Home Care Services

Caring for a senior loved one can be challenging and sometimes family caregivers need short-term assistance with their responsibilities. Respite care offers relief so that caregivers can decrease their stress and promote balance in their life. There are various respite care options available to give family caregivers breaks they need while making sure their senior […]

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As Alzheimer’s or other dementia patients lose one ability after another, their caregivers face tests of stamina, problem-solving, and resiliency. It is crucial for caregivers to maintain their emotional and physical fitness. When finding caregivers through a home care agency, it is important to follow certain steps and evaluate certain factors to make sure that […]

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As discussed in the previous blog about the Basics of Long-term care, long-term care services can help meet health or personal needs for people who have a chronic illness or disability. The services can be provided at home, in the community, in assisted living, or in nursing homes. Depending on how much long-term care people […]

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With our aging population, chronic diseases like skin conditions, diabetes, and other vascular diseases are becoming increasingly common.  They can cause severe emotional and physical distress to patients and their families.  As a person gets older, many physical changes occur that can be attributed to aging.  Skin tends to become thinner and loses some of […]

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Here are the frequently asked questions (FAQ) on Alzheimer’s disease, a severe and most prevalent form of Dementia, affecting seniors of age 65 and older. If you are looking for more detailed articles on these and more topics related to Alzheimer’s disease, our experts have put together a number of curated summaries. Please visit our […]

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We have put together these resources for the families of seniors who are researching on Dementia, Alzheimer’s disease in particular, symptoms and signs, various stages of the disease, cognition and memory impairment issues, options available for care giving, and related information. The senior population with Alzheimer’s disease is increasing at a significant pace and family caregivers […]

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In this article, we will discuss the most common early symptoms of Alzheimer’s. Forgetfulness or memory delays are often regarded as a part of the normal aging process. Older people generally need more time to learn something new or remember old things. It is normal for seniors to forget the name of a person or where they kept something […]

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The iPhone based EKG Heart Monitor from ALiveCor has been approved by the FDA (US Food and Drug Administration) for sale to patients directly. However, the iPhone add-on, a class II medical device, can only be sold on a prescription from a physician. The device snaps onto the iPhone 4 or 4S like a case and […]

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Home care services are increasing at a rapid rate as the aging population grows in the U.S. and many seniors look for ways to age in place.  The use of technology in home care services, whether it be non-medical home care or medical home care, can improve care coordination and communication between agencies, their staff, […]

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Healthcare spending in America was 2.7 trillion dollars in 2010, 17.6 percent of the gross domestic product (GDP).  By 2021, it is estimated to become 19.6 percent of the GDP, of which 50% is the share of the U.S. federal government.  The rise in healthcare spending is going to put tremendous pressure on the government […]

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Families must carefully choose homecare workers to make sure that their senior loved ones get the best care possible.  There are seven steps to take to assess their needs, make sure that they are getting a quality candidate for the job, and to hire the homecare worker. 1.  Review homecare needs. Families must decide on […]

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