Home Care

Fourth of July? Christmas? When to Offer Holiday Pay to Your Caregiver

With the Fourth of July upon us, it's important to communicate your holiday pay plan to your home health aide. If you don’t have a holiday pay plan in place, this is a good time to decide how you’ll offer holiday pay 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?

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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