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Hot on Home Care - 2016!


The Home Care Services Protection Act (AB-1217) was passed into law in October 2013, which resulted in California becoming the 25th state to require licensure for “private-duty”, or non-skilled home care, effective January 1, 2016.  The intention of the new bill is to ...
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Economic Forecast for Private Duty Home Care for 2016


The New Year has ushered in ongoing growth in the senior population needing care support, as well as new challenges for the private duty home care industry which actually began about two years ago. When AB-10 (minimum wage) and AB-241 (Domestic Workers’ Bill of Rights) passed in September of ...
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Tips For Designing Your Senior’s In-Home Care Schedule: Part 2

In order to avoid a disorganized lifestyle for your senior, it is critical to incorporate a schedule in their in-home care plan. A daily or weekly calendar helps your loved one prepare for upcoming events, chores and activities of senior living. With a schedule in place, your senior’s pace of life remains steady and peaceful.


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Tips For Designing Your Senior’s In-Home Care Schedule: Part 1

When your loved one is transitioning to in-home care, it’s important to have a schedule in place. This enables them to fulfill all of the necessary components of their care plan without feeling overwhelmed by appointments, social events and the activities of daily living.


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4 Critical Steps When Planning For Your Senior’s Long-Term Care

Many people have loved ones close to them who have been planning for retirement most of their lives so they are able to live this phase of adulthood comfortably. To help your loved one in this next phase of life, it is important to understand the aging process as well as the financial implications associated with caring for the elderly.


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How To Prepare For The Alzheimer’s Care Journey

Alzheimer’s care for aging seniors is strenuous when a family and support network do not fully understand the disease process. In-home caregivers who are properly trained in providing advanced home care to Alzheimer’s patients are able to relieve you of some complex challenges in caring for your aging loved one.


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Steps To Take In Your Senior’s Geriatric Care After Health Changes

When your loved one experiences a change in health conditions, in-home care may be a suitable option so they are able to stay in their home while receiving the proper care and attention. However, there is usually an underlying medical problem that must be addressed first if your senior requires urgent home care.


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How In-Home Caregivers Support Your Senior’s Socialization

Social activities are a critical part of your loved one’s at-home care plan. Caregivers develop relationships with the aging adults they care for, but they should also encourage these seniors to engage in healthy activities with peers. ...
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How To Develop A Plan For Your Aging Loved One’s Transitional Care

Preparing your loved one for transitional care at home requires help from a care team. A Geriatric Care Manager, hospital staff, a social worker and your senior’s physician should work together to ensure your loved one’s recovery from surgery, injury or illness continues in the home setting.


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How Senior Transitional Care Helps Prevent Hospital Readmissions

After your loved one has gone through knee replacement surgery, hip replacement surgery or another medical procedure at the hospital, transitional care helps them return home with reduced risk of a hospital readmission.


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