Home Health Care Articles

  • 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 services each provides to determine which is the best fit for your needs.

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  • How to Select a Home Care Company

    So, you've decided to hire someone to help you care for your loved one. The home care industry is competitive, which is good for consumers, but it can still be difficult to navigate. Use these guidelines to compare and evaluate potential providers and make a confident decision.

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  • Professional Caregivers Ease Hospital-to-Home Transitions

    Hiring a professional caregiver to help ensure a loved one’s smooth transition from hospital to home reduces the risk of readmission and provides 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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  • Professional Caregivers Function As Your Family Lookout

    Specialized training enables professional caregivers to notice and act on important changes in an aging loved one’s health and well being. Professional caregivers 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

    Use this guide to explore all your options, such as insurance coverage, benefits and out-of-pocket sources, that can be used to pay for home care.

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

    Nursing Homes are skilled nursing facilities for seniors. The terms skilled nursing facility (SNF) and nursing home are often used interchangeably. Skilled nursing, as a service, can actually be provided in a few senior care settings.

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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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  • Wandering Top Tips: Professional Caregivers and Memory Care Facilities Can Help

    The AgingCare.com forum is filled with people coming together to share valuable information. We’ve compiled experienced caregivers’ best tips for recognizing when outside help is needed to keep a wandering senior safe.

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  • When Is it Time to Hire In-Home Care?

    Family members are often responsible for providing seniors with supportive care, but the ability to recognize when it is time to hire outside help is beneficial for everyone involved.

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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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  • How the Revival of Medical House Calls May Improve Elder Care

    More doctors and nurses are visiting patients in their own homes; a practice that is being encouraged by government programs like Medicare and the VA. Discover what this trend means for the future of senior healthcare.

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  • Do elders need full-time care as Alzheimer's disease progresses?

    As Alzheimer's disease progresses, your loved one may need more care than you can provide. Your options range from home health care and adult day care, to assisted living and nursing homes with specialized Alzheimer's care units.

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  • Veterans Benefits for Alzheimer's and Dementia Care

    Veterans and their spouses with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia may be eligible to receive certain benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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