In home care keeps seniors safe in their own homes by providing care either hourly or via live-in services. Most seniors would commonly prefer to stay in their own homes for as long as possible. Adult day care services also allow a senior to stay in their own homes, however, the senior leaves their home…

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Look for an agency that has a great track record, references, and referrals. Make sure employees are bonded and insured. Make sure the home care agency does national and local background checks on employees. Make sure the agency does a great job of matching the caregiver to the care receiver and make sure they have…

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Here are some of the signs that an aging loved one may need some help at home. Lack of housekeeping- dishes piling up in the kitchen, dirty floors, or large piles of unwashed clothing, general change in housekeeping habits. Poor hygiene or change in personal hygiene habits. Wearing the same clothing for several days. Bills…

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In-home care services can be paid for in a variety of ways such as- using private funds, using long-term care insurance, using the proceeds from a reverse mortgage, and with funds from the VA Aid and Attendance Pension Benefit. In order to use any of these programs (aside from private funds) there are certain qualifications…

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Medicare and traditional health insurance only pay for “skilled care”, this means that the care must be ordered by a physician, must be medically necessary, and must be monitored by a health care professional. In the case of Medicare, the patient must also be home-bound and unable to run errands, or engage in activity outside…

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Caregivers who come into a home to care for an aging adult should be drug free. Although many states may not require drug screening by law, ask your home care provider if they do pre-employment drug screenings and if they continuously do random drug screenings during a caregiver’s employment. Paying for In-Home Care Does Medicare…

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Live-in care means that the caregiver lives in the home most of the week, and may only leave on their days off. They may be replaced by another live-in caregiver on their days off. They have their own bedroom, and sleep at night when the care-receiver is sleeping. Most private duty home care agencies can…

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In home care keeps seniors safe in their own homes by providing care either hourly or live-in services. Most seniors would commonly prefer to stay in their own homes for as long as possible. Assisted living facilities are for aging adults who need more care, or need a safer environment. Assisted living facilities are a…

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Respite care is the provision of short-term, temporary relief to those who are caring for family members. Respite might be for a day, a week, or just a few hours. Most family caregivers need a break from time to time to take care of themselves and enjoy life. All home care agencies provide some form…

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Many home care agencies provide more specialized training for their caregivers with regard to Alzheimer’s Disease. If your aging loved one suffers from Alzheimer’s Disease or dementia, be sure to ask the home care agency if they specialize in dementia, and what kind of training their caregivers are receiving. Paying for In-Home Care Does Medicare…

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