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…

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…

Ask The Expert

Ask The Expert: Home Health Care Chyle Morgan, Director of Clinical Services for Best Choice Home Care in Indianapolis, IN   Q: What is Home Health Care? A: Home health care is a wide range of health care services that can be given in your home. Home health care is usually less expensive, more convenient,…

Ask The Expert

Ask The Expert: Home Health Care Leigh Layne, RN with Heartland Home Health in Raleigh, North Carolina   Q: Can I receive home health services if I go to church? A: Yes, if leaving your home is a taxing effort. In other words, if you drive to church effortlessly, and walk without requiring assistance; I…

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…