You may have heard the terms “home care” and “home health care” and thought they were interchangeable. But that one little word can make a very big difference in your care! Before you call the wrong kind of agency and engage more or less care than you need (not to mention pay for it), here…

The following story of a young caregiver comes from writer Janet Faraone’s years as the owner and operator of a Home Care Agency in Richmond, VA. Opposites Attract Mrs. H was 98 years old, in relatively good health and lived alone. On laundry day she followed her normal routine of taking her basket of dirty…

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Whether you need short-term rehabilitation after surgery or assistance bathing, cooking and taking your medications as you age, there’s a chance that you may need the services of a home health care agency one day. “Life changes in a nanosecond,” says Debbie Johnson, owner of Care Advantage, Inc. in Richmond, VA. That’s why it’s so…

Ask the Experts

Ask The Expert: Non-Medical Home Care, Seniors Helping Seniors Q: Non-Medical Home Care – is it for you? A: Do you want to stay in your own home comfortably and safely? Whether you call it non-medical home care, companion care or personal services, Seniors Helping Seniors® can help you. Q: How can non-medical home care…

(from CNNMoney) Minimum wage and overtime protections will extend to home care workers, the Labor Department announced Tuesday. The change will affect the nearly two million people who work as home health aides, personal care aids and certified nursing assistants. The protections will extend to all direct care workers employed by home care agencies and…

Where to go after the hospital? The choice is yours. Experts advise to examine all Home Care options when returning home. Life, at its best, is a long series of choices. Why should that change after a stay in the hospital? It shouldn’t. Luckily, it doesn’t with home care. It’s important to know that a…

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Understanding Home Care, Companion Care Services, Assistance with Bathing, Incontinence Care, Mobility Assistance, Dressing and Grooming, Transferring and Positioning, Oral Hygiene, Feeding & More… by Doug Callahan Sure, there was a time when home care meant a cold beverage, your feet up, and a good movie. But as we grow and change, so do our…

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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…