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Posts filed under: Home Care

5 Signs An Aging Loved One Needs Help

Families that reach out to us for assistance with an aging loved one’s care are usually doing so in a time of crisis. There’s been an emergency that requires immediate intervention. Maybe it was a serious fall, a severe car accident, or a decline due to a chronic illness like Dementia, a neurological disorder, or...... Read More

Caregiving Compared to a Personal Assistant

Once in a while, we have heard clients express hesitation in having a caregiver because they view it in a negative light. They have stated, “I don’t like the idea of people assuming I need someone to take care of me.” We believe it’s an interesting stigma. The idea of needing to rely on another...... Read More

Skilled vs. Non-Skilled Caregiving

Skilled care is prescribed by a physician, in which the patient needs additional help. This includes physical therapy, occupational therapy, or speech therapy. Skilled care is typically covered by Medicare or other private insurance and overseen by a registered nurse. Skilled care usually lasts an hour depending on the therapy prescribed. Non-skilled care is NOT...... Read More

Real Life Care Management

When you hear the words “Care Manager,” what comes to mind? Do you think of doctors, nurses, physical therapists? All of these people are part of the caretaking process, but they are not necessarily Care Managers. A Care Manager coordinates the doctors, nurses, insurance companies, attorneys, residences, home care agencies, hospitals, and equipment companies, along...... Read More