bathing

Bathing is often the most difficult personal care activity that caregivers face. Because it is such an intimate experience, people with dementia may perceive it as unpleasant or threatening. In turn, they may act in disruptive ways, like screaming, resisting or hitting. Such behavior often occurs because the person doesn’t remember what bathing is for…

pay for home care

North Carolina has information resources and publicly funded programs for seniors who want in-home programs but cannot afford to privately pay for home care. One resource is the North Carolina Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP), which has become a model for similar state programs nationwide. For free unbiased information, contact SHIIP at (800) 443-9354 or (919)…

technology

Technology moves fast, and every day it seems like there’s a whole new flock of innovations that are presented to become a part of our daily lives. The technology available to seniors are no different, and there are a lot of great minds developing devices to make your life easier and safer. However, even though…

diabetes

Nearly 21 million people in the United States have diabetes. Six million of them don’t even know it.* Who gets diabetes? Most people with diabetes have Type 2 diabetes. It usually strikes adults. Type 2 is linked to lack of exercise and being overweight. Anyone can get diabetes, but some adults are at higher risk…

alzheimer association

Alzheimer’s is a brain disease that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior. Symptoms usually develop slowly and get worse over time, becoming severe enough to interfere with daily tasks. Get more information by visiting our Alzheimer’s experts in your area at SeniorsGuideOnline.com     The basics Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia,…

genetic testing

Researchers have observed that having a parent or sibling with Alzheimer’s disease does increase one’s risk somewhat above the general population’s risk of developing the disease, but such a family history should not cause undue anxiety. Nonetheless, some people with such family histories, and some without such histories, wish to have a genetic test that…

What to Ask when interviewing a Home Healthcare Agency Agency Interviewed: Date:   What Types of care level do you offer? Medical Home Health Care   Companion Care Non-Medical Home Health Care   Adult Day Care Physical Therapy / Rehab   Hospice   Costs: What are your hourly prices for: Days? Nights? Weekends? Holidays? How…

home care services

North Carolina has specific requirements and definitions for independent providers or agency direct-care services given to people in their homes. Home Health is skilled home health care prescribed by a doctor for a senior. Services include skilled nursing care; physical, occupational and speech therapy; medical social services, and nutrition services. In-home aide services (also known as…

home care services

Ohio aims to provide in-home care services – and other non-institutional care – to prevent or reduce more costly care in assisted living facilities and nursing homes. The state has specific requirements and definitions for independent providers or agency direct-care services given to people in their homes. Home Health & Home Care Services This usually…

Virginia Home Care Defined

Virginia has specific requirements and definitions for independent providers or agency direct-care services given to people in their homes. Home Health Care and Home Care Services These for-profit or non-profit services provide skilled nursing services based on a medical plan and supervised by a health care professional. In-home care services are regulated by the Virginia…