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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

Paying for Senior Home Care in Colorado

The two most essential elements of the decision to care for a senior in a nursing home or to hire a caregiver are the level of care needed and cost. In Colorado, the average cost per hour to hire a non-medical caregiver is $21, and the cost to hire a medical caregiver is $25. This ranks Colorado 34th in the nation in home care affordability, adjusted for median per capita income by state. In-Home Care Programs: State-Sponsored Colorado does not directly subsidize in-home ... Read More

Paying for Senior Home Care in Arkansas

An important element in the decision to care for a senior in the home or in a nursing home is the relative cost of the two options. 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 Arkansas, the average cost per hour to hire both medical and non-medical in-home caregivers is $16. This ranks Arkansas as 34th nationwide in home care affordability, adjusted for state median income. ... 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

Paying for Senior Home Care in Arizona

In-home senior care is an alternative to care in a nursing home. However, hiring a caregiver, especially if a full-time caregiver is needed, can be expensive. Medical insurance often does not provide for non-medical caregiver assistance. In the state of Arizona, it costs an average of $19/hr. to hire a non-medical caregiver and $22/hr. to hire a medical caregiver. This ranks Arizona as the 32nd most affordable state, adjusted for per capita median income. State-Sponsored ... Read More

Paying for Home Care In Alaska

In-home senior care is an option that many seniors, and their relatives as well, would prefer to a nursing home.  It can be costly to hire an in-home caregiver, however, and providing the level of care that a nursing home can provide may require the services of a full-time caregiver. The cost of a non-medical and a medical caregiver is $24 and $25/hr., respectively, making Alaska the 13th most affordable state for caregiver costs, adjusted for median per capita income. ... Read More

Senior Home Care in Alabama

Paying for in-home senior care is a serious issue.  It is costly to hire a part-time caregiver, and even more so to hire a live-in, full-time caregiver. While many medical insurance programs cover the cost of direct medical care, most do not cover the costs of non-medical care. The cost of an in-home caregiver in Alabama averages $16/hour for both medical and non-medical caregiving, which makes Alabama the 18th most affordable state in caregiving costs, adjusted for median per ... Read More

End of Life Issues for Seniors and Caregivers

Death: it’s not something most of us like to talk about, but as we all know, caring for an elderly parent or other relative logically ends--you might even say culminates—in that person’s death. As death is a part of life, we must spend part of our life preparing for death. Doing so for an elderly loved one can provide them with an orderly, dignified, and as much as possible, painless transition from this world to the next. Making a Living Will This is an important step in... Read More

Find Unique Caregivers

  When you are looking for an in-home caregiver, there are a number of issues that you need to consider over and above the caregiver’s competence.  In other words, there’s more to it than simply what services he or she will be providing, the cost of those services, etc. The difference between in-home caregiving and having a visiting caretaker is that, obviously, the person who gives you care will also be living in your home. This means that you need to consider issues that ... 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

Geriatric Care Managers

If you or a loved one is facing a tough choice regarding choosing senior care services, you may want to invest in the help of a geriatric care manager.  With so many seniors reaching the age when home care or assisted living may be necessary, it’s no wonder this expertise has become so requested.  Not only do they assist seniors with making their transition into care, they help the family decide on the best care for their loved one’s needs. Choosing between Home Care and ... 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

Understanding What Hospice Is

In every life comes the unavoidable point of transitioning from this life to whatever is next. Hospice is a care that is designed with a philosophy of relieving the severity of pain and discomfort of a terminally patient. Hospice is not about healing the patient, but is rather about focusing on their well-being as they prepare to die. This includes social, physical, spiritual, and emotional aspects of the person’s life. Hospice integrates easily into home care that has already ... Read More

Reasons to Choose Home Care

It may be a difficult choice deciding to elicit the help of an outside organization when it comes to the care of a loved one, but often, it’s for the best. Caregiver burnout is a very real symptom that can happen to family members who have been the sole source of provision for too long. Professional care offers the ability to take care of special needs that family members are not often able to while assisting with some of the routine duties of housework and daily care. Often, ... Read More

Finding the Right Home Care Resources

Having to search for care for your parents can be a confusing and stressful time of life. Not only do you have to come to grips with finding out that they are sick, but now you have the added pressure of needing to do something about it. With all of the options available, it can be an overwhelming situation. There is good news however. With the rising trend in home care services, more information is available than perhaps ever before. The downside is that wading through this... Read More

Hiring a Live-In Caregiver

Hiring a live-in home care provider can be one of the biggest reliefs that a family member can have. However, there are specific things that you should consider for the well-being and safety of your loved one before you rush out and find the first caregiver available. Tips on Caregivers Look at ads for live-in caregivers. One of the best ways to discover what is out there is to see what other people are looking for. Often advertisements ask for specifics qualities, ... Read More

