Are you currently looking for a home healthcare provider for yourself or a loved one for care after a planned surgery or hospitalization? To find the right home healthcare provider for you, we’ve put together several suggestions. Check your provider’s pedigree How long has your home healthcare provider been in business? Is it new to […]
4 Autumn Safety Tips for Seniors
The air is crisp and cool, the leaves are changing, and pumpkins are everywhere. Fall is here! Although autumn is one of the most beautiful times of the year, the change of seasons can also present several health and safety hazards for seniors. In preparation for the coming colder months, here are some helpful tips […]
5 Questions to Ask When Choosing a Home Health Care Provider
When you or an older loved one begins to need extra support at home, enlisting the help of a home health care provider can be invaluable. Home healthcare makes it possible for seniors to “age in place” by offering a range of medical services to help them remain safe, happy, and healthy in the comfort […]
Caregiver Burnout: When is it Time to Get Help?
As the population ages, the number of American adults providing unpaid care to a loved one has climbed to 53 million, representing more than 1 in 5 adults. Family caregivers help with everything from running errands and preparing meals to assisting with grooming, dressing, medication management, and other activities of daily living. Taking on the […]
How Does Short-Term Rehab Promote Faster Recovery for Seniors?
After spending time in the hospital, whether for an illness, accident, or planned elective surgery, seniors are often faced with the decision to either recover in a short-term rehabilitation facility or at home. While it’s natural to want to get back to a familiar setting as soon as possible following a hospital stay, there are […]
What’s the Future of Home Healthcare?
By 2020, 17% of the U.S. population will be 65 or older. According to the AARP, 90% of these seniors hope to age in place in their own homes. As healthcare costs continue to rise, healthcare professionals and government agencies are also looking for ways to make care more affordable. All of these factors have […]
5 Tips for Caregivers
If you are the primary caregiver for a relative recovering from an illness or injury, you know that it can be a full-time job. These responsibilities, combined with your other day-to-day duties to household and family, can be overwhelming. Here are some suggestions to help you through this challenging period: Communicate with doctors. Always let […]
Does Medicare Pay for Home Healthcare?
When recovering from a long illness or injury at home, experienced home healthcare providers can give you the care you need. This care can include skilled nursing and therapy services such as physical, occupational, and speech therapy, IV therapy, wound care, and other medical and social services. When it comes to paying for such services, […]
How to Compare Home Healthcare Providers
When you are released from the hospital after an illness or injury, the hospital may recommend a partner provider for home healthcare to aid in rehabilitation and recovery. However, it’s important to know that you have options when choosing a home healthcare provider. You are not limited to the providers recommended by your hospital. In […]
How to Plan for Home Care After a Hospital Stay
The recovery period after a long illness, injury, or surgery can be stressful and frustrating. When preparing your home for the return of a loved one after such a stay, here are some things to consider: Keep the mind busy. While our bodies may not be ready to jump up and get around just yet […]