Home Caregivers for Elderly
Home caregivers for the elderly visit the home to provide assistance with daily tasks that seniors might have trouble managing on their own. Home caregivers help the elderly with everything from bathing and dressing to cooking and housekeeping. Home caregivers let the elderly continue living in their own home, safely and comfortably.
Articles About Home Caregivers
- Money-Saving Myths That Caregivers Should Avoid
Some money saving suggestions—while seemingly logical—really aren't worth one red cent. Here are five commonly-touted tips on thrift that you should ignore.
- Can Hired Caregivers Sue Patients and Their Families?
Can you be sued by a hired caregiver who gets hurt while taking care of your loved one? A recent California court case highlights the legal issues at stake for families of older adults.
- Bathing Assistance: Our First Encounter with a Home Health Aide
Charlie's first session with his home health aide was today. He was resistant to receiving help at first, but the experience ended on a positive note.
- 5 Qualities to Look for in a Professional Caregiver
The traits a caregiver needs to provide high quality care and establish a bond with an elderly client run deeper than skills alone. Include these 5 important attributes in your search for the right match for your loved one.
- The Surprising Health Benefit of Being Cared for by Family
Family caregivers benefit their loved one's health in multiple ways. They may even help prevent their loved ones from being re-admitted to the hospital unnecessarily, according to a recent study.
- 4 Caregiving Essentials
Those who are caring for a loved one, including home health aides, registered nurses and social workers, witness some of the patient's most vulnerable moments. These are a few essential points professionals may see that could easily fly under the radar for family members, friends or even a routine checkup.
- Tax Implications of Hiring an Independent In-Home Caregiver
Hiring a professional caregiver who is not affiliated with a home care company can have a significant impact on your tax bill. Make sure you understand your role as a “household employer.”
- Tips for Helping Seniors Adjust to a New Caregiver
Involve an elder’s entire care team when introducing a new caregiver to ensure a smooth and positive home care experience.
- How to Prevent Caregiver Theft
Take these proactive steps to significantly reduce the risk of caregiver theft, and know the proper procedures for reporting theft to the home care company to rectify the situation.
- Common Concerns About In-Home Care
It is natural to be cautious about hiring outside help to care for someone you love. Achieving a realistic understanding of how home care works will enable you to address concerns head on and make confident care decisions for your family.
- How can long-distance caregivers watch for signs of elder abuse from a home care worker?
I would hire a geriatric care manager who lives very close to your father, and can be your onging eyes and ears in your absence.
- Coping with Elders Who Won’t Accept In-Home Caregivers
Families hire home care to provide respite and quality care for seniors, but what is a caregiver to do when their loved one refuses to cooperate with this new addition to their care plan?
- At-Home Exercise: Turn Housework Into a Workout
Downtime is rare for caregivers, but when a spare moment comes along, hitting the gym usually isn’t a top priority. Incorporating exercise into your everyday chores is a great way to work out without throwing off your whole routine.