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10 Myths About Hospice Care

Hospice Expert Linda S. Beam, MD with Centra Hospice   1. HOSPICE IS WHERE YOU GO WHEN THERE IS NOTHING MORE A DOCTOR CAN DO. Hospice […]

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Preventing Falls at Home

Falls Happen.  Among older adults, falls are the leading cause of injury death. Did You Know? 33% of people aged 65-80 fall annually. 40% of […]

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Home Care Diabetes Management Plans

By Care Advantage Home Health Services: Visiting Skilled Nurses And Therapists Skilled nurses will provide information about the management of Diabetes and proper nutrition. They […]

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Benefits of Aging in Place

By Care Advantage For most people, aging poses certain mental and physical challenges. However, this does not necessarily mean that they should move to an […]

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A Terminal Diagnosis: The Gift of Saying Goodbye

When one is given a terminal diagnosis often their perspective on life changes. Some say that if there is a gift to be found in […]

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Home for the Holidays: An Excuse to Check on Mom and Dad

Holidays bring families together and for families spread out geographically, it may be one of the few times they will see each other in a […]

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Creative Combination Suggested for Alzheimer’s Care

Often times strategizing about the right kind of care for a senior is not cut and dry. At the very least, one needs to consider […]

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Home Care Helps Woman With Alzheimer’s at Home

The story of a Holocaust survivor and her battle with Alzheimer’s Disease. Sally was a thriving and determined young woman who had just finished medical […]

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Hiring a Private Homecare Caregiver vs. a Home Care Agency

The Real Cost of Hiring Private Homecare Workers When comparing at home care options, it is compelling to try and boil it down to a […]

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Keep Minds Sharp Using Elder Care Services

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle can keep minds sharp, including a proper diet, physical exercise, and mental exercise.  Using elder care services can assist a senior […]

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Home Care Helps a 58 year old Live at Home – a Success Story

While sometimes a move to a retirement community is a necessity and improves life, a desire to live at home can be accommodated through home […]

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What Solutions Can Hiring Home Caregivers Provide?

Home Care is the answer! Angela is 97 years old when she falls and breaks her hip. She has surgery and is then moved to […]

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Questions for Home Health Care Agencies

The Right Questions Will Lead You to the Right Home Health Care Agency by Terri Jones Choosing a home health care provider isn’t like finding […]

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Seniors Guide’s Understanding Hospice Care

We thought we’d share this article from our senior housing and services website, SeniorsGuideOnline.com, “Understanding Hospice Care”.  Seniors Guide writer, Terri L. Jones digs deep […]

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Home Care Provided Before Assisted Living

Part 4 of a 4 Part Story Choosing Home Care Before Assisted Living, part 4 of Melanie’s Story Toward the end of Melanie’s three week […]

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Home Care Can Assist in Medication Reminders

Part 3 of a 4 Part Story Medication Reminders and Help in Care of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Patient Melanie was one of our more […]

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Geriatric Care Manager Helps Patients of Home Care

Part 2 of a 4 Part Story Melanie’s daughter-in-law Sue called me again about a year later, now more frustrated than ever. They had gone […]

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Ask The Expert – SouthernCare Hospice in Roanoke, Virginia

SouthernCare Hospice Hospice Care Experts Q: Who is SouthernCare? A: SouthernCare, Inc. is one of the nation’s largest hospice providers. SouthernCare was founded in 1995 […]

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Traumatic Brain Injury Takes on a Young Mother and Her Boys

Melanie’s story – First in a four part series Melanie was a vibrant woman in her mid-40s who worked as a teacher and loved to […]

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Pick’s Disease – a Caregiver’s Story

From Wikipedia: in Pick’s disease, a personality change occurs before any form of memory loss, unlike Alzheimer’s, where memory loss typically presents first. The Best […]

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Home Care Helps the Caregiver and Senior

Juggling it all…children, work and parents by Janet Faraone Your Monday begins bright and early.   You make breakfast for your family, then lunches for everyone […]

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Companion Care: When You Just Need a Friendly Face and a Good Ear

by Terri L. Jones When you aren’t driving anymore and don’t have friends or family visiting often, it can be very isolating. Depression can set […]

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Ask The Expert: AseraCare Hospice in Indianapolis, IN

Q: What is hospice? A: Hospice is not a place; it’s an approach to care for terminally ill patients. It can be provided in a […]

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Finding the Home Health Care Agency That’s Right for You

Whether you need short-term rehabilitation after surgery or assistance bathing, cooking and taking your medications as you age, there’s a chance that you may need […]

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Understanding Home Care

By Doug Calahan Understanding Home Care There was a time when home care meant a cold beverage, your feet up, and a good movie. But […]

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Hospice Indicators – Heartland Hospice in Raleigh, NC

