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…

Have you ever met someone who just rubbed you the wrong way? Or met someone you instantly liked? That’s chemistry—relationship chemistry. Now, imagine not having the choice to decide which of those persons you’d like to be partnered with. That’s why the care receiver/caregiver matching process is important. Being partnered with the right caregiver can…

Why misunderstanding Home Health Care could leave you lacking There are a lot of terms floating around in the senior care industry. ‘Home Health Care’ and ‘Home Care’ tend to get used almost interchangeably, but they are not the same thing. Click here to find Home Health Care in your area Home Health Care is…

The Cardiac Connection in Richmond, Virginia

The Cardiac Connection is owned and operated by a group of nurses with over 100 years of critical care experience. For 16 years, these nurses watched the revolving door of patients who returned to the hospital soon after discharge due to an infection (at the incision site), failing to have the medications they needed, or…

(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…

Our friends at Aging Family Services have provided us with some common Geriatric Terms, and their definitions: Adult Day Care Adult day care centers provide a therapeutic environment for older adults outside the home. They provide social services and activities in a safe, supportive environment. Depending on the program, health and therapeutic care may or…

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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Buyers of Long-Term Care Insurance Prefer Home Care by Ann Carrns via New York Times Long-term care insurance, which can help cover the cost of extended care if you’re unable to care for yourself, is something no one really wants to think about. It’s a product you buy, after all, in the hope that you…

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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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Planning for Home Health Care – Make Your Choices Known by Comfort Keepers If you were to ask a senior family member what are their most important concerns for aging, you would likely get a wide variety of answers. According to surveys frequently conducted among the elderly, the following three principal concerns or senior life…