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21 02, 2017

Hiring Home Care: Two Steps to Take

2017-02-23T11:32:04-04:00February 21st, 2017|Categories: Blog Post, Family Caregiver, Private Home Care|Tags: , , , , , |

When it's time to hire live-in care for a family member, it can be challenging to find the right healthcare provider. Families can use this two-step process to find the right in-home care. 1. Conduct a Needs Assessment There are several types of home care that can be tailored to an individual's needs. Personal care [...]

19 12, 2016

In-Home Care or Assisted Living: Which is Best for a Loved One?

2016-12-19T18:30:56-04:00December 19th, 2016|Categories: Caregiving|Tags: , |

As people age, they may need help with errands, household chores, personal care, and taking medication. Some may require more comprehensive care, while others need only occasional assistance. In-home Care A professional home helper can provide live-in care for seniors who remain at their personal residences. The caregiver can assist with many tasks including laundry, [...]

21 06, 2013

Massachusetts Respite Care Can Be A Lifesaver

2013-06-19T11:27:20-04:00June 21st, 2013|Categories: Blog Post|Tags: , , |

Respite care is an important but often ignored aspect of home care.  Family caregivers in Massachusetts hear it all the time: "Take care of yourself or you won't be able to take care of other." But, how does a caregiver find that time? Keeping up with the various demands of our time is nearly impossible [...]

20 05, 2013

Why Massachusetts Seniors may Resist In-home Care

2013-10-15T10:17:50-04:00May 20th, 2013|Categories: Private Home Care|Tags: , |

Rachel recently found ants crawling on dirty dishes and the front door unlocked when she visited her 78 year old mother in Acton, Massachusetts. Despite pleas from Rachel and her brother, their mom refuses to let a home health aide come help with basic tasks, to allow her to continue living independently.  There are multiple [...]

14 05, 2013

10 Signs Your Concord Family Member May Need In Home Care

2013-09-12T11:30:48-04:00May 14th, 2013|Categories: Blog Post|Tags: , |

When spending time with an aging family member in their own home,  make sure you watch for tell-tale signs that your parent may need assistance from a caregiver.  Not all in-home assistance is medical. Much of caregiving involves helping people with ADL’s… activities of daily living, such as responding to mail, help with  personal hygiene [...]