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Healthcare Staffing: Avoid a Holiday Headache

The holidays are a special and significant time when people spend time with family and friends. While everyone enjoys having this celebratory time with loved ones, it also means that people are more likely to take time off of work. Even though everyone deserves an occasional holiday, healthcare needs don’t recognize dates on the calendar….

6 Reasons to Love Physical Therapists

Getting healthy and staying healthy requires a whole team of medical professionals. Doctors and nurses get a lot of the credit for keeping people healthy, and we’d never say they deserve any less. But the real unsung heroes of the medical field may very well be physical therapists. Physical therapists do a lot to make…

Avoid Overheating with Homecare

The weather is warming up. That means the return of warmer days and lots of sunshine. While this can be a welcome change, it also presents some unique challenges for senior citizens and people with chronic illnesses. Seniors are particularly at increased risk for some specific concerns in the heat due to overheating. Medications, transportation…

Tips to Reduce Caregiver Burnout

Are you caring for a loved one? Maybe your senior parents need a little help or you have a family member or friend who needs a hand. If a lot of that work has fallen on your shoulders, you’re not alone: the Mayo Clinic estimates that 1 in 3 adults is doing some informal care…

Care Tips for Senior Parents

Your parents cared for you in your younger years but now your positions have traded places. It can be emotional and challenging to see your parents getting older and to recognize that they need help. When it becomes clear that your senior parents need help, you have to face some important decisions. Here are some…

5 Signs Your Parent Needs a Caregiver

You want to believe your parents are all-powerful and invincible. It can be difficult to see some signs that suggest your parents are starting to slow down and lose some of their abilities. But at the same time, changes may occur so subtly that you may not notice or might be more likely to second-guess…

Don’t Slip! The Basics of Fall Prevention

Most people enjoy living independently in their own homes for as long as possible. This is usually attainable if you take the right precautions. Falls are the biggest risk to most people in their homes, particularly as they get older. But taking a few simple steps to reduce the likelihood that falls will occur can…

Have a Heart to Heart with Homecare

Did you know February is Heart Month? And I’m not talking about that classic shape you see adorning store shelves this time of year; I’m talking the remarkable muscle that’s pumping blood through your body as you read this. The month of February is designated to bring awareness to Heart Disease; the leading cause of…

Answering Common Home Care Questions

When a loved one needs medical care, receiving care in their home is an option that most people would prefer.  But the navigation of care needs and Medicare coverage can be complex and confusing. We often get questions from people who are unsure if home care services could benefit them. Here’s a recent conversation we…

Tips on Assessing Home Care Needs

The best time to arrange for home care is before there is an emergency. In a crisis situation it can be difficult for you to gather your thoughts and communicate effectively your needs for care. Here a few tips on how to be prepared for when need for a caregiver arises: Have a Family Discussion…


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