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

How Do Care Managers Assist In Home Care?

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In this episode of Help Choose Home, Taney Hammill, CEO of the Aging Life Care Association and the National Academy of Certified Care Managers, explains what it is that geriatric care managers, or life care professionals, do and offers advice about at what point in the process an aging life care professional should be contacted. Listen to the full interview … Read More

Using Time During the Holidays to Evaluate the Need for Home Care

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Choosing home care during the holidays

  As we enter the holiday season, families will have the opportunity to spend concentrated time visiting aging loved ones. While of course providing the backdrop for quality time together, the holidays also are the prime time to assess how seniors are doing and to evaluate the need for home care. In this Help Choose Home podcast, Merrily Orsini, home … Read More

Factors to Look for When Selecting Professional Home Care Services

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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

Access to Home Care

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Joanne Cunningham, Pres/CEO of the Home CAre Association of New York State

Joanne Cunningham, President/CEO, Home Care Association of New York State for 11 years now, is leading her state’s home health agencies to advance home and community-based services and promote high-quality care in the home. She also always looks for ways to expand opportunities for the home care provider community. She is very active and engaged in policy and advocacy for … Read More

Long-Term Care Insurance Questions

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Long term care insurance is one way to defray the cost of care.

Maryglenn Boals has spent her entire career focused on healthcare, insurance and the challenges faced by the aging and disabled. Long-term care insurance is her career path and her passion. She is a former licensed nursing home administrator, recognized locally and nationally for her work in the field of Aging. She is certified by the Corporation for Long Term Care, … 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

Part 2 of 2: Accountable Care and Quality In Home Health Care

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Arnie Cisneros discusses quality

This is the second part of a 2-part series with Arnie Cisneros, President of Home Health Strategic Management. Our discussion covers many areas that affect quality in home health care. Arnie’s primary focus now is on quality, and he was instrumental in spearheading one of the nation’s first Accountable Care Organizations in an era when the government is looking to lower … Read More

Part 1 of 2: Accountable Care and Quality in Home Health Care

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Arnie Cisneros, quality initiatives, and accountable care

Arnie Cisneros, President of Home Health Strategic Management, is our guest today on Help Choose Home. Arnie has been involved in home care, as a Physical Therapist and consultant for over 30 years. His primary focus now is on quality, and he was instrumental in spearheading one of the nation’s first Accountable Care Organizations in an era when the government … 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

Choosing In-Home Care Services for Your Aging Parent

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Aging Life Care specialist gives advice to consumers

In this podcast episode of Help Choose Home, host Merrily Orsini of corecubed, interviews author and senior care options expert Cathy Cress, MSW, who shares the best ways to help an aging parent determine if in-home care services are a viable option. Listen to the full Help Choose Home podcast with Cathy Cress here, or by searching for “Help Choose … Read More

The Value of Home Care

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Value of Home Care

In an acute setting, hospital personnel have historically been trained to focus on medical priorities –the diagnosis, treatment, and the nuts and bolts of health care. Dr. Warren Herbert, CEO of the Homecare Association of Louisiana, explains how home care, on the other hand, seeks to assess the health and social situation of an older adult by allowing caregivers and … 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