Care at Home Helps Promote Health, Independence and Safety for Seniors

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Care at Home

  Now, more than ever, care at home is being looked at as not only a viable solution to help an older loved one remain in a familiar setting, but also as a way to ensure the health and safety of a population that is at heightened risk for complications from COVID-19. Understanding the important role of home care during … Read More

Home Health Care Options: Why Home Is One of the Safest Options for Seniors During the Pandemic

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HCR Home Care Episode

  As we learn to navigate life during the coronavirus pandemic, you may be wondering how home health care options have been impacted. Are you a family caregiver who has utilized or is considering using in-home care? Are you considering moving your parents out of a senior living facility into your own home, but know you will still need caregiving … Read More

Focus On Living Through Palliative Care

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Palliative Care

Many physicians face a conundrum. While their extensive years of schooling and training emphasize providing care, treatments, and intervention in order to maintain life, the truth is, death is inevitable and a reality we all must face. According to Dr. Timothy Ihrig, a palliative care specialist and chief medical officer at Crossroads Hospice, because the medical field is constructed around … Read More

End of Life Care: Education Can Ease the Transition from Life to Death

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End Of Life Care

Although death is an experience that we all share, it is a topic that is largely taboo, and for which people are often wholly unprepared. Barbara Karnes, RN, an award-winning end of life educator and author, is working to change that taboo. According to Karnes, 90% of end of life care work is education. From educating the doctors and nurses … Read More

Live Life to the Fullest, No Matter Your Age

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live life to fullest no matter the age

According to Betty Greaver, RN, LMT, it’s a common myth that aging means a person gains weight, has chronic pain and can’t continue living a productive life. Rather, Greaver says, and research shows, there are simple lifestyle changes that people can make in order to remain active and have the capacity to enjoy life to its fullest, no matter what … Read More

Hospice Makes a Difference for Families Facing a Life-Limiting Illness

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Brent Korte, Help Choose Home interview

Caring for a loved one and helping that individual age in place, in the comfort of his or her own home, is a gift. But caregiving can also be emotionally and physically draining, especially when a loved one is facing end of life issues. According to Brent Korte, Executive Director of EvergreenHealth HomeCare, choosing hospice care for a loved one … Read More

What to Consider When Choosing End of Life Care

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Choosing End of Life Care

In this episode of Help Choose Home, Merrily Orsini interviews Katie Wehri, CHC, CHPC, Director of Regulatory Affairs for the National Association for Home Care and Hospice. When it comes to choosing end of life care, families want quality care that addresses the spiritual, emotional, and physical needs of an individual with a life-limiting illness. Imagine that this care could … Read More

Hospice Provides Care for Families and their Loved Ones

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Hospice Provides Care

The Help Choose Home podcast series provides information on home care options. This episode features Theresa Schmidt, speaking about benefits of hospice care. The series is hosted by Merrily Orsini, president and CEO of corecubed, who leads a team of industry experts providing elder care marketing solutions to home care agencies. Listen to the full Help Choose Home podcast with … Read More

Family Caregivers and Professional Caregivers Unite

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Help Choose Home episode 21

As the editor-in-chief of Today’s Caregiver magazine, Gary Barg utilizes his magazine, Caregiving.com, and the Fearless Caregiver conferences, as platforms to provide support and guidance through the shared experience of caregiving. Barg likens the family caregiver to a CEO. In applying a business term to describe a family caregiver, the complexity of his or her role instantly becomes obvious. To … Read More

Factors to Look for When Selecting Professional Home Care Services

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help choose home episode 20

In this episode of Help Choose Home, Merrily Orsini talks with Katie Roper, CEO of Catenary Consulting and home care industry expert. Roper discusses the specifics to look for when selecting professional home care services for your senior loved one and the importance of being informed. Listen to the full Help Choose Home podcast with Katie Roper here, or by … Read More

Home Care and Population Health

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Matt Hansen, DPT, has experience in healthcare at home that translates into helping clients achieve success.

Matt Hansen, who has a doctorate in physical therapy and serves as General Manager for Homespire, a new Intermountain Healthcare Company based in Utah, is our guest today. Matt’s passion is in population health in addition to his provision of skilled Lifecare Management and Personal Skill services in the home. Matt Hansen uses his personal insights, education, and training to … Read More

Plan Ahead to Help Seniors Age In Place

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Get advice from a geriatrician says Dr Landers

Dr. Steven Landers, a certified family doctor and geriatrician, is currently President and CEO of the Visiting Nurse Association Health Group, Inc., the nation’s second-largest not-for-profit home health care organization serving New Jersey and Ohio. To help maintain independence as you age, Dr. Landers suggests having conversations with family members to outline your wishes – not just about medical treatment, … Read More

Technology to Assist with Aging in Place

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Technology to age in place helps when choosing in-home care

Laurie M. Orlov, a tech industry veteran, writer, speaker and elder care advocate, is the founder of Aging in Place Technology Watch which provides market research that provides thought leadership, analysis, and guidance about technologies and services that enable boomers and seniors to remain longer in their home of choice. In addition to her technology background and years as a technology industry analyst, Laurie has served … Read More

Building an Efficient Home Care Team for Your Senior Loved One: Care Managers, Caregivers and Technology

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Peter Sosnow, Humana at Home, Integration Leader

Peter Sosnow, Integration Leader at Humana at Home. Peter was literally born into a home care family as his father, Larry Sosnow started Patient Care in New York and New Jersey several decades ago. He has been on the care managed side of home care with Senior Bridge and now is at Humana at Home helping change how the world … Read More

Understanding Home Care Services Options, Coverage, and Costs

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Home Care Services Options

Perhaps you know a bit about in-home caregiving, but you aren’t really sure if it’s an option for your senior loved one. Where do you find out more information? What types of care services are provided? How much does in-home care cost? Does Medicare or Medicaid cover a percentage of in-home care? Jeannee Parker Martin, President and CEO of Leading … Read More

Accreditation in the Home Care Industry

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ACHC accreditation helps consumers know quality

The ever-increasing population of older adults who are choosing to age at home has driven an explosion of the home care industry. Just try searching the web for “home care in my area” and dozens of options are presented. Choosing a home care agency is a deeply personal decision. After all, you’re entrusting them with the care of your loved … Read More

Educating Consumers About Choosing In Home Care Services

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Benefits of Care

Jennifer Gibson, RN, HCS-D, COS-C, is currently the Senior Clinical Specialist at Axxess in Dallas, TX, but prior to this, much of her career was spent as a home health nurse. She cites the experience of watching a large, extended family care for her grandmother as an event that influenced her decision to enter the home health arena, seeing first-hand … Read More

The Benefits of Care at Home for Senior Loved Ones

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Care at Home for Seniors

Deborah Hoyt, president and CEO of the Connecticut Association for Healthcare at Home, explains the economic value of home care, as well as the other benefits care at home provides. She explains why she is advocating for those entering health care as a career to consider working in the home care field. Listen to the full Help Choose Home podcast … Read More

Quality Home Care Makes a Difference in the Care of Senior Loved Ones

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Quality Home Care

In the first episode of the Help Choose Home podcast, Sheila McMackin explains that years ago, when senior loved ones needed care, there were few choices and quality home care was oftentimes not one of them. Nursing homes or family members typically pieced together a plan based on necessity. At this time, care management and home care were in their … Read More