Home Care Center

Home Care CenterHome care is a valuable service for families who have aging parents who require assistance with activities of daily living but with to remain at home instead of joining an assisted living community. Below are several informational articles to help you learn more about home care and how to select a provider.

What is Home Care and Home Health Care?

As an increasing number of seniors choose to remain in their home rather than move into an assisted living community, the demand for home care and home health care continues to rise. Learn more about  the differences between home care and home health care in Home 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

Considering Home Care: 7 Tips for Finding a Qualified Provider

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

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

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

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