Heartland Hospice in Raleigh, North Carolina provides the following article outlining indicators that hospice services may be required: Heartland Hospice is dedicated to providing patients […]

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7 Life Lessons From Hospice Workers

Hospice workers share with Men’s Health Magazine life lessons they’ve learned throughout the years.  Those who care for the dying have a few thoughts to […]

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How to Live to be 100

Several factors can predict your possible likelihood of being a centenarian. This seems impossible but there are actually people who are genetically predisposed to long […]

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Easy Steps Families and Seniors Can Take to Prevent Falls at Home

Whether you are concerned about your own fall risk or that of a loved one, there are proactive steps you can take to decrease the likelihood […]

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In Case of Emergency (ICE)

In Case of Emergency (ICE) Safety Campaign Aims to Keep Elderly Safe… Every day thousands of emergency calls are placed. These situations require split second […]

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Palliative Care and Hospice – What’s the Difference?

What is Palliative Care and Hospice? Palliative care and hospice are very similar and often confused. The main difference is that hospice is offered at […]

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Home Care Approach to Dementia

In recent years, there has been far more awareness of the challenges affecting the millions coping with some form of dementia and the need to improve […]

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Roanoke Home Care Agency Taking Home Care to the Computer Age

Tablet and Skype technology used in Roanoke Home Care Agency assistance and monitoring In keeping the promise to “Assure Your Family’s Peace of Mind”, The […]

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Ask The Expert: The Hospice of Dayton

Dr. Chirag Patel, The Hospice of Dayton in Dayton, Ohio   Q: What is palliative care? What is the difference between palliative medicine and hospice? […]

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Ask The Expert: Horizons Hospice in Richmond, VA

Horizons Hospice Home Hospice Care Anne Marie Roberto, RN, BSN of Horizons Hospice in Richmond, Virginia Q: What is hospice? A: Hospice care was developed […]

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Ask The Expert: Heartland Home Health in Raleigh, NC

Heartland Home Health Leigh Layne, RN with Heartland Home Health in Raleigh, North Carolina   Q: Can I receive home health services if I go […]

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Ask The Expert: Heartland Home Hospice in Raleigh, NC

Heartland Home Hospice Dr. Stephen Marsh, M.D., Medical Director for Heartland Home Hospice and Health Care in Raleigh, NC Q: Is Hospice a place? A: Hospice […]

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Ask The Expert: Non Medical Home Care, Right at Home

Non Medical Home Care, Companion Care in Durham, Chapel Hill, Wake County & Raleigh, NC Tom Arnold, Owner and CEO of Right at Home Wake […]

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Ask The Expert: Palliative Medicine, AseraCare

Palliative Medicine in Indianapolis, IN Kim Haag, MSN, APRN, ANP-C with AseraCare in Indianapolis, Indiana Q: What is Palliative Medicine? A: Palliative Medicine is a […]

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Ask The Expert: Home Health Care, Best Choice Home Care

Home Health Care in Indianapolis, IN – Best Choice Home Care Chyle Morgan, Director of Clinical Services for Best Choice Home Care in Indianapolis, IN […]

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Preventing Falls at Home

Getting back on your feet after a fall by Stuart Mapes Falls can be scary, especially when you’re home alone. The most important first step, […]

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Getting Home Care After The Hospital

Where to go after the hospital? The choice is yours. Experts advise to examine all Home Care options when returning home. Life, at its best, […]

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Ask The Expert: Non-Medical Home Care, Seniors Helping Seniors

Non-Medical Home Care in Indianapolis, Seniors Helping Seniors Q: Non-Medical Home Care – is it for you? A: Do you want to stay in your […]

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The Cardiac Connection in Richmond, Virginia

By: Terri L. Jones The Cardiac Connection is owned and operated by a group of nurses with over 100 years of critical care experience. For […]

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Home Care Workers Minimum Wage Protection

(from CNNMoney) Home Care Workers Minimum Wage and overtime protections will extend to home care workers, the Labor Department announced Tuesday. The change will affect […]

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Starting The Conversation About Home Care

It’s tempting to brush away warning signs that your mom, dad or other senior relative could use help at home.  Is it time to start […]

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Spotting Senior Difficulties at Home & When To Help

Below is a Quick Checklist for spotting senior difficulties with older adults in their homes: Changes. On visits to your parents’ home, look for any […]

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Is Home Care The Solution You Need?

Today, more adults are choosing to stay in their homes as they begin what is known as, “aging in place”.  But is home care the […]

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North Carolina Home Care Services Defined

North Carolina has specific requirements and definitions for independent home care services providers or agency direct-care services given to people in their homes. To find […]

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Ohio Home Care Services Defined

Ohio aims to provide in-home care services – and other non-institutional care – to prevent or reduce more costly care in assisted living facilities and […]

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