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Health care has always been a challenge even in the best of circumstances, but when caring for a loved one has become more than you can physically, medically or emotionally handle there are options available to the patient and their family or care giver that will enhance your loved one’s life and well being, without ever having to place them in a skilled nursing facility. Home health care is an emerging field of patient care that can mean the difference, literally, between life and death.

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If you had the choice between a semi-private room in a nursing home, or your bedroom at home, would you even hesitate?

We at the Senior Care Society know all too well that while the majority of health care workers in the field are qualified and good caring people, there are some bad apples in the bunch that you will need to be wary of. Therefore, we would like to provide you with the following warning signs to watch out for and what you will need to do to find a qualified and trustworthy home health care worker.

Telehealth Can Make Caregiving More Manageable

Published: 08/17/2012 by Carrie Steckl, Ph.D. in Caregiving

If the first thing you imagine when you hear the word “telehealth” is someone sending healing interventions through mental telepathy, you can rest easy. Telehealth is a sound, evidence-based practice that has gained momentum over the years due to challenges in delivering health care to isolated populations. Moreover, telehealth can make a crucial difference in the lives of caregivers because it helps them manage their loved ones’ care more effectively.

Tips for Finding the Right Assisted Living Community

Published: 03/22/2012 by Michelle Seitzer in Caregiving

If you have decided that your loved one needs assisted living care, and she has agreed that the transition would be best for everyone, you’re halfway there. Getting this far may have been a difficult road, and the transition itself may not be easy, but making a decision about care is the first major step.

Now, it’s time to find the right place.

Ten Things Caregivers Need to Know about Home Care

Published: 11/09/2012 by Carrie Steckl, Ph.D. in Home Health Care

Here are ten things caregivers should know about home care so that they can choose the best type of help for their loved ones.