GUILT AND THE FAMILY CAREGIVER

Guilt and the Family Caregiver by Sharon K. Brothers, MSW CEO, Institute for Professional Care Education When my kids were little, they’d get sick and I’d start stressing. Should I take them to the doctor? Should I let the bug … Continued

MOTHER AND DAUGHTER

Caregiver Love Means Laughter Instead of Tears by Sharon K. Brothers, MSW CEO, Institute for Professional Care Education I’ve got 30 minutes until my next appointment and I need to buy a sweater. There’s only one person working the cash … Continued

SENIOR BENEFITS FROM USING HOME CARE

The majority of home care recipients are seniors with an average age of 69.  Three-in-five care recipients (59%) have long-term physical conditions and a quarter (26%) have memory problems.  Many care recipients (37%) have more than one ongoing health problem. … Continued

VA AID & ATTENDANCE BENEFIT

THE VA’S “AID & ATTENDANCE” BENEFIT IS FOR WARTIME VETERANS, OR THEIR SURVIVING SPOUSES, WHO MEET CERTAIN MEDICAL AND FINANCIAL REQUIREMENTS.   MILITARY SERVICE:  Minimum 90 days active duty, with at least one day during wartime, and an honorable discharge. … Continued

Difference Between Home Care and Home Healthcare?

There is a difference between home care and home healthcare. Home health care can be described as being medically necessary care that is performed by a combination of medical professionals, such as a physical therapist, occupational therapist, social worker, registered nurse, … Continued

What is Home Care?

Private-pay home care has emerged as an innovative solution to fill the gaps created by traditional care models, including hospitals, nursing homes, and social services like home health, which are spread too thin to meet the growing demand for quality … Continued

Alzheimer’s and Massage

By Jim Stark Research conducted at the University of Maryland Medical Center has found a number of drugs that help Alzheimer patients. The goal of the medication is to increase blood flow, reduce restlessness, depression, anxiety, agitation, and aggression, stiffness … Continued

Convert To Franchise

Warning to private duty agencies: From Home Health Line Newsletter: Here comes private duty franchise competition The role of franchisers in the market for private duty home support services is growing at a pace that owners of independent agencies can’t … Continued