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In Home Care or Home Healthcare…What’s the Difference?

Although the two types of care sound the same, there are actually some big differences. It can be overwhelming to try and figure out exactly what type of care your loved one needs. Home healthcare is often utilized following a hospitalization or a stint in a skilled nursing facility. The goal is to help the patient get back to the level of independence that they enjoyed prior to the illness or injury. In home care is considered to be “custodial care” (non-medical care that assists individuals with acts of daily living.) Here is what you need to know about the
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Categories: Elder Care, Home Care, Over Age 65, Senior Health, and Senior Housing and Care.

How to Choose a Residential Care Home

Time and time again, we are asked this question by concerned families “How do I choose a Residential Care Home? How will I know if it is a good home?” Prior to becoming an Eldercare Consultant, I was contracted as a mystery shopper of Residential Care Homes. On my undercover missions, I posed as a family member in search of care options. After touring hundreds of different homes, I have seen the good, the bad, and everything in between. I have met some amazing providers who pour themselves into the lives of their residents. There have also been beautiful homes
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Categories: Senior Housing and Care.