Tips For Finding Home Caregivers

When it comes to finding a caregiver, it’s important to look for one who is experienced with senior ailments so that more efficient diagnoses can be made.  Your caregiver is the one who would be most likely to notice any health changes, so a medical background can be important for seniors using in-home care. A common ailment that often goes unnoticed these days is called Tinnitus.  It can be defined as that “ringing” in your ears when there is no other sound, or the sound of ... Read More

Look for a Caregiver who Incorporates Art

As the number of seniors partaking in in-home care rises, many often deal with the challenge of continued self-validation. While the truth is that seniors still have much to give to the world, with a plethora of avenues of self-exploration, many are not able to see the potential. A holistic approach to senior care takes into account not only the medical needs of the patient but also the emotional and inner-needs. Art is a fantastic way for seniors to express their emotions, ... Read More

Home Care for My Sister

I grew up with a sister who was 10 years older than I was and I always loved her protection and the skillful way that she taught me about life. I was about 12 when she was married and enjoyed spending time with her and her husband as we all grew older. Even though there was an age difference between us, my sister and I were best friends from the beginning and after her husband passed away, she moved in with me. We lived very happily for many years but eventually I noticed that ... Read More

Senior Beats Pain with a New Home Care Routine

Ninety-three year old Edna Roseberry struggled with angina pain for nearly 50 years of her life before finding victory in a place she never expected to find it. Living and farming in Iowa from the 40’s up until she retired in the 80’s, Edna’s life was one of hard work, child rearing, and farm style eating – including home grown meats, milk, vegetables, and whatever else they could produce on their own.  However, in the 1960’s she began to suffer from nightly angina pains, which... Read More

Care for Seniors with Depression

Depression is on the rise in America not only with the young or those in the middle of stressful career and family situations, but amongst America’s seniors as well. As estimated by the National Institute on Aging (NIA), there are over 5 million seniors, age 65 and older, who suffer from the effects of full-blown depression or a lesser form of the affliction. With the increase in necessitated senior care, more people are dealing with the realities of declining health and what ... Read More

Confused about Home Health Care Costs?

Due to the changes in health care legislation and the economy, many people are confused about their health insurance, and that includes seniors.  Everybody wants to know how the new requirements will affect their insurance bills, healthcare costs, and whether or not they will be able to find help paying for their senior care.  The department of Health and Human Services is now partnering up with local pharmacies to make sure seniors understand their benefits. Head to the ... Read More

Senior Caregiver Financial Abuse

The number of Americans receiving in-home care services has been on the rise for the past several years and is predicted to continue to climb. While the surge has encouraged a new era of innovation and technology, it has also unfortunately seen the rise of elder abuse amongst some of those of our country’s most vulnerable. Elder abuse is defined as any situation that a person can cause physical or emotional abuse to a senior. The current plague is that of financial abuse. ... Read More

Counteracting Poor Vision with In-Home Aids

Poor vision doesn’t have to mean the end of enjoying the things you’ve always loved. Cultural awareness/sensitivity along with the accompanying technology has made it so that individuals suffering with glaucoma can continue with their lives uninterrupted. With the help of a vision therapist, you can find the right tools to assist you with your daily in-home care. People have different needs and so will have needs for different devices. While not every device below is necessary ... Read More

Caregiver Help for Chronic Back Pain

One in four in-home care recipients live daily with chronic back pain. With no lasting relief, sufferers are left with very little hope of bringing the pain under control.  What if there were other ways to help your body cope with the pain though? According to an article on chronic back pain, Dr. Natalie Morone who works for the University of Pittsburgh in the School of Medicine, has recently released study notes on the value of treating chronic back pain in seniors with the use ... Read More

Picking a Caregiver's Qualities

Whether you are a family looking for the right in-home caregiver or a caregiver hoping to provide quality in-home senior care, the future is looking bright for you. There are caregivers waiting for their chance to help families with the in-home care of loved ones. Six Caregiver Qualities to Look For There are six qualities every caregiver should have. They need these in order for their patients to receive an excellent life. It is important for families to take note of ... Read More

Maintaining Nutrition During Home Care

For both caregivers and seniors, knowing the best things for the elderly to eat is important knowledge. Not only does it affect current quality of life, but it can play a significant role in increasing life expectancy. According to Help Guide, you’ll want to keep these basic ideas to keep in mind for seniors aging at home: ·         Enjoy Fats that are Good for You – There is a common misconception that all fats are bad for you. Being far from the truth, some fats can ... Read More

