Dispelling Myths About Home Care: What Home Care Is and Isn’t

Home Care. These two words may overwhelm families as they’re considering viable options for their aging and/or ailing relative. Home Care allows a person with special needs to remain in their home, and may encompass a variety of roles such as personal care (i.e., bathing, washing your hair, getting dressed),…

Home Care Services in Macomb County, MI

Planning for Retirement You’ve reached age 60, but are you financially ready to retire in the next 2 to 6 years? If not, you are not alone. A growing number of people will work well beyond retirement age, not because they want to, but because they have to in order to meet…

Stronger Muscles, Stronger Brains – Home Care Services in Macomb County, MI

Study shows lifting weights just once a week helps keep your brain sharp For older women, the type of exercise you do may be more important than how often you do it. That’s the message of a surprising new study by Canadian researchers that found that women who started a once-a-week…

Debate Over Statins and High Cholesterol – Home Care Services in Macomb County, MI

Debate Over Statins Heats Up as Lipitor Heads Toward a Generic Form Is a statin the answer to everyone’s high cholesterol? You think of yourself as reasonably healthy, but your doctor has told you that your cholesterol is too high. Should you be taking a cholesterol-lowing drug called a statin…

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Can an Aspirin a Day Do More Harm Than Good? Experts are re-evaluating who should take a daily dose Some 43 million Americans do it every day: take a tiny aspirin to help prevent heart attacks and strokes. In fact, doctors have been routinely recommending the practice to older adults…

Your Older Family Member May Need Help – Macomb County, MI

On November 23, 2011, Posted by , In Caregivers,Home Care, By ,,,, , With Comments Off on Your Older Family Member May Need Help – Macomb County, MI

10 Warning Signs Your Older Family Member May Need Help For many Americans, the Holiday season is one of the few times during the year that adults and their older loved ones spend quality time together. The Holidays may be a time when families face and discuss the difficult decisions…

Home Modifications – Macomb County, MI

What are Home Modifications? Home modifications are changes made to adapt living spaces to meet the needs of people with physical limitations so that they can continue to live independently and safely. These modifications may include adding assistive technology or making structural changes to a home. Modifications can range from…

What Are my Rights as a Home Care Patient?

Federal law requires that all individuals receiving home care services be informed of their rights as a patient. Following is a model patient bill of rights the National Association for Home Care (NAHC) has developed, based on the patient rights currently enforced by law. Home care patients have the right…

Home Care, Assisted Living Boosted By U.S. Life Expectancy Increase

With the life expectancy of Americans now over 78 years, demand for long term care facilities is strong and future prospects continue to look positive for services such as assisted living, nursing homes and home care, according to Kalorama Information. The healthcare market research publisher estimated the long term care…

Homecare Community Supports Tough Anti-Fraud Measures

On April 12, 2011, Posted by , In Home Care, By ,,, , With No Comments

The American Association for Homecare supports tough anti-fraud measures for Medicare, and we hope that the Energy and Commerce subcommittee hearing on this issue this week will focus on effective measures to prevent theft of taxpayer dollars. The American Association for Homecare represents providers of durable medical, or home medical…