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Are You a Caregiver? Read Our Tips on How to Prevent Burnout

Caring for an elderly parent can be as stressful as it is emotionally draining. It can be rewarding but it can also take a toll on your mental health. Not surprisingly, data from the National Alliance for Caregiving/ AARP has found that about 50 percent of family caregivers describe themselves as experiencing some level of […]
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Will Insurance Cover the Cost of Home Care Assistance?

If you’re in the early stages of deciding whether home care assistance could help an aging parent or family member, one of your first questions may relate to payment. Namely, will your parent’s insurance pick up the costs. Medicare If your loved one needs medical care, then yes, you’ll want to research their Medicare benefit. […]
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How do I Choose an In-Home Health Agency?

If you’ve never been in positing where you’ve needed to work with a home care services provide to help a parent age in place, you probably have a lot of questions about how to find the best one. In some cases, the process can be as stressful as it is daunting. Below are just a […]
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How Does In-Home Care Work?

If you have an aging parent who needs assistance with bathing, getting dressed and other related tasks in the home, you may want to consider speaking with a home health aide. If this is an option you’re looking to explore, a family home health services representative can tell you more about how home care can […]
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How Much Exercise Can Increase Brain Functions in Seniors?

A new study published by the Journal of Neurology: Clinical Practice suggests that seniors need 52 hours of exercise over a 6-month period to boost their reasoning skills and the brain’s processing speed.   The study also found that low-intensity exercise, such as walking, can provide these benefits as long as it is carried out for […]
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More Opting for Home Health Versus Skilled Nursing Facilities

A decreased number of Medicare fee-for-service (FFS) recipients are being referred by hospitals to nursing facilities and, in turn, there has been an increase in those being referred for home health services instead. With that said, this modification in hospital referral trends is not across the board in all areas of the United States. Washington, […]
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Person-Centered Care (PDC) for Seniors

The Person Directed Care, or PDC, philosophy honors the wonder of the human spirit. This Philosophy transforms the priorities of health care from accomplishing task to instead focusing on meeting the needs and satisfying the desire of the client or patient. The key components include; treating each client as an individual, valuing and empowering them, […]
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Self-Care Tips for Family Caregivers

Managing your own care when you are caring for a family member is extremely challenging, but the only way to best care for a loved one is to ensure you are properly caring for yourself. Caregiving is a very big job, but many people often don’t realize this, because they only see it as being […]
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Seniors Considered High Risk With Regard to Flu Complications

Getting the flu usually means spending several days at home away from friends and co-workers. Most healthy people will recover from the flu in about two weeks with proper home care. However, some individuals are at a higher risk of complications, making it essential for them to seek medical care immediately if they display flu […]
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Having Difficult Conversations with Aging Loved Ones

With holiday events bringing families together, they present an opportunity to talk face-to-face with your aging loved ones. The goal of making lasting memories while simultaneously attempting to have challenging conversations within a limited amount of time can make things a bit stressful. These conversations can feel forced, there are ways to connect in meaningful […]
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