Home Health Care

Our parents' declining health calls for help with activities of daily living. Home care is designed to enable our aging parents to remain at home and avoid institutional care.

Types of Agencies

While the home health agency provides skilled, short-term rehabilitation, the non-medical agency provides long-term supportive care. What type of agency do you need?

Types of Caregivers

What's the difference between a home health aide, personal care aide, and homemaker? Some non-certified aides are trained to provide personal care, while others are not.

Caregiver Selector Tool

Use this tool to answer the question... "What type of in-home caregiver do I need?" Select from a list of caregiving tasks to reveal minimum caregiver qualifications.

Adult Day Care

Adult day care offers the advantage of staying at home, but still gives families the repsite they need. Centers provide social and recreational activites, plus meals.

Senior Transportation

Senior transportation is crucial to ensure access to medical care and grocery shopping. It enables elderly loved ones to live independently and helps to prevent isolation.

Alzheimer's Care

When your parent or loved one has Alzheimer's, it is beneficial to explore caregiving options and living arrangements ahead of time in order to make informed decisions.

Hospice Care

Hospice is a concept of care rather than a specific place of care, although being at home is desirable. Hospice services include emotional support and comfort care.

Home Medical Supplies

Incontinence and Disposables
  • Adult Diapers
  • Protective Underwear
  • Bed Pads

Home Safety
  • Bed Handles & Rails
  • Security Poles
  • Shower Tub Seats

Wound Care
  • Alcohol Preps
  • Hydrocolloid Dressings
  • Tapes

Personal Care
  • Shampoo & Body Wash
  • Diabetic Skin Care
  • Toileting Aids

 BSN Cover Roll Adhesive Fixation Dressing

BSN Cover Roll Adhesive Fixation Dressing

My all-time favorite type of tape to secure a dressing. It adheres exceptionally well but at the same is easy to remove and more comfortable than other types of tape I have used. I have found that it is especially gentle on older patients' skin which is prone to tearing and breaking down upon repeated dressing changes. I even keep a roll at home for first aid measures. Although expensive, it lasts a long time and you simply cut off what you need from t...

 Checking on Your Loved One's Care in a Nursing Home

Checking on Your Loved One's Care in a Nursing Home

More often than not the squeaky wheel does get the oil in regards to your loved one's care in a nursing home. Families who are vigilant in monitoring signs of neglect or abuse noted below and voicing their concerns are apt to receive more caregiving attention. Sons and daughters need to be constant advocates, persistent observers, and relentless protectors of their vulnerable parents. The professional caregiving staff will generally respect a family's atte...

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