Hiring an In-Home Caregiver? Buyer Beware

On September 10, 2014, Posted by , In Home Care, By ,, , With No Comments

Do you know where your loved one’s professional caregiver has been? Probably not—even more concerning, the home care agency that employs them may not know either. According to recent research from the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, even when family members go the ‘safe’ route and hire a caregiver…

The Surprising Way Getting a Flu Shot May Save Your Life

As if warding off fevers, chills and sniffles weren’t enough of a reason to get a flu shot this fall, a new report suggests that the simple arm jab may protect you from two, more serious health threats: heart attacks and strokes. People who get the flu vaccine may enjoy…

New Report Uncovers Who’s Really Living in Assisted Living

  The size of an assisted living community may be the critical element that decides who your loved one ends up calling their neighbor. A recent analysis of over 2,300 assisted living facilities, led by George Mason University researchers, found significant differences in age, affliction and behavior of occupants, based…

Fall-Prevention Exercises Help Elders, Even When They Take a Tumble

Exercises that help elders stay steady on their feet may still offer protection, even if a senior does slip, according to a new study. Researchers from the University of Paris found that balance-enhancing exercise programs reduced an aging individual’s risk of being injured during a fall by as much as…

Seniors in Transition

Many seniors are in a transition situation. They are still able to do much for themselves, but they need a little extra help to remain at home and independent. And for those seniors, particularly individuals who have been independent all of their lives, accepting help can be an uncomfortable change. …

Does Medicare Pay for Senior Home Care?

On March 16, 2014, Posted by , In Home Care, By ,,, , With No Comments

Whether Medicare pays for home care depends on why you need it and what kind you’re getting. Basically, two types of home care are available: in-home care and home health care. These terms are often used somewhat interchangeably, so for the purposes of this article, here’s how we define them:…

Home Care: When Extra Help Is Needed

Home Care encompasses a broad array of health and social services that are delivered directly to a patient at his or her home. Services are available for people in need of assistance with the essential activities of daily living (ADLs) such as eating, bathing, dressing, and carrying out basic household…

Long term care: Early planning pays off

Long term care is a general term used to describe various home and community-based services for adults who need help taking care of themselves. If you’re considering long term care options for yourself, a parent or another loved one, start the research and discussions early. If you wait, an injury…

New Attention to the Role of Home Care – Macomb, MI Home Care Services

On February 23, 2012, Posted by , In Caregivers,Home Care, By ,, , With No Comments

The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) believes that ensuring the right to be cared for in our homes is America’s last great civil rights battle. Home care and hospice professionals connect with patients in a more personal, more humane way. Beyond simply tending to healthcare needs, they…

Assistive Technology and its Benefits – Macomb County, MI

What is Assistive Technology? Assistive technology is any service or tool that helps the elderly or disabled do the activities they have always done but must now do differently. These tools are also sometimes called “adaptive devices.” Such technology may be something as simple as a walker to make moving…