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How Can You Convince A Loved One to Hire a Caregiver?

One of the most difficult conversations you might have in your lifetime is trying to convince an elderly parent or loved one they need assistance from a caregiver. Whether it’s pride or fear of losing their independence, it’s normal to be met with resistance. Your loved one might suggest that they are fine or that […]

How Respite Care Keeps Families Healthy

Providing long-term care for a family member takes an emotional, physical, and economic toll on families. If you are the primary caregiver for an elderly parent or family member, you are more likely to suffer from exhaustion, sickness, stress, and depression. It is important to remember that you and your family’s health and well-being should be […]

Understanding ADL and Long-Term Care Insurance

Activities of daily living, or ADL, are often used by Long Term Insurance providers as a way of gauging whether or not an individual qualifies to receive benefits. Activities of Daily Living typically include: Eating Bathing Dressing Using the Restroom Transferring and Mobility Continence Typically, to qualify for the benefits associated with Long Term Care […]

Why Families Need To Hire Caregivers On Their Own Terms

Caregiving can be complicated for families. More than one family member often needs some level of ongoing care, and these needs change over time as health improves or declines. Often, the decision to hire a caregiver is made by multiple family members, all with different desires, schedules, budgets and terms under which they are willing […]

Why Affordable Home Care Matters

Affordable home care matters. A recent study by the National Alliance for Caregiving and the AARP outlined the need for caregivers. If you find yourself struggling with the financial and health elements of caring for a loved one at home, you’re not alone. The researchers found that in years to come, the number of those […]

Help for Dementia Caregivers

A recent study by The National Alliance of Caregiving outlined the special circumstances experienced by caregivers of a loved one with dementia. Here are some of the statistics about dementia caregivers: 58% of dementia caregivers are women. On average, dementia caregivers are about 6 years older than non-dementia caregivers. The person receiving care is normally significantly older than […]

Home Care as Preventative Care

When it comes to the health of your senior loved one, it’s important to be proactive. With this approach, home care can be effective preventative health care. Home care can prevent injury and mitigate complications from chronic illnesses, major recoveries, or a sedentary lifestyle. This could improve long-term outcomes and reduce costly doctor visits. Here are […]

Elder Abuse Myths and Facts

Letting someone come into your home and trusting them to take care of yourself or a loved one can understandably be scary. While quality caregivers provide reliable nonmedical homecare with compassion and professionalism, some individuals take advantage of older adults and their family members. This is a good reason to consider hiring from an accredited […]

Who Can Get Long Term Care Insurance?

Two apparent trends have emerged regarding the aging population. One: It’s growing, and as such, more and more people will require long-term care at some point. Two: a large segment of that growing population prefers to remain independent, living in their own homes, for as long as possible. In general, home care is less expensive […]

Prevent Heat Illness in Older Adults

The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning for Arizona and Southeast California. The warning forecasts temperatures of 110-120 degrees.  Excessive heat increases the chances of heat-related illnesses and death. It’s considered especially dangerous for anyone working outside during the day, the elderly and those without air conditioning. Of course, these symptoms can emerge whenever […]