Home Health Care

  • Does Medicare Pay for Home Health Care?

    Home health care services and skilled therapy are covered by Medicare, but patients must meet 4 specific criteria in order to be eligible.

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  • The Difference Between Home Health Care and Non-Medical Home Care Services

    “Home care” and “home health care” are two terms that are often used interchangeably, but they are very different in what they offer. Learn what senior care services each provides to determine the best fit for your needs.

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  • Short-Term Home Care vs. Long-Term Home Care

    Whether a senior requires temporary help at home following discharge or requires permanent support to avoid placement in a long-term care facility, in-home care services can be customized to meet their unique needs.

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  • What’s the Difference Between Skilled Nursing Care and a Nursing Home?

    Confusion often arises surrounding use of the term “skilled nursing.” Understanding the terminology used in the long-term care industry is an important first step in determining viable care options for an aging loved one.

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  • Dementia Wandering: Professional Caregivers and Memory Care Facilities Can Help

    Sixty percent of people with dementia will wander. We’ve compiled experienced caregivers’ best tips for recognizing when outside help is needed to keep a wandering senior safe.

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  • Understanding the VA Home Care Program

    Did you know that home care services are part of the VA’s standard health care benefits package? Learn how veterans and their caregivers can access the homemaker and home health aide services they are entitled to.

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  • When Is It Time to Hire Help at Home?

    Many seniors wish to remain in their own homes, and family caregivers are often able to provide the support they need for a time. However, it is important to understand when hiring in-home care becomes necessary for an aging loved one—and for yourself.

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  • How to Choose a Home Care Agency

    Finding the best home care agency for your needs and budget doesn’t have to be complicated. Use this step-by-step guide to evaluate providers and make a confident care decision for your family.

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  • Comparing End-of-Life Care Options

    Hospice, palliative care, home-based care, hospital-based care and long-term care facilities are all viable end of life care options. Compare end of life care types, where they are provided, the benefits offered and how these services are paid for.

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  • Stroke Recovery: Getting Back on Track

    Stroke recovery can be especially daunting for family caregivers and can cause high levels of emotional and physical stress for both the stroke survivor and their caregiver. Use these expert care tips during the recovery and rehabilitation process.

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  • In-Home Care Aides Ease Hospital-to-Home Transitions for Seniors

    Hiring in-home care ensures a smooth transition from hospital to home, reduces the risk of readmission, and provides invaluable support and peace of mind for family caregivers.

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  • 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.

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  • Hiring an In-Home Caregiver to Act as the Family Lookout

    Specialized training enables in-home caregivers to notice and act on important changes in a senior’s health. Personal care aides, home health aides and nurses can serve as the eyes and ears for family who cannot personally provide full-time care.

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  • How to Pay for In-Home Care

    Learn how Medicaid, Medicare, long-term care insurance, and veteran’s programs can help pay for senior care at home.

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  • How to Determine a Senior Needs Help at Home

    Admitting the need for assistance is not easy for people as they age. So, how will you know when your aging parent needs help at home? One thing is certain: Mom and Dad aren’t likely to be the ones who tell you!

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  • Veterans Benefits for Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care

    Veterans with Alzheimer's disease or other forms of dementia may be eligible for certain benefits and services from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Some current and surviving spouses of veterans may qualify for limited VA support as well.

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  • VA Aid & Attendance Pension Helps Veterans Cover the Costs of Long-Term Care

    A tax-free monetary benefit from the VA can help low-income veterans who require the aid and attendance of another person pay for care services in their own homes and in residential settings like assisted living facilities and nursing homes.

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  • Coping With Seniors Who Won’t Accept In-Home Caregivers

    Families hire home care services to provide respite and quality care for seniors. But what is a family caregiver to do when their loved one refuses to cooperate with their new in-home care aide?

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  • Senior Rehabilitation Settings and Levels of Care Explained

    Understanding the differences between inpatient senior rehabilitation and outpatient rehab services will help you avoid headaches when trying to find the best rehabilitation center for an elderly loved one.

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  • Learning to Ask for Help When Dementia Care Becomes Too Much

    I had trouble learning how to ask for help when Charlie's dementia care became too much for me to handle.

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