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5 Jul 2017

How Home Care Can Reduce Hospital Readmissions

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The last thing you want after your loved one endures a stressful hospital stay is to be forced to readmit them. Hospital stays are both costly and emotionally taxing for everyone in the family. Sometimes returning to the hospital is unavoidable, but in many cases a trustworthy home care agency can reduce hospital readmissions. Home Care After Surgery Older patients may have additional needs after a surgical procedure. Post surgical nursing support can relieve much of the worry that goes with returning home from the hospital. Even younger adults can require special assistance. The goal of home care after surgery is to help speed up recovery, provide assistance with activities of daily living and support any health care needs . Healing after a surgical procedure takes time and can be a slow process. Patients are weak and need help with mobility. A home care agency like C-Care Health Services can…

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28 Jun 2017

Home Care Vs. Hospital Care: Which Should You Choose?

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As elderly people become less capable of performing basic daily activities on their own, perhaps due to their advanced age or medical conditions, they require additional help to continue enjoying their quality of life. In many cases, all you need to do is contact a home care agency to find a professional caregiver who can provide the necessary care. But depending on the situation, clinical or hospital care may be more suitable. So, how do you determine which option is best for a loved one? Home Care With home care, you seek the services of a home care agency to try and recreate an environment similar to that of a nursing facility, but at home. Depending on the needs of your loved one, you can hire a companion to assist with basic activities. A companion who’s skilled in the provision of health care is usually more expensive to hire. Most…

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22 May 2017

The Benefits Of Home Care Assistance For Veterans

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No part of our population is more deserving than those who have put their lives on the line for us – our veterans. But as they age, it is a tough challenge to get them to admit they need home care assistance. They take pride in their independence and many deny they need help at all. From injuries due to warfare, post traumatic stress, or simple aging, many of our vets need and can benefit from home care assistance. Vets With Limited Mobility Maybe they have sustained an injury from service. Maybe it originated from a fall at home. Either way, a vet with a physical disability needs assistance getting around, preparing meals, going shopping or simply going to the bathroom. Home care assistance can provide for an improved quality of life and address safety concerns as well. The typical veteran doesn’t want to ask for help. They have been…

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15 May 2017

6 Myths About Home Care Services

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Most of us never think about home care services until we or someone we love needs them. In the meantime, we probably have heard some false stories. Unfortunately, those are the ones that make the news – not the millions of others that are handled with love, compassion and diligence. If you are facing the need for a home care services agency, let us help you rest easy about what lies ahead and separate the myths about home care services from the reality. Myth #1 You Don’t Get To Choose The Caregiver You are justified to be wary of having a stranger enter your parent’s home. Will they be honest? Will they have the personality to deal with my loved one’s issues? The fact is, a home care services agency will coordinate with you to find someone with the right personality and temperament. They will analyze the needs of your…

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8 May 2017

Should You Choose A Nursing Home Or 24-hour Care?

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Your parent or loved one has reached a point in their life when they can no longer care for themselves. This might mean physically, mentally or both. So what is the next step? Should you let them remain in their home with 24-hour care or take the step of choosing a long term care facility such as a nursing home or retirement home. Let’s take some time and weigh the pros and cons. Monetary Considerations Everyone must decide whether it makes sense financially to bring in 24-hour care and have your loved one remain in their home. Would it be better to sell their home and move them into a nursing facility? Of course, there are multiple considerations. Will their insurance, long-term care insurance, or pension provide the financial requirements needed for 24-hour care? Would selling the home give you the ability to move them to a nursing home? Emotional…

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