How to Communicate Effectively With Older Adults

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Communicating with older adults can be a challenge. They may have multiple mental and physical conditions that make it difficult for them to communicate with their loved ones. They may be faced with something that is psychological, such as dementia that makes it hard for them to care for themselves. But in the end, learning to communicate effectively with your senior can have numerous rewards. Get face to face with them. Doing this can help facilitate communication. Many times older adults will have hearing or vision loss and they may […] Read Full Article »

How Home Health Care Is Improving Patient Care

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A recent study by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reveals that patients respond better when they get inclusive care. In fact, it does not matter if the care comes from a person of a different race or ethnicity; the fact that the person assigned to take care is there and giving all her attention to the patient. Traditionally, patients were thought to lean towards a preference for professionals who looked like them and talked like them but that has all changed. Perhaps it was influenced by the […] Read Full Article »

Understanding the Difference between Home Health Care and Home Care

When a person is in the hospital, the main concerns of the family include the physical and mental state, but also the nagging concern regarding medical costs. In recent years, alternatives to hospital care have been introduced and they are mainly home health care and home care. The main difference between home health care and home care is the kind of care that a patient gets. With home health care, professional registered nurses, therapists and medical staff come to the house, whereas with home care, one can hire a caregiver […] Read Full Article »

Top Tips on How to Afford Home Health Care

Home health care can be costly and sometimes insurance cannot cover the bulk of the medical expenses. When this happens, families make allowances, which means there are unmet health care needs that put the patient in a precarious situation. The effects of unmet health care needs can be devastating and include: Tendency to become lonely and depressed Insomnia, sleep and nutrition problems Development of poor hygiene habits An “I don’t care because I don’t matter” attitude, which could mean skipping medication, over or under-dosing Unfortunately, the Affordable Care Act of […] Read Full Article »