Posts by Home Care Book

The Advantages of 24/7 In-Home Senior Care: Jim’s Story

There are many reasons people choose in-home care for themselves or their loved ones, and a major medical event, such as a stroke, often requires care that goes beyond the capabilities of a spouse or family member. Suffering from a stroke is often a life-changing experience, and making sure you have proper home care services…

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How to Approach Your Parent About In-Home Care

If your parent needs help with day-to-day activities, it can be difficult to know how to approach the subject of in-home care, and it’s vital to set aside an appropriate place and time for these discussions. Your parent may show some resistance to the idea, but if you approach the conversation with patience and tact,…

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How to Prep for Private Home Care

Home care makes your life safer and easier, but preparation can help create a safe and welcoming environment to reduce stress and make the transition to private home care run more smoothly. A vital element of this process is assessing existing risks, identifying what needs to be improved and determining ways to prevent your loved…

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Elderly Enemies: Falls and Medications

At Home Care Book, we provide assistance with daily activities and fall prevention so our elderly clients can continue to live independently in their own home. This is sometimes referred to as “aging in place.” To age in place is not as easy as it sounds. According to The United States of Aging Survey conducted…

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Transitioning Back Home From A Hospital Stay

Most seniors are ready to go home after a long stay at the hospital, inpatient rehabilitation facility or skilled nursing facility. Perhaps, you are reading this while you or an elderly loved one is currently at the end of a long stay at one of these facilities. It’s great when you learn that you have…

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Hospice and Home Health and Home Care. Oh my!

For seniors and their families, understanding the difference between hospice, home health and home care may not be frightening, but it can be overwhelming. The below statements are both correct and incorrect: Mom is going home with home health so she already has a home care service provider. Dad is on hospice, but hospice isn’t…

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