20. However, the minimum hourly rate in Oregon is $17 and the maximum is $28 ... Read More

Cost Comparison of Senior Care Services

When deciding on senior care services, it is important to look at all different factors to find the best match for your elderly loved one. Would getting in home care make more sense or would a nursing home be a better match? Here is a cost comparison list of different senior care services available for your elderly loved one. The data is based on Genworth’s 2011 Cost of Care Survey.  One advantage of home care over nursing home care is that in-home care is much cheaper. ... Read More

Cost of Home Care

The cost of senior home care varies from state to state.  The specific type of adult care will influence the cost of the home care, but on average the cost, in the United States, of home medical assistance is $21 per hour and $19 per hour for assisted living. Medicare and Medicaid After the age of 65 all U.S. citizens qualify for Medicare insurance. However, medicare does not cover the costs of long-term adult care, only short term care of 100 days.  And only after a ... Read More

The Costs of Home Care and Institutional Care

If you are not acquainted with the average costs associated with home care, it is important to be informed on the average costs. By knowing these figures, you are better able to gauge quality in home care for the elderly for the right price. It is important to note that medical home care services are more expensive than non medical in home care for the elderly because of the expertise needed to perform these special services. Since nurses, therapists, and registered nursing ... Read More

Who Pays for Long-Term Home Health Aides

While keeping elderly relatives at home has been shown to dramatically improve quality of life in most cases, paying for home health aides can be very difficult.  Homecare agencies can cost upwards of $35 an hour for non-medical related care.  In many cases, home bound patients only need very intermittent nursing care, but more frequent care from home health aides.  Unfortunately, Medicare will only pay to cover sixty days worth of in home care.  Home health aides perform ... Read More

Paying for Home Health Services

There are several instances where you can get Medicare home health care services with little to no out of pocket costs.  If the patient in question meets all four of the following criteria, Medicare home health care services are available. A Doctor must order home health services and draw up a care plan. The patient must need some type of medical care from a specialist, such as part-time nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, or speech therapy. The ... Read More

How to Pay for Home Care Services

In home care for the elderly is what many families and seniors prefer, allowing the elderly to age at home.  However due to the expense involved in paying visiting nurses, nurses aides, and other home health services, at home healthcare can be too expensive for a senior’s family to afford out of pocket.  With the average live span of an elderly person being well into the 80’s it is not surprising that the majority of the elderly would require some sort of in home care or visiting... Read More

Services Provided in Non-Medical Home Care

Non medical home care provides a wide range of caregiving that is not considered as skilled medical care. Typically these services do not require special qualifications. The type of care giver is supportive and custodial. The amount of caregiving is flexible and can be easily tailored to your loved one’s needs. Caregiving can range from a few hours a week to having a full time live in caregiver. Here is a list of some of the caregiving generally provided in non medical home ... Read More

5 Important Home Care Questions

When choosing a non medical in home care agency for your elderly loved one, it is very important to ask the right questions before agreeing on elder care services. In many states anyone can become a caretaker, start a non medical in home care business, and provide elder care services without a license. For your protection it is essential to find a reputable in home care agency. Here is a list of five vital questions you must ask before hiring a non medical in home care agency... Read More

Guide to Non-Medical Home Care Services

A live in caregiver treating an elderly client aging at home should consider nonmedical care options. Although most family, friends, or volunteers can offer support at times, a live in caregiver knows that a patient aging at home will be in their care for long amounts of time. Because of this, it is important to know about nonmedical home care options that can assist you. The list of nonmedical services for elderly patients aging at home is thankfully an extensive one, and ... Read More

Services Covered in Non-Medical Home Care?

Unlike medical home care, non medical home care offers help and support for the elderly for activities for daily living (ADLs). Most of these forms of senior care involve maintaining a home setting that may have been hampered due to illness. They are not geared specifically to restoring physical health. Instead, non medical home care strives to keep the home setting as stress-free as possible despite its everyday stresses. Some of the services offered through non medical home... Read More

Non-Medical Senior services

There are a whole host of non-medical senior services that help those caring for the aged.  Caring for the aged can be very difficult for the many families that don’t want to relegate their loved one to nursing homes, but either work full time or live hundreds of miles away.  Long-Term Care  is something that many people need to look into as their loved ones age. Because caring for the aged long-term can be so difficult for family members, there are a range of senior services ... Read More

How to Choose a Non Medical Home Care Provider

  Choosing a non medical home care provider can be a daunting task.  Finding a care provider who can provide the services that the senior needs is the most important priority.  Unique concerns can arise when hiring a non medical care provider.  There are no certifications for non medical caregivers unlike the requirements for medical home care providers.  Concerns about the safety of the senior and other family members that live in the same household inevitably arise... Read More

Medical Home Care Services

  Medical home health care or medical in home care provides various medical caregiving in the home of those who need medical care. Usually medical home health care service is provided by a home health care agency. Generally the home health care agency is licensed and certified by Medicare. It is important to verify the home health care agency you are working with is properly licensed and has Medicare certification in order to receive Medicare benefits for medical ... Read More

Who’s Who in Medical Home Care?

With medical in home care, there are many different medical personnel available to provide home health services. It is helpful to understand the different roles of the care providers who may visit your elderly loved one’s home. Here is a list of the different types of care providers available for medical in home care. Medical Doctor (MD): Medical doctors play an important role by prescribing medical in home care for your elderly loved one. They also develop a plan for... Read More

Home Care Decision Making

  In home care has to be an informed decision. A care provider, a person who is responsible for a senior that is generally a family member or close friend, cannot simply decide that in home care assistance is needed and expect to receive the  elderly home care services necessary. A care provider has to talk to a medical specialist first.  Often, a care provider will be given the information necessary for caring for a senior by a personal physician. A care provider ... Read More

Advice for Hiring Home Care Aide

Whether you choose to hire an independent caregiver or one sent from an agency there are a few universal rules that apply to hiring a caregiver. These tips will help make the choice an easier affair to deal with. Interview candidates before hiring You will want to meet the potential caregiver who you are hiring to help you, even if the caregiver is from an agency. You will want to make sure that it is a right fit. Interview at least several candidates before hiring and if... Read More

Types of Home Healthcare Services

It can be rather confusing to try and figure out exactly what type of home healthcare services your ageing parent may need. Believe it or not, there are quite a lot of home healthcare services available when it comes to hiring a person or agency to provide for the needs of an ill or ageing individual. Many of these options such as adult day care or a companion can actually be found for free through insurance or community programs. The adult day care programs are amazing ... 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 In-Home Care?

In home care services can provide the elderly and their families an affordable option to help seniors maintain their independence while ensuring their safety and comfort.  Aging is a gradual process, as time passes most people will experience increasing difficulty doing the tasks once completed with ease or without much thought.   Perhaps they postpone appointments or stop cleaning the house as often as they once did.  Over time more little things get left undone- a light bulb ... Read More