Home Care Benefited Us All

It was never a problem living far from my mother. My husband and I had moved about 2 hours away due to a job transfer but mom was always self sufficient and we never really had much to worry about. She was extremely vibrant and healthy until she was diagnosed. Of course the diagnosis hit us all hard and she went downhill quite quickly. My husband and I took turns making the four hour round trip several times a day and we made sure to call her every two hours to ensure that we ... Read More

Tai Chi for Seniors

Health experts around the globe are recognizing the amazing health benefits of Tai-Chi for seniors. Tai-Chi is a low impact exercise that focuses on slow movements and increasing mental acuity. It only takes about 20 minutes a day and has been documented to grant drastic improvement in the health of an individual who participates regularly. Because it does not take long to learn, it is particularly helpful for in-home care patients who are not able to leave their homes. In fact, ... Read More

The Importance of Entertainment

Researchers are finding out more and more about how activities can help add to life expectancy by helping to prevent mental and physical disabilities. Even just changing up routine can have a significant impact on a person’s overall well-being. For many in-home care seniors, daily life consists of sitting in the same chair and watching the same television every day. Whereas routine can be a comforting thing, it can also lead to a sedentary lifestyle, now seen as one of the ... Read More

Finding Help for Veterans with PTSD

During a lightning storm in Covington, Georgia, a lightning bolt struck the house of a resident senior Tammy Fouts causing a fire which grew rapidly. The senior’s dog, “Lonely Lola” rushed to the bedroom to alert Tammy of the danger. Tammy ignored Lola at first, but the dog continued to be persistent, and at last Tammy woke up to find out what was the problem. It seems that she was woke up timely as she had just enough time to wake her grandson and escape from the house ... Read More

How Asbestos has Affected Senior Citizens

Mesothelioma – the signature asbestos-causing cancer – is most frequently diagnosed in patients between 50 and 70 years old. Seniors also have higher incidence rates of other asbestos-related diseases, such as asbestosis and lung cancer. These diseases are often the result of asbestos exposure that occurred more than 20 years ago. In some cases, as much as 50 years can pass between the time of exposure and the time of diagnosis. For many seniors, the asbestos ... Read More

The Benefits of Dogs in Increasing the Quality of Life

During a lightning storm in Covington, Georgia, a lightning bolt struck the house of a resident senior Tammy Fouts causing a fire which grew rapidly. The senior’s dog, “Lonely Lola” rushed to the bedroom to alert Tammy of the danger. Tammy ignored Lola at first, but the dog continued to be persistent, and at last Tammy woke up to find out what was the problem. It seems that she was woke up timely as she had just enough time to wake her grandson and escape from the house ... Read More

Selecting the Right Caregiver and Avoiding Burnout

Caregiver burnout is a very real problem facing our nation, particularly amongst unpaid family members. When a family member is involved in the caregiving process, stressful situations often arise that can actually be detrimental to the health of the seniors. Namely the added stress that strained familial relationships often bring to the table. The Society of Certified Seniors Advisors (CSA) will be hosting a webinar on caregiver burnout. The speaker is Dr. Jim McCabe ... Read More

More Available Benefits For Veterans

  Concierge Care Advisors has announced that it will be financially supporting the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) by committing a part of each quarterly earnings to support their ongoing veteran programs. WWP is a 501cf, not for profit organization that serves veterans who received wounds, illnesses, or injuries on the day of September 11, 200 and beyond. WWP also serves the family members of the aforementioned veterans. Concierge Care Advisors was founded by Veteran Marc... Read More

Home Gardening Provides Positive Stimulation for Seniors

The Summer is a great time for gardening and a great way to get a little exercise. Unfortunately many seniors receiving in-home care feel that they’ve lost their ability to take part in the activities that they once loved. Due to chronic conditions, many of today’s seniors feel the need to pull-back from activity rather than keep up their activity level. Gardening is a fantastic way to provide your senior with both mental and physical exercise.  Get into Gardening ... Read More

Social Interaction Is a Must for Seniors

Elders dealing with loneliness can often suffer from changes in their bodies that cause premature aging. Loneliness exacerbates the normal change in heart condition due to aging and can increase a person’s risk of developing heart disease. Research was recently done through a Cornell study group that measured a person’s loneliness before and after social interaction, testing for changes in systolic and diastolic blood pressure. The results showed an improvement after ... 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

Program for Family Caring for Alzheimer's

According to statistics, one in eight of America’s elderly is living with Alzheimer’s disease. That adds up to 5.1 million people with the disease and 70 percent of them living at home, with the majority of care being provided by family caregivers. Kristina Anderson, operations manager for “Home Instead Senior Care” based out of Collinsville, Illinois, knows first-hand the special challenges when it comes to caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s. A few years ago, ... Read More