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Home Care CenterHome Care is for older adults who are looking for help with activities of daily living. Below are several informational articles to help you learn more about home care and how to select a provider.

Home Care Overview

As an increasing number of seniors choose to remain in their home rather than move into a senior living community, the demand for home care continues to rise. Also called “companion care”, home care consists of non-medical services that allow an individual to receive assistance with Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) and Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADLs). Learn more about Home Care

Senior Home Health Care

Senior home health care is a formal, government-regulated service provided in the home to elderly, disabled and/or chronically ill people who need either physical care, such as nursing or physical therapy, or housekeeping services, such as help with bathing, dressing or meal preparation. Learn more about Senior Home Health Care

Medicare: What is it?

Medicare is a national health care program that provides medical coverage to U.S. residents over the age of 65 years. Those under the age of 65 with certain disabilities and individuals with end-stage renal (kidney) failure may also qualify for Medicare benefits. The enrollment process is automatically initiated at the age of 65 years and consists of two parts, Part A and Part B. Read more about Medicare

Home Health Care Explained

When exploring senior care options, the terminology can be confusing as multiple terms can often be used to describe the same services or types of care. The terms “home care” and “home health care” are often used interchangeably to describe care provided in a senior’s home. Read more about Home Health Care

Home Senior Care: Top Things to Consider

The graying of America due to aging baby boomers has focused more attention on home senior care. For many individuals and their families this care can mean the difference between seniors staying in the comfort of their own home or moving into assisted living or a nursing home. Learn more about Home Senior Care

Aging in Place

Aging in place is the ability for seniors to live in their own homes, wherever that may be, for as long as they are independent and safe. With so many elders planning to age in place, it is important to know that a wide range of information, services and products are available to make staying “at home” a viable option. Read more about Aging In Place

Home Health for your Loved One

Home health services help seniors by providing highly personalized, cost-effective health care that enables them to function independently in their community. Assistance with daily life activities from housekeeping to medication management and nursing care, makes it possible for many individuals to maintain rich, quality lifestyles in the family home, assisted living facility or retirement center. Learn more about Home Health

Activities of Daily Living (ADLs)

The activities of daily living are basic, routine tasks, such as bathing, dressing, eating and using the toilet, that most people are able to perform on a daily basis without assistance. A senior’s ability (or inability) to adequately perform such activities is usually reflective of that person’s ability to live safely and independently. Learn more about Activities of Daily Living

Home Care Costs

For many seniors, the ability to remain at home for as long as possible is a high priority. The availability of home care allows for this to happen as caregivers can provide specific services to those who require help in maximizing their independence. Home care costs are primarily determined by the number of hours required of the caregiver per day and how many other services and supplies are required. Read more about Home Care Costs

PACE: Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly

PACE programs are run by Medicare. They provide long-term care services to individuals who require skilled nursing care but wish to remain at home and maintain their quality of life. The primary objective of the PACE program is to help participants age in place, enabling them to stay in their communities and live at home for as long as they are safely able, with the goal of delaying or avoiding nursing home placement. Read more about PACE Programs

Aging at Home: How to Prepare

The reasons to consider aging at home are tangible, relevant and emotional. Depending upon how you view your retirement years, you may feel that a known and comfortable place is the best place for you to be. While that may be the case, it is important to plan. Learn more about Aging At Home

Paying For Homecare? Take These Tips With You

For most people, the ability to live independently is critical to maintaining quality of life. The good news is that many may be surprised to learn that paying for homecare could even be their most cost-effective choice. Learn more about Paying For Homecare

Home Health Care Providers: Finding the Right One for You

Home health care providers offer skilled nursing care in a home setting. Home health care is not the same as home care; home health care requires a doctor’s order, and it is provided by trained professionals (often nurses or nurses’ aides) who are monitored and managed through the agency you hire. Read more about Home Health Care Providers

The Care Agency: Making Sure Your Loved One Gets the Best Care

When your loved one is no longer able to function fully independently at home, it may be time to consider bringing in professional help. While it is possible to hire a private caregiver for the task, and it may be more cost effective in the short-term, it is strongly recommended that you hire a caregiver through a certified home care agency. Learn more about using a Care Agency

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