Is Home Care Right for My Senior Loved One? When to Choose In-Home Care

By |2020-03-04T20:39:57+00:00March 7th, 2019|

There often comes a time when adult children or another family member might have to make different living and/or care arrangements for their aging parent, grandparent, aunt or sibling. Sometimes the spouse is still capable of handling any of these common changes, and the rest of the family should still include them fully in the […]

Benefits for Senior Veterans & In-Home Care

By |2020-02-28T04:15:17+00:00March 6th, 2019|

Our Veterans put their lives on the line to serve and protect our county. They fought for our freedoms and helped to defend our democracy and our rights. We owe them a lifetime of gratitude. Many of the amazing veterans who defended our country are now seniors and are in need of care and medical […]

How to Put Your Senior Loved One’s Affairs in Order

By |2020-02-28T04:15:18+00:00March 5th, 2019|

As difficult as it is to start a conversation about end of life, getting affairs in order before death does not have to be a monumental task. It is not something that you sit down one weekend and do. While parents are still in control of their mental faculties, adult children should approach them, treading […]

What to Do When Your Elderly Parents Refuse Home Care

By |2020-02-28T04:15:40+00:00March 3rd, 2019|

It can be very disturbing when elderly parents will not cooperate in order to assure their well-being. When an elderly parent refuses help, adult children often become frustrated and angry and sometimes just give up. That is not an appropriate solution for either the child or the parent. Aging parents want to be acknowledged as […]

Caregiver Engagement in Discharge Plan Reduces Hospital Readmissions

By |2020-06-15T17:53:37+00:00March 1st, 2019|

In 2015, American Hospital Association published a report on the topic of the hospital discharge process, noting that there was about a 17.5% reduction in hospital readmission, most of the patients being elderly. In 2017, the University of Pittsburgh Health Policy Institute discovered that hospitals which involved unpaid caregivers or family members in the discharge […]

Why Do the Elderly Refuse Help? What You Can Do to Encourage Seniors

By |2020-02-28T04:15:40+00:00February 28th, 2019|

At some point, everyone must rely on someone else for assistance. For some seniors, this is harder to admit than it is for others, and families often find themselves stuck in the position of trying to convince their senior loved one to accept help from another person. Whether you are trying to help your parent […]

The Psychological and Physical Benefits of Companion Care

By |2020-03-04T20:37:53+00:00February 28th, 2019|

What are the psychological and physical benefits of companion care? Human beings were not meant to be alone. Unfortunately, that happens too frequently to the elderly population. As they age, many feel isolated and depressed because the need for touch and companionship is not met. Often, the elderly are isolated in nursing homes, or if […]

Companion Care & Medical Care

By |2021-06-30T19:35:33+00:00February 27th, 2019|

What’s the difference? It can be difficult to realize that an aging parent requires assistance. Providing care ourselves is often something we would like to do. But, this becomes difficult with job, family, and other life commitments competing for our time. Living far away from loved ones in a nursing home reduces social interaction and […]

When Seniors Say No to In-Home Care | Ways to Introduce Care to Seniors

By |2020-02-28T04:15:40+00:00February 25th, 2019|

Convincing aging or elderly loved ones to accept in-home care services can quite often be a huge challenge, especially those suffering from dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. Many seniors, like anyone else much younger, greatly value the concept of self-reliance and full independence. An in-home care service can take away these value markers for a senior-aged […]