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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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Preparing for a Senior Living Move

Published: 05/03/2012 by Michelle Seitzer in Challenging Topics

You’ve done the heavy lifting in terms of decision-making and paperwork, but once you’ve chosen the right senior care community for an aging parent or loved one, the real work begins. The physical heavy-lifting -- and even the emotional transition for both the caregiver and the person moving -- is equally difficult.

Six Tips for Working with Home Care Aides

Published: 11/19/2012 by Carrie Steckl, Ph.D. in Caregiving

So, you’ve decided to bring in a home care aide – congratulations! You’ve taken a big step toward reducing your caregiving load while also providing some extra care and new experiences for your loved one.

Tips for Aging in Place Successfully

Published: 02/26/2012 by Carrie Steckl, Ph.D. in Nursing Homes

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

Activities of Daily Living Checklist

Published: 08/15/2011 by Senior Care Society in Caregiving

Activities of Daily Living, ADL's, are helpful in determining the level of care that is needed when working with home care agencies or looking to find long term care. Use this checklist as a care assessment tool to determine what ADL's they will need assistance with. If you are uncomfortable doing this yourself, you can ask your medical doctor to perform this assessment or other professionals such as a geriatric care manager or licensed clinical social worker.

Change and Consequences: Senior Care in Today’s World

Published: 03/02/2012 by Senior Care Society in Nursing Homes

After decades of reliance upon nursing homes, the industry has expanded and evolved to meet the growing demand that aging baby boomers and their parents have created, not to mention the fact that boomers and seniors are more outspoken about what they want. And perhaps not surprisingly, nursing homes aren’t high on their lists.

The Warning Signs of a Bad Home Health Care Worker

Published: 01/10/2012 by Senior Care Society in Home Health Care

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.

In sickness and in health, for better or for worse: these aspects of the marriage vows are often heavily tested in the senior years.

Five Questions to Ask About Senior Care

Published: 03/09/2012 by Michelle Seitzer in Home Health Care

A senior care crisis (be it a fall, prolonged/sudden serious illness, or medical emergency like a stroke or heart attack) is often the catalyst for a decision that requires an urgent response, putting extra pressure on those who are trying to decide what’s best amidst concerns about the prognosis of their loved one.

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.