stay in your home

Stay in your home longer by making these home modifications to age in place Love it? Don’t Leave it!! Does your home feel as though it’s conspiring against you as you age. All those steps make your knees ache, you have to risk life and limb to reach the top shelves in your cabinets, and…

pay for home care

Pay for Home Care and Home Health Care in Cincinnati, Ohio None of us likes to think about needing help as we age. But we do hope we will have choices about where and how we will live when we do need help. For most of us, the first choice is to stay in our…

hiring a home health

By Shirley Cohen Below are some mistakes that are made when hiring a home health agency or a caregiver to look over a loved one. They don’t check references. It is very common for people to believe that they are a good judge of character and fail to perform reference checks. Failure to perform these vital checks can…

about home care

…About Home Care It’s tempting to brush away warning signs that your mom, dad or other senior relative could use help at home. Most boomers are overworked and overwhelmed by schedules that whittle away personal “me time.” So it’s only human to hope that elders can make it on their own for a little while…

spotting senior diffulties

Below is a Quick Checklist for spotting senior difficulties with older adults in their homes: Changes. On visits to your parents’ home, look for any changes that are out of the ordinary. Trust your observations and instincts if something bothers you. Ask neighbors if they’ve noticed changes. Make a doctor’s appointment and go with your relative…

Home Remodeling Tips These home remodeling tips and project ideas will allow older adults to remain comfortably in their homes enjoying their typical day to day activities despite the lifestyle changes that come with aging. Prevent trips and falls by: Removing or securing all carpets and area rugs with double-sided tape Placing reflective, nonskid tape…

Home Modifications Nearly every day, stories of home foreclosures and a declining real estate market are on the news and in local papers. And for many seniors, stories like these add to tensions they already may be feeling about selling their homes out of necessity due to safety concerns and daily quality of life issues.…

home care

Today, more seniors are choosing to stay in their homes as they begin what is known as, “aging in place”. Whether it is an issue of senior preference, finances or just of circumstance, as seniors age inside their home they may find a need for assistance in areas in which they once had complete independence.…

pay for home care

Ohio has publicly funded in-home programs for those who cannot afford private-pay home care. Included in such funds are senior services levies approved by voters in numerous Ohio counties. These programs are for people who can’t afford to pay for in-home services themselves, but who make too much to meet the low income limits set…

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)…