Home Care

Starting the Conversation About Elder Care With Aging Parents

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For many of us, a week does not go by without someone raising the topic of home care for an aging parent. The path to resolution is a long one. Parents are often resistant, or even in denial.

4 Keys to Sibling Harmony When Caring for Parents

Few things test sibling relationships more than when the time comes to actively manage the lives of their aging parents.

Labor Day? Thanksgiving? 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.

Believe It or Not, Medicare Doesn’t Automatically Pay for a Home Aide

One of the biggest misunderstandings about hiring a home aide circles around what type of coverage you are entitled to. Get ready for the bad news.

How to Make Home Safe After a Hospital Visit

Many families don’t realize how much a loved one’s health has deteriorated until a fall sends her to the hospital.

Hiring a Caregiver When You Live Far From Your Aging Parents

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If you live far away and are busy juggling your own career and family, it can be difficult to care for an aging parent.

Four Things to Know Before Hiring a Caregiver for a Senior with Alzheimer's

Whatever your needs, there’s an in-home caregiver that’s right for your family. But finding that person depends on clearly understanding your aging parent’s condition or disease, and defining the specific care he requires.

5 Simple Ways to Help Your Senior Trust a New Caregiver

Some seniors, particularly those in the early stages of dementia, may have a hard time trusting anyone other than the family member they rely on most.  Yet being solely responsible for an elder’s care can quickly become a heavy burden for tha

Fingerprint Background Checks Are a Must for Caregivers

If you’ve ever watched a crime drama, this scene is probably familiar. A beat cop hustles a criminal into the police station for booking.

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.

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