home health care

Planning for Home Health Care – Make Your Choices Known 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 wishes generally top…

senior housing

Depending on Social Security qualifications, this may be a good way to pay for Senior Housing and Home Health Care By Doug Callahan Social Security benefits are an excellent way to supplement the cost of home health care and pay for senior housing. But unfortunately, your monthly Social Security check will probably not cover the…

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…

stop driving

Driver safety is an important issue for seniors. Older drivers are more likely to get in multiple-vehicle accidents than younger drivers and car accidents are more dangerous for seniors than for younger people. Everyone ages differently, so some people are perfectly capable of continuing to drive in their seventies, eighties, and even beyond. Many elders,…

winter safety

HOME HEATING SAFETY More home fires happen during the winter months than any other time of the year mainly due to home heating devices and people age 65 and older are three times more likely to die or be injured in a home fire as those younger. In addition, heating devices and household appliances that…