Home Care

Can I Ask My Mom’s Caregiver to Vacuum the House?

Two of the biggest advantages of hiring a private caregiver are control and choice. You and your caregiver simply agree to the terms of work – including services, hours, and pay rate – and get started.

Overwhelmed by Home Care? We’ve Got No-Nonsense Answers

Are you concerned because your mom is lonely? Maybe she can no longer drive to bingo on Monday evenings and she misses her friends. Or are you worried because your dad doesn’t bathe often enough?

Live-in Caregivers Work 24/7 (And Five Other Myths About Home Care)

Myth #1: Medicare covers the cost of home care.

Thanksgiving? Christmas? When To Offer Holiday Pay To Your Caregiver

Caregivers working during a holiday are commonly offered holiday pay and if you don’t have a plan in place, this is a good time to decide how you'll compensate your home care aide during all holidays throughout the year.

Do I Need A Nurse Or A Senior Caregiver?

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My Mom Can't Put in Her Own Eye Drops — Now What?

A Little Planning Goes a Long Way in Elder Care, Part 2: Legal and Financial Issues

The medical, legal, and financial aspects of providing long-term care for an aging parent can be daunting.

A Little Planning Goes a Long Way in Elder Care, Part 1: Healthcare Options

Maybe you’ve noticed that mom or dad is “starting to slip.” Or maybe they’ve had a health scare: a fall that didn’t break a hip, or flu that didn’t become pneumonia. Take a moment to breathe a sigh of relief.

Six Smart Steps to Take Before You Hire a Caregiver

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Be sure to take time to properly assess your care needs so you can make the best choice for your family when hiring an at-home caregiver for yourself or someone you love.

Your Mom Wants to Age in Place. Is That the Best Choice?

Many seniors want to age in place. With so many other aspects of their lives changing – due to declining health, decreased mobility, or dementia, for example – they long for the familiarity of their homes and neighborhoods.

Home for the Holidays, Home for the Unexpected

Going home for the holidays can bring great joy but for those who haven’t seen their aging parents or grandparents in a while, it can also bring new -- and sometimes -- troubling insights.

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