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22 02, 2019

Overtime and Home Care

2019-02-23T11:05:46-04:00February 22nd, 2019|Categories: Blog Post, Podcast|Tags: , |

Overtime affects agencies as it limits how many hours a caregiver can work without costing the company (and thus the client) more money. While overtime laws are a net positive, they prevent caregivers from accepting more jobs without increasing the costs.  So clients and caregivers are disappointed that they can not work more with clients the [...]

11 02, 2019

Understanding Short Hour Cases

2019-02-10T21:19:00-04:00February 11th, 2019|Categories: Blog Post, Podcast, Videos|Tags: , , , |

Often, we get families that are interested in shorter blocks of time with our caregivers. This has advantages and disadvantages which we discuss.  We are happy to accept all cases that we receive regardless of their size, but there are difficulties with staffing these types of cases.    Additionally, some families question why tasks are [...]

22 01, 2019

Seniors: Taste & Smell

2019-01-24T09:20:00-04:00January 22nd, 2019|Categories: Blog Post, Podcast|Tags: , , |

Today we talk about taste and smell and how those are affected as we age and what to do about the situation with your loved ones. We go over the following topics: Issues regarding taste & smell often overlooked as seen as “not critical to life” Reality: Increased rates of accidental gas poisonings & gas [...]

9 01, 2019

What is Winnowing?

2019-01-09T09:47:04-04:00January 9th, 2019|Categories: Blog Post, Podcast|

Today we talk about Winnowing.  What the heck is winnowing? Well the definition: Winnowing-- Separating Grain from Chaff Background: Author daughter of 91 yr old mother who had moved from home of 40 years to 1 bedroom retirement apartment.  Her mother is in rehab and will be moving to the east coast to be closer to family [...]